Meraki

  • MedellĂ­n and the month where everything changed
    In Mexico I struggled. In Bogota I settled. But in Medellin I full-blown fell in love with this experience, coming to understand that embarking on this adventure was the best decision I have ever made in my life.And it all comes down to one thing: People. The amazing new family that ... read more
    Source: Tim Nixon – Tim NixonPublished on 2018-01-07By Tim Nixon
    2 weeks ago
  • A MINI GUIDE TO CHIANG MAI
    Once the seat of the Lanna Kingdom, the mountainous Northern city of Chiang Mai retains a culturally rich heritage with hundreds of Buddhist temples across the city and a population proud of its traditions and "northern-ness." Get out of the always bustling historic center and Chiang Mai has a decidedly ... read more
    Source: Kalina Kheirolomoom – Hello KalinaPublished on 2017-12-27By CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
    4 weeks ago
  • Day 356
    Adding to the cheesy and beautiful moments that make up the final weeks, tonight we cooked dinner together at the workspace + then watched Home Alone 2 and Lily brought us snacks out of the BLUE like a goddess, and it was just simple and comfortable and lovely. ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-21By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 355
    I’m finding I have much less motivation to go out and “do” much during the day, because I just want to be where the people are so I grab coffee + go to the workspace hours before I have to start work because I just want to see these faces as ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-21By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 354
    Bet you didn’t know that people in Japan eat horse meat, or that on the same conveyor belt as shrimp tempura + california rolls you can find “Horse Meat + Mane”. On that note, here’s a photo from a vegan restaurant. ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-20By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 353
    I started my day with a meditation session with the head priest of a Buddhist temple (this is what I’m saying, in three weeks my day will be starting with hoping my Orange Line train isn’t on fire) who, incidentally, will be giving a talk at MIT in February, and ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-19By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • STAYING AT PIMALAI RESORT
    Nestled into the tree-filled hillside, on a quiet strip of beach at the southern end of Ko Lanta, is the peaceful tropical oasis known as Pimalai. People often eschew Ko Lanta, and look instead to its more popular island neighbor Ko Pi Pi or look up the coast to Krabi ... read more
    Source: Kalina Kheirolomoom – Hello KalinaPublished on 2017-12-19By KO LANTA, THAILAND
    1 month ago
  • 5 days left on Remote Year
    In honor of leaving Japan in five days, here's my countdown tribute to this amazing country and the experience I've had here.5 totally new Japanese foods tried4new Merakis shared lunch or dinner with this month3loads of laundry done. One of which was a single pair of socks I walked home ... read more
    Source: Taylor Fiscus – fiscus merakiPublished on 2017-12-18By Taylor Fiscus
    1 month ago
  • Day 352
    Given that Saturday was draining as hell (but more amazing than I can explain), we all lazied around one of the workspaces + relaxed + napped + ate snacks + played games, a group of us went to dinner for Julissa to say a formal “kbyyeeeee!” to Julissa but then ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-18By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 351
    Today was our final farewell of the year since people start leaving this week. It was everything we could have hoped for: somewhat structured but overall informal and cozy, filled with affirmations towards each other about what we appreciated about each person in the group, the Meraki musicians performed, people ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-18By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 350
    It’s not that all of my life will be totally weird and jarring when I go back to Boston, it’s just going to be weird when I can’t wake up at 10am on a Friday and spend my afternoon wandering through a craft market at a Buddhist temple, smelling coffee ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-18By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 349
    We have a #mentalhealth channel on Slack that has become my favorite place in the Remote Nation. People from all of the programs join, ask for help or opinions, share good tips or articles, and it is one of those spaces that’s somewhat anonymous but still warm and welcoming because ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-15By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 348
    Zoe has gastritis and is feeling like garbage but she came to the workspace tonight and cooked us all dinner because she said she would. A huge group of people showed up to the workspace for happy hour a little bit drunk after their sake tasting track and we all ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-14By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 347
    Christmas in Kyoto feels like Christmas at home, with the lights and the music playing in all of the stores and the cold, but without the creepy mall Santa’s, the treacherous driving conditions, snow in my shoes, and the pressure to buy buy buy…what I’m saying is, if I can’t ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-13By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 346
    Our track event today was one of my favorite because we learned about + practiced Taiko drumming, which was once used to communicate from town to town but is now used to bring a bit of stress relief to a group of 20 remotes whose lives are about to get ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-12By erinbozarth
    1 month ago