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El Diablo and the Group That Could

Vincent, Participant

It´s called El Diablo for a reason. Our group huffed and puffed as we climbed the daunting staircase on the third day of our trek through the breathtaking Bolivian Andes Mountains. Though the herds of mules, llamas, and sheep were some of the......Read More

Thacher School Bolivia

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Our Past Few Days

Annika ASt. George, Participant

high lights 0f trek and homestay A few days ago, we embarked on a trek through the Andes. This was an amazing experience as I have never been to such a beautiful mountain range. Our first night on the trail was spent in a small village with a......Read More

Thacher School Bolivia

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The Trek

Chrissy St. George, Participant

Hello All! So far this trip has been loads of fun! We just finished our 4 day Trek through the Andes, where we started at 17 thousand ft and hiked all the way down to 5 thousand ft. Through this trek, we saw a lot of animals but my favorite animals......Read More

Thacher School Bolivia

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The Trek and the Home Stay

Luca Pieretti, Participant

To our devoted and eager followers: After an amazing week of treking in the stunning Andes Mountains and homestays in the small community of Santiago de Okola along the shores of Lake Titicaca, this trip has been nothing short of amazing. Before our......Read More

Thacher School Bolivia

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Homestay #1 and Trek

Nina Harbison, Participant

Greetings from La Paz! We have just returned to Bolivia’s 12,000 foot capital after two nights in Santiago de Okola, a community along the shore of Lake Titicaca. We played soccer on the community soccer pitch and learned about the various......Read More

Thacher School Bolivia

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Sarah’s first week!

Sarah Liu, Participant

One week in! Hi Mom, Dad, and Emily, Hope you’ve all been doing well in the past week and did not miss me too much! Everything has been great so far here on my front, so please don’t worry at all. And good news, I did not get any......Read More

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Photos from Lake Titicaca

Britten + Jessie, Participant

Hello followers, friends, and family back home, You should notice a number of student Yak posts that will do a much better job of expressing our time, not only during the Choro trek, but also in Santiago de Okola, our home for the last couple days......Read More

Thacher School Bolivia

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“Buen Día” from La Paz!

James Langan, Participant

As I sit in a crammed internet cafe at more than 11,000 feet, I have reflected on the past week and a half in a country so different than our own. In the short eleven days we have spent in Bolivia, our group has transformed from hangry gringo......Read More

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Leaving Linshi

Vivian, Dragons Admin

Today we had to leave our homestay families from the LinShi village after breakfast. We had to say goodbye to our aunties and 哥哥. My auntie gifted me a jar of garlic. We then had a short bus ride to DuJiangYan, an ancient irrigation system built......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Trinity School China

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Day 5

Emmanuel, Participant

Day 5:    We started our day with a tour of the village. The village is dedicated to environmentally friendly farming and lifestyle. We saw a natural water  filtration system alongside underground digesters. After touring the village, we went to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Trinity School China

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Day 4

Anton, Participant

Day 4:    We met in the morning at the eco center briefly before going to a picturesque little walking path that straddled a nearby stream. There we began a walking meditation, which consisted of four loops around a small pathway. For the first......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Cate’s Introduction

Cate, Participant

Hi everyone! As many of you know, my name is Cate. I’m 14 years old and am continuing at the Nueva high school for 9th grade. I enjoy playing volleyball, traveling, and reading. I’m super excited to travel to Thailand because of all the......Read More

2018 Summer, Nueva Thailand

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Wilson’s Intro Thing

Wilson Green, Participant

Hi! My name is Wilson. I’m 13 years old and go to Nueva just like everyone on the trip. I am excited to go to Thailand and learn more about the culture as well as making long-lasting memories and experiences. I have never been to Thailand,......Read More

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Highlights from our trek and onward to Santiago...

Britt and Jessie, Instructor

Trek highlights include high altitude hacky sack with our porters, wonderful cooking by Doña Josefina, and multiple campsites with spectacular views. Lots of good conversation about preserving culture, climate change in Bolivia, and pushing through......Read More