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¡Chao, Uruguay!

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Month 1 of my journey has come to a close. This past Saturday after spending 5 weeks in Uruguay I packed my bags and said chao to Uruguay.  (The do not say “Adios” here, but rather “Chao”) Top: the view leaving Uruguay; Bottom: the view entering Argentina  The last couple of weeks were again filled with many adventures including a lettering workshop by one of my...
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BURNT MISO RAMEN | GOGYO

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I am a big fan of ramen - maybe it's due to my 1/4 japanese-ness, or that it warms you up like nothing else on a cold day, or simply because it's just delicious. Whatever the reason, I love ramen and I eat it frequently. Naturally, on a recent trip to Japan I went a little ramen crazy, leading me to my first bowl of burnt...
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

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HUGE. During our Town Hall meeting today, Remote Year 3 found out two very important changes to our year long itinerary.1) We're no longer going to Istanbul.For those of you that were planning trips there, sorry to disappoint, but due to safety reasons all Remote Year programs that were scheduled to live there will all be going somewhere new/different for the month of July.Drumroll please...The...
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How did I end up here? My first steps in a journey around the world with Remote Year

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How did I end up here? The short answer is I discovered Remote Year in mid-December through my co-worker, Paige. When she informed our team at Hopscratch that she was accepted into a program that would allow her to work and travel the world for 12 months, the opportunity sounded too good to be true. I was rich with envy, and decided to apply to the program that night.But...
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Bienvenida a la Argentina!

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We have made it to our second month on Remote Year – Buenos Aires, Argentina! We arrived on Saturday evening and needless to say everyone is thrilled to be here. First thoughts on BA: There are trees and parks! Holy men.. beautiful, beautiful men I want to buy everything Too many cute cafes to choose from My apartment is baller I’m not sweating as much My...
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Estoy Aquí

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en Córdoba.  Y todo es incredible. Last week when I was on the flight to Argentina, I started writing down a few rambling thoughts… unsure of what to expect, what was packed, and how the hekk this year was going to turn out. Well, if this past week set the tone for the year, then I’m in luck. When I applied to Remote Year back in August,...
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JUST BAIL

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A lot of you back home that know my life story and me get the title of this content adventure, but no one seems to get it at face-value here, so some clarification for the out of tune.I'm on my third job, second career, am 25, and I graduated from college 3.5 years ago. How millennial of me. The thing is, I don't feel bad...
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7 thoughts after 7 days: Córdoba, Argentina

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Cue the ‘holy shit, it’s been a week’ tagline.Continue reading on Chronicles of a Zomad »
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SAFETY

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My mom let me know this morning that people are trying to be informative and reminding her that diseases exist abroad that aren't popular or widespread in the US. They're good intentions are stressing her out, but for those that think my current situation is less safe than New York City or Southern California, I'd like to read the below article. The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign...
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I would like to leave this city…

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I have taken a leap. A leap of faith and decided to pack up my life and leave on a jet plane. As I write my very first blog post from my apartment in Sydney, there is a lump in my throat as I look around at all the things I need to pack. The mental list of everything I need to do before I leave...
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Home/Away

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They say home is where the heart is and if that is the case then my home is all around the world. I have a deep love for so many places, people and experiences that I have had.  When you travel so much notions of home and away get blurry.  The line between work and […]
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THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS

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Far into Norway's untamed North lies the famed archipelago of Lofoten. Here, craggy mountains that resemble the back of some amphibious creature reach steeply into the sky as they twist and turn around the turquoise-y, blue waters of this rugged coastline. Linked by roads, bridges, and tunnels the islands are dotted with picturesque, colorful fishing villages, grazing sheep, the mercurial Northern Lights on clear winter...
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First Impressions

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*Pauses to collect self and catch breath*Wow.Week 1 in Split, which simultaneously felt like the longest and shortest week of my life, is in the books. After (very) impatiently waiting for Remote Year to start since I got accepted back in September, I had read enough blogs to have a general idea of what to expect. However, no matter how much research (ok, let’s be honest — borderline...
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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This expat-friendly beach destination is popular with surfers, Canadians and Europeans owing to the strength of their currency here. My international-friend group has been in my ear for the past year about it. After a short romance with CDMX last autumn, I decided that it was time to make time to explore Mexico so what better place to start than Puerto Escondido. I made a...
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The results are in…. [Spain]

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November 2016This month was somewhat spoiled with the anticipation of the US election and especially so after the actual results were in. That is the reason for the title of the post.Spain had been one of the countries I was mostly looking forward to based on all the rave reviews I had previously heard from travelers I have crossed paths with in the past. So,...
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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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Bogo-TADA

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 Man oh man. This week was a WEEK. A week of music, mud, and mischief. This week I (how many times can I say week? Week week week.):chilled in my apartment way too much. Like, the most I've ever chilled in an apartment before. But guys. This apartment was SO GREAT. It was my gym. My restaurant. My hotel room. My movie theatre. Never have...
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NFL in London

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If you are attending an NFL game in London and are looking for more information like I was, I thought I would provide a few tips after our experience. Find your teams bar. Each team has one and they have events going on all weekend. Plus you get to hang out with fellow fans! Book […]
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35 in 35

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I celebrated my 35th birthday in my 35th country, which seemed quite fitting to me. It was quite the full birthday week. Nearly 20 of us traveled to/met up in the beach town Cartagena over Easter weekend. My birthday was that Saturday, and it started with a lazy brunch at a fabulous cafe, followed by rooftop […]
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Trip Preparation Update – Deux

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I apologize I haven't posted the later parts of my Macbook setup instructions yet. I ran into the chicken-and-egg problem of wanting to use my new Macbook to write my posts. I am happy to report that I am now writing this post on my new Macbook and it's to a point where I can start writing the rest of the article. I will do...
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