A lot has happened since I last updated this blog. In January 2020, Helen and I decided to move back to Sydney. Over a year later, we finally managed to fly back to Australia.
On Wednesday we arrived back from France. We spent a week walking the first part of the Robert Louis Stevenson track (or the GR-70) as it's known by on the maps. We started off by spending a couple of days in Paris, staying at the Marriott Courtyard near the Gare de Lyon station. We had a fantastic view over Paris - including the Eiffal Tower!
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!