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5 Top Photo Spots in London

Do you travel for the ’gram? Hopefully that’s not your sole motivation, but it can be satisfying to make friends and internet strangers jealous with all your amazing travel photos. Or maybe you’re looking for that perfect shot to frame or print on canvas for your wall. Whatever drives you to some of the most beautiful cities in the world, it helps to know where to go for the perfect shot.

If you’re visiting London, then here are some top spots to check out for the best photo opportunities.

The View from The Shard

Looking for amazing city views of London? First stop: the tallest building in the city. You can go all the way up to the 72nd floor of The Shard for open-air views of the city. Take incredible panoramic photos of London or focus on any of the city’s sights, including Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Canary Wharf, and the Olympic Stadium. You can supposedly see up to 40 miles on clear days.

The attraction isn’t cheap, though, with tickets starting from £25 per adult. There are various ticket packages available, though, which might offer savings if you’re visiting multiple attractions.

London Eye

Another hugely popular attraction, the London Eye offers amazing unobstructed views of the whole city. You’ll tower over the Thames, Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. But the view stretches much further beyond this and you can get some incredible shots of London’s skyline.

A standard ticket costs £27 for adults, but there are more expensive and luxurious options like VIP experiences and private capsules, plus ticket packages with other London attractions.

Sky Garden

If London prices are getting you down, then you can enjoy views of the city for free at the top of the Sky Garden. Sure, you could spend a fortune on food and drink in these elevated bars and restaurants, but booking to see the view is completely free. Remember that you do have to book in advance for this experience. Whether you’re after shots of the skyline or a selfie at the top of this uniquely-shaped skyscraper, the Sky Garden is a great place to go.

One New Change

One New Change is a retail complex located next to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Head all the way to the top of this building and past the pricey bar and restaurant to get to the public viewing area. You can get some amazing photos of the cathedral from this point and you don’t have to spend a penny.

The Millennium Bridge

Walking across the Millennium Bridge is a popular experience for London tourists. It’s a great spot for views over the River Thames and with Tower Bridge in the distance. At one end of the bridge, you’re close to the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern, and St. Paul’s Cathedral is nearby the other end, so you’ve got plenty of great photo opportunities at every point along the bridge.

Between these five spots alone you should have albums filled with amazing photos of London. Some other great photo spots to check out include Greenwich Park, Parliament Hill, The Orbit, and Alexandra Palace. Don’t wait to send your photos to a friend or share them on social media. With Teppy, you can access fast and reliable Wi-Fi from wherever you are.

4 Most Popular Art Galleries in Florence

Florence is a city that’s filled with culture and beauty. Where better to take this in than an art gallery? Packed with the most impressive pieces from artists and sculptors from a variety of different eras and art styles.

If you’re planning a trip to Florence, Italy, then here are the most popular art galleries in the city that you should add to your itinerary.

Gallerie dell’Accademia

No trip to Florence is complete without a view of Michelangelo’s statue of David. There’s a replica of this statue in the Piazza della Signoria, but you’ll find the real deal inside the Gallerie dell’Accademia. The gallery houses iconic pieces from a host of Venetian artists from between the 14th and 19th centuries. This includes sculptures by Michelangelo (some unfinished!) in addition to the incredible Statue of David.

The Gallerie dell’Academia is open every day from 8.15am, closing early on Mondays at 2pm and until 7.15pm every other day. Adult tickets cost €12, but 18-25-year olds pay just €2 and children under 18 are completely free. As such a popular attraction, I’d recommend getting there early to beat the queues.

Uffizi Gallery

Along with the Gallerie dell’Academia, the Gallerie degli Uffizi is one of the most popular places to view art in the city of Florence. This gallery also houses work by Michelangelo as well as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raffaello, and lots of other great Italian artists. The majority of the museum’s art comes from the Renaissance period, although there are some earlier pieces, too.

The Gallerie degli Uffizi has been open to the public since 1769. You can visit every day between 8.15am and 6.50pm, except Mondays when the gallery is closed. Full-price tickets cost €12 in the low season and €20 in the high season of March to October. EU citizens aged 18-25 pay just €2 entry all year round, while children and those with disabilities get free entry.

