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Hello from Tokyo

Gabrielle Scherzer, Participant

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we are hanging in the Tokyo airport. Kiddos are tired but in good spirits. New foods to try to end the trip. See you all back in Colorado!...Read More

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Arrived in Bangkok + The Summit

LizW, Dragons Admin

After summiting the highest point of Chiang Dao Mountain yesterday, the group has traded the rural mountains for the bustling city. They have just arrived in Bangkok where they will spend the day exploring the heart of the city before heading back......Read More

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Elephants!

Simon, Participant

Some photos of our time with the elephants and in the market, trying to find the hottest pepper....Read More

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Photos!

Simon Hart, Participant

Enjoy some of these photos shared with us from instructors as students transition from their last evening in Hua Hin Lad Nai to their trek up Chiang Dao Mountain....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Thailand

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Cole, Participant

Sawticrap, Three life changing days have passed, all of us can say that we have lived the way of the Indigenous people of Thailand—The Bakka Kayon welcomed us into their homes and their hearts. Between eating whole fish, spicy mushrooms, pigskin,......Read More

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Hua Hin Lad Nai

Simon, Dragons Admin

Our days in Hua Hin Lad Nai village begin early, with the sound of roosters rising well before dawn. Our homestay mothers then join us in our rooms to weave for a while before heading to the gardens to collect vegetables to cook, first to feed the......Read More

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Nights in a Thai Village.

Gregory Pettys, Participant

What if we learned the features of the landscapes we live within and visit rather than relying on GPS?… What if we experienced sensations and learned the intricacies of the living earth and the journeys had by Her children via touch rather......Read More

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Thus I have heard

Will and Mackay, Participant

After a well deserved night of sleep and a great breakfast, we embarked on a hardly humid hike up a mountain carpeted in jungle. We discovered an old but active mish mash of temples, shrines, and statues hidden in the rainforest. An hour later, we......Read More

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First Day in Thailand

Instructors, Instructor

Great first day in Chiang Mai learning about the indigenous peoples of Northern Thailand and the current issues facing them as Thailand prepares for the March elections. This is a wonderful group! Thoughtful, friendly and engaged, even when jet......Read More

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Sammy and Nellie, Participant

We arrived in Chiang Mai and were greeted with open trunk, truck taxis. As we wizzed through the city, we were excited to start our new adventure. New sights, new smells and lots to take in! Soon we arrived at the INA guesthouse where we met our......Read More

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Safely (and Sleepily) arrived in Bangkok

Simon, Dragons Admin

Hello Families, We received updates that the group is arrived and well into Bangkok where they’ll sleep at a nearby hotel before continuing onward to Chiangmai in the morning. We look forward to more posts in the days to come. -Dragons Admin...Read More

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Sawasdee dii krap from the sacred mountain…

Gregory Pettys, Instructor

A little glimpse into the world awaiting you; Chiang Dao, the sacred mountain we will summit in a few days. Travel well. We look forward to receiving you soon. Chok dii na krap! Gregory and Ramphai...Read More