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ChefchaouenThe Blue City.2/3I planned our transport from Tangier…

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ChefchaouenThe Blue City.2/3I planned our transport from Tangier to Fez through Tangier Taxi (they were great!) with a three hour stop in Chefchaouen (I was a little nervous about finding the driver in the confusing walls of the Kasbah and gathering everyone on time, but it all worked out!). 14 of us piled in the van and began our long road trip. I sat in the...
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Yves Saint Laurent MuseumVisited the YSL Museum & Jardin…

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Yves Saint Laurent MuseumVisited the YSL Museum & Jardin Majorelle.2/7I loved this place- the art, the fashion, the colors and serenity of the gardens (minus the crowds, but everyone was dressed so cool for their photos!)
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Exploring FezA city rich in history, craftsmanship, and…

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Exploring FezA city rich in history, craftsmanship, and secrets.2/5Three of us opted for a tour of Fez outside the city walls, while the rest of the crew went back to the tanneries to shop. Our riad host, the same guide as the day before, drove us to a few points of interest outside the medina.We started at Dar al-Makhzen, the Royal Palace of Fez. It is...
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Fez, MoroccoThe heart of North African civilization & the…

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Fez, MoroccoThe heart of North African civilization & the world’s biggest pedestrian city.2/3The drive from Chefchauoen to Fez was a little over four hours. I talked with our driver the entire time while everyone else took naps– that’s what I get for riding shotgun! The drive was beautiful. Mohammed told me there are French and Spanish territories throughout Morocco and the French got the more...
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Mom’s DinnerHad the pleasure of eating a home-cooked meal at a…

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Mom’s DinnerHad the pleasure of eating a home-cooked meal at a local family’s home in the Medina.1/30Our first Remote Year event of the month was dinner at a local family’s home. We were dropped off in the medina and followed our host for the evening, Mehdi, and Taha (city team) through the bustling streets at golden hour. The pastel sunset faded into the pink city,...
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The Marrakech WorkspaceOur office this month is The Spot in…

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The Marrakech WorkspaceOur office this month is The Spot in Marrakech’s new city.
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The Cape Town WorkspaceThe awesome Cartel House is our workspace…

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The Cape Town WorkspaceThe awesome Cartel House is our workspace for the month!Perhaps the most important piece of life on Remote Year is the coworking space. Now I know it looks like I’m on a mega vacation- and in some ways I am since I’m not working at the moment 🙂 - but that’s not the case for most people on the program. Remote Year is not...
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The Last SupperHad our last dinner in Cape Town at Gold:…

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The Last SupperHad our last dinner in Cape Town at Gold: delicious South African dishes complete with a live show and face paint!
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Stellenbosch Wine TastingSpent a day winery hopping in…

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Stellenbosch Wine TastingSpent a day winery hopping in Stellenbosch.1/25Linds and I joined Zelma and her friend Emily (also visiting from NYC!) for one of the must-dos of Cape Town: wine tasting in the Stellenbosch wine region. Our route:FairviewKnown for its goats! The first thing we saw was Goat Tower, which is exactly what it sounds like– there are even footbridges for them to get around...
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Cape Town Dining GuideMy favorite places to eat & drink in…

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Cape Town Dining GuideMy favorite places to eat & drink in the Mother City.A month in a city is not long. Every time I found a new place I liked, I thought “I’m so excited to come here all the time!” and that happened maybe twice. There’s just too many good places to try! Here are some of my favorite restaurants, food stops, and bars...
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Food is a Journey

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Dining at Siete Fuegos last night was a beautiful experience for many reasons. Almost least of which was the food… A 90 minute drive from our home meant we had to be serious about it from the start. Our driver Fernando was the perfect person to share stories of the wineries, industry, people and landscape of Mendoza. He’s grown up here and has spent 20...
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Breckenridge, Colorado

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This past autumn I knew that I would be living in Colorado for a few months while I recalibrated my direction for 2018. In order to reduce the risk of state-side suicide I plotted with my friend Sam to spend three weeks skiing and working from the small ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado. We really lucked out because Sam’s friend happened to be renting out...
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Finally in the Land of Smiles!

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Thailand has pretty much been my heaven for the last 10 days (and has been at the top of my list for quite some time). As soon as we landed and walked out of the airport, I felt warmth and sun and with it, a version of myself I hadn’t seen in months. I have felt lighter and more carefree, and I smile and laugh...
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Welp, The End Is Here: Reflections on 12 Months With Remote Year

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Five days post-farewell (which consisted of a rooftop party with more alcohol than I could have ever fathomed before I started hanging out with Australians, and so many tears that my contact lenses still won’t sit my eyes the right way) I’m sitting on the couch at my mom’s house with a 2015 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians blaring in the background trying...
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Hi Shela! Remote Year is a programme (4 months or 12 months), please check out the website…

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Hi Shela! Remote Year is a programme (4 months or 12 months), please check out the website: https://www.remoteyear.com/. Have a great day!
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Iceland

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If you would like to see the footage I got from my time in iceland, check out the video below. You can read about the journey below! A Childhood DreamWhen I was a kid, I was a huge GI Joe Fan. Little did I know that a GI Joe episode would introduce me to the Northern Lights. In the episode, Cobra creates a weapon that...
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Colombia – more than just coffee

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After falling in love with Peru, I was sad to leave for Colombia. After all, it’s not on the water and the only thing I knew about the country was they grow coffee and have a reputation for drugs. I reluctantly packed my bags and boarded the plane for the three-hour flight.   After spending two weeks here, I can honestly say I love Medellin!...
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5 Things I Like This Week: December 15

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How cool is the outside of the Museo Soumaya?! Where did this week go? First it felt like Monday was three days long, and then it felt like Friday came up fast. Time is weird. I have a lot of picks this week, but here are just a few! To Visit: The World of Tim Burton art exhibit (currently in CDMX) They wouldn't let us take...
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Jeepin’ Down Portugal’s Atlantic Coast

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Nestled at the foothills of Portugal's Sintra Mountains, the town of Sintra is known for its pine-covered hills, lush beaches, and beautiful pastel palaces. If you're looking to see it from a more local perspective, take the road less traveled to explore some of the hidden gems on Portugal's Atlantic Coast. And I can't think of a better way to do so than in open-air Jeeps...
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5 Go-To Apps – 2nd Edition

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Lire ce billet en français The second edition of five apps that I use almost every day and that make my life a whole lot easier! Binaural Until Adam, a fellow Remote with whom I’m travelling with told me about this app; I belonged to the category of travellers incapable of sleeping on a plane. The very first time I used it as white noise...
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