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Hi from Boulder, CO!

Katie Rogers, Participant

Hi, everyone! I’ve so enjoyed catching up on your introductions and can’t wait to meet you all “in real life.” I just graduated from the Masters of the Environment program at University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Shoes!

Claire and Rishi, Instructor

Hi Christina and all of you wondering about this very important question of footware. So ideally the shoes you bring on this program will be comfortable, sturdy enough to walk up mountains, warm, waterproof and able to get mucky. I know it can be......Read More

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Jan 27-28th and Shoes

Christina, Participant

Hello, Friends! Julie, I also will be staying in Kathmandu overnight on the 27th and I fly out of KTM at 1:00 on the 28th. Perhaps we’re on the same flight to SFO?  In any case, you’ve got a buddy! What is everyone packing for shoes?......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Recent Questions

Claire and Rishi, Instructor

Hi again friends Thanks for all the recent questions you have posted on the yak board. Keep them coming and we will keep answering them here! Early Arrivals There are several options open to those of you coming early. One is for you to stay in the......Read More

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Arrival Instructions

Claire and Rishi, Instructor

Dear fellow adventurers, It is just one week until we will all be meeting together on the evening of 14th January! In this post I have included all the details concerning our meeting spot and how to get there, and in the days following we will have......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Mika Chin, Participant

Hello all!  So excited to meet you in a few days, especially since I’ve read your posts.  I, too, am interested in possibly being a CASA volunteer or otherwise helping out young people in our area.  And, when my girls used to ask what 2......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Where to stay Sat., Jan 13?

Mika Chin, Participant

I had so much fun reading everyone’s posts–so excited to meet you! Is the hotel we’re meeting at on Sunday, 1/14 in the Thamel district?  If so, perhaps I’ll try to get a room at the same hotel for the day before, Sat.,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Greetings & Salutations

Kevin, Participant

My name is Kevin Murphy, and it seems I may be the lone Midwesterner on our journey. This is not the first time for me, I have rarely met other Ohioans in any of my overseas travels. I am daily growing more and more excited to leave my frozen......Read More

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Hello All!

Ilana, Participant

Hello! Wow – It gives me such pleasure and excitement to read all of the Yak posts on here already! One of my favorite parts about traveling is all of the wonderful people that I get to meet and incorporate into my life and I am REALLY looking......Read More

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More Information

Megan Fettig, Co-Director of Adult Programs, Instructor

Namaste Ulla, Lina, Katie, Kevin, Mika, Christina, Julie, Ilana, and Kerry, It has been a joy connecting with many of you in the past couple of days. Claire and Rishi are in Kathmandu preparing for your journey and through communicating with both......Read More

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Can’t wait to meet you all!

Julie Badillo, Participant

Hi!  My name is Julie, and I learned about Dragons in 2015 when my daughter did a gap semester with this organization in Indonesia. I have always thought how wonderful it would be if I could do something similar…..So when I learned about this......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Greetings from Sonoma County!

Christina, Participant

Hello, New Friends! I’m very excited to make your acquaintance as we all get to know the people, land, spirit and culture of Nepal.  Next Friday I’ll leave my family and my home among the vineyards of Sonoma County in California to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Some suggested reading

Claire and Rishi, Instructor

As our trip draws ever nearer, logistical considerations, such as what to pack and how to get to the airport, can crowd our minds, so I’d like to invite us to take some time to reflect on some of the issues and topics we hope to explore on our......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Preparation and Packing

Claire Bennett, Instructor

Dear Friends, It has been wonderful to read the introductions that have been posted so far – it has gotten me so excited for our upcoming adventure! As your departure date draws near, we know that many of your thoughts will turn to how to best......Read More