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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Lice of the Party

Nellie, Olivia, and Lae, Participant

As Dragons students we often do things a little differently than most, whether that means taking a two-hour tuk tuk instead of an air-conditioned van or simply bringing home a souvenir with a little more life to it than a snow globe or a t-shirt.......Read More

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Elephant Cave

Mikey, Eleanor and Ben, Participant

In the tired travel town of Thakhek, three students looked for something, anything, to do. They wandered the streets, incapable of finding anything but overpriced ice cream and two lethargic temples. In the central square, signs pointed in all......Read More

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Mekong Rap

Mikey, Participant

We were all hurting on the trek to Yubeng I’ll fund a thousand revolutions by the end of this song Destroying nations like the CIA did to the Hmong We’ll be out of this country right after Jinghong Even though we all just want to stay in Dali......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Team settling into homestay & Communication...

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that the team left Vientiane yesterday (21 Oct) and are now safe in our rural Laos homestay on the island of Baan Don Dohn, that is situated near Thaket in Southern Laos. While there is phone service in the......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Pushing On

Ben, Participant

Here we were, sitting on some rocks in the small cave near Vang Vieng, and a thought occurred to me – how did I get here? How did I go from my nice cushy life in Suburban America to being in a small pool of water in rural Central Laos? Let’s......Read More