This picture, like the kids of Aldea, is full of life, imagination, and inspiration. It was wonderful working with the children of the orphanage and working beyond the language barrier using whatever Spanish I knew, combined with the help and understanding of these kids.
It was 2am and all I could think about were two things: How I had never heard anyone snore so loudly in my entire life, and how badly I wanted to release my body of the pretzel it had been in for the past seven hours. And not the soft Auntie Anne's either. But the... Continue Reading →
When I walked off the plane and into the Panama City airport, I jokingly thought to myself, "I'm not in Kansas anymore". It was my first time ever stepping onto non-U.S. soil. The night before the flight, I had been worried about potential weather and culture shock, my inability to collaborate with an unfamiliar team,... Continue Reading →
Today was an amazing day! We started out with an awesome folkloric dance class at the Panamanian University where we learned more about the culture of dance in Panama as well as cultural differences in general. After lunch we headed to the Aldea Orphanage to teach two dance classes and spend time with the kids.... Continue Reading →