Nomadic News: 2 August, 2015

Koh Tao Cafe

Here is this weeks edition of Nomadic News – assorted links on travel and digital nomadery. Living Abroad – Location Independence Creative young Brits are quitting London for affordable Berlin What is it like living in ColOmbia as a digital nomad? Ubud, Bali: The “Elizabeth Gilbert Effect” and remote working in paradise This is the […]

The Speicherstadt, the watery warehouse district in Hamburg

The Speicherstadt, Hamburg - Germany

What’s better than an industrial brick-warehouse district? An industrial brick-warehouse district with canals. The Speicherstadt (city of warehouses in German) is the largest warehouse district in the world built on timber-pile foundations. Knowing how much of Hamburg was destroyed in the war it’s amazing to see so much pre-war industrial architecture that survived (around half […]

Don’t go to Bremen, they said – It’s an industrial scheiße-stadt, they said

Bremen - Germany

I don’t remember who “they” were. Perhaps it was a collection of travellers over the years; a disgruntled salesmen who had been covering Northern Germany for too long; or maybe it was from an actual Bremener I’d met in my travels. Who ever it was, they added to be the voice in my head that […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Saint Nicolas, La Rochelle – France

Hotel Saint Nicolas

Hotel Name: Hotel Saint Nicolas Address: 13 Rue Sardinerie, La Rochelle, France I stayed at the Hotel Saint Nicolas in La Rochelle, France. I was a guest of the hotel which was arranged by the Charente-Maritime tourism office. The Hotel Saint Nicolas is conveniently situated just outside the historic old town area of La Rochelle, […]

Hostel Review: Urban House, San Sebastian – Spain

Urban House, San Sebastian – Spain

Hostel Name: Urban House Address: I stayed at Urban House in San Sebastian, Spain. I booked online and paid $36.77 USD for a night for a single bed in 4-bed dormitory room. I booked it a few days before I arrived so there wasn’t many hostels available (peak season in July). The are cheaper hostels […]

Hostel Review: Be Hostels Zaragoza, Zaragoza – Spain

Be Hostels Zaragoza

Hostel Name: Be Hostels Zaragoza Address: Calle Predicadores 70, Zaragoza, Spain I stayed at Be Hostels in Zaragoza, Spain. I was hosted by the Be Hostels group, who offered me a room should I be staying in one of their cities. Be Hostels is a hostel group from Barcelona, and Zaragoza is their first hostel […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Carlemany, Girona – Spain

Hotel Carlemany, Girona - Spain

Hotel Name: Hotel Carlemany Address: Placa Miquel Santalo i Pavor, 1, Girona, Spain I stayed at the Hotel Carlemany in Girona, Spain. I was a guest of the hotel, which was arranged by Visit Costa Brava. The Hotel Carlemany is a 4-star hotel ideally located between the train station and the old town, being about […]

Nomadic News: 19 July, 2015

Railjet - Austria

Greetings from Girona, Spain! I’ve been hard-core travelling this month so I haven’t been reading (or posting) as much as usual. Here are some digital nomad links and travel articles I have bookmarked for weeks edition of Nomadic News. Cost of living in Bangkok – How Karsten Aichholz spends ฿74,031.83 ($2,191.86 / €1,971.93) every month. […]

Hostel Review: Hotel Altair, Nice – France

Hotel Altair, Nice – France

Hostel Name: Hotel Altair Address: 10 rue de Suisse, Nice, France I stayed at the Hotel Altair, a hostel in Nice, France. I booked online and paid $29.74 USD for a bed in a 6-bed dorm. I booked it for is proximity to the train station as I was leaving early the next day. My […]

Hostel Review: Tomato Backpackers Hotel, Turin – Italy

Tomato Backpackers Hotel, Turin - Italy

Hostel Name: Tomato Backpackers Hotel Address: Via Pellico 11, Turin (Torino), Italy I stayed at the Tomato Backpackers Hotel in Turin (Torino) in Italy. The rate was $23.35 USD for a bed in a 4-bed dorm. I picked the hostel for its location near the main train station, which is about 10 minutes walk away. […]