We concluded our time with the St. Paul students by venturing to Demires Hills, a beautiful resort outside of Janiuay. The landscape was riddled with banana plantations, rice patties, papaya trees, and myriad of buko trees (coconut). We spent our morning conversing with the students poolside in the beautiful sun and gorgeous scenery. After our scrumptious lunch, Shawn enjoyed zip lining across the picturesque hillside to end the morning. It was a great way to wrap up our memorable immersion in Janiuay.
Our journey to the Philippines was unforgettable. We had so many incredible experiences which have changed our perspectives on our own lives. We have gained such an appreciation for what we have but also, an appreciation for what others have. The friendships, bonding and relationships made will always be remembered. Although we must say, there is truly no place like home.