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WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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First Impressions of Homestays

Anna Hobelmann, Participant

Nanga def? That means “How are you?” and the response is “Mangi fi rekk!” or I’m doing well! Yesterday was our first day with our homestay families! Everyone was definitely feeling some mixed emotions, but we all agree......Read More

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Our next trek

Arim, Zach & Justin, Participant

Yesterday, our trek was delayed for a day. The Mule herders said that it is too snowy and dangerous at the mountain’s peak, and the instructor decided to take the time to rest and get everyone ready for the trek. Due to this, our 5-day trek......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Our Journey so far

Rory and Serafina, Participant

We arrived in sunny, mountainous Cuzco around 10 AM, after some long, exhausting flights (with some surprisingly good 2 am airplane pasta). After driving for about 2 hours, we finally arrived at the beautiful Casita Huaran. Tania and her wonderful......Read More

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Nafio from Diakhanore

Beth Eanelli, Instructor

Hello from the Senegal Instructor team! We just returned from an evening walkabout visiting our travelers in their new homestay families which they entered this afternoon. We added a bit of ceremony and surprise in presenting the family/student......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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What We Are Looking Forward To!

Will, Galen & Emmanuel, Participant

Saludos desde Ocangate! We have loved everything we’ve done so far, and we are looking forward to all of our next adventures! This afternoon, our trek guides, Miguel Inti and Siwar, are going to lead us in a ceremony of welcome and connection......Read More

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Highlights 9/21

Sarah, Lila & Kashius, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hi friends and family! It’s Sarah, Lila and Kashius. We are going to tell you about the highlights of our trips thus far. We played soccer at Casita Huaran with a group of Peruvian kids, ranging from 8 years old to 22 years old. Unfortunately,......Read More

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Dos Cielos!!!

Grace, Participant

Yak of the Week

Looking out at the idyllic town of Samaipata, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything more peaceful in my life. Hostel Serena, where we’re staying, sits on a hill that gives you a perfect view of the valley where the town lies. El......Read More

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La Llegada

Henry Robbins, Participant

We met at the Miami airport at 5:30 on Wednesday, September 15th, which already seems like an eternity ago. The anticipation of meeting everyone was coupled with a nervousness of the unknown. Almost immediately, complications arose. Earlier that......Read More

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To Todos Santos

I-team, Instructor

Hello dear community! We send saludos from our first long bus ride to Todos Santos. The group is enjoying seeing more of Guate. Here are two photos. 1- at 6:30am before coffee and breakfast and 2- well into the journey after a desayuno típico y......Read More

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Orientation

Willow, Participant

Don’t worry, we’re alive and well, and actually like each other a whole lot so far (hopefully it stays that way:) ). We are ending orientation today and moving onto our homestays tomorrow. Although we have been doing a lot of inner......Read More

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On La Coa and Being a Traveler

Anna Perez, Participant

Yak of the Week

In the hostal where we have begun our orientation and set the tone for our program, there is a fire pit that overlooks the beautiful town of Samaipata. This is where I believe the most special moment yet has occurred. On our second night, after......Read More

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Living it up in Samaipata

Victoria, Participant

Hello! Do not worry, I am alive and well. I am having a spectacular time here in Samaipata, it is absolutely breathtaking. It has only been a few days, but we have done so many things. Let me try to debrief: On the first day, we arrived to Hostal......Read More

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El mercado y La llorona !!!

Frannie, Participant

Yesterday we had our first opportunity to venture into Samiapata, the town we’ve been staying in since our journey from Miami international. After arriving in the town square, we set off on a scavenger hunt designed to acquaint us with the......Read More

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Looking back on an amazing week!

Jac, Participant

Hola, friends and family! Sorry for our silence – we have been busy busy settling into beautiful Northern New Mexico!! Here is a little sneak peak on all of the cool experiences we had the past week, our first post-orientation week: On Sunday......Read More