Curie

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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I shouldn’t be catered to

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Maintaining your natural hair when traveling abroad shouldn’t be an endless struggle. When I packed up my apartment in Washington, D.C. and set out on a 12 month journey across the globe, I knew I might have to do a little extra searching to find products for my hair. But I knew it wouldn’t be impossible.It’s been three months now of doing my hair in...
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Remote Year: Photos of the Week, Split, Croatia Week 2 and 3

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. One of the many great perks about travelling the world with Remote Year is the ability to deep-dive into the local cultures we visit. As one of our track leaders said, we are travellers, not tourists. And the distinction is real. Spending a month in each location, with curated experiences, means we have more time and ability...
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Bring peace to my soul

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Do you have that movie that whenever you see it’s streaming on a service you already pay for, you immediately turn it on? (I was going to use an analogy about seeing it just playing on your TV, but let’s be real nobody has time to pay for cable.)For me, that movie is Inception. I absolutely adore the Christopher Nolan espionage / action / thriller...
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Why I signed up for Remote Year

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I settle. Not in a bad way. More in a “settling in” kind of way. When I create a home, a community, a life that I find comfortable and satisfying, I am in no rush to pack up and leave it all behind.And I did it anyway.I signed up for Remote Year. The 12 month program takes care of the travel and housing logistics for...
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Remote Year: Photos of the Week, Split, Croatia Week 1

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. The premise behind Remote Year is to keep your job and see the world with a group of like-minded travellers. Each month we move from one country to another, exploring ourselves and our world along the way. As a food & travel photographer, the photo opportunities are endless. As are the learning opportunities. After a...
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