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Cake and Heartbreak in Buenos Aires

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The beauty and grandeur of our second Argentinian city was a welcome relief from the squalor of Cordoba, and while the road would continue to be bumpy emotionally, the peaks confidently outweighed the valleys in June.I loved my apartment from the second I stepped into it, had the best sleep in over a month, then sprung out the door on the first morning to run through...
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EATING KYOTO, A FOOD GUIDE

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The artistic and cultural hub of Japan, Kyoto is a foodie paradise and offers a wide range of dining experiences spanning traditional Japanese to the more avant-garde and international. The craft of cooking, as in all facets of Japanese life, has been honed over the generations and a respect for the ingredients, the quality of the presentation, and the overall harmony of a dish manifests...
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10 MUST SEE SPOTS ON NEW ZEALAND’S SOUTH ISLAND

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With the Southern Alps jutting into the sky, glaciers crashing down into coastal rainforests, lakes in myriad shades of blue, and the otherworldly Fiordland National Park offering endless exploration, New Zealand's South Island is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Whether you're an avid hiker or one who simply enjoys stunning scenery, the South Island has it all. The following were my top destinations on a recent...
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An Argentinian Rollercoaster

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When you start Remote Year they tell you that you will experience your highest highs and your lowest lows, that your “concentrated dose of life” will send you on a rollercoaster of emotions, sometimes lurching from joy to despair and back in the space of a day.No other month illustrated this better than May.Starting the Dream JobThe first week of this month was actually spent in Los Angeles...
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BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO JAPAN RAIL

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Beyond its obvious natural beauty, world renowned cuisine, and rich cultural heritage, Japan is home to one of the most efficient rail and public transportation systems in the world, linking virtually all parts of the country. One of the greatest travel perks available to visitors to Japan is the Japan Rail Pass, a simple and affordable (relative to buying individual tickets) way to travel throughout...
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Bogotá Views & D.C. Blues

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Waking up to a dreamlike view of the Andes mountains and the fresh air in Bogotá every morning has offered a nice contrast to the heaviness of Mexico City. I no longer hear the tamale man circling around our block with a megaphone trying to sell his delicacies or the echoing of dozens of dogs barking in the street. My chest also feels way less...
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Cusco, Lima, Boston, LA… everything

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of this month, but I will try anyway: April 2017 was the greatest month of my life to date. If that sound’s a little silly after last month’s glowing post, just hear me out.Hiked Machu PichuAte at two of the top 10 restaurants in the worldRan the Boston MarathonPartied at CoachellaStarted consulting for one of my favourite game companies of all time.Where month 3...
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A DAY IN HIROSHIMA & MIYAJIMA

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Leveled by an atomic bomb in 1945, a visit to Hiroshima provides invaluable insight into the devastation the city and its people faced, while also providing a sobering reminder of the dangers of nuclear warfare, a reminder that seems more pertinent than ever in recent months. Just off the coast from the city, the island of Miyajima offers small town charm and is home to...
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Post-RY Day 30

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We should probably talk about the elephant in the room (or in the Elephant Nature Park – aw, remember that?). I completely fell off the face of this highly trafficked very important blog for the last 6 weeks, which includes my last 2 weeks of Remote Year. Like a punk. I had every intention of documenting the minutia of my final days with Meraki, sharing the adorable...
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Cao Thon Vietnam: A Day Visiting an Incense Making Village

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We found this unique Vietnamese village that makes incense. Get off the beaten path and discover unique local culture.
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