Curie

“What do you Like about America?”

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Today I found myself in several 9th grade classrooms in Nykoping, Sweden. My best friend from University is an English Teacher here, and a native to Nykoping. This is my first stop on my journey and she wanted to bring me to her classrooms to give the students the experience of meeting and conversing with an American. I was asked many questions by bright, bubbly,...
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T-MINUS 10 WEEKS until my year-long adventure starts!

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My year-long adventure with Remote Year is steadily approaching. It is a bit dizzying when I dwell on the amount of weeks left until it starts! Anybody that has a job that allows them to work remotely, I strongly suggest you check out the Remote Year program. The parts of the world I’ll get to live in for a month each: Oct 2018: Lisbon, Portugal...
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My RY (remote year) itinerary!

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Remote Year Curie: October- Lisbon, Portugal Nov- Split, Croatia Dec- Prague, Czech Rep Jan 2019- Marrakech, Morocco Feb- Hanoi, Vietnam Mar- Chiang Mai, Thailand Apr- Kyoto, Japan May- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Jun- Santiago, Chile Jul- Lima, Peru Aug- Medellin, Colombia Sept- Mexico City, Mexico I’m starting off in San Sebastian, Spain for a few days before the official start of my remote year. I’ll be...
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Where are we going?

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Traveling brings out this entirely new version of questions you never thought you'd ask yourself.   What possessions bring me joy? What is my perception of a successful life? Why do other countries not believe in the Starbucks app? And most importantly, where are we going and how do we get there? The latter being a question I wish I asked myself more often in normal...
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Remote Year Prep: Be Proactive with Jet Lag

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. The time warp of jet lag always messes up my brain cells. So I decided to be proactive and travel overseas a few days prior to the official start of my Remote Year journey to get balanced, and take some photos, before meeting my new travelling “family”. It was a wise decision! And London, England...
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Remote Year Prep: Get Proactive with Jet Lag

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. The time warp of jet lag always messes up my brain cells. So I decided to be proactive and travel overseas a few days prior to the official start of my Remote Year journey to get balanced before meeting my new travelling “family”. It was a wise decision! And London, England is a simply fascinating...
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How to land a woman like me

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I was reading about relationships some time ago and I came across an idea that has stuck with me ever since. The author expressed that many products come with an instruction booklet that explains exactly how to use it and what actions will cause it to misbehave.But we as people, some of the most complex entities to exist, get into a relationship and expect our...
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Confessions of a flake

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I wouldn't say I'm a notorious flake, but there's a half and half chance that if we make plans I'm never going to see you again. Honestly, I've just accepted this as a part of my genetic makeup. I like being invited to things but desperately crave the sweet dark embrace of a nap. This general flakiness has continued unabated for some time but I've...
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Remote Year Prep: How To Organize Your Life

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. Preparing to be a food and travel photographer on the road for a full year requires a lot of organization. The details to consider and take care of are endless and sometimes surprising. Here’s a journal and timeline I kept while going through the process! Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself...
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Friendship breakups are weird and hard

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Friendship break ups are a mysterious thing. Unlike regular breakups, where we have rituals, romcoms, cliches, basically a script to follow, friendship breakups are a much murkier proposition.How do you tell a friend that your lives no longer align? That you no longer find the relationship mutually beneficial? You don't dislike the person, you just aren't inclined to spend time or energy to continue to...
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