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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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Thank you family and friends

Jhasmany, Instructor

Dear families and friends, We are right now at the Isla del Sol, the mythical birthplace of the sun in Bolivia. We are using these last four days to reflect in our experience during this semester. We are using the three core values of Dragons to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Yaks

Peter, Participant

Wow. What a run it has been. I cannot believe its been almost three months since we first arrived in the Cochobamba airport. We have had such amazing experiences and have done things that I would never have imagined that I would ever do in my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Race to Cusco

Abigail, Participant

On the morning of Wednesday the 24th in a town called Yanama, alarms went off around the campsite at 5 am. In my tent, the celebrating began immediately as we remembered that there was no trekking that day. We had finished one of our hardest treks......Read More

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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

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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X Phase!

Maayan and Teagan, Participant

X Phase has finally arrived! We will be out of contact for the next 6 days, so while we are off the grid, here is an itinerary of what we will be doing. Day 0 – April 17th Drive all day to Abancay and meet our guide Edson. Then together with......Read More

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Solo Sondondo, Valle of Thoughts

Danielle Mullings, Participant

Our hour long solo walk through the Valle of Sondondo was an awakening experience for my brain. As I told our guide Miguel, ¨¡Yo no puedo creer mis ojos en estes lugares!¨ (A phrase I picked up from watching Spongebob with my fellow Dragones)......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Mind & Body

Allyson, Participant

Yak of the Week

I´ve always been a kind of idealist. Daydreamer, romantic, nose always buried in a book. My mom would say it´s my artistic nature. My friends would say it´s because I´m a Pisces. Myers-Briggs says it´s an INFP thing. Most of the time, I believe......Read More

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The magic of Sondondo

Jhasmany, Instructor

Dear friends and families, We are in our second of three days in Ayacucho. We have been trekking in the valley of Sondondo for the past six days. The experiences in this part of Peru have been totally breathtaking. We saw so many beautiful......Read More

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Quinua

Lotus, Participant

We spent time in a town named Quinua today, it is where quinoa origionated but we didnt eat any quinoa- it sold out in the morning. We went to a beautiful museum that displayed pottery and saw a school that teaches pottery to kids and students. Here......Read More

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Valle Sondondo Photo Dump!

Abigail, Participant

Our most recent trek spent in Valle Sondondo Peru, was full of vicuñas, beautiful sunny days, and so much learning from our guide Miguel.  We went to a vicuña reserve and learned about the most expensive wool in the world. We went to a condor......Read More