Meraki

  • Day 345
    Rounding out a packed weekend, a group of us took the train to Osaka and walked all over the land, taking in all of the insanely busy streets + huge billboards, but also a much-needed lovely vegan meal, before going back to a quiet and calm Kyoto. ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-12By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 344
    We all went to Nara and hung out with the free-roaming deer, and we visited the largest wooden structure in the world which houses an incredible, enormous buddha, and then we had another big Family Dinner (with unlimited alcohol, I don’t know what RY is thinking) and naturally followed that ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-12By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 343
    Spent my afternoon at a family-run Buddhist temple learning from the 23rd generation head priest and his daughter, a priestess, talking about Kyoto and Japan and Buddhism and reflecting on the year, and then did an hour-long Taikio class where an ex-ballerina showed us how she can literally move her organs ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-12By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Day 342
    A small group of us went on an outing to a quiet neighborhood north of where we’re all staying to see the “Real Kyoto” – there was a gorgeous and serene temple complex, we visited a tatami mat workshop, did a short hike for a beautiful view and finished at ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-12By erinbozarth
    1 month ago
  • Meraki in Chiang Mai, Thailand | Remote Year: November 2017
    Here's the video our program leader, Zoe Vos, put together for our second month in Asia. We spent November in Thailand. ... read more
    Source: Taylor Fiscus – fiscus merakiPublished on 2017-12-11By Taylor Fiscus
    1 month ago
  • Day 341
    This month I’m working the latest I ever have and it’s really hard to break the mindset of a “normal” work schedule, so when I sleep until 10 I feel like a certified sloth and when I stay in bed until noon I feel like a mashed potato, and going ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-07By erinbozarth
    2 months ago
  • Day 340
    Walking when the air is crisp is 1000x times better than walking when it’s hot and muggy and there are bugs everywhere, especially when destinations include delicious coffee, a beautiful garden + super old temple, amazing ramen, and the train station to buy your bullet train ticket for the end ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-06By erinbozarth
    2 months ago
  • Day 339
    The great parts about Kyoto include: having a city team who will sit with you for an hour and figure out how to get from Mt. Fuji to Osaka so you can go to Mexico, moderately cheap + fresh udon noodles, fresh sushi, roads that you can walk around for ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-05By erinbozarth
    2 months ago
  • Day 338
    Our first full day in Kyoto was full in every way: we had our normal orientation where we learned about the city and aaalll of the ways that we can unintentionally insult Japanese people (how does one issue a blanket apology to an entire country for all of the minor ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-04By erinbozarth
    2 months ago
  • Day 337
    This was our final transition day together and people kept trying to make it sentimental but I was just like, “Can we just get our bags” or “Can you just put your carry-on into the overhead compartment” or “Can we just eat this free lounge food”, and simply could not ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-04By erinbozarth
    2 months ago
  • Day 336
    Since it was the last day in Chiang Mai I had toonnnns on my to-do list, which was really just a to-eat list but I crushed it and rounded out the month with a banana roti, at which point I texted Chris “that’s it, that’s all I needed, RY can ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-04By erinbozarth
    2 months ago
  • Day 335
    What better way to say goodbye to Chiang Mai and to summer than sending 30 grown adults to “The Grand Canyon”, a quarry lake-thing with a network of inflatable things and a giant blob (I got launched and it was the pinnacle of my 26.5 years of life)? ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-12-04By erinbozarth
    2 months ago
  • 41 Seconds in Kuala Lumpur
    We're spending our last quarter of this year working remotely while abroad in Asia. We couldn't have started in a better country with a better city team. Here's to the night shift!A month in Malaysia ... read more
    Source: Taylor Fiscus – fiscus merakiPublished on 2017-12-03
    2 months ago
  • Day 334
    Taking a break from “what erin’s eating” (my sincerest apologies) I want to share a bit of real talk: I am starting to pa-haaaniiiic about returning to post-RY life. All year long I’ve been very “everything will be fine!”, very “la dee da”, if you will. And I am a ... read more
    Source: Erin Bozarth – a sentence a day keeps the crazy at bayPublished on 2017-11-29By erinbozarth
    2 months ago
  • A MINI GUIDE TO KUALA LUMPUR
    Dominated by a modern skyline that houses the well-known, and quite impressive, Petronas Towers, Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur is a metroplitan city and a true melting pot of cultures. Here, Chinese, Indian & Malay groups have lived together (mostly in harmony) for generations and that cultural mix can be ... read more
    Source: Kalina Kheirolomoom – Hello KalinaPublished on 2017-11-28By KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
    2 months ago