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Remote Year Chronicles 01: The “Why”

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This is part one of a series chronicling my Remote Year journey from what initially compelled me to sell most of my belongings and travel the world for a year with a bunch of strangers, all the way to my thoughts on how the year has impacted me as I wrap up Month 12.It was probably a Saturday evening in between the sixth and seventh episode...
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First Impressions | Bogotá

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Opting in to Month 11Bold statement: Kaizen has the best itinerary in Remote Year.**Ask any Kaizen and they’ll probably agree.It’s perfectly well-rounded with some of Remote Year’s fan favorites like Prague, Lisbon, Chiang Mai, Medellín, and Mexico City; has four months in Asia; and was the first to travel back to Japan since the very first group.The only semblance of a gripe that anyone in our group could come...
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Back That Month Up | Medellín

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Empanadas and new perspectiveshttps://medium.com/media/437c92e194bc7fbacf10da3f75d9f43a/hrefThis month I was reminded of my seemingly always positive city reviews a couple of times by some fellow Kaizens.You may have noticed that in just about all of my BTMU posts, I generally have mostly good things to say about every city on our itinerary.This one’s no different.If it feels like every month I say that our apartments or workspace or City...
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Travel Hell Vol 3 – Hostage in Bolivia

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The day started in earlier than usual at 3:15am after arriving in Uyuni the previous night. There were vague excuses given about possible road closures. Once on the road our driver tells us there are protests about living conditions in the city and they are setting up roadblocks to disrupt. He explains that we’ll take a back road and should be fine. We traverse some...
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Peru on Tour

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Our tour officially begins with a briefing in our hotel in Lima in the evening where we get to meet a few of our tour group. The nature of the tour is such that we will pick up new members as we travel along, we are told amongst other things that it’ll be a 4am start - as we eventually find out, the first of...
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Let’s get Laazy

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I am super excited to announce Laazy is live!.. well for beta users anyways. It has been a labour of love for 9 months now, there is much more work to do but we have a product useful to a wide range of users. The stated goal from the outset was to create a tool essential to the workflow of our users and to save...
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First Impressions | Medellín

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It’s kinda like Chiang Mai, just way more ShakiraGuys, I’m pretty sure I’m growing as a person!Want to know how I can tell?Remember back during Month 3 when I wrote about how I felt pressured to love Lisbon because everyone was telling me how totally awesome it was?me responding to the lisbon lovers…And remember how things like that intrinsically make me want to hate them?literally one of my most obnoxious personality...
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Week 22

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Ahhh! So one of the things I wanted to prove to myself this year was that I can travel alone. I’ve never done it- this week, Krabi, was my first solo trip ever. Which tbh was equal parts exciting and terrifying. It’s awesome to not have to accommodate another person’s desires, but it does also remove that safety net (which unfortunately is a legitimate consideration...
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Week 21

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I made it to Thailand, y’all! I’ve been dreaming about going to Thailand for honestly probably 10 years or more- basically as long as I can remember. And I’m finally here. And not just here to visit for a week or so. I’m going to be here for FIVE weeks. Of course that’s not nearly enough time to explore this majestic country, but it’s a...
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Lima on repeat

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By the time I arrived in Lima in December I had been travelling for 11 months. A few hectic preceeding months combined with the transit from hell meant I was decidedly burnt out and travel wary, I decided this month was to be about work and not much else. I spent most of my days heading to the workspace, working, looking for food, returning back...
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