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Sitting in my living room of our AirBnb in Seminyak, Bali I am mulling over what I have seen so far in just a few weeks. Having been to Asia a number of times already I had a good perspective on what each city might offer me to see but as usual, Asia surprises me again and again. Our first stop is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where the food is just amazing and the local staff for Remote Year are some of the best people we have encountered as hosts for a city. They knew where to eat and play and...

Arriving back in Valencia in the Old Town was a part of Valencia I have not been to. Last time I came here I only stayed and traversed through the newer area where the Arts and Science Center is. I love Spain and this past few weeks only proved to me why I feel the way I do. After staying for a few days in Valencia where the beaches, food and architecture is incredible, I headed to Barcelona for my third time. One of my other Remote travelers Colton, has a sister who lives in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona...

Belgrade is hot! Really hot! Everyday it's over 100 degrees. The city doesn't have as much architecture for me to shoot as I was expecting but it does have a few nice churches in Orthodox style painting and mosaics. Food has been fine and the night life is active also. There aren't many Meraki's here as most are traveling and in Croatia and we lost six people this week who dropped out of the program. We started with 77 people and supposedly we are now at only 56. There were a few people that surprised me that have left and...

Back in 2005 I came to Buenos Aires in January when the weather was absolutely beautiful and warm. Now I am here and it is late fall/winter and it is chilly and I can not get over this damn cold. Myself and a number of other travelers from my group have all been sick since Bogota in February and we call it the "Meraki Cough" (Meraki is the name of our Group in Remote Year) and it just came back to haunt us again. This time around I have lots of time to walk around and explore a much larger...

Even though I have been to Buenos Aires before back in 2005 it seems like a lifetime ago. I do not remember this city being so large, maybe because I have been to so many smaller cities on this trip (except Mexico City) it is an illusion. The building and apartment I am staying in is by far the best yet. The set up here is also great because the building itself has 43 of us, like we took over the place. It is a converted hotel into apartments in the Palermo neighborhood. As usual I have been running around...

For me being in Cusco for the second time was a very special feeling. I loved Cusco the first time and even more this time. The city made me feel comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time. Comfortable in knowing the layout of the city and uncomfortable because of the high elevation that pisses me off on the difficulty in just walking around. There were many highlights of my week there and one disappointment, I was unable to physically get to Rainbow Mountain. My timing and planning was terrible and with a mix-up of trying to meet some people to...

Back to Medellin after a couple of long two weeks of traveling around Colombia. When I returned to Medellin from Nuqui (another remote beach) I knew I had over 11 days to be here but knowing myself I couldn't stay put for that long. I decided to do a quick two days to San Andes Island and I'm so glad I did. Going myself and the two days also turned out to be the right amount of time. [caption id="attachment_2273" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (San Andres is the Red Dot on the Map)[/caption] San Andres is an island that is part of Colombia but...

My friend John who works in Real Estate in New York called me to let me know that he will be heading to Cartagena Feb 2-6th so I decided to fly over from Bogota. The idea of being on a beach left me with no choice but to go. Many other Meraki Travelers in Remote Year are heading there at the end of the month but this was a good opportunity to party with some of my friends. Cartagena was fantastic! Cartagena has a real Caribbean feel to it, the people are darker in skin color than people from Bogota as...

This Guatemala trip was planned months in advance to meet up with my friend Sergio who lives in Guatemala City. He was my tour guide when I took a trip to Central America back in May of 2016 but I had to cut it short for family reasons and missed going to Guatemala. So we hit up Rio Dulce, Guatemala City, Flores and Tikal, Peten and Antigua. I arrived there on Monday the 16th and now I'm back in Mexico City, Monday the 23rd. Central America as a whole has a similar feel to me. The people and the food are consistent, dress...