Berlin Wrap-Up and Summer Plans

I left Berlin already few weeks ago so I’ll write a bit about it and I’ll also wrap up my digital nomad travelling endeavours for the spring and summer time. Berlin The wiki travel article sums up Berlin quite nicely so I won’t write more about that. For me the main reasons for going to Berlin were the coworking space boom and decent price level. I also wanted to get more familiar with the German / Berlin web development scene and network a bit. The feeling in Berlin – at least in Neukölln area – was quite cozy and it[…]

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Duolingo exercises


Finally Some Physical Exercise Last week(s) have been quite work filled. Due to the broken rib I’ve mostly surfed between the apartment, coworking space and cafes and grocery store. Luckily the rib is getting better every day and yesterday I took a 3 hour walk to a nearby hill which offered very nice views over the Corralejo and nearby area. This was the first time for two weeks I reached my daily activity goal and it felt great to be able to move and get heart rate up while climbing up the steep hills. Tech Stuff This week also offered few other nice details. I’ve now been[…]

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Playing with Prisma app


Ribs, Crackle, Pop I mentioned last week I hurt my ribs a bit while surfing. Well, the pain didn’t go away within a week so I went to the local medical centre to get a professional diagnose. Even if the surfers are regular customers also in the medical centre and their issues are usually dealt with pain killers and Bepanthen the doctor suggested to take x-ray images. The x-rays revealed I had a broken rib and based on my understanding – the doctor’s English was a bit limited – the tip of the 7th rib (counted from up) on left side was broken, but in such[…]

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Hello 2017!

New Year resolutions Year 2016 was a very exciting year, year of changes. I finished my leadership and management studies, quit my old job to pursue a more flexible career as a sole trader and web developer. I also rented out my apartment and moved to Portugal for two and half months to travel and work remotely. I hope 2017 is even better, but then again if I can get even close to the awesomeness of 2016 I think I’ll be quite happy. In earlier post I mentioned about creating a framework for personal development and I’ve got some kind of framework[…]

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Funchal Wrap-Up

I already wrote about Funchal earlier so feel free to check it in case you missed it. There are few things I didn’t cover yet so let’s wrap up Funchal with this short post. Budget In Lisbon my daily spending was over 60 € even if my general long term target for the moment is 50 € per day. In Funchal I managed to get closer to my target budget – spending about 54 € per day – even if I had a big and modern apartment in the centre of the city and flights from Lisbon to Funchal and from[…]

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Just another day for a web developer

Initial Web Dev Experiences

First Steps I picked the web developer hat from the drawer two months ago and I’ve been learning and doing web development since. I started by updating my own homepage using WordPress due to couple of reasons. First of all I was interested to know how smooth it is to develop a website using WP these days since WP is still very popular framework for simple website development. I was also preparing to do basic website development for some time and I wanted to know more about WP since it’s kind of the biggest enemy for a web dev ;). Based on my experiences it depends[…]

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Destination Funchal

The amazing views from the plane during landing and from the bus during the way to centre gave me very positive initial impression of Funchal. After three weeks my thoughts about the city haven’t changed. City Funchal – founded in 15th century – is the capital of autonomous Madeira region with a bit over 110 000 residents. The weather is quite warm throughout the year, but compared to summer time the temperature is few degrees colder during the winter months. November daily average is 19 degrees. Nice weather, modern infrastructure, atmospheric city centre, beautiful nature and nearby smaller cities and sights form a very nice combination[…]

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Apps and Processes

How Apps and Processes Keep Me Productive and Organised

I find personal productivity as an interesting subject and it’s also a common topic in digital nomadism and entrepreneurship related forums. I don’t have numbers to prove this, but I’d estimate the work digital nomads do leans towards getting paid for results instead of hours spent. We have our own businesses, services or products we provide and the payment may not depend solely on the amount of hours we put into work. That motivates us to do what we do efficiently so that with the saved time we can either push our business even further or spend more time traveling, being in interesting places and having new[…]

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Another Lisbon panorama

Lisbon Wrap-up

I stayed a bit over a month in Lisbon and moved to Funchal, Madeira earlier this week so its time to wrap-up my Lisbon experiences. People People in general were really nice and helpful in Lisbon. Service in shops and restaurants were nice even if the older generation didn’t usually speak English. I had a neighbour – a friendly old gentleman – who was determined to teach and remind me of the Portuguese greetings like Bom dia, Boa tarde and Boa noite after I greeted him with Hi. Traffic was quite hectic in the central area of Lisbon, but the[…]

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Misc stuff

Travel Gear

The packing strategy I didn’t necessarily need to travel light since my purpose is to stay in on place at least a month so having bigger luggage bags wouldn’t be an issue. However I liked the idea behind traveling light and only carrying the absolutely necessity with me so I decided to give it a try. Its also much easier to travel light into a warm destination; it would definitely be a challenge to travel to a cold destination with cabin luggage only. I ended up getting two Osprey bags: Osprey Nebula 34l back bag and Osprey Beta courier bag. Both bags seemed[…]

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