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COPE

Nate and Ethan, Participant

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A little less than a month ago in Vientiane, our group of travelers visited a local NGO called COPE. COPE educates both locals and foreigners about the “Secret War,” a Vietnam War campaign by the US military to incapacitate Viet Minh and......Read More

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The Story of Lazy Man

Thomas Foster, Participant

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The story of lazy man as told by P Oshie There once was a lazy man who refused to work extra for the king. The greedy king vowed to punish lazy man, but he just shrugged. True to his title, lazy man fed his buffalo by tying it to a 100m rope, then......Read More

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The Simple Joy of Skipping Down a Wet Road

Chloe Fleischer, Participant

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The interconnected nature of my memories, reminiscent of the webs spun by the massive spiders found throughout Kunming. My mind forms a web of woven memories and waits for a fly – in the form of a word, an image, a feeling – to come......Read More

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Sabaidee der!!!

Somsanid Inthongsai, Participant

Sabaidee everyone, Here we are in LAO PDR (lao people don’t rush) the land of slow life pace. We are now in Vientiane the capital city (village:) to learn about the history of Laos, as well as the Mekong through the lens of development and......Read More

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Sawadee krap!

Somsanid Inthongsai, Participant

Hello from Thailand the land of smiles, Here is just an update that we are arrived safely in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where we will spend one week introducing our students to their first taste of southeast Asia. So far things are slow, nice and smooth.......Read More

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Home in the Rain

Chloe Fleischer, Participant

Yak of the Week

1:02 AM October 1, 2016 – Park City, UT I frantically flew through The Things They Carried hoping to finish before day break forced classes onto my sleepy mind. 1:02 AM October 1, 2017 – Manzhang, China I frantically fly through First......Read More

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Updated Itinerary

Justin Kiersky, Instructor

Dear parents and friends of the Mekong, So much has taken place in the past few weeks and we want to give you some clarity regarding the next phase of the course. Please understand some of the plans/dates we’re detailing below might change,......Read More

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scavenger hunt

Tommy, Anne, Kyra, Participant

scavenger hunt! Ni Hao! We walked out of the hostel with the plan to visit a Canadian restaurant owner, where we had some amazing french toast and eggs this morning. All of a sudden we see him standing in front of the hostel, he greets us and we ask......Read More