AT TGS, weXplore is the term used to describe the interaction with the host country and culture. weXplore is a two-week trip to the Galapagos, a visit from WWF International president Yolanda Kakabadse, taking to the streets for Fiestas de Cuenca, and more recently a tour of Ecuador’s largest and most significant ruin site, Ingapirca.
Students rose in altitude on the 1.5 hour bus ride to arrive at the town of Ingapirca. The ruins steal the spotlight with their ideal location in town – on a hill with a view for miles. Students meandered through the layout of the ruins, running their hands over the perfectly chiseled rocks that interlock like a puzzle. Standing on the central building, the Temple of the Sun, the vista revealed the surrounding landscape of rolling hills, high altitude shrubbery, and a clear view of the sun’s movement across the sky.
How would you like to absorb history by standing on an Incan ruin?