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3 Day Trek

Luke Eccles and Federico Luis Cestero, Participant

Hola todos, We started our trek at eight in the morning at the top of a historic Inca Trail, about two hours away from Sucre. We were feeling tired from getting up at 5:30 AM, but there was this excitement of embarking on our trek through the Andes.......Read More

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Music Time in Sucre!!!

Sandy, Instructor

The celebration of the Cruz festival, and our first music workshop with the students!  Today we shared a nice talk about the festival of the Cross that was celebrated long before the Spanish colony arrived in Sucre-Bolivia. René Figueroa Cano told......Read More

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Into the mountains and out of touch

Luis, Instructor

Hello family and friends, This is a quick note from the instructor team to let you all know that today we’ll be beginning our first group trek in the cordillera de los frailes outside of Sucre. The trek will last for three days and take us......Read More

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Sucre And Beyond

James Shuttleworth, Participant

Hola Todos, We have spent the past two days in the beautiful town of Sucre, surrounded by mountains. The majority of yesterday was spent attempting to complete a list of intersting tasks and challenges. This tested not only our Spanish but also our......Read More

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Hola Familias!

Ivan Garcia, Participant

Hola todos, We are currently in Sucre after a long 13 hour bus ride from Santa Cruz. We are well and enjoying our time here in Bolivia, and we are taking advantage of the nice sun that´s out! We miss you all and hope you are all well too!  ......Read More

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Bus Ride from Santa Cruz to Sucre

Luke Eccles, Participant

Hola Todos, Yesterday we travelled from Santa Cruz to Sucre by bus. The trip took 12 hours, and everyone was excited to continue our adventure in Bolivia! It was a long overnight journey and some of us, including myself had difficulty falling......Read More

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The group has arrived!

Luis, Instructor

Hello family and friends, This is a note to let you know that all students have safely arrived in Santa Cruz and are with the instructors. We’re all excited for the adventure that awaits us here in Bolivia. Please stay tuned to the yak board......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Christina, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! We've just decided to host our first ever "1-Minute Visual Story" Contest in addition to our regular end-of-program Photo Contest. Here's the details......Read More

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Chile Relleno de Carne

Luke J ECCLES, Participant

Hey guys, I forgot to suggest a Bolivian Dish on my first post. My dish is Chile Relleno de Carne, and it consists of meat, cooked eggs, stuffed green chile with a side of rice and refried beans. Once again I’m excited to meet you all....Read More

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Listos para nuestro encuentro!

Sarah Vazquez, Instructor

Hi Dragons Families! We can’t wait to see you in Miami (or Santa Cruz, Bolivia) very soon! If you have any last minute logistical questions, feel free to text Sarah, the Instructor who will be meeting you in the airport: 443-990-1109. For......Read More

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Bolivian Food & Music

James Shuttleworth, Participant

Hi Everyone, My name is James Shuttleworth, I’m 18 years old and live in Cape Town, South Africa. I am so excited to meet you all and share the adventures which lie ahead! I have chosen ‘Al Final’ by Los Kjarkas as my favourite......Read More

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Pique macho y Savia Andina

Shane Ryan, Participant

Hi guys, My name i Shane. I live in Acton, Massachusetts. I’m excited to try pique macho for its blend of protein and spicy chilli pepper. As for music, I love the traditional sounds of Savia Andina and contemporaries like Paja Brava and Wara.......Read More

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Bolivian Food

Talia Feldman-Schwartz, Participant

Hi, My name is Talia and I am from Northampton Massachusetts. I am so excited to meet everyone and so excited for this adventure! While much of the Bolivian food looks intriguing and delicious one that stood out in particular are the saltenas.......Read More

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Bolivian Music

Mateusz Lubelski, Participant

Hi, I’m Mateusz, I’m am really happy to travel to Bolivia this year. For this activity I decided to look a little bit into Bolivian music. One band that seemed interesting to me is Los Kjarkas, who come from Capinota Province, Bolivia.......Read More