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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Clases de Español

Jackson Gould, Participant

Hola families and those who read Yaks, As I’m sure you have been reading, we have been in our Urubamba homestays for a few days now and we are loving it! The town is very mellow and the surrounding mountains are breathtaking and ruins of Incan......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Thoughts on a Journey to the Incan Capital

Ned Flanagan, Participant

Having taken a few night buses already, I didn´t think much of our night bus from Copacabana, Bolivia to Cusco, Peru.  That said, the torrential downpour of rain and hail that pelted the double-decker bus made that specific nightbus experience......Read More

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Heading North: Bolivia to Peru

Raquel Wigginton, Instructor

It’s nearly impossible to ignore the incredible history of the Incas during the group’s transition from Bolivia to Peru. From the Island of the Sun in Bolivia the group was able to learn a story of creation and of awe. Incan legend describes......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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2 Americans and a Bolivian Meet in a Hostel

Liza Scher, Participant

Preface: I’m running low on sleep so there’s a BIG chance this makes no sense, but I’ve got a lot of thoughts running through my mind and questions that are making me rethink everything, so I had to write it down. It all began, though, with a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Why we live as we do | Potosi

Franca Beckmann, Participant

In my memory I still see beneath me the cobble stones of the Plaza 10 Novembre, on my right and just everywhere around me I can perceive the colonial architecture, given account through the imposing church. When I gaze to the left I recognise, in......Read More

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Finding clarity in unexpected places

Liza Scher, Participant

Yak of the Week

Before you start reading this yak, do me a favor: look up John Butler’s 2012 studio version of Ocean on YouTube. If you don’t have twelve full minutes to dedicate to listening to this song and doing nothing else, listening to it quietly......Read More