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Coffee Break Time

Two Who Trek searches for 100% Colombian coffee

For Two Who Trek, fresh brewed coffee fills our morning senses with contentment and fortifies our ability to handle the day’s challenges.  Location is everything and a Juan Valdez Cafe is just down the street.  When our coffee supply gets low, help is just around the corner.

The image of Juan Valdez is synonymous with authentic Colombian coffee.  Since 1958, the fictional character of a Colombian coffee farmer,  representing the National Federation of  Coffee Growers in Colombia, is Juan Valdez.  He is sometimes accompanied by his burro Conchita, carrying sacks filled with  harvested Colombian coffee beans.

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A Vacation within a Vacation

or Why has Two Who Trek been quiet so long?

The Spanish studies program in Cuenca offers a four day “spring break” halfway through the month-long stay.  The program organizers encourage students to explore new possibilities during this period.  About half the students in our group stayed in the Cuenca area; a few took advantage of day bus trips offered by the school to nearby towns.  A couple went by van with some Cuencanos to Baños, a resort town to the north, reached by driving through the “Avenue of the Volcanos”

Our program organizers took a van load of students to a coastal resort community in northern Peru.  One couple decided to venture to Macchu Piccu, the place where Two Who Trek made their first trip outside of North America in 2006.

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Spanish School Studies Start Simply

Two Who Trek Visit Markets as Part of the Lessons

For three mornings, Two Who Trek were in Spanish class  at the Simon Bolivar Spanish School.  No big deal, right?  It was for Joe!  Never having studied any language other than French in high school, the first day was a bit disconcerting.  No worries.  Angel is a good instructor and Joe advances at his own pace.  Joe now knows about a hundred Spanish words and is enjoying the challenge.

Sherri’s instructor, Viviana, encourages her to remember previous college classes and build on those lessons.  Even with prior Spanish classes, Sherri really finds it challenging to put thoughts into words in another language. Continue reading

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