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Month 2: Prague

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Prague is one of those cities that takes your breath away.  The whimsical, fairytale-like streets of Old Town and the bohemian allure makes this girl feel like a modern day princess; minus the prince, riches, and gowns. Nonetheless, it swept me off my feet and I fell head over heals in love. A few of the highlights: The Prague astronomical clocks is the oldest still working...
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Bye Prague!

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So at the end of my last post I let you guys know I was going to see a presentation of Pride and Prejudice, going to a traditional Prague dinner and show and going to a museum for a retro exhibit.  This photo should answer how all of that went. This was my view at the Pride and Prejudice show.  I was really excited when I was buying my...
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Saying goodbye to Prague

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  With only three days left in Prague, I’m wondering where the month went! Two months of my 12 month adventure are gone and it reminds me how quickly time passes, whether we’re doing something we love or not.   I checked off all the tourist highlights in the first week so the next few weeks I looked for experiences off the beaten path.  My...
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Czech THIS Out!!

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It is CRAZY to me to think that I’m already in month two of this year, and at the end of the month no less.  This year is going to FLY by!!! Speaking of flying, this is a pic of our CHARTERED flight!!  Bucket list item: CHECK! Prague may be one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.  All the best things about all the cities...
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I cried in Prague

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  I’ve been travelling for six weeks now, part of a 52-week social experiment with 60 strangers living in a new city every month. It’s exciting and adventurous – and it’s also overwhelming.   You leave behind family and friends, your home and favourite breakfast spot, a regular paycheque and comfortable routines. And I’ve been fine so far – it’s only one year, right?  ...
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Prague- my first ten days

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I had always heard great things about Prague. Friends and family that had studied or traveled there always had good things to say about it. In fact, I’m not sure I heard one bad thing about the city before I arrived.  Leading up to my trip and our arrival it was one of the cities I was most excited to visit because of all the...
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When to (not) follow the rules

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I’m a rule follower, I always have been. I use my signal lights, cross at crosswalks, and follow posted signs. I file my taxes on time. I read the owner’s manual for every appliance I purchase and review instructions before putting together furniture.   People laugh at my “10 and 2” hand position and tease me about how long it will take to get somewhere...
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Month 1: Croatia

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 “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” ― Benjamin Mee Before joining Remote Year I came across this quote and it resonated with me. So many times in my life I have held back because I was afraid.  Afraid of what others might...
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Why I love birthdays

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Birthdays are a funny thing – some people love them and others hope the day passes without anyone noticing. In my family, birthdays are celebrated, sometimes lasting for a week or more.   My mom always let us stay home from school (if we wanted) and I’ve carried on that tradition – I never work on my birthday and I only do exactly what I want!...
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Reflection from Month 1- My time in Croatia

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As my time in Croatia is coming to an end I want to reflect back on my first month abroad. First, I am the happiest I have been in quite some time. For the first time in many years, I am finally living in the moment and enjoying each and every day. For two years, I planned for this trip and thought about it each...
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