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The Himalayas

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

The Kathmandu valley is almost constantly ringed by dense, low lying clouds that almost resemble the distant Himalayan peaks they obscure. Their likeness to the tallest mountains on earth is so uncanny that you might—and we often do—glance past......Read More

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All together at Orientation!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Apologies for the belated full group picture, but please enjoy this one of us all together at Orientation near Pharping in Nepal! Everyone is in good health and had a full (ish) night sleep last night. Looking forward to posting more soon!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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A Scavenger Hunt Without Motortaxis

Claire, Amado, Noelle, Natasha, Participant

Yak of the Week

It´s difficult to do a scavenger hunt in Urubamba, Peru when there is no word for a Scavenger Hunt in this part of South America. It is also difficult to explain why we need to know how long it takes to get to Ocongate when we don´t need to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Scavenger Hunt (We are the best)

Zora, Clemente, Zoe, y Maggie (Las Pampas), Participant

Hello from Urubamba in our first internet cafe! Currently we are on a scavenger hunt around the city with the best team of all time! We have collected medicinal herbs, fruits we have never seen before, and made a couple of friends including a papas......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Urubamba

Grace, Gillian, Sam, Participant

Queridos todos, We are here in an internet cafe in Urubamba. The steep cliffs of the valley surround us as we attempt to win the scavenger hunt. We’ve been walking around for hours trying to complete all our tasks. We bought some coca leaves......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Scavenger Hunt

Eliana, Emmy, Olivia, Participant

Hola todos! We are participating in a scavenger hunt in the quaint town of Siampata. So far the trip has been a lot of fun and super busy. Bolivia is beautiful and I´ve enjoyed getting to know the group. The foods is delicious and we are staying at......Read More

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Buenas from Samaipata

Rory, Sophie, Ella, Participant

Hello all! Currently mid scavenger hunt in an internet cafe full of young fortniters. After a hearty lunch of corn soup and steak/chicken milanese, we find ourselves totally at peace in Samaipata. We´re staying in a quaint hostel right outside the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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We really out here!

Mira, Logan, Tabita, Participant

It´s crazy to think that we only arrived yesterday morning [yak was submitted on Monday]. We arrived around 5am, very tired, but with open hearts. Our first introduction to Bolivia consisted of a three hour bus ride through a mountain pass near the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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First Impressions of Bolivia

Johnny, Katherine, Leah, Participant

We arrived in Bolivia yesterday at around 6 AM, where we met Ana, Ben, and Jhasmany. All three of them are super cool. The first thing we did when we got here is drink coca tea. Stimulating. Then we drove a few hours west to Samaipata, and we´re......Read More

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On our way to Mouit!

i-team, Participant

Friends on the road: combating jetlag with giggles! After our first Senegalese meals of maffe (peanut sauce and rice) and yassa ginaar (chicken and onion sauce) and a full night rest, we are moving from Thies to Mouit, just outside Saint Louis.......Read More

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Arrival in Jakarta

I-Team, Participant

The group of students who were taveling together have arrived safely and we were happy to welcome them to Indonesia! We will be posting again soon with an update when both of the students who traveled independently have arrived....Read More

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Finally All Together

I-team, Instructor

​Hello friends and family and loved ones, Our whole group of 15 is now together at our orientation site in Bhaktapur. We will be here for the next five days catching up on rest, orienting ourselves to the area, and developing group norms. Despite......Read More