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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Dear Pachamama

Reilly, Participant

  This is a poem I wrote as we were on our 15 hour bus ride to Peru, inspired by the mountains and colorful villages en route. In Andean culture, Pachamama could signify what westerners would call “Mother Earth.” In Bolivia and Peru......Read More

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Arrived to Ocongate, Peru!

Group B, Instructor

After a very long day of buses our weary travelers have finally arrived in Ocongate. We’ll spend 3 nights in this highland town before heading off into the remote indigenous territory of Nación Q’eros on Sunday.  We will hike from......Read More

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Off to Peru

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hola family and friends! We’re on a bus bound for Ocongate, Peru. This bus will take us around 13 hours and then we’ll have two days in Ocongate before we head off to Nación Q’eros. Q’eros is a remote grouping of small......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Hip hop in El Alto

The Instructors, Instructor

Bolivia is a country rich with artists and musicians. You drive through the streets of cities like La Paz or Cochabamba and you’ll see beautiful pieces of art spray painted on sides of buildings. On any old night in restaurants or even random......Read More

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Photo update from El Alto

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings from El Alto! We’ve come back to El Alto to team up with Theatro Trono. Here are some photos from our tour of El Alto and us playing some games at Trono. We’ll stay here in El Alto until Thursday morning and then we’re......Read More

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Photos!

Olivia Lenfestey, Participant

Here are a few photos from the past few days in Tiquepaya, Cochabamba, and El Alto! We have had a busy week learning to weave with local Aymara women in Tiquipaya and had a tour of El Alto with Daniela from Theater Trono. Hope you enjoy!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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ISPs

Zack, Instructor

Yak of the Week

The transition into adulthood comes with a lot more responsibility, obligations and work. It also however brings a lot of freedoms. One of those freedoms is the ownership of your own education. What I mean by that is that possibly for the first time......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Perspective of Travel

Calvin Curry, Participant

It’s amazing how quickly your perspective can change when immersing yourself in a foreign culture. Already used to traveling using trufies or on busses that can be delayed by snow or political demonstrations at any moment, I’ve found......Read More

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Salsa!

Instructor Team, Instructor

In every part of the world, but especially here in Latin America, dance is an integral part of a country’s culture and history. Bolivia is known for its many unique styles of dance. Cueca here in Cochabamba. Caporales in La Paz. Tinkus from......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Update!

Reilly, Participant

Hola Friends and family! The past few days we have been settling into our homestay families in Tikipaya. It took us an extra day to get here because of a snow storm that blocked the roads so the overnight busses couldn’t pass. We ended up......Read More

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My Hiking Realization

Briana, Participant

My mind was in overdrive, panicking. It warned me to stop. I could still turn back, I probably wouldn’t make it to the top anyway. I was thinking I just wasn’t quite cut out to do this, simply not enough. This was the state of my mind......Read More

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Greetings from Tiquipaya!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hola friends and family! Our Tiquipaya homestays are underway! Today students had their first Spanish class and then spent the rest of the day getting to know their homestay families. This weekend we’ll head into Cochabamba on Saturday and......Read More

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Our first trek!

Reilly, Participant

Buenas Dias from La Paz! We just got back from the most beautiful four day trek in La Cordela Real! We decided to stay an extra day in la Paz before our trek due to a minor salmonella outbreak within our group. We spent the day in a clinic to get......Read More