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Full datetime event:New York — Thursday, January 7, 2021From 12:00 to 13:00Los Angeles — Thursday, January 7, 2021From 9:00 to 10:00London — Thursday, January 7, 2021From 17:00 to 18:00Athens — Thursday, January 7, 2021From 19:00 to 20:00Singapore — Friday, January 8, 2021From 1:00 to 2:00Sydney — Friday, January 8, 2021From 4:00 to 5:00
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DescriptionHi! I'm Erica, the Director of Events for The Nomadic Network. I've been on the Nomadic Matt team since 2013, and nowadays, I'm so excited to be putting together events for the travelers of today, and tomorrow!
After hosting over 100 virtual events with TNN, I've been asked to share about *my* personal travels.
So, in this session, I'll share about the years that I spent living abroad (for under $10k a year!). I'll be sharing photos and stories, and answering any questions you have, too!
WHERE WAS I LIVING?
In a nutshell, I've been traveling all across the globe since I was 20 and moved to Doha to finish my university. After that, I taught English in northeastern Thailand and South Korea. I continued living and learning abroad on a Caribbean island called St Vincent, which led me to working with farming cooperatives in rural Zambia. I've spent extended periods of time in Vietnam, Cambodia, Dubai, Costa Rica, the UK, and South Africa.
WHY WAS I TRAVELING?
What has captured my heart as I travel is getting to know people all over the world. I love sitting with families at their kitchen table eating and laughing, gushing with friends about our dating lives, cooking together, studying, farming, creating alongside each other, attending festivals, and weddings. I learn by doing. So I try not to say "yes" as often as possible as I go and it's gotten me into some - unique - situations (to say the least!) I wouldn't change any of it for a moment.
Traveling is about 90% of my personality and how I express myself to the world. I don't know where I would be had I not moved to Qatar back in 2008. Though, I'm sure it'd be a lot different than who I get to be right now.
I'm very, VERY excited to be sharing my experiences with you!
Be sure to connect with me via Instagram: instagram.com/erica.virvo
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