A group of us are celebrating a member birthday in South America. After a cooking class kick-off, our takeaways. It was so much more than culinary.

Cooking Coconut Rice

In Cartagena, Colombia
A group of us are celebrating a member birthday in South America. Member Shanam Kapoor, who traditionally hosts team-building activities back home, found a cooking class to kick the week off. But, what we learned, was so much more than culinary.

We come from a fast culture in New York. I shove breakfast down my gullet as I run for the bus and apply mascara at the same time. But here in sleepy Cartagena, the heat forces everyone to slow down. We have flown to South America to celebrate a member birthday. For our first night as a group, we engaged in a 3-hour cooking class on Airbnb experiences. My takeaways.

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