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Year Around the World

Organized by: Sienna Brakha

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EVENT DATE Jun 01, 2016

THE STORY:

I'll be setting out on a year-long journey around the world with a program called RemoteYear ( http://www.remoteyear.com), where I'll be spending 1 month in 12 different cities in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. Among thousands of applicants, I was selected to join a diverse group of 75 people who will travel by bus, train and plane around the world all while working remotely. That means I'll be packing up my life into a few pieces of luggage and heading out on an adventure of a lifetime. For those who know me well, you already know that this, for me, is a dream come to life. I'm still taking it all in. I've got a lot of loose ends to tie up, plans to make, and people to say goodbye to. But to make it all happen, I could use some support from my community!
For most of my life, I've avoided asking for help. But I'm learning through experience that asking for support - asking for help - is an act of bravery and humility. And allowing others to help is a gift. So here I am.

What is Remote Year? Remote Year is a group of interesting people traveling together while working remotely. Over 25k people applied for the inaugural year's 75 spots, which kicked off on June 1, 2015 in Prague. Remotes travel together on a journey, living in 12 different cities for one month each.

So It's Not Free? No. Remote year costs $27,000 for the year ($5K down-payment + $2K per month) which covers all travel between destinations, all accomodations, a workspace with reliable internet, and planned activities (community impact days, speakers, tours, and trips). I'll also need to cover some trip expenses out-of-pocket, like:

-One-way ticket to Spain
-Visas (No idea what these will cost)
-Vaccinations & pre-trip check-ups (+ copays galore) -Kindle (cause books = extra weight i can't afford, literally)
-One-way ticket home from final destination


Where I'm Going Valencia, Spain (Jun '16)
Lisbon,Portugal (Jul '16)
Rabat, Morocco (Aug '16)
Sofia, Bulgaria (Sep '16)
Istanbul, Turkey (Oct '16)
Hanoi, Vietnam (Nov '16)
TBD (Dec '16)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Jan '17)
La Paz, Bolivia (Feb '17) Córdoba,
Argentina (Mar '17)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Apr '17)
Santiago, Chile (May '17)

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