Ten days in Tibet

Yaks dressed in neon decorations drag ploughs through cracked clay. Shaggy sheep fleck the mountains with white. Candles float in bowls of butter bouncing light onto ancient monastery walls. Villages of identical plaster rectangle homes become more dilapidated as we near Everest Base Camp. Colours of the rainbow bleed from fur blanketed mountains and silhouette Tibetans working the land. We flew from Kathmandu to Lhasa… Read more

Instructor Intro: Karlee Taylor

Kia Ora everyone and hello from Aotearoa! My name is Karlee and along with Ricki, I will be one of your program instructors for your journey in New Zealand with Pacific Discovery. I’m writing from Queenstown in the South Island looking out over the stunning Lake Wakatipu – thinking about the patch of South Australian bush where I grew up feels warm and extremely dry… Read more

Haere mai (welcome) Simpson College!

Kia ora (hello) Simspon College! My name is Ricki, and I’m going to be showing you around the North Island of New Zealand with my co-instructor Karlee. We are both super excited about this adventure we’re about to embark on together. I’ve just been looking through the itinerary again, and I am getting really pumped about the awesome times that lay ahead for us. The… Read more

Annapurna Circuit

Wafting cinnamon smoke, frazzle-haired golden highland cows, prayer flags eternally flapping in the wind, handmade copper bowls overflowing with offerings, bunches of bells strung together on fences, silhouettes of religious stupas decorating every high point, timeless waterfalls that have carved trenches into vertical rock walls, and gold threads of light knit together the morning sky. There are dramatic snow peaks layered in impossibly thick slabs of… Read more

Instructor Intro: Lee Neale

Buenos días estudiantes de Nelson College! My name is Lee and I will be your instructor on our upcoming Peru experience. Our adventure is quickly approaching and I wanted to introduce myself before we all come together in Lima. Since I was very young, I’ve dreamed of exploring foreign lands, speaking new languages and eating exotic foods. I’ve been lucky enough to combine my love… Read more

The Crossing

The Crossing had a huge impact on me from arrival because of the deep, abiding connection it shares with nature. There is something definite in the feel of the place, which is reinvigorating. It is profoundly tranquil and exploring  it only reinforced this perception. Each facet is designed in pursuit of both efficiency and sustainability; a fascinating combination. I was struck by the peace The… Read more

Instructor intro: Rebecca Thomas

Hola SCH Ecuador crew, My name is Rebecca and I will be your Program Instructor on our upcoming adventure to Ecuador & the Galapagos. This will be my fourth time on the road with a group from SCH and I’ve been lucky to travel to some incredible places with your peers and teachers over the years, including Cambodia, Thailand & Cuba. I’ve been leading international… Read more

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