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Photo Dump!

Danielle Mullings, Participant

We recently completed our trek in the Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu – Choquequirao. Here are some scenes from the trek through breath taking jungle terrain. Enjoy!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Zigs and Zags

Michela, Participant

When your day starts at 4:30 in the morning and you are on hour 8 of a 12 hour day, with still 4 hours of uphill to go, there is very little holding your mind back from completely unhinging and your body reverting to exclusively mechanical......Read More

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Broken Boardwalks

Nicole Jehl, Participant

Yak of the Week

In the U.S. (and other mega-developed, mega-polluter countries), we live separate from our impact and our ecological footprint. We throw away our waste, old fashions, leftover foods, and clutter we bought but never needed without thinking of where......Read More

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Moving on to Transference

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Hi family and friends, We have now arrived in Bira, in South Sulawesi to start transference. We have said our bittersweet goodbyes to our homestay families in Sampela, and are now ready to enter a peaceful and reflective space for the next few days.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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birth and death – the essential components...

Vivian Piasecki, Participant

Our guru from Namo Buddha, Tashila, talked a great deal about life and death. The book I bought about dreams from the wisdom book shop taught me about what it means to dream of death and departed loved ones who visit you in those moments. The memoir......Read More

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Fauna Forever

Group C, Instructor

Greetings from the rainforest! We’re in the jungle outside of the town of Puerto Maldonado working with a research group called Fauna Forever. We’ve already learned so much about the local plant and animal wildlife. Here are a couple photos from......Read More

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Happy at X-Phase

I-Team, Instructor

We are three days into x-phase and our group is feeling so full of happiness. The past two days have been spent hiking through the hills and up the terraces outside of Pokhara. We have spent hours basking in the river and lying in the grass;......Read More

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Machhapuchhre

Mario, Participant

Picture of the Week

This Mountain speaks through cold, sharp breezes. This Mountain out shines Annapurna South directly to its west. This Mountain is held sacred. This Mountain looks down on me.

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Patan Time

Jaime, Participant

Happy 2076!! If many of you are confused that is completely understandable! This past Sunday was Nepali New Year. It’s the most celebrated holiday on the Nepali calendar and one that is full of fascinating cultural and historical implications.......Read More

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Que Mundo Maravilloso

Lila Singh, Participant

Yak of the Week

“The colors of the rainbow / So pretty in the sky / Are also on the faces / Of people going by” -Louis Armstrong For the past three weeks, I’ve had the privilege of painting in Cochabamba with Mario Rolando Vargas Cuellar. Mario, amongst other......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Familiarity in the Unfamiliar

Sage Block, Participant

When visiting another country, often one of the sole goals is to take in what is new around you, what is foreign. Yet, my first month or so in Bolivia, I found myself struck again and again, not by the differences, but by the similarities to my own......Read More