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Itinerary Going Forward

Jody, Dragons Admin

Hello Families & Friends – The group has been thriving in Kunming…but very busy! They haven’t had as much time to post notes or photos as they like, but hope to do more during their upcoming travels north. Following is the......Read More

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Photos!

Isha & Vivienne, Participant

Here are a few of our favorite people photos from our time in China so far! More to come!...Read More

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Retracing Back to China

Zoe L.D., Participant

My grandfather passed away about three months ago, and about two months ago I started this Dragons program. Strangely enough these two things are related. My grandfather lived a pretty eventful life, born near Shanghai but raised in Kunming; most of......Read More

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China: South of the Clouds

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Episode #3: Interviews with our friends and an...

Tiny Table Talks With Jack and Tio (TTTWJ&T), Participant

We’re back with another episode of TTTWJ&T! Episode #3: Interviews with our friends and an (abbreviated) discussion of yuan fen. Camera battery died. VIEW HERE! A note from the producer (Kristen): Jack and Tio are upholding their promise......Read More

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Busy in Kunming, Latest Photos from the Group

Instructor Team, Dragons Admin

Following are lots of recent photos from the group, including drum lessons, a trip to a culinary school for cooking lessons, a visit from a Dragons host father and painter who shared his series of paintings about his time as a “sent down......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Bringing back community

Isha Jain, Participant

Yak of the Week

Today, Noélly and Zoe, amongst other kitchen heroes, fed us a divine and hearty meal of bruschetta, mushroom risotto and spaguetti. While I could write love songs about the food (yes, it was that good) what was even better was the general cooking......Read More

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Episode #2: A couple of interviews,...

Tiny Table Talks with Jack and Tio (TTTWJ&T), Participant

TTTWJ&T (Tiny Table Talks with Jack and Tio): Episode 2 VIEW HERE! We’re back with another episode of TTTWJ&T! Jack and Tio are trying to find their balance between delivering entertaining news  and just being downright silly. This......Read More

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Chinese Classes

Kristen, Participant

你好!Since arriving in Kunming, the group has been busy studying Chinese in their Monday-Friday classes. From 9:00am-12:00pm the group is divided into three classes based on their language level. As the group is settling into their homestays,......Read More

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EPISODE #1: Astrophotography and Tiger Leaping...

Tiny Table Talks with Jack and Tio (TTTWJ&T), Participant

Yak of the Week

TTTWJ&T (Tiny Table Talks with Jack and Tio): Episode 1 VIEW HERE! Featuring Vlogcasters: Jack & Tio Producer: Kristen Honored Guests: Unknown in this episode; however, special appreciation goes out to each of them for their enthusiastic......Read More

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A day in the life of a Nanyao woman

Anon, Participant

In the morning, I wake up and make breakfast. First, I’ll fill a large black container with tap water to boil and the build the fire, occasionally adding dried corn to keep the flames going. I knead dough and then fry it along with a few eggs. I......Read More

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China: South of the Clouds

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A Day in the Life of Li Shuang Lan

Clara, Participant

I am a college student in LiJiang. I live with my 20 year old twin sister in a dorm room. Now, however, I am back home in the town of Nanyao. It is nice being back at home. Nanyao is much more peaceful than Lijiang. Since it is also New......Read More

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More Photos from the Road…

Instructor Team, Instructor

A map of the Tea-Horse Road, an ancient trade route through Yunnan which traders used to bring tea (packed into discs/bricks) from Yunnan to Tibet and the northwest and horses to Yunnan. This map is made from a giant disc of Yunnan’s famous......Read More