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Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Month Old Poem

Kate Treat, Participant

Here is my month old poem from Jogja. Sorry for the late post. Enjoy  🙂 – Kate   One Month Gone, Eight Weeks Left One month gone, eight weeks left March is here, to Flores we jet Off for our eyes to create a play That we never thought......Read More

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Langa

Peter Jegen, Participant

As we arrive to Langa the anxiety and excitement greeted us as we waited to meet our new homestay families. We were greeted by this friendly man who’s name is Egan. We entered Egan’s beautiful home and sat down, drank the delicious hyped-up......Read More

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Memoirs from Jogja

Romina, Dragons Admin

As we head to Flores, on this new stage of our journey, I can’t help but to mentally organize my experience in Jogja as framed pictures of specific fleeting moments. Maybe collecting those pictures makes it easier for me to digest how they make me......Read More

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Being guests at a wedding

Nina Lissarrague, Participant

Yak of the Week

My Ibu works as a traditional Javanese hair and makeup artist for weddings. Every weekend she wakes up at 4am and transforms a different bride into an ornate sparkling queen. Romina and I got to tag along last Sunday, we were welcomed and made part......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Thought #4

Isabel Wrubel, Participant

My brain feels like it has been encased in seran wrap. I am sitting outside on my host family’s terrace drinking coffee, staring across the courtyard at a large, white building. The building has no windows and was crudely painted an egg white......Read More

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Off to Flores!

Jacob Cook, Participant

Goodbye to Jogja and goodbye for now to our easy internet access. Tonight we are having our going away party for our host families and all those who impacted our stay in this unique urban center, but sadly, we too must say goodbye to you all for......Read More

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Beware of the Palm

Jacob Cook, Participant

As you may know, our trip in Indonesia began in and around the beautiful jungles of Sumatra. Sadly, all of the jungles in Indonesia are shrinking day by day. In fact our group may be some of the last people to visit the unique place that the locals......Read More

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Thought #3

Isabel Wrubel, Participant

Oh, alley cat! How my heart aches for you. Every day, without fail, you wander into the program house in search for a friend or some food. I watch your white and orange slender frame slip through the slightly ajar front gate. You saunter along the......Read More

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A Day in the Life

Keshet Miller, Participant

Hello family and friends, Keshet here. It has truly been an honor to spend the last couple of weeks in Jogja. I have witnessed tremendous growth in each student as they have delicately transitioned from their daily routines back home and to now what......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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What a Journey you are having!!!

Paola Lazo, Participant

Wow, no doubt you are having a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing the Great pictures of Mount Bromo… you all look like profesional expeditionists. Keep enjoying the rest of your days in Yogyakarta. Big Hug from Guadalajara, México....Read More

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Mount Bromo

Group, Participant

Hi Family and Friends,   We’re currently on our 8 hour train ride back to Jogja after visiting Mount Bromo in the east part of Java.  We spent two nights in Cemoro Lawang, the village closest to Bromo, and were quite happy to be greeted......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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No WiFi Until Sunday

Anna Hartzell, Participant

Dear friends, family, and other viewers, The Dragons are off to Mount Bromo for the next few days, meaning we will not have internet access until Sunday evening. We will report back with photos and stories once we return. Thanks for your patience!......Read More