Tartu is the second largest (or a less small) town in Estonia. It’s also a student town with the Estonian largest university established in 17th century. The city ambience is fresh and youthful despite the muddy autumn shifting towards the winter. The youth of the nation happily roams the streets of the town, sample a local lively bar scenery and (as they always have) express their views on the walls of the world.
On the first week of December you may have happened to see a group of people gathering in the Town Hall square. Despite there being well over a hundred people, there is no need to worry. These people are not political, most of them even don't smoke. They simply gather for an annual birthday celebration of three local guys who like it big.
Nick and Tobe have no illusions over something being horribly wrong when they get a call out to a quiet suburb at wee hours of the morning. Why would they, an organized crime intelligence unit, be invited to a hostage situation they really have no idea. But when things go wrong with gunshots and explosions and the smoke finally settles, it turns out that the dead men are members high up in the mafia family.
If you are into sci-fi and loved Stargate 1 you will probably enjoy Oblivion Saga. Prox, the seemingly invincible alien race is attacking and they take no prisoners. Odds are stacked high nothing short of human extinction is at stake. Captain Jeff Bowers gets super-powers that could help...or destroy the universe as we know it, but nobody is perfect.
Coworking spaces provide resources to digital nomads to work together, but it also gives a will and a way to play together. Do social part of the coworking spaces become a distraction on a concentrating? To get things done most of the freelancers need undisturbed time to concentrate. As with most things in life it comes down to finding the right balance between social events and work time.
The Bansko town is wrapped in the off-season quiet and looks a few sizes too big for the number of people on the streets. Turns out that coworking space with its nomads' influx makes a notable difference. With approximately 40 digital nomads who rent apartments, buy food and keep up an active social life can actually make a difference to a small town economy.
There is a home for a digital-nomads in a Bulgarian mountain town. Next three weeks I will be a nomad in residency in Coworking Bansko. My arrival day is Sunday and the bus reaches the remote village after 5 pm. Surely nobody is still working there?