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Confessions of a Dragons Instructor

Julianne, Instructor

Yak of the Week

“The ethnosphere, a notion perhaps best defined as the sum total of all thoughts, beliefs, myths and intuitions made manifest today by the myriad cultures of the world. The ethnosphere is humanity’s greatest legacy. It is the product of our......Read More


Lizzie Heffern, Participant

Yak of the Week

I’ve spent much of the past ten days processing my month in Senegal; trying to make sense of how I ended up in such a beautiful country, in the arms of the most welcoming hosts, and with the greatest group of co-travelers. I’ve been reflecting......Read More



Melissa Wishner, Participant

Yak of the Week

My home-stay sister’s name is Ritu.  She is 30 years old and lives in the same house she has grown up in her whole life.  Ritu has three brothers, but they are either married or at school, and have all moved out of the village.  Ritu takes on......Read More


The Mountains Lift Me Up

Lexi Neese, Dragons Admin

Yak of the Week

February 17th, 2015: After rising early, we made the four hour drive to Helambhu, a sacred beyul in the Himalayas where we would have our first trek. We had a dal bhat lunch and set out on our adventure. Ten minutes in of going up a steep stone......Read More

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Things That Have Changes Since Yesterday

Genevieve Chiola, Dragons Admin

Yak of the Week

Yesterday I was sitting in my kitchen, choking on my last breakfast because I was so unbelievably nervous for my departure to Kathmandu.   Today I am in India with only a month left on this crazy adventure. Yesterday I still flinched and jumped......Read More

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