5. fellowship [HOPE]: What community has engaged you most this year and what did it you get out of your participation?
In the first part of the year, it was the backpacker community in Latin America. The staff crew at Loki Hostel in Cuzco and all of our ridiculous shenanigans. Oh, what good times we had there! We recently reconnected with Ben, our best friend from the hostel, and it was so great to see him!!! While we certainly partied too much and were so sick of it by the end, we now look back at our experiences there super fondly. The hilarious moments in the staff dorm and all the characters we bonded with will forever be in my memory.
In the second part of the year, it was most definitely our beloved Couchsurfing community! Words cannot express how much I love meeting like-minded, adventurous, fun people everywhere we go! The San Diego Couchsurfing community has really embraced us and we are so lucky to have such good friends after being here only a short time!