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How Long It’s Been; How far I’ve come

David Fuchs, Participant

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Three months ago, I arrived to Bolivia and wrote this letter to myself: I sit here perched above a high, Andean canyon. My weight, borne by the Pachamama and my emotions supported by the collective strength of the group. Yet, that’s not quite honest; my inner peace, excitement, and focus still come from within. Although, I’m sure I will come to depend on them in the days ahead. This moment’s task asks me to write a letter to myself, addressing my hopes and fears for what lays ahead during the three to come. I have many goals. The first two… Read More

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THE REAL MADAGASCAR

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

Yak of the Week

A student asked me the other morning what I thought ‘the real Madagascar was’ and I was surprised to find myself blankly staring at a crumbling brick wall, unable to answer. I started to talk about the national parks and the places where you can......Read More

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A Letter Home

Larkin Barron, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear Home: Dear Door – I remember so well the way your handle pressed in my palm, the precise weight against my arm, the exactly pitched creak of your melodious hinges. In my mind you open to a world of sights and smells; the familiar flowers,......Read More

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THERE IS A SONG THAT WANTS TO BE SUNG THROUGH US

North India 6 Week, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Dear Friends and Family, We are writing this from the airport in Leh, Ladakh where we’re waiting for our flight to Delhi. Patience is perhaps one of the most important traits a traveler can possess. Flights and trains get delayed, and especially......Read More