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Hanoi: Apartment and office tour

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Apartment This month found us fairly spread out again. About half of the group were in buildings about 5 minutes from the workspace, and the rest of us were clumped in smaller groups in a radius around the workspace. Minutes to the workspace: 12 grueling, sweat soaked minutes, according to google. Style: studio apartment Roommates:
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Nazuki: The Georgian Bread on the Side of the Road

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Finding bread on the side of the road in Georgia. #Nazuki #georgiafood #spendyoursummeringeorgia The post Nazuki: The Georgian Bread on the Side of the Road appeared first on A Re-Discovered Life.
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Belgrade, Serbia

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I spent two very comfortable weeks living summer, urban life in Belgrade and I must say I was sad to leave when the time came. I visited Belgrade four years ago for the first time during a very short reconnaissance trip; the type I do to sniff out a location to decide whether or not I want to return for a longer period. My return...
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Chernobyl, Ukraine

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In 1986 a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, Ukraine had a melt down and caused a drastic amount of radioactive fallout that was scattered around the rest of Europe. I feel obligated to learn about all of that and so I took a one-day trip from Kiev into the Chernobyl “exclusion zone” to learn and take photos. Unlike a quarantined zone, an exclusion zone is permanent....
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Home Is Where the What Is

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Wherever we go, construction follows.In Prague, the sanders and jackhammering would start early in the morning, the shrill sounds and jagged beats insinuating themselves into our dreams and ushering us into consciousness.In London, the incomplete, wood-covered rooms of The Collective, a “co-working/co-living” space were laid bare with potential; the other common areas — a Tea Room (with fake plants); a Library (its wallpaper designed to look like...
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Where we lived and worked in Rabat

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We’re winding down month five of Remote Year Darien and it’s time for my monthly video update showing friends and fam where our group has lived and worked over the past month: Here’s a photo album that tells the month’s stories in pictures: Prev1234NextPrevNextGear Shoutouts Two pieces of gear I’d like to celebrate this month: My Brookstone mini pocket projector. We’ve done movie nights on...
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Recap of our time in Spain and Ireland

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Well we just broke the halfway mark of Remote Year having left Valencia, Spain and rounded out month six. Here’s my normal video recap that shows where we lived and worked there: I was fortunate to get outside of Valencia too this past month and travel around Ireland and to Barcelona. Here is the month told in photos: Prev1234NextPrevNext Salient things that stand out about...
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Where we lived and worked in Bogota

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Here’s my monthly update video as we say goodbye to Bogota, Colombia and make our way to Medellin: And here is the month told in photographs: Prev1234NextPrevNextThings that stand out: We had two awesome city managers, Luis and Cata. Can’t say thanks enough for all they did to make us feel welcome in Bogotá. There are so many perros in the city. We lived right...
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Where we lived and worked in Medellin

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Here’s my video recap of Medellin: And here is the month told in photographs: Prev12NextPrevNextSome random thoughts from this month: Medellin is a fantastic city and is on a short list of places I could/may live after Remote Year. Starting this month I’m no longer trying to dissect what I like/dislike about the places we go. I explain the rationale a bit more in the...
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Where we lived and worked in Lima

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It’s that time again as we say goodbye to our current city… here’s my video for Lima: And here’s the month told in photos: Prev12345NextPrevNextSome random thoughts on Lima: As I said in the video this wasn’t one of my top cities. It has amazing food and our workspace was probably the best one we’ve had in our ten months on the road but I...
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Spring Events

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I’ve got some really exciting book appearances coming up this spring, so if you’re in any of these cities at the right time, please come and say hi: March 23rd @ 1pmLocal Author Signing South Hills Village Barnes & Noble Pittsburgh, PA April 11th @ 7pm In-Conversation with Tracy Banghart (author of Grace and Fury) Trident Booksellers Boston, MA April 12th @ (time TBD) In-Conversation with Tracy...
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Remote Year: Street Photography in Lisbon, Portugal

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. One of my goals this year is to up my game in street photography. Starting in Lisbon, Portugal with Remote Year is truly one of the best travel destinations in the world to capture some compelling street photography shots. When you first hit the streets of Lisbon you may think it’s a bit chaotic. I know...
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Remote Year: One Month Reflection

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It’s weird to think that I’ve been traveling for almost 2 months now, and almost all of that has been international. It’s even weirder to think that I’ve been living in Lisbon for five weeks and it completely feels like home. So much so that the idea of moving to Croatia tomorrow fills me with anxiety, and leaves me a little bit sad. Leave Lisbon?...
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Remote Year Month #8 in Review: Lisbon

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I can’t believe I have now wrapped up my time in Europe. Lisbon was an incredible city to end the experience in, full of culture, captivating beach waves and incredible port close by. I also flew to London and Belfast on two separate occasions; the weekly travel reminded me of consulting travel projects. Below is my month in review of Lisbon. Took a little longer...
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The City of Illusion

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An island of 1.6 million people becomes a minefield of memories.Continue reading on Medium »
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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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Euro Trip 2018: Part Deux

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The month of July was going to spent in Split, Croatia. I was excited for this month for multiple reasons. The month did not disappoint and was a month full of my new catch phrase “No Bad Days”. Remote Year Darien Reunion - Part TwoCroatia would bring me back together with several of my friends from my Remote Year Darien group. It was great to...
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Stone’s Miles: I Am Building Myself.

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Lisbon Update: I ate grilled salmon. I shared stories with new friends. I took yoga in Portuguese. I explored Alfama and did a walking tour. I ate pasteis de nata (again and again again). I cooked dinner with friends. I took Portuguese class. I ate an entire dinner of codfish. I took a cocktail class. I took surfing lessons. I learned how to slice cheese...
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100 Days of RY Aurora: Number 100 – just data with a soul

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I’m spending a year traveling the world with Remote Year Aurora: a group of fifty-something strangers that came together last New Year’s Eve to form a nomad community. Last month we passed our one hundredth day on this experience, and in the spirit of “doing something different” with this podcast, over a span of two weeks I spoke with twenty-seven people from the cohort in...
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Distant Love

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Five months before heading off on my year-long journey abroad I played a silly April fool's joke on a stranger. A joke turned into an instant undeniable connection. We were in Austin, he lived in Houston, I lived in Boston, and I was only moving even further away. Nonetheless, our only option was to give it a shot.Being in a long-distance relationship is no one's...
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