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Anyone here a "digitalnomad"? (travel/work at the same time )

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Aziz U Member Since: Oct 30, 2018
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Just curious if there are any fellow digital-nomads here. Would be cool to connect and share experiences. Although I've met a lot of people who work and travel, I've never met anyone who does so from Upwork. 

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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There are a bunch, who I'm sure will chime in.  Me, sadly, not so much.

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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I've been a "digital nomad" since before the term existed. I've lived and worked in countries all over the world.

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Aziz U Member Since: Oct 30, 2018
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Christine A wrote:

I've been a "digital nomad" since before the term existed. I've lived and worked in countries all over the world.


Interesting. Where have you been? What's you're favorite city/country to work from? And when you say say before the term even existed, how long ago is that? 

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Aziz U wrote:

Christine A wrote:

I've been a "digital nomad" since before the term existed. I've lived and worked in countries all over the world.


Interesting. Where have you been? What's you're favorite city/country to work from? And when you say say before the term even existed, how long ago is that? 


I've been at it for 22 years - Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Thailand, France, Spain. Been coming to Mexico for the past three winters, so I guess it's currently my favourite place, but I've gone to Spain repeatedly as well. Italy will be next, then Argentina next winter.

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Aziz U Member Since: Oct 30, 2018
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Christine A wrote:

I've been at it for 22 years - Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Thailand, France, Spain. Been coming to Mexico for the past three winters, so I guess it's currently my favourite place, but I've gone to Spain repeatedly as well. Italy will be next, then Argentina next winter.

Wait...what? I wasn't expecting that long ago. I thought maybe 10-12 years* at most. That's so interesting! How did you deal with lack of wifi/internet? 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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I love these pics. Smiley Very Happy

 

Aziz, the second one with the palm trees reminds me of home. Take out the mountains and that looks like Ft. Lauderdale beach.

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John B Member Since: Aug 20, 2015
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Beautifully written, kind, uplifting response.  

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Aziz U wrote:

Christine A wrote:

I've been at it for 22 years - Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Thailand, France, Spain. Been coming to Mexico for the past three winters, so I guess it's currently my favourite place, but I've gone to Spain repeatedly as well. Italy will be next, then Argentina next winter.

Wait...what? I wasn't expecting that long ago. I thought maybe 10-12 hours at most. That's so interesting! How did you deal with lack of wifi/internet? 


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Love your photos Aziz - more than that I am in awe; they are truly superb! And I love Christine's photo too. 

But re no internet - you are a real child of your times! Freelancing has existed since forever. Networking took a little longer and more finger work, but one got there in the end! We had telephones and word processors in those days - oh - and cameras albeit not digital! Smiley Wink

 

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Nichola L wrote:

Aziz U wrote:


Wait...what? I wasn't expecting that long ago. I thought maybe 10-12 hours at most. That's so interesting! How did you deal with lack of wifi/internet? 


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Love your photos Aziz - more than that I am in awe; they are truly superb! And I love Christine's photo too. 

But re no internet - you are a real child of your times! Freelancing has existed since forever. Networking took a little longer and more finger work, but one got there in the end! We had telephones and word processors in those days - oh - and cameras albeit not digital! Smiley Wink

 


Wifi isn't really a problem these days (you should have been around in the days of dial-up, kid!). I carefully read all reviews before I book any hotels or holiday flats; any complaints about bad Internet, and I'll just find somewhere else to stay. I've had some problems in unlikely places, though - like I stayed in central Bristol (England) for a month last November and the Wifi was cutting out 8 or 9 times a day. I use a mobile hotspot when that happens, though.

 

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