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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Look in a Mirror

Maia Zelkha, Participant

Look in a mirror. Look into a face that has been kissed, by a mother or a lover, and trace its invisible heat map with your eyes. How many times have tears rolled down, or fingers brushed your cheekbones, or has food dribbled on your chin? Now think......Read More

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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Journey vs Destination

Alyssa, Participant

Yak of the Week

As Jeff and I hiked up the Kuang Si waterfall, we discussed a yak I was working on: journey vs destination. I told him how my homestay families in both Camodia and Laos had several family members that work very far away (such as in Bangkok or in......Read More

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Cave Adventures

Maia Zelkha, Participant

I can’t stop thinking about the caves we’ve been exploring in Laos. I am obsessed with caves. Here are three descriptions of some caves we explored a week ago when we were in Vang Vieng. I. This first cave started with crouching through......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

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Arrival to Luang Prabang!

Caroline Strom, Participant

Hello! We have all just arrived to Luang Prabang after a scenic bus ride from Vang Vieng. We will be here exploring the city until April 3rd! We are staying alongside the Mekong and are going to the night market for dinner. We are looking forward to......Read More

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Laos

Maia Zelkha, Participant

Coconut black bean ice cream and crying on buses. Little girls sticking cicada shells on their smooth faces. Warm sticky rice and lips burning from spicy papaya salad. Sweat that drips down my torso. Amy Winehouse songs, slow motion dance parties of......Read More

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A Little Bit of Heaven

Sydney Nadler, Participant

I wish I could show you the light where the sun comes shining through, this little piece of heaven reminds me of you. Rocks that look like rugged clouds lay upon the turquoise water, I wish I could share this little piece of heaven, where all your......Read More