Book fairs, literature festivals and storytelling festivals are an amazing opportunity to promote your own book, network with other authors, publishers, translators, meet authors whose work you admire (remember that the handshake trumps the photo) and discover new favourite reads. Europe has a variety of international literary festivals and book fairs to pick from. To … Continue reading Literature Festivals and Book Fairs in the UK 2019
The Zaanse Schans is a place to go for a day trip from Amsterdam to see windmills up close. The area is set up like a village, demonstrating the daily life in the Zaan region over the centuries.
Visiting Amsterdam in the winter is a gamble, it may be sunny and nice or it could be damp and nasty. Either way, as there are 75 museums in Amsterdam there is always one more museum to visit even when canal cruising and Amsterdam by bike is not favoured by weather. What to do in Amsterdam … Continue reading Amsterdam in 72 Hours – The First Day
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?