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Homestay Reflections

Hannah Sachs, Instructor

Sinleh Homestay Reflections… I write to you on a winding bus ride somewhere between Kalaw and Nyaung Shwe. We are passing countless terraced rice paddies, water buffalo, and garlic farmers going about their daily routines. The past four......Read More

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Photos from the Homestay #1

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

The team are wrapping up their time in Sinlea tomorrow (Friday). They have had very limited cell service but they were able to send me some pictures today. As you can see: Hannah celebrated her birthday, the team have been helping with the garlic......Read More

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Trekking and Homestay: Going Offline

Hannah Sachs, Instructor

Dear loved ones, Hello! I write to you from the gorgeous Kalaw hillside. We have just completed our mid-course reflections. Tomorrow (July 16) we embark on our trek from Kalaw to Sinleh. Situated in the hills of Shan State, we will stay in this Danu......Read More

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Our stay at Swe Nadi monastery

Oscar Rigo, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear family and loved ones, Through July 11 to the 14, we stayed at the Shwe Nadi, where we experienced our first learning service. During our stay, the team was given the choice to part take in three activities, planting bamboo trees, adobe brick......Read More

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‘Two cheers for local culture’

Charles Ji, Participant

Yak of the Week

(To Li Li) Dear Outside World, We the Dragons, on the last night at Bagan, came to write to you about our exciting adventure. This one-week experience is understood by many of us as unparalleled. Magnificent pagodas as the epitome of the 11th......Read More

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Why travel to Myanmar?

Hannah Sachs (Instructor), Instructor

Yak of the Week

Today’s classroom: The ancient, marvelous pagodas of Old Bagan. I consider it a rare and treasured opportunity to work as an instructor this summer and am humbled you are trusting me with your loved ones on this adventure. It’s the path less......Read More

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More Bagan

Cade Irwin, Participant

To make use of the sunny day in Bagan, we biked around the pagodas of the old city and also had a crash course lesson in Buddhism from Greg while inside one of the ancient temples....Read More

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First day in Bagan!

Cade Irwin, Participant

Hello parents and loved ones, Today we started off our morning with a filling breakfast. We then had a conversation with Hannah’s friend Linn about the history of Old Bagan. Our friend then taught us a few of the 18 different uses for our......Read More

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First Day in Bagan

Alice Rose Lelyveld, Participant

Hello all, The past two days have been hectic. Yesterday, we met with two guest speakers. The first one was Cheery Zahau, she is an activist for men and women of Chin State. She spoke of the hardships the government imposes on the people. Later that......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Myanmar

Myanmar: Visions of Democracy

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Arrival in Yangon

Hannah Kiely, Instructor

Today we left the comfort of our guest house in Bago for the excitement and bustle in Yangon. After a two hour bus ride on a surprisingly fancy bus that nobody was expecting, we arrived at our guesthouse. We’re all pretty excited to get a lot......Read More

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Exploring Bago!

Hannah Sachs (Instructor), Instructor

With orientation winding down, the group took time to explore the area around our eco lodge today. We visited three beautiful Buddhist sites in downtown Bago: Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Mya Tha Lyung Buddha, and Reclining Buddha. Despite the downpour......Read More

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Orientation has officially begun!

Ngun Siang Kim, Participant

Myanmar team is currently settling in at eco friendly campus called Metta Center. The first day of orientation begun with healthy and safety 101, cultural tips, and other experiential education activities. The photos are about student presenting......Read More