Malia Obama recently spent 82 days on an arduous trek in Bolivia and Peru.
Even the guides didn’t know who she was. Malia received no special treatment, and “performed chores, including cooking, along with her fellow travelers”. The purpose of the trip was to “examine current political trends, social movements and environmental conservation efforts in the mountains and jungles of Bolivia and Peru.”
Then-president Obama personally called the Bolivian president Evo Morales to ensure discretion and security for the trip.
I’m going to miss the Obamas.
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