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WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Recipie & Reflection

Hannah, Participant

Yak of the Week

Resounding church bells over terracotta tiles. Cries of “¡Churros!” and “¡Masajes!” in cobbled plazas. Six AM sunrises over the glaciated peaks of Auzangate. This is Cusco. Sitting in this internet cafe, licking the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Bits & Pieces from the Amazon

Allyson, Participant

Yak of the Week

Tuesday, March 26, 6:34 PM Left Guanay this morning around 8:30 and boarded a boat that will be taking us down offshoots of the Amazon River and all the way to Asuncion de Quiquibey, the rural homestay where we will be staying with host families,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Kegley

ella, Participant

One of the first things that made me smile when we arrived at the Boca Pariumanu community was meeting Kegley. She’s a four year old girl with constantly smiling eyes and a little green parrot who can either be found perched on her shoulder......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Mango

Tabita Doujad, Participant

The little girl is dancing and on her shoulder the parrot dances too. She’s holding both of my friend’s hands, and all of us smile whenever we look at them. This child is, for me, part of the heart of our Boca community experience. Her......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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amazon at last

sophie, Participant

at this point i think everyone in andes and amazon group a knows how much i love being warm considering i brought 5 jackets with me on this course (and have 0 regrets) and spent our last two weeks in bolivia living in my puffy. so it was surprising......Read More

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Boca Pariamanu

Livana Hill, Participant

Hola a todos desde Cuzco, Peru! After a 10 hour bus ride from Puerto Maldonado, we are now enjoying our last 2 days in Peru. For the last week we lived in the outdoors all day and all night. Our sleeping area consisted of a roof and no walls! We......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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using the world aroud us

Claire Kraemer, Participant

Yak of the Week

I’ve spent the past week in the amazon. along with catching and monitoring tropical birds, finding a poisonous spider on my backpack strap, showering in the dark knowing a turanchala was somewhere in my stall, and getting eaten alive by bugs......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Change of scenery

Noelle, Participant

I live in the Netherlands, a country with 17 million inhabitants all cramped up together in a place the size of Connecticut. I saw a falling star for the first time on this trip because I am not used to darkness. I ate a fruit I just got from a tree......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Jungle

Sam Parmelee, Participant

Sitting in the boat the sound of a roaring chainsaw suddenly struck the air. Probably off property our Fauna Forever guide Chris exclaimed. He was talking about Boca Pariamanu property. Where they sustainably cut trees down. But this was off......Read More