Bargello Museum

The Bargello Museum was Italy’s first national museum, opened in 1865. Even its surroundings are incredible, housed within the fortress Palazzo del Bargello. Inside, you’ll see an impressive collection of art and artefacts all the way from ancient Roman times and with a big focus on Renaissance art. It houses a great diversity of art pieces, from paintings and sculptures to furniture, tapestries, and coats of arms.

Like others, the museum is closed on Monday and open Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15am. It closes later at 6.20pm on Friday and Saturday, and 4.20pm on the remaining days. Reduced tickets for young people cost €2 and full-priced adult tickets cost just €8.

Palazzo Vecchio

The Palazzo Vecchio is the perfect combination of art and history. It doubles up as Florence’s City Hall and a popular tourist attraction. Housed inside a breath-taking Medieval fortress, you’ll find a plethora of Renaissance artwork as well as the ancient Roman ruins that the fortress was built on. I recommend going to the top of the tower for an amazing view of Florence looking over the Piazza della Signoria.

Palazzo Vecchio is open from 9am-7pm every day, except Thursday when it closes at 2pm. These hours may be extended during the peak season. Prices vary depending on what you want to see, with extras for the tower, battlements, and archeological site.

You can fill a weekend trip to Florence with art galleries alone, so make sure you have a plan so you don’t miss out on the best bits. Travelling with Teppy ensures you always have access to reliable Wi-Fi so you can check availability, buy your tickets online, and read information about the art and artists on display.

4 Best Rooftop Bars in Paris

Paris, like so many European capital cities, has some amazing views to offer. What better way to take in these views than by climbing as high as possible? But you don’t want to queue up for the Eiffel Tower every time you fancy a panoramic view. You’d much rather sit back and relax with a drink in your hand, right?

Luckily, there are plenty of great places for this. Rooftop bars are stylish, relaxing, and atmospheric, so check out these popular rooftop bars the next time you’re in Paris.

1. Le Perchoir

Supposedly the first rooftop bar to open in Paris, Le Perchoir offers 360-degree views of Paris among green, floral surroundings. It’s one of those bars you won’t discover by accident with an almost hidden entrance, but the big queue outside the door should give it away. There are lots of sofas and tables where you can enjoy some beer, wine, or one of Le Perchoir’s many cocktails along with a view over the Sacré-Coeur.

This place also hosts a variety of events like outdoor screenings, so it’s a good spot for entertainment as well as drinks with a view. It’s open year-round from Tuesday to Sunday and until 2am. Try to get there early or later in the evening to avoid the worst of the queues.

2. The Terrass Hotel

The Terrass Hotel in Montmartre houses a wonderful rooftop bar on its seventh floor. It’s a colourful and comfortable spot to enjoy a drink or two, with a snack menu if you get peckish, too. The sights are spectacular, with the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Coeur both in full view. Beneath the rooftop, you can also see the Cimetière de Montmartre.

The bar and terrace of the Terrass Hotel are open every day from 3.30pm for the public as well as hotel guests. Earlier in the day, you can visit the restaurant on the same floor for breakfast or brunch with an incredible view.

3. 43 Up On the Roof

Saint-Michel, the Latin Quarter. What better place to enjoy a cocktail above the city of Paris? You can sit here in the summer evenings to bask in views of the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur, and Notre Dame (which still looks impressive even under construction). It’s a great place for cocktail lovers with an eclectic menu to choose from, but plenty of other drinks on offer.

The 43 Rooftop Bar is only open during the summer months from 5pm, so time your trip right to enjoy this ninth-floor, panoramic terrace. I’d recommend booking a couple of weeks in advance to make sure you get a spot.

4. La Terrasse at Hôtel Raphael

This rooftop cocktail bar offers great views over the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background, and the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées in the other direction. Atop a five-star hotel, you can expect high prices in the bar and restaurant, but it’s worth enjoying at least one drink from this amazing vantage point.

