People were so welcoming

My volunteer project was to help out at the . And the woman who maintains the center was extremely thankful for our help. The food was delicious. The woman who cooked most of my meals was named "Mama Lu" and she made more then enough and was always trying to give me second helping. Also she was accommodating to another volunteer who was a vegetarian, which I thought was excellent. Most of the meals were cooked with fresh vegetables her family farmed that day. Talk about farm to table cuisine! People were so welcoming. I never felt like a visitor I felt like I knew these people for years it was a surprising experience. Also I'm native New Yorker and it was nice to see how people relax and aren't so fast paced in everyday life. - Stephen Ward   April 2014

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