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Plantas Medicinales y Ceramicas

Anna, Participant

Hello freinds and family, I am currently writing from an internet cafe in El Alto. We are certainly feeling the altitude and I´m having some nostalgia for brisk New England winters as its a bit chilly over here. We recently finished our Individual......Read More

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Goodbye, Tiquipaya!

Jac Kovarik, Instructor

Today was our last day in Tiquipaya, and we hosted a fiesta despedida (good bye party) for our lovely homestay family and friends in Tiqui. The students presented what they have learned and created over the past 10 days during their Independent......Read More

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vegetarianism and homestay

natacha, Participant

I´ve had a hard time trying to become a vegetarian the last four months. At first it was entirely for an ecological purpose. Even if I always had affection for many kind of animals like cats or for the marine animals thanks to all the awareness......Read More

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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Tiquipaya Homestay Snapshot

Sophie, Participant

On Sunday, I spent my whole day with my host family. I had time to wash all my laundry in buckets and my host brother, Alfredo, was home from his military enlistment to watch novelas at dinner, all is good in la casa de Doña Pilar. My favorite part......Read More

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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Indigenous Groups in Boliva!

Drew Katigbak, Participant

It was around 10pm when my homestay sister and I started talking. We sat across from each other at the kitchen table eating the vanilla cake she made. I started to ask her about the indigenous groups in Bolivia, since my homestay mom speaks a......Read More

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Homestay Family

Grace Levey, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hi! I am reporting live from Cochabamba, where I was able to spend my day exploring the big city.  But this post is not about Cochabamba.  Rather it is about a place called Tiquipaya and the wonderful people I have waiting for me there – my......Read More

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Hola from Tiquipaya!

Jacquelyn Kovarik, Instructor

Hola desde la llaqta! (Hello from the pueblo!) After our beautiful and rewarding trek in Los Frailes outside of Sucre, team Bolivia has settled into a peaceful routine in Tiquipaya! We arrived on Saturday and students were eager to meet their......Read More

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hellooooo

anna, Participant

hello friends and family, we are currently in our homestays near a small town called tiquipaya. also, i apologize in advance for the lack of proper grammar and punctuation ive yet to figure out the workings of a bolivian keyboard. our most recent......Read More

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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Homestays in Tiquipaya

Jacob, Participant

Hi families, On Saturday we arrived in Tiquipaya on an overnight bus from Sucre and settled into our homestays where we will stay for 10 days. Three of us are staying close together just a short ride from the Dragons House. There are two other......Read More

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Pachamama

Megan, Participant

This Sunday, I had no idea what I would see and feel as I climbed into the back of a Jeep station wagon straight out of 1977 with my homestay parents. They told me we were going to wash blankets, and I wasn´t sure what that entailed, but in my mind......Read More

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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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what trekking means to me

Penelope, Participant

I often get so caught up in my own insecurities that I fail to see what my body can do for me. Trekking shows me how capable I am-  I can traverse whole mountain ranges and scale rock faces. As well as showing me my own strength, trekking teaches......Read More

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We’re Back From Trek!

David Haffeman, Instructor

Hello Everyone! This afternoon we arrived back in Sucre after our trek. We travelled through a spectacular mountain range called the Cordillera los Frailes. The Frailes is a colorful and rugged range replete with ancient cave paintings, well......Read More

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Heading out on trek!

The Instructors, Instructor

Hola Familia y Amigos, Today was a busy day running around the city of Sucre, picking up last minute items and buying food from local markets for our upcoming trek. We just met with our guides from Condor Trekkers to learn more about the route we......Read More

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Nuestra aventura en sucre

Drew, Megan, Jacob, Participant

Hola! We just did our orientation, we are all alive and healthy! Now, we are in Sucre doing a scavenger hunt to get to know the city. We learned how to use a public phone and computer at an internet cafe, bought chocolate, and met the friendly......Read More