town known for being a holiday centre, both for Ecuadorian families and for backpackers. It’s a great place for cycling, hiking, white water rafting and the hot baths that give the town it’s name. I remember taking a pretty wild bus tour around winding mountain passes, driving from waterfall to waterfall and hiking to get closer to them. It was an incredible month and like nothing I'd ever experienced before.
During the spring of that same year, I was also able to visit Italy for the first time with the Colby chorale! We travelled around the country, stopping in Rome, Florence, and Lake Como for various concerts. We sang in awe-inspiring venues, including the American Embassy in Rome, The Duomo in Florence, and St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City! These are experiences I cherish and, just as we had done in Prague and Vienna, my friends and I often busked along gorgeous cobbled streets. As long as I live, I will never forget those 10 days. Although I was able to extend the time between my injections by a few days, I certainly began to feel the inflammation returning by the end of the trip. As much as I wanted to stay, it was a relief to get home to my medication. Three and a half years later, I would be lucky enough to return to Italy with John and the Ferrarones ! This time, I received two Humira injections the week before leaving and it seemed to make a difference.