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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

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Happy Things 2.0!

Molly, Participant

Greetings, loved ones! As promised, I’m returning to the Yak Board with a second list of things that make me smile in Bolivia. Our group has enjoyed a variety of fun (and often challenging) moments over the past two weeks in Sucre, Potosí, La......Read More

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Guac and Grind

Sophie, Participant

HEYYYY FAMS!!! Sophie A. Iglar here:) So as I’m sure most of you know from messages from your students, the itinerary, and various other yak posts, my fellow Dragons and I just did a 6-day trek in the Cordillera Real, overlooking the mountain......Read More

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All Is Well On Illampu Trek

Dave Haffeman, Instructor

Hello Family and Friends, I’m pleased to report all is well on the trek. I have been receiving daily updates from the instructors from our satellite device. We keep messages short but they say everyone has been having a great time so far. Here......Read More

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Below the Surface

Mahesh, Participant

Before diving into our controversial subterranean adventure, we need some context. La Paz is alive, Cochabamba is thirsty, Sucre is dreaming, the Amazon is on fire and Potosi is…gritty. From the work ethic of its people to its rugged streets......Read More

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Leaving the Cities for the Apus!

The instructors, Instructor

We’re on the move again! We’ve been up to a lot lately… Everything we do together has a learning goal, and this particular group of students has been excellent at constantly challenging each other and us instructors academically,......Read More

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SUPERmercado

Bridget, Participant

Scattered through the dimly lit warehouse are the things we seek: carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, and onions. Bags in hand, we know what must be done. Two girls. Two bags. Two hundred Bolivianos. One mission. Jillian and I scan up and down the ramps......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Subway (Trufi) Surfing

Max, Participant

I am currently writing this post in my notebook while in a Trufi (basically the car version of a New York City subway) on the the way to my final ISP cooking class before we leave to Sucre tonight. It is strange how in just under two weeks a place......Read More

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On the Move Again

The Instructors , Instructor

Hi all! After a couple of relaxing weeks here in Tiquipaya, our group is once again in travel mode. While it is certainly hard to leave our amazing host families, Spanish teachers, Independent study project mentors, and the beautiful Cochabamba......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Happy Things!

Molly, Participant

Good morning fans! Instead of writing some inspiring prose for y’all, I’ve decided to take the lazy Yak route and share some things that make me smile in Bolivia. Mom – I hope this satisfies your craving for an image of my life......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Feeling at home in Tiquipaya

Jilian, Participant

It’s only my third day with my host family and I already feel at home. Here in Cochabamba, I have an older sister, an older brother, a younger sister, a younger brother, and two parents. My host dad and older siblings work for most of the day......Read More

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Transitions

Cat, Participant

We trekked through the Amboro National Park during this past weekend. From there w took a bus from Buena Vista, Santa Cruz to Cochabamba. We arrived on Monday to our extended homestay location, Tiquipaya.  Since then we have all been settling into......Read More

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Orientation in Samaipata

Judah, Participant

After two long plane flights and a “trufi” (van taxi) ride, my fellow students and I arrived at a beautiful and idyllic eco hotel in the town of Samaipata, Bolivia. Perched on a hill above a bustling town famous for the nearby......Read More