The rooftop bar is open between May and September all week round. The perfect place for a spring or summer evening in Paris.

With so many great spots in Paris, it can be hard to choose where to go, but hopefully, this has given you a taste of what the city has to offer. Make sure you can always find your way and make reservations online with fast, reliable, and secure Wi-Fi in your pocket with Tep Wireless.

6 Essential Places to Visit in Croatia for Game of Thrones Fans

Game of Thrones has come to an end. And no matter how you felt about the ending, the series was one of the biggest TV phenomena of our lifetime. And just because it’s over, doesn’t mean we have to stop obsessing over it.

If you’ve had enough of watching Westeros on the small screen, then why not take a trip to Croatia to see some of the incredible shooting locations in real life? Check out these 6 Game of Thrones spots to visit in Croatia.

 

Bokar Fortress (aka King’s Landing)

There are several King’s Landing filming locations to find in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Bokar Fortress is probably one of the most spectacular of them to visit. It is an imposing fortress built on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, giving you spectacular views over the water as well as of the fortress itself. The sea walls of Bokar Fortress were especially used a lot during seasons 2 and 3.

Bokar Fortress

 

Trsteno Arboretum (aka King’s Landing Palace Gardens)

Explore the lush palace gardens of King’s Landing when you visit Trsteno Arboretum, spectacular gardens that date back to the 15th century. In the series, this was a favourite hangout spot of Lady Olenna, where she bent many characters to her will, including the forming of her alliance with Lord Varys.

Trsteno Arboretum

 

Fort Lovrijenac (aka The Red Keep)

Another of many stunning fortresses found in Croatia, Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik was used for the Red Keep of King’s Landing. Many iconic scenes were filmed here, including Joffrey’s naming ceremony and the tournament held to honour it. From this vantage point, you’ll also have great views of the Old Town and several other GoT locations.

Fort Lovrijenac

 

Lokrum Island (aka Qarth)

The city of Qarth was filmed on an island just off the coast of Dubrovnik. Fans of the show can ferry out to Lokrum Island to see this setting and get fantastic views of Croatia’s coastline at the same time. Lokrum Island also has a fascinating history of its own, supposedly the site of Richard the Lionheart’s shipwreck and also a former quarantine zone.

Lokrum Island

 

Diocletian’s Palace (aka Daenerys’ throne room)

Now we move further down the coast to the city of Split, Croatia. In the underground tunnels of Diocletian’s Palace, you’ll find filming locations for Daenerys’ throne room and the place where she trained her dragons.

Diocletian’s Palace

 

Fortress of Kliss (aka City of Meereen)

Re-live Khaleesi’s liberation of the City of Meereen by visiting the Fortress of Kliss, located close to Split. Not only that, but it’s also an incredible sight to see, not to mention the amazing views you’ll get from atop the fortress.

Fortress of Kliss

Bonus: Walk down The Jesuit Staircase and through St Dominic Street in Dubrovnik to put yourself in Cersei’s shoes (or lack of them) during her season 5 walk of penance. *shame shame*

Fortunately, you don’t need to use birds to send important messages from this version of Westeros. With Teppy in your pocket, you can share selfies from The Red Keep or livestream yourself exploring the City of Qarth, thanks to easy WiFi access from Tep Wireless.

And if you want to see more of Westeros, other countries used for location shooting include Ireland, Iceland, and Morocco.

What Kinds of Electronics Are You Allowed to Carry on a Flight?

With constantly evolving security rules in airports and differing rules from one country to the next, it can be difficult to know what you can and can’t take on the plane with you. If you’re travelling for a long period of time or are working while you travel, then you’ll likely need to take a selection of electronics with you.

So, what are the rules when it comes to flying with electronics? Which items can you pack in your carry-on and which should you check in with your suitcase? These rules may vary depending on where you’re flying to and from, but let’s look at some of the general guidelines to follow when flying with electronics.

What can you carry on a flight?

