For many, leaving it all behind and becoming a digital nomad is no longer a pipe dream. They have packed up their desk jobs and are using their skills to work on the go, from wherever they can get a decent internet connection and a decent bed to sleep in.
You might be wondering about doing the same thing and why not? Making money whilst you see the world is now more achievable than ever; there are loads of services out there like Teleport and NomadList that give you some ideas on where you can visit, based on different personal criteria. Also, stress-free banking options like Monese allow you to not worry about you money while you are moving around.
Sound good right? If you are now even more convinced to give it a go, here are some of the most popular places for digital nomads to stay and work in Europe and beyond.
Portugal’s capital city is fast becoming a new hive of digital nomad activity. It has great fast, reliable internet (which is not always a given in some locations) and a growing co-working scene. Aside from the amazing weather, great food, and cosmopolitan hangouts, the city is relatively affordable which makes it a great place to live and work.
If you are looking for somewhere that has a cool, creative and buzzing vibe then Berlin is the place for you. The city is alive with freelancers and nomadic workers and has masses of facilities to boot. You will meet loads of people from all over the world who are looking to network and make friends, which is great for combatting any loneliness you might get when you travel. Berlin is particularly good if you plan to take short trips to other European destinations too and the fight times are usually quite short due to its great location.
Tallinn is relatively new to the nomad scene, but it’s gaining attention for all the right reasons. First up is the connectivity – it is free, and fast wi-fi pretty much everywhere, including many outdoor spaces like parks. Estonia is also incredibly entrepreneur friendly and they are passionate about making things easier for business leaders. It’s also really affordable with rent, bills, and food costs coming in cheaper than other major European cities.
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Fancy going further afield?
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is very much the be if you are on a budget, but want tropical island living too. There are many ex-pats and nomad who come to Bali to experience a totally different way of life but still be able to make money. Because of the influx of freelancers and entrepreneurs, there have been many improvements to local cafe’s and working spaces, so they have faster internet speeds and offer incredible comfort and a fraction of the price you’d pay at home. In Bali, you’ll have the chance to indulge in various activities like watersports, yoga, spas and hiking alongside working from your beachfront location – bliss!
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