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La Paz: The Hidden Gem

When I originally signed up for Remote Year there were a few places I wouldn’t necessarily have chosen for myself to visit.  La Paz, Bolivia was one of those places I was hesitant to go to.   483 more words

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Wining, dining and vining in Chacras de Coria, Argentina

To come to Argentina and not sample its world famous Malbec red wine would indicate there is something more than a little wrong with you, whether you are a wine buff or not. 828 more words

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Multifaceted Medellín

It’s hard to believe that only a mere 20 years ago, Medellín was considered the most dangerous city in the world. In 1991 alone, the city saw over 6000 killings. 757 more words

South America

Multifaceted Medellín

It’s hard to believe that only a mere 20 years ago, Medellín was considered the most dangerous city in the world. In 1991 alone, the city saw over 6000 killings. 757 more words

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Ha'upei


I’ve been stuck this month. Stuck in site, in my head, in work and even in a little anger. May has been the “wow, I’ve hit the year mark in site and only have 1 more year left/help/oh my god/am I ready?/what am I doing/is my work meaningful and sustainable for my community?” feelings. 165 more words

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Colombia: Cartagena, coffee and a Caribbean island

Our final few weeks in South America were a jam-packed, whistle-stop tour of Colombia, zigzaging from our Amazonian starting point of Leticia (far south) upto Cartagena (far north), then back down to Salento and Medellin (the coffee zone) before heading even further up north to San Andrés, one of Colombia’s two Carribean islands. 860 more words