On most flights, you are still free to carry a wide variety of electronics that you might need to travel with. These include:

  • Smartphones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • E-readers
  • IPods
  • Games Consoles
  • Hair appliances, e.g. hairdryers, straighteners
  • Electric razors
  • Cameras

You can also still fly with e-cigarettes in your carry on, but you are prohibited from smoking them on the flight and until you get to a designated smoking area after landing.

When passing through security, you must remove all electronics from your bag and place them in the trays provided without stacking one on top of another.

 

Electronics size limits

The most recent laws for some airports and airlines state that electronics that exceed a certain size are not allowed in your carry on and must be placed in your hold luggage. The dimensions you need to know are 16cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm.

This rule was introduced in 2017 and currently only applies to flights coming into the US or UK from certain Middle Eastern countries. These include Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.

Under these restrictions, larger items like laptops and tablets will not be allowed on the plane and must be checked in your hold luggage. Almost all smartphones are within these dimensions, however, and will still be allowed with you on the plane.

Using your electronics on board

Electronics like laptops, tablets, and smartphones may be used on board the flight except for during take-off and landing. They must be kept in airplane mode or flight mode throughout the duration of the flight. During take-off and landing, larger electronics must be packed away in your hand luggage. Some airlines even provide WiFi on board for passengers now.

 

Charge your electronics before the flight

Don’t get caught out by this rule. Always make sure that your electronic devices have plenty of charge before you fly. Security officers may ask you to switch on your devices to demonstrate that they are working as normal. If you cannot switch on your devices, then you may be refused entry to your flight.

Tip – Take a small portable battery with you in case you’re stuck in the airport for a long time and want to use your phone while you wait.

If you’re uncertain about anything you want to bring with you on a flight, then get in touch with your airline to check their policies and how they apply to you. And make sure you’re not stuck without WiFi when you land. Get Teppy before you fly to give you reliable and secure WiFi wherever you go.

4 Scary Facts About Hotel Wi-Fi

What’s the first thing you do after checking into a hotel and getting to your room? If you’re anything like me, then you probably connect to the WiFi ASAP. But wait a minute! How do you know that connection is safe?

WiFi networks that are secured by a password or that require your room number to log in are certainly more secure than open networks, but that does not mean they’re unbreachable. Before you log in next time, remember these scary facts about hotel WiFi.

1. Hotels are a prime target for hackers

Hackers target hotel WiFi because of all the people staying in hotels. Regular people like you. Hackers know that they can get to your private information, including passwords and payment details. You might think you’d be safer in more expensive and high-end hotels compared to a one-star hostel, but these can be even bigger targets because hackers know that the guests staying there will be wealthier and sometimes “important”.

 

2. Hotel WiFi is a gateway to all your booking details

If cybercriminals do manage to hack into a hotel’s WiFi, then they potentially have access to all the guests booking details. And not just the guests currently staying at the hotel. Hotels may store years’ worth of data on their systems. So, if you logged into that WiFi network a few years ago, you could still be at risk. Hackers may also be able to monitor your online activity while you’re connected to the network, so they can see anything you do and any private information you share online.

3. Securing guest wifi isn’t always a priority

Maybe you’re willing to face the above risks because you trust that the WiFi in hotels is secure. But think again. Online security has come a long way in recent years, but hotel WiFi often runs on outdated software, which may not have the same safeguards as updated software.

The people in charge of the IT infrastructure of a hotel may not be specialists, especially since employees are often promoted from within in the hospitality sector. Plus, it is often up to the owners of the hotel to decide when to focus on improving security, and these people usually prefer to invest in improvements that the guests can see.

 

4. They can easily be spoofed by hackers

Even if a hotel’s WiFi network is completely secure, what you’re logging into might not be the official hotel network. Hackers can spoof WiFi networks, creating a separate network and giving it a similar name to the hotel’s WiFi. To the average smartphone user, this spoof network will look like the right one. But once they log in, the hackers have easy access to all that person’s data and activity. Hackers can achieve this with a device as innocent-sounding as the Pineapple.

