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Miami update

Ben Daley, Instructor

Hi everyone, Those of us who travelled Miami have made it through migration and are now cruising to our various connecting flights. It has been sad to say goodbye, which speaks to how close this family has become over the past month. Thanks again to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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Heading to Cusco Airport

Ben Daley, Participant

Dear Friends and Families, As we pack up our last pieces of gear and head to the Cusco airport, we wanted to thank you. Thank you for challenging these young people to continue to learn this summer. We are so proud of each of our students. Although......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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International Group Return Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

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Machu Picchu

Carson, Participant

Hey Families! Our time in Peru is going to end shortly, and as most of you probably know, one of our final things we did here was visit Machu Picchu. We started the day with a 3:45 wake up call and then a dark walk to our train that departed at 5......Read More

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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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From Peru to you

Joe, Participant

Hi Everyone, We just finished the student led aspect of the course through a trek called Lares.  We separated the group into teams of four to prepare meals.  A rotation was made between breakfast lunch and dinner, and after we found all the food......Read More

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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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The Lares Trek

Luca Goldig, Participant

Hello Yak Board, I will be yakking about my personal experience on the lares trek. Our first day was a nice trek in the sun. Along the way we met a lady who showed us an incredible variety of potatoes and other vegetables that she cultivated. We......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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Trekking from Lares to the Sacred Valley!

Ben Daley, Instructor

Morning everyone! We are packing up our tents at the thermal baths in Lares, and the students are ready to lead the way to Huaran! Yesterday, we started the “expedition phase” of the course, which means the students have been taking more......Read More

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Peruvian lifestyle

Tommy Sciulli, Participant

Trek #1 is now in the books, I have learned alot about the peruvian culture and their life style over the past 5 day Trek to Nacion Q’eros. We all got to experience many ceremonies dedicated to Pachamama, which included sacrificing an Alpaca......Read More

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The Beautiful Game

Luca Goldig, Participant

Greetings Yakkers, I will be Yakking about a wonderful day that we spent in Qocha Marka, during our trek that we have just finished. We woke up in Qocha Marka and took part in a beautiful ceremony encircled by the Andes. Once the Alpaca was killed,......Read More

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First Trek…Check

Owen Jones, Participant

Greetings from Cusco, Owen speaking. We just got back from our first trek in Nacion Quaros, and the only word to describe is breathtaking (both figuretively and literally). The first day was a nice, easy three hour trek to our first community, Hapu.......Read More

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Update from Q’eros excursion!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear family and friends, We have been receiving regular updates from the team, and all is well on their 5-day excursion in the mystical Nación Q’eros territory.  Two days ago, the group participated in a traditional Pachamanka ceremony,......Read More

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Moving on to Nacion Queros

Ben Daley, Instructor

Hi everyone! After four days under the glaciated peaks of the Cordillera Vilcanota, we are ready to move higher! The students have been living with homestay families here in Ocongate, peeling potatoes, learning traditional textile methods, and......Read More

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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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Joe’s homestay

Joe Kuhl, Participant

We arrived to the Andes early in the morning, and we walked into the town.  Later that day, we met our Homestay families, and saw where they lived.  Sophia and I met the other student’s homestays, then drove across town to meet ours.  We got......Read More

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Homestay

Julia Dase, Participant

It is lunch and we are all sitting on tiny stools in a cavernous room with dirt floors. They pass around bowls of soup handing us spoons. They talk to each other, and every once in awhile they ask us questions about were we live. The conversation......Read More

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Homestay Update!!!

Anso and Teva, Participant

Hello family and friends from the beautiful town of Ocongate, We took a night bus from Puerto Maldonado and arrived here Saturday, at 4:30 in the morning. Walking off of the bus, we were all a bit shocked. In Puerto Maldonado, it was warm and......Read More

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The magic of the amazon

Julia Dase, Participant

When walking through the Amazonian rain forest, everything stands out. The trees: strong, powerful, parental figures giving shade so their little ones can grow. They stretch far up and away, giving a view only accessible to few. The buttress roots......Read More