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  • Temples, Monkeys and Bamboo
    Last of the must-see (for me anyway) spots in Kyoto! Kinkakuji (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of Kyoto’s top sights and for good reason: standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo is ... read more
    Source: Cathy Ferrell – I’ve been everywherePublished on 2018-01-22By cferrell
    2 days ago
  • The Sites of Kyoto
    Some of the sights around Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the ... read more
    Source: Cathy Ferrell – I’ve been everywherePublished on 2018-01-18By cferrell
    5 days ago
  • 3.1 | 72 Hours in Seville
    While my boyfriend was visiting, we decided to take a short road trip to Seville, Spain. It was a city neither of us had on our lists, but wanting to do a quick side trip outside of Lisbon, Seville became a viable option seeing it was only a 4 hour ... read more
    Source: Sally Fung – Fung in the SunPublished on 2018-01-18By Fung in The Sun
    5 days ago
  • Powerful Portugal
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    Source: Fabien Rousselot – Where is Fab?Published on 2018-01-17By Fabien Rousselot
    6 days ago
  • 6,824 Miles Away
    It is odd that the farther away you are from the ones you love can make you more in sync with them.  I have been traveling since October 1st and now in month four I have stopped missing people as much, but have begun to physically feel their elation and ... read more
    Source: Natasha Schwartz – Traveling Under the InfluencePublished on 2018-01-17By nachoaveragereview
    6 days ago
  • Kyoto Local Experience Tracks
    Every month we have the opportunity to participate in Remote Year curated events that introduce us to local life and culture.  In Kyoto, my three events were: Hanko stamp making – In Japan people do not sign their name, they use their personal stamp, everyone ... read more
    Source: Cathy Ferrell – I’ve been everywherePublished on 2018-01-16By cferrell
    1 week ago
  • Permission to Chill
    Remote Year Mangata recently celebrated 100 days on the road! We're a quarter of the way through our year. Every month is a new cycle. It goes something like this:Weekend 1: Settle into your new home & figure out your surroundingsWeekend 2: Immerse through local experience events curated by the ... read more
    Source: Christina Nguyen – Christina NguyenPublished on 2018-01-16
    1 week ago
  • Kyoto
    Spent this week settling into my (small) apartment in Kyoto and finding my way around including learning where all the sushi, dumplings and steak can be found while perfecting my chopstick skills.  Check out the map to see where my apartment and workspace are located. ... read more
    Source: Cathy Ferrell – I’ve been everywherePublished on 2018-01-16By cferrell
    1 week ago
  • The Power of Flashbacks during Traveling
    Month two of Remote Year started in a magical winter city, with as many beautiful well-preserved buildings as grumpy faces in packed trams. A Gothic city with a tremendous castle, including as many historical stories as hip co-working cafes. You get it, Prague has many sides. Around eight years ago, ... read more
    Source: Loes Schrijvers – Loes SchrijversPublished on 2018-01-15By Loes Schrijvers
    1 week ago
  • I’m Still American
    I used to brag about the aquarium that my belly could easily become.  Give me all the sushi, all the sashimi, and anything with the word maki in it.  Alas, twelve days into Kyoto and I may have hit my limit, “sorry sir, there is no more room at the ... read more
    Source: Natasha Schwartz – Traveling Under the InfluencePublished on 2018-01-15By nachoaveragereview
    1 week ago
  • – Nara
    Source: Griffin Glaze – Griffin GlazePublished on 2018-01-15By Travel
    1 week ago
  • 3.2 | Portugal’s Canvas: Azulejos
    Upon arrival to Lisbon, one of the things that immediately stood out are its tile art and culture. Almost every building is decorated with tiles from half way down its facade if not the entire facade. The interior is also decorated.It is contrary to the popular belief that the word ... read more
    Source: Sally Fung – Fung in the SunPublished on 2018-01-14By Fung in The Sun
    1 week ago
  • Sunday to Sunday, an awesome week
    Last week, I struck a great balance between work and play. I had a rough first few days of the new year (as we all did here) when I tried to acclimate quickly but then my body felt so confused that I barely left my apartment for 48 hours. After ... read more
    Source: Ashlyn Llerandi – Ashlyn’s Remote YearPublished on 2018-01-14By ashlynremoteyear
    1 week ago
  • Finding a Home in the Japanese Culture
    I’m just going to dive right into this post and tell you upfront how fascinating, beautiful, and refreshing I have found the Japanese culture. Every day I interact with Kyoto I find a new reason to love the people of this city. There are so many cultural nuances that I’m ... read more
    Source: Anneka Van Scoyoc – Anneka AbroadPublished on 2018-01-14By Anneka Van Scoyoc
    1 week ago
  • A Thousand Islands
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    Source: Fabien Rousselot – Where is Fab?Published on 2018-01-11By Fabien Rousselot
    2 weeks ago