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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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The group flight has landed!

Miriam, Dragons Admin

We heard from the student leader early this morning who reported that the group flight had landed safely. By now, many students 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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These Legs Are Made For Walking

Bridget, Participant

Crackling knees and rolled ankles. That is a description of my body during trek and possibly the name of our Acapella group’s first album. Please comment other album name suggestions down below! To preface this post, it is important to know......Read More

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Team Dragons @Machu Picchu Mountain

Sophie A. Iglar, Participant

*imagine my sports caster announcer voice coming over the radio* GOOD AFTERNOON, ladies, gentlemen and yak fans everywhere! We are back. It’s the bottom of the 9th here at beautiful Machu Picchu field and the visiting team, the Dragons, are up......Read More

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X-Phase Trek Log

Judah, Participant

Yak of the Week

Choquekiraw – Machu Picchu X-Phase Trek Log1 Day 1              11/22/19          Partly cloudy with rain in the distance Ate lunch at a small hostel overlooking Apurima2 valley.  Hiked up to a stunning mirador with views of......Read More

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Photos from the Choquequirao Trek

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, I’ve received word from the group that all is well on the Choquequirao trek! There has been limited service but I received these photos over the last few days. This trek has taken them past stunning snow capped peaks,......Read More

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¡Papas!

Bridget, Participant

Nacion Q’eros Sample Menu Breakfast: Potato soup (ingredients-peeled and sliced potatoes, water, noodles, rice, maybe a peeled and sliced carrot) with a side of boiled potatoes Lunch: Boiled potatoes (don’t forget to peel them!) Dinner:......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Nación Q’eros initiation ceremony

Reid, Participant

After arriving to Ocangate and promptly chowing a chile relleno, our group made the walk to Sewar’s house with Miguelinti. Before entering Nación Q’eros (the territory in the Andes in which the direct descendents of the Incas live) we......Read More

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The Story of Nacion Q’eros

Sophie A. Iglar, Participant

“Nacion Q’eros” One girl’s story about 10 travelers’ time spent in the mountains with the last remaining descendants of the Inca Empire. Written by: Sophie A. Iglar Published by: Yak Shack Inc., Cusco, Peru–......Read More