Well, actually it is already Saturday, but that is just a technicality.  Friday morning was our earliest morning since the start of this journey.  Chaperones knocked on doors between 5:15 and 5:30 so that we could gather in the lobby with our luggage to catch...

Woke up, bus, slept. Woke up, church, slept. Woke up, bus, slept. Woke up, food, slept.   From the perspective of Matteus Di Pietro   Today we went to Camarones where we worshipped with the local Christian church. Our worship team played a song and we also enjoyed special...

  Wednesday, January-31-18 This morning proved difficult to get up as usual. Furthermore, many of the students have been feeling under the weather lately. However, the sunrise this morning was something special, indescribable. As we walked to breakfast, many fellow students could be seen doing their daily...

Tuesday, January-30-18 Instead of being repetitive, I’ll just let you know we started today off just like any other. 7:00am wake-up, 7:30 breakfast, and 8:30 pick-up. Although something a little different did happen before we left today. We were greeted by a man named Leonardo. While...

Monday, January-29-18 Unlike the rest of our peers, who have had the blessing of waking up at 7:30am, we have had the opportunity to endure the call of our morning rooster friend, who loves to give us our wake-up call at 5:00am. This morning however, he...

Sunday, January-28-18 Today we woke up at 7:00 as usual, and after breakfast we headed to the Training Centre for a Sunday service, as well as the final day with the new friends that we made. We were pleased to see the joy and happiness that...

Today started like every other, waking up for breakfast at 7:00 am. We had options for omelets, and a bunch of other delicious breakfast foods. We got ready to leave and hopped on the bus at 8:30 to head to Palmira Training Center. It was...

We were woken by the beautiful sound of Mr. Dipietro knocking at our door at 7:30. We were satisfied with a wonderful breakfast full of citrusy goodness and hearty meat that would help us in our trek through the Artisan markets of Trinidad. Although the...

Thursday, January-25-18 We woke up (at 7:30) to an amazing breakfast of bread, eggs, meats, yogurt, fruit and juice! Today was our first work day, and everyone was eager to get their hands dirty and help our new friends at the ‘training centre’, the building they...

Arrival in Cuba – Our plane finally took off from the Toronto airport almost exactly 12 hours after the scheduled departure.  As a result, we  arrived at our hotel with very little sleep, but still smiling, around 1:00 am.  This necessitated a slight change to...