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Our Final Post: A Reflection

Team Dragons, Participant

Yak of the Week

As we spend our final days together doing transference near Kampot, we have one last collaborative post to share with you. Each of the 10 mini-posts have been written in general response to three questions proposed to us by our instructors: What is......Read More

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Boat Ride to Paradise

River Thomas, Participant

All 14 of us piled onto two boats for a boat trip around the island on some of the smallest boats imaginable. I asked the mother of a muslim family and her husband, the boat driver, what it was like to live on the island. To my surprise, she......Read More

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Traffic Anarchy

Edward Meyer, Participant

In Vientiane, people drive on the right-hand side of the road. In Bangkok, people drive on the left-hand side of the road. In Siem Reap, people drive on both sides of the road. Okay, so I’m exaggerating slightly, and there are Southeast Asian......Read More

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6-Word Stories

Alden, Participant

Hi everybody! A few days ago, Steve taught us a lesson on the power of stories. Inspired by Hemingway’s “baby shoes, for sale, never worn” story, we wrote our own 6-word stories. I thought I’d share a few from the group: Long......Read More

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The Don Donh Diaries

Edward Meyer, Participant

Sa bai dee! I hope you’ve been enjoying the many Yaks from Baan Don Donh. Over the past two weeks, we’ve all had the time of our lives making this island our home. Of course, with every homestay comes funny homestay stories, and with......Read More