Where I’m At: August, 2015 – Budapest edition

Where I'm At: Budapest - 2015 edition

Where I’m At is my monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.

Greetings from Budapest. I’m back in one of my favourite cities of Europe after a few years absence. The last time I was here it wasn’t on the digital nomad map. Other Eastern European cities like Prague, Sofia, and Bucharest became nomad hubs yet there was little talk of Budapest.

On this trip I’ve noticed a small community of location independent workers basing here, and there are some cool cafes that are good to work from. Budapest still remains as a great value European city (compared to western European cities), especially as the local currency (the Forint) has devalued against the Euro.

Where I’ve Been

Last month was one of the busiest travel months I’ve ever had. I must be making up travel time after spending three months in Saigon. I stayed in 26 different cities in the month of July, which might equal the travel intensity of my first trip around Europe in 2000.

It looks like a crazy month on paper but it was one of the most enjoyable travel months I’ve had in years. I was travelling on a Eurail pass, which I will be writing a travel guide for later. On this trip I tried to visit as many new cities as possible, and spending 4-5 hours a day on a train is a good day out for me.

Getxo - Spain
[At Getxo, near Bilbao in Spain.]

Travel Plans

After a the busiest travel month I’ve had in years this month will be a bit slower. My mission is to visit some of the digital nomad hotspots of Europe, so I will be going to Budapest, Prague, and Berlin. If you’re in any of those cities let me know.

ICYMI – Last months posts

I admire those who can travel every day and still put out blog posts. I had a grand idea of posting everyday on this trip but it didn’t work out that way. Here is what I did post:

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

Office Of The Week

Balzac Coffee - Hamburg
[Balzac Coffee – Hamburg]

I’m travelling around Europe this month but I still take some time in the day to find a cafe and do a bit of work. This weeks Office Of The Week is in Hamburg, Germany.

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 reason why I can’t be a nomadic girl forever

Cost of living in Bangkok – How Karsten Aichholz spends ฿74,031.83 ($2,191.86 / €1,971.93) every month.

Travel

The obsessively detailed map of American literature’s most epic road trips

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

A renegade trawler, hunted for 10,000 miles by vigilantes

This map shows the US really has 11 separate ‘nations’ with entirely different cultures

5 things I learned when I quit my six-figure life and moved to Mexico

Film shot in 1980s Phnom Penh gives glimpse of city under the Khmer Rouge

The red planet: 50 years of photos

How this 30-year-old travels the world on as little as $30,000 a year

Why “don’t worry about money, just travel” is the worst Advice of all time

Why India and Bangladesh have the world’s craziest border

Sicilian town tells outsiders: Take our homes. Please.

Greek bailout fund – CrowdFunding a bailout fund for Greece.


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