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Safe Arrival to Nepal

Instructors, Instructor

Dear Friends and Family, We are happy to say that all participants have arrived safely to Nepal.  We just filled ourselves with delicious momos and are excited for the course to start in full tomorrow.  Stay tuned for update on our learning......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams & Artisans

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Shechen Guest House Pick-up

Shannon, Instructor

Hello, Namaste Friends, We have folks starting to make their way to Nepal.  For some of you arriving early, you will have a bit of time to enjoy the Shechen Guest House in Boudha.  There are five of you staying there – Charlotte, Leif,......Read More

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Nepal: Ashrams & Artisans

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Camera vs Phone

Shannon, Instructor

Thanks for your question Krista and great suggestions for Nepali language learning. For photography,  it is true we ask you to come without your phone, but understand that it is often the only camera people have.  If you already have a camera, our......Read More

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Nepal: Ashrams & Artisans

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Nepali language Apps

Krista L Voytilla, Participant

If you are interested in learning a little Nepali language before our adventure starts, there are 2 apps I have been using. One is uTalk and the other is simply learn to speak Nepali. Krista...Read More

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Nepal: Ashrams & Artisans

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Camera versus cell phone camera?

Krista Voytilla, Participant

Should we plan to bring a small camera or will we be able to use the camera in our cell phones?  I saw the itinerary states no cell phones (which I am SUPER excited for) but this is my camera, at least at the moment.   Thanks – KV  ...Read More

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To consider as you start packing…

Shannon, Instructor

Namaste Friends, We realize that you are all at different stages of preparation and packing.  We have responded to a few questions in personal emails that we thought you all may benefit from knowing more about… The temperatures will be warm......Read More

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So excited for this amazing journey to unfold

Krista Voytilla, Participant

Hello fellow adventurers!!  My name is Krista and I had the good fortune to meet Shannon at a meditation retreat last fall.  She was describing this trip and I never would have believed that an adventure like this would come at one of the most......Read More

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Arrival Information

Shannon, Instructor

Dear Friends, We wanted to post some details about arriving into Kathmandu, as we know it can be daunting to travel to a new location for the first time. You have all booked flights independently and will be arriving at different times, so please......Read More

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Bursting with Excitement!

SHONNA, Participant

Hello fellow adventure seekers, I came to know of WTBD when my husband and I sent our son to Northern India  5 years ago at the age of 16. Upon his return we were certain that we had made the right choice. He spoke of the experiences as......Read More

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The Adventure Ahead… A Tentative Itinerary

Shannon & Suren, Instructor

Dear Fellow Adventurers, In just over 2 weeks, we’ll all be together in the heart of the ancient Kathmandu valley.  As a group coming from all backgrounds, we will set out on a journey into the life, culture and landscapes of the Himalayas. ......Read More

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A new experience !

Leif, Participant

Hello dear fellows, I’m Leif, 37 and I live in Paris with my beloved Charlotte who introduced herself a few days ago. Since I’ve known her, she keeps telling me that one of her favorite trips ever, was a very special journey to India, a 3......Read More

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Work trip/Not a work trip

Erin King, Participant

Howdy, I’m Erin and spoiler alert, I work for Where There Be Dragons. However, this will be my first trip out with the company and although I’ll be working on capturing some visual storylines, my primary goal is to participate in the......Read More

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Himalaya Adventure

Peter, Participant

Since my daughter started college last year I now have time available to pursue international travel. In the past year I have visited nine countries. Thirty years ago I had booked a trekking trip to Nepal and India. Unfortunately events intervened......Read More

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The Child Becomes the Parent

Dan Conner, Participant

Nepal has never been on my radar.  India, yes.  Possibly even China, but never Nepal.  I am not sure why, it just hasn’t.  Let me explain.  About four years ago, I retired after working twelve years as a McDonald’s Owner/Operator.......Read More

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14 years

Charlotte, Participant

14 years ago I was on a gap semester in India with Dragons. Shannon was leading the program. It was fantastic. I received few weeks ago a newsletter from Dragons. I just remembered this: Adult programs / Nepal / Shannon. Simple words. Magic words.......Read More

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Packing Update

The Instructors, Instructor

Hello Fellow Travelers, We wanted to respond to Heather’s question in her recently posted introduction, as well as offer some other suggestions for packing. It is true that the average temperatures in August in Kathmandu will range from 65-85......Read More