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North India Six On The Way To Home

Saurabh And Dream Team, Participant

Namastey Family And Friends North Indian Six students through to security and they’re off! The students and Laura  ji made it safely through security and are on their way back home and Joelle flight at 1:30 am after one and half hour group left......Read More

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From Trek to Transference

Laura Chase, Instructor

Jullay! After a beautiful and successful ten days exploring the valleys and mountain passes in Ladakh, the group has safely arrived in Leh! We have been recuperating with warm showers and pizza, reflecting fondly on our amazing trek and rural......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Momola

Lane Henry, Participant

Moments with Homestay Grandma Momola! From the moment we met, I knew we would be best friends. Momola wore traditional Tibetan dress every day and had beautiful blue eyes. She would always greet me, in a heavy Tibetan accent, with “good......Read More

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Upcoming Ten Days For North India Six

Saurabh Pandey & Dream Team, Instructor

Namastey and Julley Family and Friends, The North India group is happy and healthy as we set out for our big Himalayan trek today. We are going to have very limited internet access and likely won’t be able post yaks while we are on trek, but......Read More

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Zoa: the Best Dog of All Time

Brandon Pavlicek, Participant

This is my first Yak post so far this trip, and after over three weeks of living in India it’s not unreasonable for me to have quite a bit to say. With this in mind I’ve chosen to make this post about a dog. Over the past few days we’ve been......Read More

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Himalayas!

Joelle Reisner, Participant

July 17, 2018 Today the group traveled by plane from Delhi to Leh in Ladakh. We all had a wake up time at 4:00 am to be at the airport by 7:00am for our flight.  By the time we had all checked in our bags and gone through security we were all......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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On our way to Leh

Instructor Team, Instructor

Namastey families and friends, We write from the Delhi airport, where students are all checked-in and right now we are sitting in flight to Leh, Ladakh. We couldn’t be more thrilled to transition from the verdant foothills to the high Himalayas of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Monsoon Season in Delhi

Priya Subberwal, Participant

Sometimes, travel can be overwhelming. The constant hustle and bustle, the weight of a heavy pack, blisters on your feet, and a powerful need to shower can bring out the pessimist in even the most experienced globetrotter. In India, a country pushed......Read More

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Hosting Our Homestay Family

Saurabh Pandey And Dream Team, Participant

We are always blessed to have such beautiful community on this trip of dragons, and they are our homestay family heroes. They strengthen our relationship towards our job – what we do and why we do it. Because they open their doors for our students......Read More

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Dharamshala

Joelle Reisner, Participant

The group arrived in Dharamshala for a week of homestays. On the day we arrived my host mother took me and Brandon, another Dragons student, to a local waterfall. It was amazing to see the big waterfall. I love Dharamshala. My host mother makes the......Read More

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Amala and Pala

India Haber, Participant

Walking into the common room of the hotel, I felt an overwhelming mixture of excitement, curiosity, and nervousness. In just a few minutes we would be saying goodbye to the group and the instructors we had come to know so well, and say hello to our......Read More

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Teachings With Ashish ji

Maria Luiza, Participant

  After 3 days of workshop in Deer Park in a little town called Bir, I finally feel like sharing my thoughts on what we have learned. Ashish, the facilitator, came up with two simulations to get us thinking about what it’s like to live in a......Read More

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From Lakes to Mountains

Laura Chase, Participant

Jullay!   Early this morning we left beautiful Tso Pema, a mountain refuge that had become our familiar home and orientation site for several days. We were sad to leave our friendly “chai guy,” our favorite cafe, the dogs we had......Read More