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China: South of the Clouds

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Politics and Poop Scales

Tessa, Participant

Dragon’s China: South of the Clouds fall group is made up of extremely intellectual and world-aware individuals. It seems that being ‘away from the world’ in glorious places such as the Tibetan Plateau, bustling cities like......Read More

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A Yak Post

A Crack Team of Linguistic Monks, Participant

Yak of the Week

What do you call a pirate yak? Captain Yak Sparrow. What do you call an enlightened yak? Syakamuni. What do you call a yak that opposes The Revolution? A reyaktionary. What do you call a Tibetan Christmas romcom? Love Yakctually What do you call a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Yak Board & Personal Communication

Jody, Dragons Admin

Hi Families and Friends of China Fall Semester Students, Thanks so much for following our group Yak Board and for sharing your messages for the group here as well! As a reminder, this is a public board and any posts should be for the whole group and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Following your Travels

Jenny Rankin, Participant

Hi Tessa and hi to all of Tessa’s new friends in China. Thanks to the group for taking us on your journey.  Your beautiful words and photos sweep us along with you. Tessa, we can’t wait to sit by the fire with a cuppa and hear about......Read More

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Settling into Home-stays with Nomadic Tibetan...

Dragons Administration, Dragons Admin

Hello Friends and Families – The group is safe and sound and having a great time as they get to know their home-stay community, a nomadic Tibetan community currently living in the Sangke Grasslands in southwestern Gansu Province. They do not......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Happy Birthday to Joey West.

Judge Harry T. Edwards, Participant

I am not sure that this posting will get through, but there is no harm in trying. I am writing to wish my godson, Joey West, happy birthday. September 29 is his day. Hope you had a great day, Joey. Pamela and I think of you often, and of course we......Read More

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Past Lives and the Merry-Go-Round

Sam and Liv, Participant

As you already know, we began our time in Xi’an with a Tandem bike adventure atop the city walls. Later that night, in addition to our delicious Xi’an meal of noodles galore, we explored the Muslim Quarter night market. Imagine a bright,......Read More

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An Imperial Palace

Sandra, Laureen, Participant

We were in Beijing for a couple of days and spent a considerable amount of time at the Summer Palace; this home of many emperors struck me in its opulence and detachment from the people. So much so that the emperor built a street down the center and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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An Update from the Group Journalist

Jody, Dragons Admin

What an explosive week. From the chaos of departure flights, arrival times, and the group orientation, it’s been an absolute blast. This is Theodore Grice, reporting on the first week of group activities, exploration and most importantly,......Read More

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A day of first times

Shuier, Participant

At 5:45am this morning, the group got up and started a day full of first times. On the way to Beijing West Train Station where we would take the high speed train from Beijing to Xi’an, we found out that it will be Tessa’s first train......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Liam’s grandmother

Farmor Johansson, Participant

How wonderful to hear from you. Everything sounds so positive. Can’t wait for more details. Have a wonderful time....Read More

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The Great Wall at Sunrise

Laureen, Julia, Elly, and Joey, Participant

This morning, thanks to Ian’s brilliance, eight of us decided to watch the sunrise from a tower of the Great Wall.  Ron set a breakneck pace, and made sure that we all made it up in time.  As the sun broke over the mountains, we......Read More

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So the adventure begins…

Shuier, Participant

Dear friends and families back home, On this very rare blue skied day in Beijing, our adventure begins. Everyone has arrived in Beijing and met up with the instructors safe and sound. Despite the long journey, everyone’s in high spirit and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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At the Departure Gate!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The China group has made it through security at LAX and is currently at the departure gate ready to board their flight!  Flight to Hong Kong is on time. Safe travels everyone! Parents & Families, please check back throughout the next 24 hours......Read More