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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

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Hello X-Phase!

Caroline Strom, Participant

Hello Mekong Yak friends! Over the next week we will continuing our X-Phase journey! For those who don’t know about X-Phase, X-Phase is a time during our Dragons journey where the student group gets to decide and execute our itinerary. Below......Read More

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Caves and Boats

Sawyer Stone, Participant

We set out on our X-Phase adventure so I wanted to share our first days activities! We started our first day in an “Ecolodge” and walked to Tham Kong Lor a 7.5km cave under a mountain. After the walk our adventure began with life jackets......Read More

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The Rooster

Tomas, Participant

Cuck-a-doodle doo squawks the rooster in the early morning announcing its presence to the world along with that of the rising sun. It proceeds by checking its surroundings in quick sudden rotations of the neck. Once ensuring no threats lie hidden in......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

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What is a pencil?

Fernanda Zorrilla, Participant

Yak of the Week

For a short period of time I worked as an assistant teacher in a Montessori school, the same school that I went to as a child. I was working with kindergarten kids, children from four to six years old. Everyday was a little adventure, somehow they......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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The Past & The Present

Noah, Participant

I look out the window of my homestay house to see a dog lazily lying on an ox cart asleep. The sun is starting to set so he has perfectly positioned himself be to within a light beam created by a tree, warming himself with the rays. The sound of......Read More

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Sometimes I Wake Up

Maia, Participant

Yak of the Week

Sometimes, I wake up and I’m on an island in the Mekong River. The night before, I saw a shooting star for the first time, And fell in love with a glittering Thai sky. Sometimes, I wake up and I’m lying under a mosquito net, A film of......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

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Privilege

Asa, Participant

In many ways, life in both our Cambodian and Lao homestays has seemed like a paradise. Everyday day after lunch we take naps with our homestay families. We spend our evenings swimming by the beach , or playing volleyball with the community.......Read More