Both Grupo Flormorado and the Shutterbugs got to enjoy three incredible days in the historic colonial town of Villa del Leyva. The town was founded in 1572 and is famous in Colombia for its architecture and connections to the past, much in the same way as the Old City section is known in Philadelphia. In order to accommodate our group of 40 (yes 40!) we needed to charter a tour bus and we all stayed with my gracious aunt Jenny, who owns a house in the town. Not everyone fit inside so we brought along tents and some camped on the grounds in front of the house. One of the highlights of our time here was going horseback riding which was the first time most of my students have ridden one.
|The whole gang in front of titi Jenny's house including our Colombia mascot Lucas!|
|Rashawn in the plaza of Villa del Leyva|
|Janet and her daughter Jashira on their horses|
|Lina and Thea mount up!|
|Hanging out in the main square|