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India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Ladakhi Scavenger Hunt

Julia, Sam, and Sophie, Participant

Howdy from Ladakh, friendos. Today we were let loose in Leh, a beautiful Ladakhi city, on a scavenger hunt. Currently, Sam, Sophie, and I are chilling in an internet cafe. We just came from having tea in the Women’s Cafe, where we had an......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Morning in Leh

Caroline, Marka, Kate, Participant

Here is yet another post about our morning scavenger hunt in Leh. Found the tourist information center and spent a few minutes trying to communicate in Hindi/Ladakhi/English/charades about where the information was. Received little information.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Leh Scavenger Hunt

Aidan, Lance, Esmé, Participant

Hello from Leh! Today we are doing a scavenger hunt and have searched for Pulse candies, a vegetable we don’t know the name of,  and a woman’s cafe. We have finally found an internet cafe and are completing another one of our tasks:......Read More

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Reflection on Phyang

Esmé, Participant

At home I finish sentences with eh, I start my days with Timmy’s steeped tea, The freezing water of lake Ontario crashes against the rocky shore of my backyard, Pine and maple trees are everywhere, And I end my days with CBC news or Hockey......Read More

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Snippets from Orientation

India I-team, Instructor

Dear friends and family, It is our last day in Phyang, where we rested, played in freshly sown fields, and were generously hosted by our wonderful Ladakhi family. We warmed our faces in the morning sun, journaled on a rock by a glacial stream, and......Read More

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Leaving for the Himalayas

SAURABH & DREAM TEAM, Participant

Namastey families and friends, We write from the Delhi airport, where students are all checked-in and waiting to board out flight to Leh, Ladakh. We couldn’t be more thrilled to transition to the high Himalayas of the Tibetan plateau. Despite the......Read More

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Hey I’m Aidan

Aidan Loftus, Participant

Howdy, I’m Aidan, and if there is one question I dread, to which I have never been able to invent a satisfactory reply, it is the question what am I doing. I currently reside in Sherborn, MA, a wonderfully quaint nook of land west of Boston. I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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At the gate and ready to board!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The India  group is all together at the gate and ready to board their flight, which is on time! Safe travels to Delhi everyone! Friends and families, please look for a post from the instructor team once the group arrives in Delhi.  ...Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Departure Day Details & Reminders!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Better Late than Never

Samuel Speight, Participant

Greetings fellow travelers, I am excited to take part in this journey with you and hope to see you soon. My name is Samuel, but everyone just calls me Sam. I am from Midland, Texas and have been here my whole life. For those that don’t know,......Read More

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HOMESTAY GIFT SUGGESTIONS

Saurabh & Dream Team, Instructor

Namaste and Jullay! As you all know, homestays will be a big portion of our course and it would be really appreciated if you bring small gifts for your both homestay families, both in Ladakh and in Varanasi. We encourage you NOT to spend lots of......Read More

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Hello from Chicago!

Caroline Livaditis, Participant

My name is Caroline, and I’m an 18-year-old from Chicago. I just graduated high school, and am taking a gap semester before starting school at Colorado College in January. I’m so excited to begin this amazing journey with you all! I first......Read More

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This We Believe

Instructors, Instructor

Dear friends, We three instructors are all together in Bandipur, Nepal, with our Program Director, Christy, and many of our friends in the South Asian Dragons community, working hard to put the final touches on our upcoming course. We recently......Read More