Remotes are a special group of people. They make life-changing decisions and follow through, packing their belongings into a suitcase and leaving their homes behind for an entire year. Upon arrival, they will be greeted by a group of people that they haven’t met before, a group of people who they will soon consider family. They have the foresight to know that this is an indescribable journey, one in which they will learn so much more about the world - and themselves. Matt Sherwood is one such Remote.
Matt is a travel blogger and public speaker who has traveled the world with Remote Year Cousteau. Throughout his time with Remote Year, he has lived in Cordoba, Buenos Aires, La Paz, Cusco, London, Prague, Belgrade, Split, Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai and Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh. As a part of our #RYNation series on social media, Matt takes a look back on his Remote Year and what it taught him about the world.
Aside from subtle cultural nuances, people across the globe are so similar. They may speak a different language but their goals, desires and needs are largely universal. And, that makes it easy to connect with anyone, wherever and whenever. I cherish the relationships I made with the locals in each city.
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