fiscus MERAKI

mexico | colombia | peru | argentina | czech republic | serbia | spain | malaysia | thailand | japan | currently: england

I studied in England in 2019 and lived in Valencia in 2018. I lived and worked in 12 cities in 2017 with Remote Year Meraki:  Mexico City, Bogotá, Medellín, Lima, Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Prague, Belgrade, Valencia, Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai, and Kyoto.

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March 8, 2017

I camped with a group of Meraki Remotes at the Neusa Reservoir. It's an hour and a half north of Bogota, Colombia. One of them grew up in Bogota and used to camp here a lot so she gave us the inside scoop. The water was so cold that there are signs prohibiting swimming...

March 8, 2017

On Remote Year, we have "tracks" that we can get on that have activities, usually about one track per week. For Colombia, my track was "ECOlombia," but remotes can swap out on tracks that they're interested in and give up track events that they can't make.

For Valentine...

March 3, 2017

These last few months have been an absolute whirlwind. I applied to Remote Year in July on a whim, and was in the middle of studying for the GREs for the third time. I'd broken my year into manageable chunks in order to be able to handle the whirlwind I'd brought upon...

March 1, 2017

Meraki went to Bogotá, Colombia in February 2017.

My pivotal Remote Year moment: I injured myself by falling off a horse, and then I got back up on the proverbial horse only to injure myself more via the stirrups because I did not wear the proper socks.


February 28, 2017

February in Bogota, Colombia just looks like a whole lotta drinking, but this is the same month as caving in Suesca, Barranquilla, and Cartagena. 

February 1, 2017

Mexico City was amazing even though I was only there for about half the time.

I came out for our big orientation day to meet everyone, flew back to the states, came back after the end of the Obama Administration, and came back to my new tribe-family, or tramily of Merak...

January 24, 2017

I've returned to the states to finish out my job with the Obama Administration, and there is so much to do! If you are traveling, maybe these very specific to do items will inspire you.

Venmo Ed $50 pesos - from that time I didn't bring enough cash because I was scared...

January 7, 2017

My fear of gun violence affects my feeling of safety. 

I was robbed at gunpoint in Dallas about ten years ago and being in a new city, Mexico City, I've struggled with disproportionate fear around my safety.

Fortunately, my first night in Mexico, two Remote Year staffers...

December 29, 2016

As I prepare for Remote Year, I'm adding many items to my to do list. Packing, address changes, notifying credit cards, saying goodbye.

I need to be out of my apartment next week because I'm subletting it for 2017. Packing always takes longer than one thinks so I know I...

October 6, 2016

This is the most exciting thing I've ever done. And I've done some pretty exciting things over the course of my life. Today, I submitted a huge chunk of change

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