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Safely on their way home

Britt and Jessie, Instructor

The group is high above the Caribbean, flying back to the States with backpacks full of memories, learning, and beautiful images of this rugged and beautiful country. We’ll miss them, and hope that you get to travel back here with them some......Read More

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On the road again

Britten & Jessie, Participant

Hello friends, family, and Dragons community, Our days in Bolivia have flown by!  We started the week with our fabulous homestay families in Tiquipaya using the organic farm Granja Pollen as our homebase and classroom space.  Every morning began......Read More

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On Tiqui Time

Britten & Jessie, Participant

Hola tod@s! Recognizing one´s own cultural lens is a critical part of understanding the way other cultures operate. Instead of viewing a new place and how its people live day-to-day as inferior, it becomes simply different. Not better, not worse,......Read More

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A Record of Our Past Few Days

Olivia Edwards, Participant

Over the past few days, our group has traveled across Bolivia, immersing ourselves into different cultures from around the area.  We started in La Paz, preparing for our trek through the Andes that lasted 3 nights and 4 days.  We grabbed some......Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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From The Heights of La Paz

Annika+James, Participant

Hola faithful followers! Sharing a hostel with “crunchy” backpackers from all over the world, we woke up to the hustle and bustle of Bolivia’s capital at 12,000 feet: La Paz. After a hearty breakfast of eggs, fresh fruit, Bolivian......Read More

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Risk it for the biscuit

Jessie Robinson, Participant

Orientation is a critically important part of any Dragons course. It’s our time as a group to come together and intentionally set the tone for the rest of the trip. In reflecting on the last couple days, we wanted to share some words that......Read More

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Orientation day 1

Simon, Dragons Admin

I received a quick update that the group had a great first day doing container building activities and orientation. More student yaks to come....Read More