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Last Day in Yilan

Ruby, Participant

We started out the day with a late morning because of our New Years fun with sparklers the night before. Then we had breakfast and went with Ye Ye to work in the garden and cut sugar cane. We then took the fresh sugar cane and made it into juice......Read More

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12.30.19

Madeleine, Participant

Today we engaged with the tribes culture and stories. We started the day with breakfast with our host families and then moved on make bracelets. We started by choosing  one colorful bead with a meaning based on its design. Then, using knots we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

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December 29th

Sarah, Participant

We started the day by eating a scrumptious breakfast with our host families, and then hung out at the activity center with the village kids. It was a rainy day, and they gave us disposable yellow ponchos so that we wouldn’t get soaked. We then......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

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First Day With Host Families

Ella, Participant

(27th) Our first day with our host families was filled with food, games, and dancing. After an early breakfast, we headed to the activity center to meet up with some of the village teenagers. They took us on tour of their town where we collected......Read More

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Arriving in Taitung!

Isabel, Participant

After packing and going to bed early on the 27th, we woke up even earlier the next morning to catch a train from Taipei to Taitung. During the five hour train ride, we napped, snacked on delicious breakfast rolls from the hotel, and enjoyed the view......Read More

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LAST DAY IN...

Vargas, Participant

Hello. We are back on. Going back in time to December 27th, our last day in Taipei. We spent the day being SUPER tourists hitting up all the best spots to see the last bits of the city. We spent the first half of the day at the national palace......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

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Day 7

Alyson Ling, Participant

Today marked the last day of the first week of our trip. First, we went to the Wang Tea Factory and got to see how tea leaves are produced in both the old fashioned way and in the modern way. We also got to try oolong tea and purchase our own tea......Read More

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Day 6

Elijah Hennen, Participant

Today was our first full day in Taiwan. After breakfast and a late start, we started off by taking a bus to the Beitou sulfur springs where we explored the remains of a sulfur excitation site. While sulfur’s smell of rotten eggs was rather......Read More

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Day 5

Joshua Jue, Participant

Today was both a beginning and an end. We began our day with a very early breakfast and a long drive to the airport. After arriving in a humid Taipei, we took two trains and walked a short distance to reach the youth center that would serve as our......Read More

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Day 4 – 12/23

Dominic Chan, Participant

Today marked the last full day in Shanghai and mainland China on our trip. We began the day with a late morning breakfast and check-in at the hotel and then swiftly travelled to Jing’an Temple by subway. At the temple we explored the wonders......Read More

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Day 3

Sofia, Participant

Today we started the day with breakfast at the hotel and quickly made our way to the Suzhou Museum. There, we explored the beauty, peacefulness, and history within the garden. Before lunch we got to explore a small strip of stores and practice our......Read More

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Day 2

Tin, Participant

On our second full day in Shanghai, we headed a market in the French concession to try a number of different restaurants and shop.  Afterwards, we explored the French concession with our lovely guide, Mickey. We saw Zhou Enlai’s home, the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

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Day 1

Jamon, Participant

We began the day with orientation and lunch at The Dining Room, where we experienced a fusion of dim sum and Shanghainese food. After lunch, we observed a large group of people gathered for some unknown person who would be coming out of the building......Read More

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First Day in Shanghai

Tindy, Instructor

Today we explored the bund area in Shanghai. It has a few Shanghai landmarks like Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Jinmao Tower, which are among the most famous buildings in China. We are have a great......Read More

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Bff

Tin, Participant

I go by Ben and Tin. You can decide. I lived in Vietnam until I was 8. For all of my time in the US, I have lived in the same neighborhood. I am the most excited about the night markets and the food. I am also ready to just learn as much as I can......Read More