The End of our European Journey

Last week we wrapped up our time in Istanbul as our European leg came to a close.  Throughout the week we checked the last few things off our bucket lists and said our goodbyes.

A huge thanks to everyone who donated items in Istanbul to go to refugees as well as Chris Scott for connecting us with people that could get the items to the right people.  We had nearly 30 Istanbul travel cards donated with credit and Hannah collected many more items from Remotes. 

Food For Thought hosted it's 4th event in Istanbul with Indian food prepared by Geetika and Anuja for a group of local guests. The menu celebrated similarities between Indian and Turkish cultures with items like Spicy Alleppey & Rakı for drinks, Masala Zor Garam for appetizers, Murgh Shahi and Aloo Shahi for mains, Sooji Laddoo & Chai for dessert. Everyone came together to discuss ideas/trends that most excite them right now followed by a music jam session. October event with be in Penang with Afro-Lusitano food prepared by Manuel Nascimento, traveling from Lisbon. For updates, pictures and behind the scenes, check out their site: or FB Page:

We hosted local entrepreneurs Janelle Berberoglu, Co-Founder, Chikirina and Orhan Yediyildiz / Dilara Dagli, Co-founders of Pickt Up for a mini Remote Year demo day.

Hannah had a gift giving presentation to Sila, our own Turkish Remote, to thank her for being our amazing guide for the month.  She was incredible, teaching people about the people and culture and showing everybody fun places to go and see.

We had our farewell party at the 360 Istanbul Restaurant.  

On Saturday morning, we embarked on the long journey to Asia.

A quick pitstop for Malaysian food on the drive from Kuala Lumpur to our new home, Penang, Malaysia.

Once we arrived in Penang, we had a welcome party on the rooftop of Chulia Mansion with local artist Daniel C. and local food.