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WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Transference

Aviva, Participant

In three I will be home and processing the lessons I’ve been taught on this trip by all the people I’ve been so fortunate to have lived with this past month, our instructors, my gracious homestay family, the members of Teatro Trono, and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Gratitude yak

Sebastian, Participant

I think my favorite part of the trip was the hike. I’m glad I got to go on such a cool trek with such cool people. I loved how everyone supported each other during the tough parts and at the campsites too. It just really felt like a group effort.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Gratitude

Sarah, Participant

I am so grateful for the kindness and hospitality that everyone we have met on this trip has shown us. We have been so warmly welcomed everywhere we have been, from the El Alto airport on the first day, to the home stays in Tiquipaya, and to the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Wrapping Up in Bolivia!

Adella, Participant

Yak of the Week

What a stunning trip this has been. Hard to believe we have already made it to the end of the adventure. I came into this trip with the intention of pushing my limits, leaning into uncomfortablility, forming new connections, and improving my......Read More

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Last Yak

Leila, Participant

Almost a month has already flown by!! I’m not too sure what I really expected when I initially signed up for this trip, but I definitely did not anticipate that I would make such great friends and learn as much as I did. Beyond my interactions......Read More

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Final Yak

Ellie Roberts, Participant

I am thankful for so many things on this program, even the bug bites, foot problems, and dry skin. This experience has both introduced me to this beautiful country and it’s amazing, talented, and thoughtful people, as well as parts of myself that......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Grateful for Gratitude

sophie, Participant

Many days have passed since my last yak. Within all those days came a plethora of lessons that I never knew I would cross paths with until I did. In the past year, I have found meaning and happiness in feeling gratitude for everything that I may......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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My killer yak

Marley, Participant

What a trip it’s been! While I loved every person here and every spot we went to, nothing will ever beat our last night in Toro-Toro. Sebastian and I decided to sleep under the stars in the yard of the hostal. Growing up in Colorado, i thought the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Yak

Isabelle, Participant

Yak of the Week

Pueblo de creadores has made me feel more connected to the earth than I ever have been before. I learned about grief and the strength of healing with a collective people dedicated to bettering themselves, the earth, and those lucky enough to cross......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Fortune House

Raoul Herskovits, Participant

It would be nice if luck could “turn”. Like a wheel or a pendulum, steadily, metronomically determining fortune’s ebbs and flows. Or like a wanderer – perhaps Lady Luck herself? – turning around completely to go back the way she came,......Read More

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#Independence

Kennice, Participant

We had X-Phase in Joal-Fadiouth! Well…sort of. First we went to visit some of the highlights of Dakar. First we went to Goree Island and learned about the slave trade. Then we walked up to the outside of a lighthouse to get a view of the city.......Read More

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The Apostle Islands

Simon, Dragons Admin

Hello Friends and Family, Many apologies for the sudden silence on our yak board. Our group moved into their expedition phase of the course on Thursday, striking out from Potter’s Farm at 7 am to Cornucopia to get geared up and hit the water.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Learning Service

Maddy Rehor, Participant

Yak of the Week

When I first told people I was traveling to Senegal, the first question I was often asked was :“What are you going to do there?” This, for me, was a difficult question to answer. I often settled on the vague answer of “I’m visiting Senegal......Read More