Still happy to hand over all your details to the hotel WiFi? Luckily, there are ways you can secure yourself. If the hotel WiFi is your only option, then you can use a VPN to protect yourself online.

Another option is to use your own private WiFi network wherever you go, so you don’t have to rely on sketchy networks ever again. Teppy, the pocket WiFi from Tep Wireless can help you achieve this.

5 Reasons to Visit Rome This Summer

Do we really need to give you a reason to visit Rome, other than…it’s Rome! This incredible, bustling, historic yet modern city is always a popular destination for tourists and nomads alike. But if you still need convincing to book a trip to the Italian capital this summer, then read on for 5 big ones.

  1. Soak up the sun

Rome is always a great travel destination, but this is never truer than in summer when you can really enjoy the outdoors in the sun. If you love warm weather and want to work on your tan, then this is the best time to visit. Just be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and keep a bottle of water with you to beat the heat.

  1. Long summer days

Summer in Rome also means long days with plenty of sunlight hours, so you can really make the most of your time there. It’s still warm enough to comfortably sit out in the evening and later into the night, making it a great time of year to visit if you want to enjoy Rome’s exciting nightlife. Plus, your plans are unlikely to be disrupted by rain, so you won’t have to miss out on anything.

  1. Enjoy the food

Okay, this one goes for any time of the year – the amazing cuisine is always a good reason to visit Rome. Take a break from your summer body and gorge on authentic pizza, pasta, and gelato, which will be a nice refreshing treat on those hot summer days.

Gelato in Rome

  1. Enjoy the many fountains

I’m talking about two different kinds of fountains here, both of which are great additions to your summer trip to Rome. Rome has lots of amazing fountains displaying impressive sculptures – the city is pretty famous for it! From the Trevi Fountain to Bernini’s Four Rivers, and so much more. Photos of these fountains are so much better when there’s blue sky in the background.

Then there are the fountains that will keep you nice and hydrated in the summer heat. The nasoni water fountains are found all over the city, giving you access to clean drinking water pretty much wherever you are. If you have an iPhone, then you can download the free I Nasoni di Roma app, which will locate the closest fountains to you.

  1. Summer events in Rome

Summer is also the best times to attend the different events and festivals that Rome has to offer. These can give you some really unique and interesting experiences. And festivals are always more fun when the sun is shining. Just to name a few events taking place in Rome this summer:

  • In the Wood, Summer Festival – Tuesday 23rd July to Wednesday 24th July
  • Rome Summer Fest 2019 – Sunday 28th July
  • Festival di Caracalla – Late July to early August
  • Festa della Madonna della Neve – Monday 5th August
  • Ferragosto – Thursday 15th August

Roman Forum

If Rome is on your bucket list, then this summer is the perfect time to book that trip. Make sure you always have access to the latest info on local events, weather forecast, and water fountain locations by keeping Teppy with you while you travel. Find out more about how this pocket WiFi can make your trip to Rome even better.

How to Travel Without Speaking the Local Language

Getting to know a new country and a new culture is always exciting. But one thing that can be challenging is the language barrier.

Sure, a lot of people around the world now have a basic grasp of the English language, so you can get by speaking English in most places. But it’s common courtesy to at least try to speak the local language. You probably wouldn’t appreciate it if tourists visited your country and expected you to understand them speaking Russian or Japanese to you. And, no, speaking loudly and slowly doesn’t really help.

Plus, if you’re staying in smaller towns and more remote areas, the locals are less likely to understand English compared to the big cities. But you can’t become fluent in the language of every country you visit. So, how do you get by when travelling in countries where you don’t speak the language?

Brush up on the basics

Before you visit a new country, you should learn some basic words and phrases you’ll need to get by. Hello, goodbye, please, thank you, and excuse me are the essentials, and usually easy to learn.

One of the most important phrases I use when travelling is “do you speak English?”. By learning this, you can always find someone to communicate with when you need assistance, but you’re still making the effort by engaging conversation in the native language.

