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Arrived and Safe – headed to the...

Simon, Dragons Admin

Hello!   Our group arrived safe and sound into La Paz in the pre-dawn hours. They’ve successfully cleared customs, immigration, and are headed to the beautiful verdant foothills of the Andes, known as the Yungas where they’ll settle......Read More

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¡Hasta Pronto!

Britten Ferguson, Participant

And just like that, I have found myself dropped into a completely new world – one that’s so far removed from my life in Denver. Wonderfully wild and untamed La Paz is impossible to describe without seeing for yourself. The aperture of my......Read More

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Instructor

Jessie, Participant

Buenas tardes from sunny Cochabamba! I’m Jessie and I’ll be one of your instructors for your upcoming adventure to Bolivia. I am originally from the Pacific Northwest of the United States.  I first traveled to Bolivia ten years ago, and I have......Read More

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Bolivia Pre-Trip

Else Nye, Participant

Primarily, I found the first quote from the article really engaging, making me want to read on to better understand what it meant: “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” Further into the text,......Read More

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Why We Travel

Nina Harbison, Participant

Madonna in an Islamic country, after all, sounds radically different from Madonna in a Confucian one, and neither begins to mean the same as Madonna on East 14th Street.   Besides, even those who don’t move around the world find the world......Read More

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memorable quote

Annika St.George, Participant

Travel, then, is a voyage into that famously subjective zone, the imagination, and what the traveler brings back is — and has to be — an ineffable compound of himself and the place, what’s really there and what’s only in him....Read More

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Edwards Bolivia YakBoard

Olivia Edwards, Participant

“travel spins us round in two ways at once: It shows us the sights and values and issues that we might ordinarily ignore; but it also, and more deeply, shows us all the parts of ourselves that might otherwise grow rusty.”...Read More

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Why We Travel

James Langan, Participant

“…travel, at heart, is just a quick way to keeping our minds mobile and awake.”...Read More

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“Why We Travel” by Pico Iyer quote

Chrissy, Participant

“…joy of traveling is simply the luxury of leaving all my beliefs and certainties at home, and seeing everything I thought I knew in a different light, and from a crooked angle.” “Travel is the best way we have of rescuing......Read More

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Perspective

Luca Pieretti, Participant

“If a Mongolian restaurant seems exotic to us in Evanston, Ill., it only follows that a McDonald’s would seem equally exotic in Ulan Bator — or, at least, equally far from everything expected.”...Read More

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Welcome Thacher students!

Bob St. George, Participant

Hi all, Welcome to your first Yak post. This is the media that we will use throughout our journey to communicate with each other and our Dragons’ partners during our pre-course preparation, and with our families while we’re in Bolivia.......Read More

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Welcome, Thacher!

Dragons Administration, Dragons Admin

Greetings, Thacher School Travelers! It’s exciting to introduce you all to the Thacher and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for the upcoming Bolivia course “Bolivia: Culture and Climate Change in the Andes”! It may seem like the fall......Read More