Besides hanging out with our new adopted family from Salta, Shaun and I got to participate in an awesome project – CloudHead. Noah and Leigh (you may know her as @thefutureisred) run an amazing NGO in Salta that brings people together to create experiences that may otherwise not exist. In this case, they brought in a group of unschoolers from the United States to not only learn about Argentina, but to participate in it. If you have a chance to check out their website, give it a go!
They spent 5 or 6 days taking in Salta culture, talking to kids learning English (and practicing their Spanish as well), and in this photo essay, learning how to make humitas (cornmeal with cheese wrapped and boiled in a corn husk). I call them a tamale rip off (but they are still good).
While I had not spent this much time with teenagers (ever), we came to get to know every single one over 5 days (in a row!).
Check out these teens rockin’ it while learning to make humitas in a very traditional way.