I’m considering traveling to Panama, Colombia, Ecuador or Peru in the coming month and it is important for me to be able to work from a coffee shop at an outside table. Is it normal for DNs to be working with their laptops at coffeeshops in these countries, or am I just marking myself to be mugged on the way home?
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I have a girlfriend who is considering traveling with me and was trying to figure out what she could do that is also remote to contribute. I’m wondering if anyone here has had the same experience or just some ideas about what a SO with no technical skills could do to work remotely?
I’m trying to decide between these 2 Bavarian destinations for the next stop. Nuremberg has a higher rating on NomadList, probably because of the price difference, but has anyone actually lived in this city or can offer some insight in comparison to Munich?
Interested in knowing if there is any tech scene there, how the coworking spaces are, the type of feel the city has, etc.
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I was wondering if any of you have had this while on the road.
The whole transition from normal life to nomadism and moving around different places has been super fun but also super intense. It’s also why I built #nomads, to remove those feelings a bit
From times I’ve felt super amazing and then super lost.
How has it been for you to shift from normal life to your nomad life?
Does anybody know if there are special visas for self employed people in European countries? I dont have a European passport but i would like to stay a bit longer than the time allowed to tourists. I know Germany have some kind of visa but are there any other countries in the region? what about the UK?
I’m having trouble trying to create a nice and serious relationship. I’m not saying I want a wife, I just want a committed, supportive and loving relationship. However I’m finding out that, at least in my “expanded” social circle in my home country, not many women have this burning desire of growing as a person, impacting the world through their actions, traveling… basically very few people have big goals and dreams. I guess it’s the stigma of a ‘third-world country’. (Mexico).
I would love someone to travel with, that is as accomplished or even more accomplished that I am, that teaches me stuff as I can teach her, etc. The question is summarized in the title: How do you create a lasting and serious relationship when you’re always traveling, having this crazy idea that you can change the world?
I remember a friend mentioned at a DN meetup that a “dating site for DN” would not work out exactly for the same ‘traveling nature’ of DNs, but now thinking deeply about this, maybe I’m not the only one and such a site might provide some value.
What do you think? Thanks!
Hello fellow DNs,
I never thought that one day I would ponder on the idea of being an entrepreneur/ digital nomad. But here I am and I would really appreciate it if you guys can give me some advice/tips on how to start your own business (especially idea searching phase) while being on the road. My background is in Marketing and recently I’ve been into coding, so I’m looking for business idea that can combine both areas. But I’ve been struggling with the idea phase - either running out of ideas or can’t seem to pick one idea that I am confident to go forward with. It’s such a steep learning curve for me.
What’s the story/inspiration behind your business idea? For example, how do you find that “this is it. I’m gonna give it a go” moment? Any advice on how to go through the business idea phase?
I’m about to finally make a move from London to Berlin and I’ll be staying around Kreuzberg/Neukölln. I’ve noticed a great selection of co-working spaces around there, which is great! But most of them don’t actually give too many details on what they can offer and what the environment is like.
Any personal recommendations from you Berliners out there? Which ones get the busiest? Any particular ones to avoid? Ideally I’d find a floating desk with a great community around; I love socialising around co-working spaces so that would be a big plus
Most of them also seem to open at 9am only, I couldn’t find any so far that would be open before. Suggestions?
Thanks! I hope to see some of you around Berlin starting from August
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