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The Group Flight Has Landed!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Qatar Airways Flight #703 has landed on time. By now students are making their way through customs and are on their way to their home airports. We wish them the safest of travels and a happy reunion with loved ones at home!...Read More

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Good Bye for Now…

Instructors, Instructor

The students have made safely through security with the group at the Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu. These Babus will be boarding their first flight home very soon! Thanks for lending us your loving children– many stories await you upon their......Read More

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An update from student x-phase!

Instructors, Instructor

Our group is out on a trek along the Tamang Heritage Trail for our final student expedition phase, and the group has been doing well! Today, we are ascending the highest point of our trek which is 2900m place called Nagathali. Here’s a group......Read More

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In Case You’re Worried That We Don’t...

Eyal, Participant

Being the family member of a dragon, a friend of one, or someone who mistook Yak Board for a boardgame to get your kid off the iPad, you may be wondering if between all of these treks and travels we’re getting enough food in our systems. The......Read More

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Consume or be Consumed

Matt, Participant

My time in Patan showed me all consumerism has to offer. Walking down any street I saw at least 2 snack shops and art stores selling sculpted metal, stone or paintings. The first few days were a wild ride of exploring shops and practicing my......Read More

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Some thoughts leaving Patan

gracie, Participant

This past Wednesday night, one of our last here in the chaotic yet captivating city of Patan, we boarded a local bus to see the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. The Pashupati Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is the largest temple in Nepal.......Read More

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Patan

Noah, Participant

It’s hard to believe that today is our last full day in Patan, I didn’t know it was possible to become so attached to a place this fast. There is a countless list of things I am going to miss from this great city, starting with the......Read More

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Tuk Tuk Time

Max, Participant

I could give many different answers if asked my favorite part of this Patan homestay, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was my morning Tuk Tuk ride. For the past two weeks, I’ve stepped out of my alley and hailed a Tuk Tuk to......Read More

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PATIENCE

Asa, Participant

Patience is a virtue, we are all told when we are young, but we scarcely have the need to practice. In a society strictly regimented by time, with minimal uncertainty, and information constantly available in your pocket there is never a need to......Read More

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Reflecting on community

Phaedra, Participant

Since coming to Nepal, I’ve been thinking a lot about what community means and the different forms it takes. Before boarding the plane to Kathmandu I started to consider all the new ideas I would become exposed to and just how drastically my......Read More

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The Orphanage Crisis

Maya, Participant

Today we had Claire didi (author of Learning Service: The Essential Guide to Volunteering Abroad) come back in to talk to us about orphanages in Nepal as a form of child trafficking. We were difficulty tasked with acting in certain roles and tried......Read More

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Talking Trash

Alexandra, Participant

While walking through the various streets of Nepal, it is not uncommon to witness heaps of trash ablaze on the side of the road or stray dogs rummaging through a family’s leftover dinner.  At first, these sights shocked me, as I am accustomed to......Read More

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When In Patan

Eugenia, Participant

When first tasked with the responsibility of writing a Yak for the third time–this time, not in the mountains, not in the farmlands, but in the bustling city of Patan–I found myself at a loss for words. This, I realize, can be attributed......Read More

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i love tea!!!!!!

DIANA, Participant

it sweet, its warm, but it also forces you to slow down. its an excuse to linger much longer than appropriate in a cozy place, its a gesture of kindness, a thing to bring people closer. in nepal, every time i have visited someone’s home,......Read More

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A Funny Lil Thing Called Figuring Life Out

Genevieve, Participant

Yak of the Week

It was probably only our third day in Nepal, though I already felt worlds away from the life in California I’d just peeled myself away from. Sitting in the classroom of the Nagarkot farmhouse with my new family, my sangha, for the next three......Read More