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Two Dragons welcome the sunrise with an improvised dance atop the Andes. Photo by Ryan Gasper.

Landed in Bolivia!

The students have arrived safely in La Paz and the group is all together.

From the airport we will be taking transportation to Coroico, a beautiful small town in the Yungas, for four days of orientation. Coroico is at 5000 feet (1525 meters), a much lower elevation than La Paz, which will help the students acclimatize to altitude before we go to higher altitudes.

Orientation is a time to get to know one another, how Dragons works, and start to get familiar with Bolivia— it’s culture, history, and how to accomplish the day to day practical tasks here. Orientation is quite a busy and structured time.

After that we will be on transportation and then starting our four day trek in Toro Toro so we won’t have much opportunity to post yaks or be in communication. We are hiking with a guide named Don Mario who has a lot of experience trekking in the area and working with Dragons. The trek will be a good challenge to solidify our group culture.

Starting on February 18th we will be starting our nearly month-long Homestays in Tiquipaya so we will have more access to communication and yak posting. Students will be taking three hours of Spanish a day, studying individual projects, and hearing from local experts. This is the time where students will begin to practice individual autonomy and leadership before we take off again on lots of travel and adventures!

Heres to the start of a grand adventure!