I want to be a digital nomad. What skills do I need?

A question that keeps popping up again and again. This is my answer to it.

What is a digital nomad?

A “Digital nomad” is a relatively new term, which leads to many interpretations. In October 2015 I joined a training that aimed to give a definition of it, but during the process the group agreed that there is no single and absolute explanation of this modern phenomenon. It is pretty much about moving to different places while you work online. That’s it.

Yet it is a desired “career path” by many millenials who were raised with the thought of living a dream life — be everything they want, to travel a lot and be free. There are many blogs and groups with digital nomads out there and you can read tons of articles on this awesome way of life. Most of them work at the beach, go to exotic places and are smiling on all of their pictures. How not to desire such a life? Continue reading “I want to be a digital nomad. What skills do I need?”

my year was different

“This Year Will Be Different” by Monika Kanokova turned out to be the best possible end-of-the-year-resolutional-read. Not only because the book has the power to inspire an awesome year ahead. But because it showed me that I really made my 2015 different and I didn’t know it.

This year will be different

Since I remember myself getting up early has always been super hard for me and I get truly crazy if I stay longer at one place. If there is a moment when I don’t have a plane ticket and expected journey soon, I get extremely nervous. All of that was a big trouble for me, because I always knew I have a path to follow: school, University, 9-to-5 job, marriage, kids. Well, now 30, I have swerved out of that way too many times. And this year was different because I finally comprehended that it is okay.

Here is my end-of-the-year reflection and several observations that came out of it: Continue reading “my year was different”

Кипър: между Изтока и Запада, старото и новото

Кипър изненадващо за мен и повече от логично за всеки разсъждаващ човек, се оказа уникална смеска от култури. На острова, който е около 9,000 квадратни метра се помещават три територии – държавата Кипър, окупирана част от Турция и две бази на Великобритания. Там живеят много кипърци, турци, англичани, руснаци. Последните са обикновено бая заможни, изкупили са къщи в курортите и са закупили кипърско гражданство за има-няма 1 милион евро парчето.

Никозия (Lefkosia) е последната останала разделена столица в Европа. Разделена е повече от буквално – след като влезеш в стария град (който е под формата на кръг, останал от времето, когато там е създадена крепост) и стигнеш до средата му, пътят ти свършва или в изоставена сграда, или в стена с телища и въоръжени симпатяги зад нея. Има пунктове, през които да влезеш в окупираната зона, а за нас това става само с показване на международен паспорт. Continue reading “Кипър: между Изтока и Запада, старото и новото”