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Its been a while…but here are my thoughts

Maria Elena Derrien, Participant

This summer, I was given the opportunity to participate in a Where there Be Dragons course on Climate Change in Bolivia to bring back more knowledge about climate change and find new ways to incorporate global components to our fourth grade......Read More

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Christina Montiel, Participant

Hello everybody! Hit the ground running after I returned home from my amazing trip to Bolivia and am still trying to process…. however I just wanted to share some initial thoughts after coming home… First of all, I want to thank all......Read More

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Annie Morrison, Participant

It’s hard to return to the ordinary when I have visited the extraordinary for the last two weeks.   The extraordinary included extraordinary beauty, extraordinary people, and extraordinary challenges. The people of Bolivia I met were......Read More

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Arrivals in Cochabamba

Stephen Taranto, Instructor

Buenos dias a todos!  We are looking forward to meeting everyone on Sunday and hope that your respective journeys are on the one hand uneventful and on the other contribute to a sense of excitement and curiosity about the next two weeks we will be......Read More

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Esperándoles

Simon, Dragons Admin

We have finally come together as an I team (instructor team) and are excited for your arrivals. Call us if you have any issues or delays. We’ll see you soon! Pronto! Sus Instructores...Read More

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Travel delays or support

Simon, Dragons Admin

We hope that you are all having smooth preparations and travels on your way to Bolivia for course start! We are so excited to begin the orientation phase an get to know you all in person. If you have any troubles or delays en route please call......Read More

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Contacting leaders in Cochabamba?

HEATHER ZIMMER, Participant

Gina, Stephen, and Ivan, How do we contact you when we get to Cochabamba?  We haven’t yet heard about plans to get us at the hotel July 1st, and are wondering how best to make a connection if there is an issue in transit.  Thanks!...Read More

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Money-Answered!

Gina, Participant

Greetings all! Louisa asked a great question about money. All major expenses during course will be covered. Spending money is great for gifts, momentos, extra toiletries, extra cookies from the tienda, etc. We recommend bringing $100-150 in new-ish......Read More

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Money

Louisa, Participant

Hello! Are there recommended denominations for cash to have on hand? The book says $100-150 for the two weeks in crisp bills. Is there any other information re: money that we should have? Thanks! -Louisa...Read More

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Water Purification

Gina Collignon, Participant

Hi All, In terms of water purification, we are going to be boiling water in homestays/whenever we have access to a stove (most of the trip). This is the most effective way of water purification. But it is also good to have a secondary means for......Read More

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RE: Packing Question

Christina Montiel, Participant

Hi Annie, In regards to your question about filtering water…I have a Lifestraw water bottle that is good for hiking (drinking out of streams) but supposedly also good for traveling… or you can even just do the regular lifestraw without......Read More

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Packing question

Annie Morrison, Participant

I am rereading the preparation manual.  In the packing list it does not mention bringing a water filtration system, but under Food, on page 39 it says, “it is essential that you bring a reliable water purification system.”  Are there......Read More

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Getting Ready

Anya Wislocki, Participant

Hello All, A early reading list recommend the book 1491 by Charles C. Mann ( a book that has been sitting untouched on my classroom shelf for longer than I care to mention) and the tales of the importance of the potato have captured my imagination.......Read More

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Layover in Bogotá

Annie, Participant

I arrive in Bogotá June 29 at 7:35 am.  My flight to La Paz leaves at 10:09 pm.  This is a 14 hour layover.  Will anyone else be in Bogotá during this time?  I’d love to meet, and maybe have a mini day trip.  Anyone?...Read More