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Excursion in Salar Uyuni

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, Today the group began a 3 day excursion of the famous Salar Uyuni salt flats. This route will take them through the vast remote salt plains, up into the high desert full of colorful lagunas speckled with flamingos feeding on......Read More

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Baile en Tiquipaya

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello Friends and Family, I want to share a few photos with all of you of a neighborhood festival the students attended yesterday. The instructors sent me these photos of the students getting ready to participate in traditional dances and music with......Read More

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De Sucre con Amor

Lucy y Todos, Dragons Admin

Today is a bittersweet day for our group because those of us who have been commuting to Sucre 3 days a week for our ISPs will have our last micro ride home from the city tonight. In “la ciudad blanca” we learned as diverse things as Quechua,......Read More

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Despedida de La Jastambo

Dave Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello Friends and Family, Yesterday the group said farewell to the community of La Jastambo and their homestay families. Before they left they all took part in a lovely goodbye party. The group is now at an ecolodge in Yotala where they are settling......Read More

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Democracy in Bolivia

Randall Howlett, Instructor

I’m sure you are all watching the news from Bolivia with great concern and I can appreciate the scenes are quite disturbing. I would like to assure you all that your children are indeed very safe and we are making sure that they are far from where......Read More

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El Palmar… a Trek to Remember

Lucy, Rose and Henry, Dragons Admin

Our trek in El Palmar was an adventure to say the least… Highlights included condors, fresh coconut, confusing high altitude palm trees, lots of cacti, and, after 12 hours of trekking with heavy packs ‘neath the relentless Andean sun, making......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Update on Political Situation in Bolivia

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Families, We are writing to give you an update related to Bolivia. As you may be aware, last Sunday presidential elections were held in which Evo Morals was running for a controversial 4th term. Final votes were counted yesterday......Read More

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Update on Political Situation in Bolivia

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Families, We are writing to give you an update related to Bolivia. As you may be aware, last Sunday presidential elections were held in which Evo Morals was running for a controversial 4th term. Final votes were counted yesterday......Read More

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All Is Well On Illampu Trek

Dave Haffeman, Instructor

Hello Family and Friends, I’m pleased to report all is well on the trek. I have been receiving daily updates from the instructors from our satellite device. We keep messages short but they say everyone has been having a great time so far. Here......Read More

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Heading to Bolivia!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

The group has finished up their time in Peru. They have been resting up from their Ausangate trek in Cusco while learning about the rich history of the area. They have reported their time in Cusco was without incident despite the recent political......Read More

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Los días en La Jastambo

Paola Flores, Instructor

One night before we started our homestays the 12 students made tacos for dinner. They also took care of buying the ingredients, It was a good and fun time. Many times food gathers and connects us. Since Monday we have had Spanish classes and some......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Update on Peru Political Situation

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Families, We are writing to give you an update related to Peru. As you may be aware, yesterday Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra carried out a controversial dissolution of Congress. In response there have been gatherings in Lima,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Pre-course assignment yak

Jac, Ben, y Sandy, Instructor

Hey everyone! Now that you have read about our itinerary and FOI in other Yaks, we would like to present our pre-course assignment. Aren’t you ready to start diving in mentally to Perú and Bolivia? These readings and videos will help you start......Read More

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HELLO DEAR DRAGONS!

Sandy Salazar Pinto , Instructor

Hello! I am very happy to meet you soon and experience with you a beautiful adventure together to enjoy the process of learning. I am Sandy, I was born in one of the Amazonian areas of Bolivia, in the city of Caranavi, in the Los Yungas region......Read More

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Allillanchu

Jacquelyn Kovarik, Instructor

Allillanchu, students! (¿Cómo están, estudiantes? / “How are you, students!” in Quechua) I am writing to you from Villahermosa, Tabasco right now, a state in Southern Mexico near the border with Guatemala. I am on a road trip through Tabasco......Read More