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Yak Number Ek

Clare Brady, Participant

Our guest house for orientation sits on a steep hill in Bhaktapur, a district outside Kathmandu.  Snow capped mountain peaks overlook the array of colorful houses and stacked rice fields (when it’s not clouded by fog). Here we’ve been......Read More

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Monkey Business

Guinevere, Participant

I saw a monkey. Earlier in the week, one of my peers shared his tail 😉 of spotting a monkey. I was in awe. A monkey, unencumbered by the bars and shackles usually keeping monkeys from the trees and forests in the states, I had to see it. Days......Read More

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Music

Harry Gregorie, Participant

Above coffee and family, I miss music more than anything else. Thankfully, along with the constant comforting noises of nature are the melodies of my guy, Mario. Hopefully, throughout the trip, my thirst for music will be satiated by my surroundings......Read More

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Senses

Frances McMillan, Participant

I immediately smelled spices and incense as we exited the Bhaktapur Guest House and made our way to a temple. I noticed bundles of straw tied with ribbon and strings of flowers decorating a few of the houses we passed. A woman on her porch holding a......Read More

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First Impressions

Melanie Leider, Participant

It still has not hit me that Nepal is real, and I’m not sure it ever will. I feel like I am living in a dream world. I could not believe my eyes as I looked out the plane window: the colors overwhelmed me, and I felt the vibrant tones enliven......Read More

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walking to the temple

Vivian Zofia, Participant

with every step my body is warming against the cool mountainous air sounds of the busy street below – still present – fades away with our ascent every face I  meet shines with a childlike joy smiles that meet the eyes  ...Read More

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i love milk tea

savannah, Participant

Uncountable cups of milk tea. four days in and I cant get enough! I’m pretty sure the group agrees as well. As I am writing this I am next to a cat, I have named Tea tree while drinking my third cup of delicious milk tea. Bout to have my forth......Read More

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Students have arrived!

Instructors, Instructor

Hello from Nepal! The students are here! After a very rainy morning, the sun came out just in time to greet them. 🙂 We are on our way to Bhaktapur, where we will be for 6 days doing our orientation. More updates to come, but for now, we’re so......Read More

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Nepal Group A is Ready for Take Off!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Nepal Group A is at their departure gate at JFK and ready to board their first flight to Doha! Friends & family members, please look out for a yak post from the instructor team once the students arrive safely in Kathmandu the morning of February......Read More

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Hi

Savannah Nadler, Participant

Hello, My name is Savannah Nadler from Park City, Utah. Choosing this trip was very easy for me, Nepal has always been at the top of my bucket list because of its beauty, culture and spiritual attributes.  Two summers ago I took a trip to Peru to......Read More

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Hey everyone

Mario Salazar, Participant

Hey guys, My name is Mario Salazar. I’m from Dallas, TX. I love to play the guitar, hike, and mountain bike. I am currently on a gap year and going to Whitman college in the Fall. I plan on studying Environmental Science and Music. I am......Read More

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We’re waiting for you!

Instructors, Instructor

Dearest students, Here the three of us are, smiling and getting so excited for the twelve of you to join us so we can finally complete our little family! We are at a beautiful little spot in Nagarkot, a few hours outside Kathmandu at our own......Read More

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hey

Inga, Participant

Hey friends My name is Inga and I’m excited to see you all soon! I’m Chinese-Norwegian and currently living in Tokyo. I’ve had a pretty international upbringing due to my dad’s work, living  Beijing, Milan, Oslo, Istanbul,......Read More

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Departure Day Details & Reminders

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Student Introduction

Vivian Piasecki, Participant

Hi Everyone! My name is Vivian Zofia and I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m 18 years old and am taking a gap year from school right now. I was drawn to the Nepal trip mainly because of the comparative religion aspect as I am a firm......Read More

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Hey All!

Guinevere Pandolfi, Participant

Hey all! My name is Guinevere, but you can call me Guin and I am from Chicago. As the day of departure grows from weeks to days, I cannot help but grow more excited for the experiences we’ll have in Nepal. I chose this Dragon’s program because I......Read More