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On Gratitude

Kyra, Participant

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In Manzhang, I believe, we added an aspect to our normal PENX (physical/emotional scale, needs, xfactor) check in–what are you grateful for? In those early days of China, a daily expression of gratitude seemed exceedingly important. It’s......Read More

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Thanksgiving Yak

EVERYONE ON MEKONG COURSE, Participant

Tom: With only two weeks left I am thankful for having the support from home Soren: I am thankful for the support from my family and the incredible experiences that I have had. I love you guys very much and hope all is well at home. Ethan: I’m......Read More

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Cambodia

Nate, Participant

We have left the country of Laos behind. It’s quietness and lethargic pace of life has ironically passed by us with great haste. It feels like I spent a very short period in the land of a thousand elephants, but our group of upbeat travelers......Read More

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GRATEFUL FOR WHERE I’M FROM

Liam Spencer Johansson, Participant

Before leaving on this journey, I had a growing skepticism about the prowess of the United States. My American pride was somewhat hindered by our new Commander and Chief. After traveling through these four countries, my lack in pride has all been......Read More

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Ban Don Dohn

Ethan, Participant

Our stay on Bah Doh Dohn in Laos ended almost two weeks ago, but my experiences there remain just as powerful. Going into the homestay, I had serious doubts regarding our stay there. I worried the slow pace of life that seems to embody Laos culture......Read More

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Refining the group

Jessica Armstrong, Participant

Hi everyone, Here are few snaps from the field. We are currently on our way to our Cambodian homestay located around 44 km south of Phnom Penh. Students will have limited/no access to internet but we will post Yaks as often as possible. Many thanks......Read More

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The Return of Jess

Aaron, Dragons Admin

I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the return of Jess Armstrong to the Mekong instructor team. After six weeks of recovery in Bangkok, Jess flew into Phnom Penh on the evening of the 13th and met up with the group for Marcus’ karaoke......Read More

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Check in for 11/9

Chloe Fleischer, Participant

What are you looking forward to in Cambodia/what are your goals for the rest of the trip? Ford: I am looking forward to enjoying myself and what we do as a group during the last part of this trip. Soren: I am looking forward to being on the Mekong......Read More

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Check in 11/8

Chloe Fleischer, Participant

What shows are you going to binge watch when you get home? Kyra: Shameless, Stranger Things Jack: Top Gear, Blacklist, Madam Secretary Annabelle: Stranger Things, Riverdale Som: The life journey of Somsanid Mahler: Stranger Things, American Horror......Read More

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Goodbye Laos!

Somsanid Inthongsai, Participant

Hi Mekong followers, We are at the Khone Falls, the only significant waterfall on the entire Mekong river and the largest waterfall by volume in all of Southeast Asia. Once Khone Falls served as as wall against French colonial expansion, negating......Read More