11 cities in 12 months: here’s what we think of ’em all

A selection of our bedrooms from the past year

In our FIRST FULL YEAR as digital nomads, we’ve lived in 11 different cities around the world – some for a couple of weeks, others for up to a couple of months. And OK so yeah… there are some we won’t be returning to in a hurry (absence, if anything, made the heart grow colder), but those places have probably given us some of the wackiest memories and the best opportunities to prove to ourselves that we really can have fun and hunker down anywhere. The vast majority of our temporary hometowns…

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Overcoming our fear of self-promotion

We’re in Barcelona! Did we mention that? We’re not sure. But we certainly didn’t write about the brilliant tour we went on the other day, or Instagram the gigantic sandwich we had for today’s lunch. Nor, come to think of it, did we tweet our opinions on Nigella’s downfall (although OMG, right?). And this is what puts us in a bit of a funny position: for two people who are self-obsessed enough to send a weekly email about our exploits, we seem to completely lack the impulse to share details…

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A hidden benefit of not having a home

For the purposes of this post you'll have to imagine that we're not amazingly cool. It's a stretch, I know.

It’s easier to be weird than it used to be. When I was at school, if I’d admitted that I spent the weekend hacking my favourite computer game so Watford was the best football team in the UK, I would have been even more of an outcast than I actually was. When I first met people at university, I reflexively pretended to be into clubbing and dance music rather than going to gigs to watch weird bands that no “normal” person had heard of. Is there any less pressure to…

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How to travel the world as an introvert

BUDDIES! Around the world

While very few people are out-and-out introverts or extroverts (we’re all on a sliding scale), it’s pretty clear that Rob and I lean towards the introverted side in a big way. We’re not shy in the slightest: we’ll happily talk to pretty much anyone, and we don’t feel apprehensive about meeting new people. We don’t avoid social situations out of a lack of confidence, and we’ll eagerly walk up to those we don’t know and give them a cuddle (or shake their hand if they don’t look like the cuddling…

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How to be happy… despite occasional unintended consequences

Sol and Becky. Admittedly they didn't look quite this beautiful last week...

We can’t quite believe we’re saying this, but sometimes we’ll admit that there are more important things in life than wifi, M&Ms and a kettle Things like smoked salmon. And the start of the next season of The Bachelor.  Oh, and also things like health. 18 months ago, Mish’s brother Sol and his girlfriend Becky chucked in their corporate jobs and flew off to South America for a self-organised cycling tour. They had no idea how long they’d be away for – they just knew that, like us, a life that involved a gigantic mortgage…

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