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India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Ram’s Mosaic

Lancelot Naipier-Kane, Participant

We are sitting in a pale pink room. The side dressers, the wardrobes, the curtains, the baseboard, the lamp shell, and the shelves – everything but the sheets and red velvet pillow cushions are an affectionate pale pink. Street noise radiates at......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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A Welcome Suprise

Sophie H., Participant

Picture yourself relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. Perhaps watching a game of cricket, eating julabe, or enjoying the next episode of your favorite Indian telenovela. The stress of the week is yet to come, you have little to no responsibilities at the......Read More

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Flour Power in the Village Tar

Lancelot Naipier-Kane and Darci Johannessen, Participant

Have you ever eaten a meal grown directly from your own backyard? How many meals can you make from scratch? When was the last time you looked at the ingredients list on the bag of bread, let alone knew what they all were? Your favorite candy or jam?......Read More

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The Winter Warlock

Esmé, Participant

On the way to Nimaling, our highest and coldest campsite, we began a steep uphill. As I trudged up the hill painfully slowly while marmots scurried past me, the song “Just Put One Foot in Front of the Other” from Santa Clause is......Read More

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Cards at SECMOL

Caroline Livaditis, Participant

As someone who has always harbored the wild goal of travelling to every country in the world, I have always been interested in things capable of transcending cultural, linguistic and political borders. Although these things are becoming increasingly......Read More

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On The Way To City Of Light ..

Saurabh & Dream Team, Instructor

Namaste everyone! What a wonderful way to finish the first part of our journey in Ladakh! Days were  filled with excitement, joy and laughter in the Himalayas and we got to learn so many things: visiting many many monasteries, learning about......Read More

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En route to Varanasi!

Team India, Instructor

Dear family and friends, We are leaving Leh this morning for the first leg of our journey towards our base for the next month: Varanasi, Banaras, Kashi – the City of Light. We will spend the day in Delhi, and catch an overnight train to our......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Throback to Tar: Wires

Hayden and Aidan, Participant

A simian-like curiosity fragments my thoughts as gleams of light from stacks of ornamented pots illuminate the flecks of dust that drift star-like through the air. In this oasis of dirt dzo roam with an imperial stride, the earth surrendering to the......Read More

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We are awaiting a blue flame

Lancelot Naipier-Kane, Participant

Yak of the Week

Our huddle of 6 is situated in a golden alley of solar panel induced glow. It is dark now, darker than when the sun first disappeared over the mountains at 6, darker still now that the light blue has bled from the sky to reveal galaxies. Now, if......Read More

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Back from the trek!

Instructors, Instructor

Friends, family, and followers of our adventures, We returned to Leh this afternoon – a day ahead of schedule – to running hot water, heated indoor spaces, the internet, and other wonders of civilization, such as the 4 types of cake with......Read More

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Group photo from the pass!

Christy Sommers, Dragons Admin

The instructors managed to get just enough internet to send this group photo by WhatsApp from the top of the pass! They are loving clear blue skies and say that they can see for miles. Everyone is happy and healthy....Read More

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Crossing the *BIG* Pass!

Christy Sommers, Dragons Admin

Hello family and friends, Today the team called from the top of Kongmaru-la Pass, all the way up at 5130 meters/16,830 feet! They report that it’s snowy and cold, but that everyone is doing great. The student group has been healthy and strong,......Read More

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Still in the mountains and on the move

Christy Sommers, Dragons Admin

Dear family and friends, Just a note to let you know that the India group is still making its way through the gorgeous Markha Valley, testing their physical strength, taking deep breaths of mountain air, sleeping under the stars, and enjoying the......Read More