I usually like thinking about the beginning. I have lots of amazing travel memories, but there is one that I consider the best.
It was the 20th of July 2017; with lots of different feelings in my head, I got off the plane and felt the humid air of Lima. In a couple of days, I would be starting my adventure with The Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI). Outside the airport, the Coordinator of LLI was waiting for me with a welcome sign. Everything was happening the exact way it was supposed to be. We took a taxi, and we started the ride to Huaycan, my new home for the next 12 months. I remember looking outside the window, the city passing by, people, colors, houses, the sea... And then we arrived at Huaycan.
The impact was at the same time exciting and frightening. Would I be able to learn and do my job? How would this new culture accept me? Will I be able to break cultural barriers? I had so many questions that usually mark new beginnings, and there were few answers at that time. However, I got them now! Thanks to the help of an amazing staff, a very welcoming community, the happiness of the participants, and the support of other volunteers, now friends, this experience has been one of the bests of my life!