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A Tale of Two Worlds

Chris and Mary Ren, Participant

We just arrived in Puerto Maldonado after our trek in the Lares Valley. The Lares Valley is part of the Sacred Valley of Peru, and Chris has been lucky enough to trek it twice. It is hard to describe the feeling of being in such an incredible place.......Read More

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We need so much

Erick Torres, Instructor

We have just returned from our first trek in the beautiful Lares region of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  Everyone is well, although a bit wet from the rain, and the students enjoyed this first adventure into the Andes mountains! The Lares Trek......Read More

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Lares Trek: Into the mountains

Lxs Instructorxs, Instructor

Hello queridas familias y amigos, Last night marked a transition for our group from orientation to our first trek. After a magical ceremony where we were led by Sandy and our hosts during our orientation days in Urubamba, we asked for a blessing......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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SCAVENGER HUNT

Teresa, Participant

HELLO ALL, we had a great lunch of lomo saltado and milaneso pollo. We met some very nice people and discovered many places in the city. We tried a very interesting drink made of quinoa from a nice lady on the street who even gave it to us for free!......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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scavenger hunt

Libby, Annabelle, Jack, Theo., Participant

Hola from Urubamba! Today we spent the day in the town of Urubamba doing a scavenger hunt. We went to a beautiful market and saw lots of new fruits of vegetables, talked to some of the locals, went to the main plaza, and were trailed by a mangey......Read More

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Orientation Time !

Lxs Instructorxs, Instructor

Hello Family and Friends ! This is our first Yak from the field ! 😀 We are currently getting to know each other and understanding the philosophy of Dragons courses in the town of Urubamba near Cusco Perú, in the Sacred Valley of the Inka, an......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Hola Hola

Chris, Mary Ren, Asa, Charlotte, Participant

Hola todos, we are on a scavenger hunt in Urubamba, Peru. We have been eating street food, exploring the local market, and walking to different sites in the city. One of our favorite parts of the day has been walking through stalls of all different......Read More

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Students have arrived!

The instructors, Instructor

Dear family, friends and loved ones, All students have arrived to Cusco, in the heart of South America.  They are tired after a long journey, but excited to begin this big adventure!!  Shortly, we will be traveling by bus about an hour and a half......Read More

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Sending letters to your Dragoncitos

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hola friends and family of our A&A Group B students, If you would like to send letters to your child/loved one while they are here on course you can send them to our mailing address in Cochabamba. Since we will be moving around so much your best......Read More

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Greetings from Cusco

Los instructores, Participant

In these final hours as you’re packing travel size bottles of shampoo and giving loved ones 3 months worth of hugs know that the four of us are excitedly awaiting your arrival here in Cusco. Plus beyond just us four lies a community of......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Final Departure Reminders!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The time has finally arrived – you’re heading off to South America for an amazing 3 month adventure! We are so excited for you! Please read the following information carefully, as it contains all the details you’ll need for a successful,......Read More

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Re: HOST FAMILY QUESTIONS

Instructor Team, Instructor

Thanks for your question about homestays Isabel. Homestays are hands down one of the best ways to improve your Spanish and to really connect to the people of Bolivia and Peru. Our main homestay will be in Tiquipaya Bolivia, a small agricultural......Read More

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OLA ! From your Instructors

Los Instructores, Participant

Hello dear students ! We just want to say Hi from Samaipata in Bolivia ! where we are preparing the last details of our journey through Perú and Bolivia  ! If you have any final question about anything about the trip please let us know, you can......Read More

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Hey!

Libby Kern, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Libby and I’m super excited to meet you all! I spent the beginning of my gap year in Madrid taking Spanish classes and traveling around Europe with one of my best friends from high school (gap years are really popular......Read More

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Host family questions

Isabel Anderson, Participant

Hello all! I was wondering if there was any information available pre-departure about our host families? (Numbers, genders etc.) I am wondering what kind of gift to get them....Read More