Remote Year

Introductions!

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Hey everyone!  To kick our blog off right, we thought we would start with mini-introductions about who we are and what this crazy program called Remote Year is all about.Dylan – Hellooooo friends, family, people I love, people I’ve never met, and everyone in between!  My name is Dylan Hoffman, a 25 year old from Sacramento, California.  I’ve spent the last 6 years in Seattle,...
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RY Darién – Prague Day 4

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Dobrý den readers. It’s been a whirlwind the past 4 days, but also very cool. I’ve met and forgotten the names of so many people over the last 4 days. If you’re reading this and you’re one of the people I’ve met, I am apologizing heavily in advance for my bad memory for names. I’m sure I’ll ask your name many times during this first...
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Week 15.5 -Lost City of the Incas

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Mom, Joanne and I booked a two day trip up to see Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas. This was clearly a top trip from the moment I found out RY was traveling to Cusco and I’m so happy I got to experience it with family members. Sunday, May 15 – Travel Up to Machu Picchu  We were picked up first thing on...
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An updated, annotated packing post

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A reader asked me today if I had a packing post. Technically I do, but I wrote it before I left and before I knew anything about anything.So it's basically worthless.Here's that list, annotated and updated.CLOTHES5 short sleeve shirts -- I think I still have 5, but I want different ones because I'm so bored of them2 tanks -- ditched one, now just have a basic black one1...
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Day 4 – Is this real life?

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I arrived in Prague on Sunday after a loooong travel day. Luckily I was greeted by Aline’s friendly face and an awesome Remote Year flag waving for my arrival. We had a van waiting for us to take us to our apartments for the month, so I hopped in one with some fellow Remotes for the ~20min ride to Prague 2. Our apartment is called Belgicka...
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I’m Still Alive, but I’m Barely Breathing

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The Road to Machu Picchu Along the Lares Trek …Was no easy feat. My friend Allison and I were planning our Machu Picchu trip a few months ago and just figured we would do the classic Incan Trail. However, the permits for the trail had been sold out for months. *FYI, if you want to book the Inca Trail you need to book 6-12 months in...
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Franz Kafka’s Head

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Sand, Salt, No Water: 3 Days In Salar De Uyuni

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The wilderness of Bolivia’s Uyuni is pitch black after sunset. We’ve been driving for hours down a dirt road so bumpy I’ve abandoned Marching Powder because my hand is shaking too hard to read. I take a deep breath of dusty air through the Jeep’s window and look up at the starry sky. A few moments later, we arrive at a bare-bones hostel where the...
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Machu Picchu

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Many people come to Cusco for one purpose and one purpose only: Machu Picchu.  The ancient city, abandoned by the Inca Empire just 100 years after it was built, that was just rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th Century.  The city is located at the top of a mountain, 20 minutes from the nearest town Aguas Calientes, so getting there is always a treat...
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Kuhan Pathy: The Food Truck for Malaysia’s Homeless

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Over the last five years, the food truck industry has become a global phenomenon. Malaysia is one country at the forefront of this trend, especially in the nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. However, when you think “food truck” you probably don’t think “charitable” or “social impact.” But what if eating from a food truck also helped to give back to society? Well, Masala Wheels does exactly...
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