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Trek update!

Sandy, Instructor

Picture of the Week

3 días en las montañas de Condoriri y Huayna Potosi.  Caminar  bajo las faldas del Condoriri con un lindo clima soldado,contemplando las lagunas y hermosas vistas, después llegamos a las faldas de la montaña Huayna Potosi donde al despertar nos regaló una mágica Nevada. Caminar bajo la nieve fue otra de las experiencias que nos enseña agradecer a la vida…Ahora estamos camino hacia la región de los Yungas donde tenemos dos días de caminata por el choro. El 16 por la tarde llegaremos a la Comunidad de Tocaña donde compartiremos junto a la comunidad Afroboliviana su historia, sus luchas y… Read More


First Days in China

Shade Kimball, Participant

Yak of the Week

Since arriving here in the Eastern hemisphere, I have felt hesitant to share my personal experiences on a public forum, fearing that it would detract from their meaning. Living in rural cattle communities and rice farm villages has distanced my......Read More


Farewell Langa

Romina Beltrán Lazo, Participant

Yak of the Week

The power of words – written or articulated – is something that I reflect on constantly as my existence gravitates over time and space. When I left Langa, a small village where I felt at home or at least part of a home, it was Easter......Read More


How to Pay Attention

Angelica Calabrese, Participant

Yak of the Week

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, How to fall down into the grass, How to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, How to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me,......Read More