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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Ciao4now

Elly & Vincent, Instructor

Hello dear family and friends!!! And with that they are off! It’s always so bittersweet… these goodbyes for now. But we are very excited that y’all will be seeing your loved ones soon! The group flight is in the air! Thank you to the......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Goodbye

Daniela, Participant

I write this the day everyone but me leaves for the airport to go home. I haven’t slept for two days, am waking up at 5 tomorrow morning to get to my flight and would not give up bringing my group to the airport at 11 tonight for anything. We......Read More

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Montañas que Escalamos

Elly, Instructor

Yak of the Week

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no......Read More

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Our time in the Amazon

Irene Platarrueda, Instructor

Hola!!! We had an amazing time in the Amazon. Here are some pictures of our time in Río Beni with our guides Ramón, Julio and Martín, who showed us some beautiful waterfalls, awesome cacao, plantains and delicious fruit. We also spent some time......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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NEWS

Leila, Participant

FRIENDS! FAMILIES! OTHER AVID YAK BOARD READERS! (Yes, you!) I have NEWS. Andes and Amazon, Group B, has just completed its last trek through the gorgeous Andes mountains. We are all happy, safe, and settled in La Paz–even if some of us got......Read More

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Sorata TREK – X-PHASE

I team, Participant

X-pedition phase started yesterday ! This means that the students group will lead  this portion of the trip. The students group have been working hard to create an itinerary that allowed them to explore, learn, challenge themselves and enjoy......Read More

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Cumpleaños³

Elly & Daniela, Participant

With cake still in the fridge we send you all photos from our celebratory birthday dinner for Henry, Hamzah y Erick. The sun set beautifully on the hills and the distance, pop music and laughter  filled the air as we gathered surrounded by balloons......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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23 Days

Ruby, Participant

There are 23 days left of this course. Yesterday our group had some free solo time in the city of Sucre to reflect and take care of ourselves. It was a super goregous day and from where I sat with my journal I could see the whole city, the......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Veintidos Días Más

Andrew, Participant

Days are winding down on our three month long expedition. Here in Sucre, we all had a free day to reflect upon this fact. For me, the experience has far exceeded my expectations and goals to say the least. The current X-phase planning process is a......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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X-Phase Itinerary

Jane and Lydia, Participant

Hola amigos, Over the past week and a half we have been working hard to plan our upcoming X-Phase. Here is our tentative itinerary: April 10th: Night in La Paz, trek prep and day of rest. April 11th: Leave early and arrive in Sorata midday where we......Read More

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Fun in Sucre

Lydia and Jane, Participant

Hello everyone!! Wednesday night we left Potosi and boarded a bus to Sucre, the colonial capital of Bolivia. We are staying in a lovely hostel close to the city center. So far we have taken a walking tour of the city with Condor Trekkers, done a lot......Read More

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Itinerary Updates

elly, Instructor

Hello dear family and friends! Greetings from Sucre where the sun is shining and we are settling into a city that offers a lot of history and new perspectives to our travels in Bolivia. We have processed a lot of moving pieces in our group these......Read More

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The Devil’s Miner

Sara Khorshidi, Participant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZlpBQh_0jc Today, we had the honor of meeting Basilio Vargas, the man who starred in this documentary 14 years ago called La Mina del Diablo (The Devil’s Miner), which we watched last night.  La Mina del......Read More

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Potosí

Andrew, Participant

Our Journey continues in Bolivia as we arrived in Potosi, a historical landmark in the development of South America. We landed on Dia de Potosi and found ourselves immersed in parades and music around the central plaza. Founded on April 1st, 1545,......Read More