Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Hallo, Olá, Ciao, Hei, Cześć.
I hope you are all well on this glorious Tuesday, Mardi, Martes, Dienstag, Dinsdag, Terça-Feira, Martedi, Tiistai, Wtorek.
Here is another run down of some of the more interesting, intriguing, useful or fun things I have come across this week. I’m sorry it’s a little bit late. There are reasons but they aren’t interesting, intriguing, useful or fun reasons so I’ll keep them to myself.
The Things to Read.
Will there ever be a currency for Digital Nomads? Someone in Estonia thinks so. If cryptocurrency is your bag and you like to keep your finger on the rapid pulse of the ever-changing world you should read this article. I don’t think it will be happening anytime soon but think about how much of a fool you would feel if it did.
If gadgets are more your ‘bag’ you should look at this Nomad Gear list on Product Hunt. As it’s voted for digital nomads by digital nomads you should (hopefully) be getting some pretty honest views on all of the ‘gear’. It should probably come with a warning mind. Be prepared to spend some of your hard-earned pennies.
SO, I guess some people really enjoy meeting up with fellow digital nomads in the real and touchable analogue world right? Super. But where do you go to meet these fellow ‘wild eyed loners at the gates of oblivion’? Here. Here is where you go to find over 40 top events worldwide for digital nomads in 2017 and 2018. Go, have fun, fall in love, get married, get divorced, whatever.
”I want to fly and run till it hurts. Sleep for a while and speak no words in Australia”. Sang the Manic Street Preachers. You might want to do that, you might want to go there and try out the digital nomad lifestyle*. If you think you might but you’re not sure have a look at 5 reasons why Australia is the place to be.
*I tried to rewrite the words to fit but it was a poor attempt, it made little to no sense. There was something about coding and typing in there, it was awful.
This has nothing to do with digital nomads but it’s impossibly cool for 10 minutes. If you’ve ever fancied taking a virtual tour of the stellar neighborhood then head over to 100,000 stars. It’s cosmic. Then watch Interstellar and maybe do a little cry.
For a pretty comprehensive list of the best cities for digital nomads to live in you should really be looking at the list on NomadList called, er, best cities for digital nomads to live in.
My Mother is Welsh. So are the Manic Street Preachers. That should be enough reasons for you to want to visit but if you need more convincing you should read up about Cardiff and how underrated it is here and also over here.
If a wet and windy day in Wales doesn’t float your boat why not consider a sad and soggy one in Scotland. St Andrews to be precise*. Or I guess if that’s a little bit small and out-of-the-way you could have a go at Edinburgh.
*I have a vested interest in St Andrews for one reason or another and I’ll be there a few times in the coming 12 months. Let me know if you’re going and we can get a pint or play some golf?
Argentina, I think they make a lot of corned beef? They also have what appear to be some wicked cities to visit. Why not start with South America’s most visited one. Buenos Aries.
Food and Drink.
Right, we have a triple dose of fantastic food today all courtesy of the Guardian and their pretty freaking cosmic food and drink page.
First off there is a Moroccan chicken tray bake. The list of ingredients might look a little bit scary but it’s well worth the effort of tracking the spices down and isn’t really difficult to make. Also, the chefs’ name is Thomasina, which is nice.
Secondly, if you want something a little more friendly to the animals you can try and make these sweet potato momos. I could never get the little parcels to stick together but I assume you have more patience than me.
And thirdly, a desert for you. Indulge yourself with an alluring chocolate mousse courtesy of Jeremy Lee (well, the recipe is courtesy of him, I highly doubt he will come and make you one, although you ask I guess. He’s probably on that there twitter).
But wait, there’s more. This section isn’t entitled ‘food and drink’ for no reason. On to the drinks section. Make yourself a fantastic Long Island Ice tea following this recipe. It’s pretty genius.
Well that’s that for another issue. As always thanks for reading. You can find us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter if you’re that way inclined. Feel free to drop me a line, it’s nice to talk, I’ll endeavour to get back to you.
I hope you enjoyed the Jarvis Cocker mega mix at the end there. I saw him playing in a charity football match at the weekend and all of the great memories came flooding back. Now I’m off down the park to sit in the sunshine and listen to his albums. Take it easy.