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Week 14 – Cuscotopia

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Welcome to the land of llamas, alpacas and Incas!     Accommodation: We’re in 3 spaces this month, two are standard hotels and mine is an aparthotel. 3 roomies, a common space and a kitchen. Our aparthotel is about a 25 minute walk to the center of town and the workspace. Workspace: We’re in a space two blocks from the main square – filled with...
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Rodrigo Dearmas: Introducing Computer Science to School Children with UYRobot

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Rodrigo Dearmas is the co-founder of UYRobot, a Uruguay-based organization that uses open source robots and free software to provide elementary school education in robotics and computer science. Having spun-off from a university-level program, UYRobot’s aim is to make learning opportunities in robotics as inexpensive and accessible as possible, piquing interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from an early age. By bringing robots...
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7 thoughts after 7 days: La Paz, Bolivia

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We made it to Bolivia. Bo-li-vi-a. Can you believe it?! I barely can.Continue reading on Chronicles of a Zomad »
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For Chloe

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Warning: Chloe, you're going to cry, don't read this at work. Or do, but don't immediately run into the Nugget guys at the coffee station afterwards. Go to the bathroom first and fix your mascara. Actually, scratch that, walk up to the Nugget guys and freak them out and then text me about it later.Find your people and hold them dear. Sometimes, when I'm feeling...
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Vida Verde

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São Miguel – Azores, one of the nine North Atlantic islands off of Portugal called out to us for months on end. Photos of adventurous trails, breathtaking views, and relaxing springs throughout the volcanic island enticed our desire to take on a true adventure -to voyage together. Thus, we turned this desire into a reality. ABOUT THE VIDEO Yet another music video. I was listening...
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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THAT SLORR EP. 3

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La Paz, Bolivia. Over 2 miles above sea level, it's the shit, literally, but more on that later.Remote Year did a very good job prepping us for what to expect. We moved from BA, which is an international hub, to a place with not enough oxygen, wires everywhere, and more hills than San Francisco, which I didn't think was possible.Coming off the plane, I could immediately...
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T-16: You Mean I Can’t Just Wing It?

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I've never been the kind of person who stresses about things. Overall I'm pleased with it as a trait; I've never lost sleep over anything, and I have an unrivaled ability to compartmentalize. I've always taken the attitude that the more you worry about things, the more likely they are to go wrong. In my devil-may-care existence things tend to work themselves out. TBH, I'm...
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Remote Profile: Siri Winter

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SIRI WINTERCO-FOUNDER, NEVER MONDAYSSWEDEN WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO COME ON REMOTE YEAR? I have never truly had one place that I call home, I came close to it while living in New York City but an array of visa issues forced me to leave rather abruptly. During this time a good friend of mine encouraged me to apply to the inaugural RY program and when...
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It’s not Remote Year or bust.

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Yesterday, I chatted with someone who was just accepted into Remote Year.He expressed hesitations about the program and wanted an honest view from someone doing it - beyond the Instagram feeds with verbose captions and the constant expressions of gratitude. A note to readers: I'm always willing to do that, if you've been accepted into RY and are not sure whether or not to join the program....
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Remote Profile: Reid Peryam

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REID PERYAMVOODOO SORCERER, CAP LOGISTICSUSA  WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO COME ON REMOTE YEAR? When dreaming of winning the Lottery Jackpot the first thing I have always planned to do is travel around the world.My sister Tracy forwarded me a media blurb about Remote Year in a two word email that read: "Do. This." I refer to it as an "uh-oh" moment which meant that the opportunity,...
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Me Too — So What?

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Me Too — So What?Yesterday, after 42 hours of traveling from London to Doha to Cape Town, I got on Facebook to see “Me Too” posted throughout my timeline, by woman after woman after woman.Helpfully, one friend included this note with hers:If all the women, femmes, and non-binary folks who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the...
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Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments, and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
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Day 296

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I went into KLCC for lunch with the loveliest Steph and Lily, which of course happened in a mall, but I finally got to see/walk through the Petronas Twin Towers and it felt just like another mall – good job, KL.
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Hardest thing I’ve ever done

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Bolivia is a great country for adventures. Other than his great attraction - Death Road - Bolivia has plenty more to offer. Huayna Potosí An impressive and good looking mountain situated near El Alto, about 25kms from La Paz. The most impressive part is its height - 6,088 m (19,974 ft) altitude! It's considered to be the easiest 6000m in the world and you can...
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Ziplining and Thanksgiving

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Random shots from our ziplining adventure, enjoying Split and the Canadian RY contingent enjoying a Thanksgiving meal.   Ziplining Omis The Riva
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My Last Week in Prague

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It’s my last week in Prague. I cannot believe a month has already gone by. I am absolutely blown away of how much Prague has to do and see. I am sad to leave and I know I will come back some some day soon. All the wonderful experiences that I have had in Prague makes it feel like home. If you ever visit Prague there are...
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Full Circle

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Once again I returned to this wonderful country, Argentina. We spent the last two months of the journey in Cordoba and Buenos Aires. Argentina is a special country to me.  It’s the only place on our year-long adventure that I’ve already visited. This country is the place where my love for travel began. Back in 2015 when I just started to … The post Full Circle...
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“[Remote Year] Welcome to Prague!” in A Remote Year

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Starting RY2 Month 6! Photos of the RY welcome event (fire + acrobatics!), city street views, my apartment, and our incredible workspace.Continue reading on A Remote Year »
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9 Reasons I’m Head-Over-Heels In Love With Buenos Aires

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When I first got to Buenos Aires, I hated it. I was having a really, really tough time. Adjusting to life in the new city  was a lot harder than I expected it to be (which, TBH, was much more my fault than the city’s), and I just could not manage to find my footing that first week. No one spoke English, the streets were confusing as...
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Where does the time go? Seriously!

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By now, you know that I’m part of Remote Year Magellan. I can’t believe that I’m in Lisbon, Portugal already! Yikes! After Ibiza, the rest of June flew by way too quickly. We said goodbye to Valencia on Saturday, July 2nd. I thought it was fitting that it was exactly a year since I got out of the army. We traveled by bus from Valencia...
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