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Why I’m Over Anthony Bourdain’s Food Recs

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My friend Nora and I began our trek in the middle of the afternoon. She had found the location of Bun Cha Huong Lien, the restaurant Anthony Bourdain shared a meal with President Barack Obama at during our best (yeah, I said it) President’s first visit to Vietnam. It was only 20 minutes away from our office in Hanoi – and of course, we had to see...
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Croatia: A Few of my Favorite Things

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Spending a month living in Split, Croatia was beautiful, relaxing and definitely challenging. We lived there during off season, so half the restaurants were closed for the season despite saying open on google, grocery stores/convenience stores closed by 8 pm and the chances of meeting any expats were extremely slim. However- you had all of the countries beauty to yourself. Below are some of my...
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Six Months Abroad- What in the World am I Doing Here?

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It’s been essentially six months since I left the U.S. to travel abroad (for real travel, not Cabo or Cancun) for the first time and then embark on Remote Year. Currently I am sitting in my two bedroom apartment in Ha Noi, Vietnam with my shades pulled shut over the extremely strange windows in my room that look into my own hallway and someone else’s...
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Remote Year: Photos of the Week, Morocco Week 2

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. All photos are © Barbara Cameron Pix, unless otherwise noted. Travelling the world and self-care are often at odds. And as a travel photographer, my creative & technical brain is always “on”, at every step I take. Sometimes I need a break from all that stimulation. Some self-care to re-balance. So it’s great to take...
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Remote Year: Photos of the Week, Marrakech, Morocco Week 1

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. Traveling the world has its share of chaos in many forms. On that note, Taha, the Operations Manager for the Remote Year Marrakech City Team, advised our #RYCurie group to embrace the chaos of his home city. Not surprisingly, the experiences within that chaos make for great subject matter—the ultimate canvas for me as a food...
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All the Moments a Man Followed Me Around in Marrakesh

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The first time was the day after I landed in Morocco. I’m traveling with a Remote Year, a remote work and travel program, and a week before they gave us a presentation about Marrakesh. Being the good student I am, I listened hard and I thought I knew what to expect. “Their customs and cultural norms are going to be different than what I’m used to,” I reminded myself that early...
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One Day, Day One

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I'll be the first to admit that setting goals is one of my favorite and least favorite things to do. Setting the goals is liberating and fulfilling, but the moment I slack or miss a day, I feel depressed and feel like I've let myself down. I've gotten into that habit of setting the goals (which is great), and then never following through on them...
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Remote Year: Photos of the Month, Prague, Czech Republic

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. While many of the groups travelling the world with Remote Year are chasing summer, our #RYCurie group is doing just the opposite—we are chasing winter! That is going to be very welcome once we hit Asia but I must say that December in Prague was, well, cold. And dreary. As a food & travel photographer,...
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People of Lisbon: Ligia Gomes

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When you meet Ligia, you can’t help but smile. What she lacks in stature she definitely makes up for with her powerhouse personality and energy. The 30 year old spitfire has resided in the heart of Lisbon for over 16 years, and currently works for Remote Year as a a member of their city team. Ligia, along with her colleague Goncalo, runs the ground operations...
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How a waitress in Lisbon saved my curls

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It was on the fifth day in a row of tugging, teasing, stretching and pulling my kinky 4c curls back in a ponytail–that would then be hidden from the world in a funky wrap–that I finally threw down my wide tooth comb. I had enough. I was living in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the work and travel program Remote Year (we live and work together...
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