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The road and a traveller

Tsering, Instructor

Hey there traveller What is your path searching for ? Where is home? -moving forward, searching toward a path that leads answers to a clue. With every step you move forward Yet you look backward Each city each town Giving you a clue Questions many,......Read More

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Transitions

The Instructos, Participant

It’s hard to believe that there is just one week left. Almost three months of learning, laughing, and traveling together – and now we slow down to reflect on all we have done. We had the amazing opportunity to visit Machu Picchu (after a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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A Pricey Tea

Alex Billingsley, Participant

One sunny afternoon, I was walking down the busy streets when I happened upon a delightful tea house. Being half tea house, half bookstore, the place seemed tailor made for my interests. I spent a few minutes perusing the shelves when I turned to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Walking to School

Alex Billingsley, Participant

Yesterday, I woke up to the sunrise. It was strange to be up so early, but in a flurry, I was ready and out of the house in less than twenty minutes. I stepped out of the apartment, walked down 15 flights of stairs, and out onto the streets of my......Read More

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Second x phase in Lumbini

Instructor, Instructor

Dear families and friends, From mountains of Balamchaur to the plains of Terai, Him C has arrived at the sacred birth place of Lord Buddha in Lumbini! After a long bus ride and an amazing thanks giving meal yesterday, we have settled into our stop......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Observations

Miles Bader, Participant

So as I’ve traveled, I’ve kept track of just a few of the more interesting observations and interactions that I’ve experienced, primarily, those that seemed to indicate aspects of culture that stand out. Here are a few favorites: 1 | ENGLISH......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