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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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The Group Flight Has Landed!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Boliviana OB Flight #762 landed one hour late at 2:59pm EST. By now, many students have made 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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The Group Flight Has Landed!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Avianca flight #962 arrived at 3:43pm EST. By now, many students are making their way through customs and 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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Homeward Bound

Los Insstructores, Instructor

Buenos días. Our Andes and Amazon Group A adventure has come to an end. This morning Sierra and Bryn boarded a plane from Cusco to Lima and then on to Miami. The rest of our group is staying on in Cusco for varying times. It has been an incredible......Read More

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A Commencement Speech

Lucy, Participant

To my group during transference: I would like to dwell for a moment on where you are. You have been traveling for nearly three months in two countries. You have slept in fifteen hostels and countless different beds, nine campsites, five night buses,......Read More

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Dragoncitos

Maddy Cooper, Participant

Yak of the Week

Where There Be Dragons—or Dragoncitos (little dragons in Spanish) as Randall likes to say—pays homage to ancient Chinese map makers who would draw dragons on the edges of maps for places they hadn’t yet explored. The wild, unknown, unconquered......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

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Back together in cusco

The instructors, Participant

We are officially all back together in Cusco, safe and happy and tired and overwhelmed by the beauty of the last 3 days on trek. Here’s a few snaps from the Lares trek (hot spring soak, not captured)....Read More

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Group A off on Lares Trek

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, The group has just started off on the Lares Trek today. This is a shorter trek of just three days but it will take them into the high Andes past spectacular peaks. The group will finish the trek on the 24th and travel to......Read More

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Ausangate

Lucy, Participant

Each morning during our trek in Ausangate we started the day with the same ritual. Our guide, Miguel Inti, would pour agua florida on our hands (which needed to be bare, a challenge for the group members who had smartly bought dishwashing gloves in......Read More

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A Charangero

Ezra and Luca, Participant

Yak of the Week

As we write this, we’re listening to the discordant harmony of sounds descending from the heart of the Pariamanu Amazon. The calls of unseen birds and unrecognizable insects fill the air and echo reminders of the past two months filled with the......Read More

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Boca Pariamanu

Sierra and Henry, Dragons Admin

It’s day two here of our incredible stay in the Boca Pariamanu community. The Peruvian rainforest has so far proven to be a warm and welcoming place. In two short days, we have learned and seen so many new things. How lucky are we to have the......Read More

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Internet Cafe

Sierra and Sam, Participant

Update from Sierra and Sam! We´re about to go to the Amazon. Right now we´re in an internet cafe getting lots of new music on an mp3 player because we are music deprived. But we´re super excited to go to the jungle 😀 Being in an internet cafe......Read More

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Transition to the Amazon

The Instructors, Participant

Hi friends and family, We have had quite the adventure this last week trekking in Ausangate. Despite the rain, hail, and snow we experienced on the trail – we had an incredible time being among the sacred mountains and lakes in this region. We......Read More