Category Digital Nomad

Nomadism as a way to travel and explore the world

There are different ways to travel as there are different ways to explore the world. The transportation methods are numerous – bus, train, plane, ferry, bike, on foot. Nowadays, with technology, we can travel from the comfort of our own couch. Switch on the TV for a travel documentary, or put on a virtual reality headset and feel you are in the tropics. We can explore the world through our

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Time to unplug (even if the nature of your work is online)

As I sat in my bed, about to go to sleep, I felt my breathing becoming heavier and heavier. What was going on? Did I not have enough time to digest my food? No, it’s been a couple of hours since dinner. What was it then? And then it hit me. The dreaded panic has set in. I was in a frantic state – my heart was imploding under my

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Braving the little storms of life while slow-travelling (Part 1)

The little storms of life Life is indeed a journey, not a destination. On the road, unexpected things happen that can throw us off course. Such unforeseen events can upset our balance or routine. These can also make us doubt ourselves and our ability to carry on doing whatever we set about to do. I want to share a few anecdotes where I allowed myself to momentarily doubt in my

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Finally December – my travel plans for next year

Dear readers, it is no surprise that I enjoy embarking on new adventures. Usually, this involves  going to live in another city, another country and changing homes. It can be for a few weeks to a few months. This time, it’s no different. Fresh adventures are calling. I spend every day checking flights, checking accommodation and reading blogs and expat articles on my coveted destinations. Every single day since this month begun. December –

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My challenge as a digital nomad in the South African summer time

With the mercury rising and traffic increasing along all roads that lead to the beach, there’s a lot on my social calendar. Most of my friends from Europe (and various parts of the world) come back to South Africa to enjoy sunny days here. And a mother bunch of them visit because I’ve been going on and on and on and on about how fabulous Cape Town is. So they

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My cats – what I miss the most on my nomadic journey

I adopted these two furry balls of cuteness – The Royal Kittens. Or so I thought, until I realized they were the ones who adopted me. Cats are a different sort of species altogether, really. They come with baggage. And you have to accept them and take them all in, quirks and all. In my case, I took them in with fleas, bruises, little fur and acute anxiety. They were

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The art of saying goodbye – how to arrange a farewell

Saying goodbye Whether you’re a nomad, a traveller or an expat, you’ll certainly be faced with that moment where you are leaving the country you’re in for another. Saying goodbye is not easy for most of us. In fact, there’s nothing pleasant about it, when you think of it. What’s great about saying goodbye to people who have become your family, your confidants, your allies in all kinds of weather

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It’s great being a nomad, but what about love?

I have been pondering more and more about the meaning of love in the context of being a digital nomad. Or being a nomad, period. As a nomad, you get to feast your eyes on gorgeous sights and landscape around the world. You enjoy being wined and dined under the stars, by the beach, in a mountain chalet with some of the world’s most delectable dishes. You meet amazing people,

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The reality of coming back home after being a solo female nomad

Before I set about to return to my home country, the island on which I was born, I had to prepare myself psychologically. While being nomadic is fascinating and exhilarating, the return to your home country entails a good dose of feeling misunderstood and suffering from post-trip depression. The first time I returned home after three years of living overseas, I came back to a shock – I had lost my

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The importance of play when you work from home

The work from home life Working from home is the dream for many people. With all the responsibilities one has nowadays and time being a precious commodity, being able to work from your home is a dream come true. And truly… it is. Since I’ve been working from home, I sleep better. Knowing you don’t have to rush in the morning to get ready to go to the office provides such

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