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Month 1: Córdoba, Argentina

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This is where it begins. I don't know when it will set in, but I know it hasn't yet. After roughly 30 hours of travel, I finally landed in Córdoba at about 12:30am on the 29th. Our Remote Year leaders were there to greet us and had organized a few vans to drop us off at our new homes. By about 3:00am I was finally...
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We arrived yesterday morning in Cordoba, Argentina, via Mexico City and Santiago, Chile. In the other America. This is the farthest south in the world I have ever been.Suffice to say, our first day was perfect. Remote Year made everything very easy. And last night was a whirlwind meeting of new friends, for me at least. It's no surprise that I didn't network much at...
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A Weekend Off the Grid

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Today is a weird day. No, it’s not just that it’s Leap Year. As many of you know, but for those who don’t – my mom was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011. She had brain surgery, radiation and chemo all back to back and after a smooth recovery she has thankfully been fine since. However, a few days before I arrived to Uruguay her MRI...
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La Colombe in the Day

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A cold, but sunny day. The curious sunlight peaked through the pure white linens into a room that had only felt passionate storms for three days and nights. The warm, cozy room had provided shelter and comfort while Mother Nature was busy shedding her tears. The eclipsed sun seduced its admirer with an irresistible smile, and the girl found herself rising from her bed to meet him...
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Córdoba, Argentina

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I visited Córdoba because I had no idea what I would find there. Places like this are my favorite (cp Bucharest, Belgrade, Ljulbljana). I spend four days over a weekend here in Argentina’s second largest city after Buenos Aires, exploring and conceptualizing. I found something a little different from other destinations I’ve so far cataloged across Europe and Asia. As in Buenos Aires the spaces, blocks and buildings...
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New Year’s Eve Is The Weirdest

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I don’t have many superstitions. But there’s one I’ve always liked – it’s the idea that the way you spend New Year’s Eve tells you something about the way you’ll spend the next year. For me, there’s always been some truth to it. The year I went out without my boyfriend was the year I wound up in a long distance relationship. The year the cops shut down...
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My name is Andy Brashear. With the help of a program called Remote Year, my wife and I will be leaving our home in Denver, Colorado, to travel the world!This blog will serve as a place for pictures from the journey, as well as my thoughts and musings on our destinations, history, culture, food, and the modern world. Sometimes I may stumble, and my rantings...
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Thoughts on Paper

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Wow, what a month! It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and I’ve been so busy I can’t even think, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m finally ready to write down some public thoughts for you lovely people since things are starting to slow down and get into a normal routine. I’m drinking less and running more – score! Sidenote: In the last 2 weeks I potentially...
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I’ve been chosen – Liebster Award

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Wow! I’m feelin’ the love ❤ Thank you, Hannah and Patti,  for nominating me for the Liebster Award! (Does Lobster Award keep coming up as an autocorrect option for anyone else??) Loved reading your answers, and here goes mine for your questions! How this works (from Patti, from Sarah): Thank the blogger who nominated you… Read More I’ve been chosen – Liebster Award
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Party Time in Punta del Este

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"La Mano" Last weekend, after spending our first couple of weeks in South America getting to know Montevideo, many of my fellow Remoters and I decided to partake in a quintessential Uruguayan summer tradition (remember, December, January and February are summer months below the equator): spending some time in the coastal beach town of Punta Del Este. We only had a weekend to spare, but...
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We’ve Moved (to a new domain)!

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Come follow along for another year of travel at www.michaelwingsit.comIf you’ve been following along on this Medium page during my travels on Remote Year, I’d like to first say thank you. I still don’t exactly know how I ended up with 2K followers (and briefly held the designation as “Top Writer in Travel”), but hey, I’m not going to question it.I was inspired to start this...
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#73 Choeung Ek

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To visit places of Cambodia’s recent history and to see where past atrocities had taken place was so emotionally grueling that many of us had put off our pilgrimage to The Killing Fields. No one wanted to have that pit-of-your-stomach-sick-feeling we’d experienced at s21. But, the time arrived when we had no time left; we had to go now or else we’d risk not going...
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BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

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Things are rough. I wish I could start off on a happier note, but I find it important to be real about this journey too. I've had a difficult time adjusting post-gallbladder surgery, and I've been bingeing BAD. Like, every weekend I have been eating 5,000+ calories at a time. I've gained a ton of weight, lost most of my muscle, and generally feel lost....
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Week 23: The Start of Praugust, Czech Please, and Other Puns

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When fellow Remote Kelly came up with the term Praugust, we all jumped on it like the nerds we truly are. IT’S JUST SO GOOD. Anyway, I had been to Prague in 2012 with Angela for a couple of days, and fell in love with the fairytale city. Aside from Cusco, this was probably the city I was most excited for at the start of...
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Farewell & enkosi, Cape Town!A braai for our last day in the…

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Farewell & enkosi, Cape Town!A braai for our last day in the Mother City.1/26On the morning of transition day I packed up my apartment and said bye to Lindsay, who had her flight just a few hours before ours. Wahhhhh! So many goodbyes! 🙁 It was so nice to have her visit and meet all my new friends- it grounded me, brought me back to...
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I walked home in the rain

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It’s been months since I posted on this blog. Literally 10 weeks, maybe 11, but who’s counting? I had all sorts of reasons set aside in my head on why I haven’t written. Cuba was complex and confusing. I was busy. There was so much going on in CDMX, Bogota, and Medellin, that I haven’t had time to write. All lies. The truth is that...
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Tipping the Scales Toward Equal Pay

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For every dollar a man earns in the U.S., a woman earns an average of 80 cents. According to the World Economic Forum, it will take more than 200 years to close this wage gap.This Equal Pay Day, Squarespace is helping raise awareness around this issue. We believe everyone deserves an equal shot at success, regardless of gender identity. It’s time to tip the scales.Women...
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Don’t Be Afraid Take The Road Less Travelled

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Whim. Spontaneously. Random. Last Minute. Surprises. Spending a month and a half on the road has made me want to be more flexible with planning. Being an event planner that is the opposite of my natural way of doing things. While I am always up for a unique thrill I typically have my days and […]
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Comment on Wine Worthy Stops In The Twin Cities by pairswellwith@gmail.com

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Thank you!! Yes, absolutely check them out. Let me know if you ever need any suggestions. I’m here!
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Day 196

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I spent the day popping in and out of stores, getting caught in the rain and then enjoying the sun, getting work done, making my way to dinner and then slowly meandering my way back to my airbnb, absolutely adoring the fact that there was no one to force me to go out when I just wanted to go home and read for a little...
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