Helen and I are popping over to Porto for a few days. Apparently a hurricane has just hit southern Portugal.
Last night we arrived back in Prague. I think that it’s been around 10 years since we were here last. My memory of the city was quite different – I remember narrow cobble-stoned streets, and the main bridge being absolutely magical. This time my initial impression was of wide streets and of it being cleaner and more modern. I think because we were staying around the palace last time, whereas this time we are at an AirBnb near the city center. I do love Prague!
We had a weird experience last night, watching a Don Giovanni opera performed by Marionettes. From our bedroom we could see this fairytale spire lit up with coloured lights.
Today we went on a river boat tour and then walked up to the palace and had a look around there.
I have been reading and thinking about the difference between being a digital nomad and being location independent recently. A digital nomad is primarily based around travel – seeing the world while working remotely. Location independence (to me) means that you may be based primarily in a few different locations in the world, and you set up your life in such a way as you are not dependent on one particular location.
I just formed the company “Hi-Tech Nomad Ltd”. I have had the domain for forever, and have always wanted to do something with it. I have the twitter handle @hitechnomad, and lots of other social media assets. My plan is to provide information, goods and resources for “digital nomads” – those people who travel and work on things that are location independent.
This morning I managed to pick up some cheap return flights to Australia – £417 all up! I was looking at Apple News, the travel section, and noticed an article in the Independent about super cheap air fares through Air China. We rushed to our computers to check it out, and sure enough, they were available. Locked and loaded!
Yesterday we were supposed to fly back to London from Denmark. Unfortunately our flight was cancelled. We found out about it when we arrived at the airport, but couldn’t check in. There was a massive queue of people waiting to try and rebook a flight or get a refund. I jumped on to my iPhone and changed flights for one the next day (tonight). I also investigated hotels. We managed to book The Renaissance hotel in Malmo, Sweden for the night. We also organised a late checkout, so it was quite a pleasant day today. Having O2 International Roaming was fantastic. It’s one of the big pains of travelling; not having data on your phone when you need it most.
We drove out to the South East of Sweden until we found the largest standing stones in this region. They are called Ale’s Stones
Today we spent the day walking Copenhagen. Lunch was pickled herring at a spot down by the canal. I resisted having (what looked like the traditional) beer. Helen and I didn’t realise that it was a public holiday here, and were marvelling at the closed shops and the amount of people drinking beer at lunchtime. There was some kind of parade or march and the street was hazy with smoke.
Helen and I are on our way to Unite Nordic, the Unity3D conference being held in Sweden. Next stop is Copenhagen!