Cycling the ancient Silk Road

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Cycling the Silk Road Hundreds of years ago people (specifically traders) made the overland journey along the Silk Road. The Silk Road was (and arguably still is) a network of ancient trade routes that connect Europe (or the West) to the ancient Mongol empire in the Far East. These long journeys were usually made using horses and carriages, though sometimes the journey was even made on foot. Unknown to most, the Silk Road is actually...
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Knowing when to quit Digital Nomad life

Knowing when to quit Digital Nomad life

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To quit or not to quit, that is the f*&king question. Actually I don't like the word 'quit', it denotes that you're giving up something and that isn't always strictly true. Sometimes in life you need to know when to take a time out, rebuild, reinvent yourself, plan and get going again. You know recently my lacrosse coach, a great guy from New York living in Barcelona for 12 years, told me that every 4...
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Feeling alone while travelling as a digital nomad

Feeling alone while travelling

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So this is a first for me. I am writing this blog post on a personal level and I hope it's useful to at least one person out there, who sometimes feels alone or down travelling as a digital nomad. "You're so lucky", "sounds like you're living the dream" or "I wish I could do that but I have too many responsibilities" are things you may hear frequently when telling people about your digital nomad lifestyle....
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Watching catchup TV while abroad

Watching catchup TV while abroad

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If you're like me and you hate the local TV in the country you are currently living/staying in, then you may have tried catchup or ondemand TV over the internet. Many of you are probably getting the dreaded "not available in your country" error or something similar to this. The reason for this is because your IP address, which is a unique address you're assigned while on the internet is telling the TV website that...
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Is the water drinkable

Is the water drinkable?

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When you go to a new country, its difficult to know how safe the water is. Different people are able to handle different levels of water cleanliness and so here's our guide to whether the water is drinkable, or not. Here is a handy guide to which countries you can generally drink the tap water in. Tips for countries where the tap water is not drinkable Avoid brushing your teeth with tap water if you can Avoid...
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Exercise while travelling

Exercise while travelling

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Trying to exercise while you're travelling can be difficult, especially considering you can cart around weights and equipment in your luggage. Here are some great ways to exercise while you're on the move... Exercise straps These can attach to a door (using the attachment) or any secure anchor point which could take your weight. Once securely attached to an anchor point you can use your own body weight, positions and body angles to do a...
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How to become a digital nomad

How to become a digital nomad

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This is probably the most difficult question to answer, because it's really subjective and different rules apply to different people. There are however high level concepts which you need to consider when planning your move into becoming a digital nomad. Let's get this started! Talk to digital nomads about how they did it This may seem obvious, but one of the best ways to learn something is by talking to people who've already done it....
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Where to stay as a nomad - The Nomad Guru

Where to stay as a nomad

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Where to stay could be interpreted in a few ways and this article covers the accommodation side of the equation. So when considering the different options for where to lay your head at night, you need to first figure out whether it's going to be a short or long term stay. To us a short term stay lasts less than 30 days and a long term stay anywhere from a month to a year. Short term...
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Where to travel to next - The Nomad Guru

Where to travel to next

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Working out where to go next can be for some people an obvious choice but for others it takes some careful consideration. Most of us have been in the same shoes and struggled to work out where would be the best place to visit next. There are multiple factors which go into making this decision and we have compiled what we think are the most important to consider. Where have you always dreamed of going Work...
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How do digital nomads meet people

How do digital nomads meet people

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I'm going to start off and say it can be difficult meeting people as a nomad. If you're not staying in a communal hostel or you don't have anyone you already know in the city then then the odds won't be in your favour, but there are some other great ways to meet people. Meetup Whether it's for intercambio language exchange, a night out or some kind of hobbies, Meetup has them all. You can...
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