Conversely, “I don’t understand” and “I’m sorry, I don’t speak [insert local language]” are equally important. This way, you can politely excuse yourself if someone asks you for directions, for example.

“Where is the…?” is another useful phrase to learn when you’re navigating a new city. You can then learn additional words like train station, bathroom, beach, and hospital so that you can easily ask for directions.

Learning more of the language

If you’ve got more time before your trip, then you can try to go beyond the basics. Duolingo is one of the most popular language learning apps. Set a goal to practice the language every day and you might be surprised by how much you pick up. Here are some other apps to help you learn a language for travel:

All of these apps are available for both Android and iOS.

Every language in your pocket

For all the things you can’t learn in time for your trip, it helps to have a translation app handy on your smartphone, like Google Translate. You can translate from English to your chosen language, and back again, so you’ll never be lost for words.

As well as typing in what you want to translate, you can also use the Conversation feature to record speech and automatically translate it. You could use this to have a conversation with someone, although there’ll be some awkward pauses while you wait for the translation.

Another useful feature is the ability to take photos and translate the text contained in them. This is especially useful for reading menus in restaurants and finding out the ingredients of products in supermarkets.

When you need to translate something or practice a language on the go, it always helps to know you have a reliable internet connection. Tep Wireless ensures that you always have WiFi access in your pocket, so you can fight the language barrier by using Duolingo on the train or firing up Google Translate in the street.

Click here to learn more about Teppy, your personal pocket WiFi hotspot that’s perfect for travelling.

What to Do if Your Flight is Delayed

You can spend weeks planning a trip, but unforeseen circumstances like a flight delay can scupper these plans in an instant. We hope a lengthy delay won’t happen to us, but it’s always good to be prepared in case it does. Whether you’re reading this because you’re currently facing a delay or you want to know what to do just in case, then read on for tips on the next steps to take.

Can you get compensation?

Whether or not you get compensated will depend on the length of the delay and the airline you’re flying with. Flights to and from EU countries offer compensation or sometimes a full refund if arrival at your destination is delayed by 3 hours or more. In the US, airlines are not required to compensate delayed passengers in the same way, but they may offer things like free meals or hotel rooms for longer delays.

Wherever you’re flying from, you will need to check the airline’s policy or talk to a member of staff to find out what kind of compensation, if any, they can offer you. Apps like AirHelp allow you to check whether or not you can receive compensation.

Does your travel insurance cover the delay?

This is one of the situations where travel insurance is extremely important. It’s always a good idea to include coverage of flight cancellations and delays in your policy. If you’re facing long delays, check your policy to see what is covered and what you could be entitled to. Most of the time, you will be compensated by your insurance company if your flight is delayed for 4 hours or more.

What about connecting flights?

If your delayed flight causes you to miss a connecting flight, and if your journey is booked on a single ticket rather than as two separate bookings, then the airline will help you book onto the next available flight to your end destination. To what extent they compensate you for this will depend on the airline, so always be sure to ask the ground staff what you are entitled to.

Try to enjoy the delay

A flight delay is frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Try to make the most of the time you have to kill while waiting for your flight. If you’re stuck in the airport for a few hours, then why not watch a film or binge your favourite series on your tablet or smartphone. Airport WiFi can be spotty, so it helps to have a product like Teppy to give you a private secure WiFi connection.

If your flight delay is much longer, then you might be able to get out of the airport and see the city. This will depend on the country and airport you’re in and how strict they are about this kind of thing. Always check online or with airport staff before leaving the airport if you want to return later.

If you can leave, you could go out for a meal or see the local sights. Just make sure you have enough time to get back for your flight, taking security checks in consideration. Keep checking in for updates on your departure time online or through an app like FlightAware.

In case your flight gets delayed, it always helps to have Teppy on hand so that you can access fast and reliable WiFi while you wait. This will allow you to download and use the apps you need, check the airline’s website, and keep yourself entertained. Get pocket WiFi with Tep Wireless today!

Digital Nomad Interviews: Kenneth Surat

This June, we sit down with Kenneth Surat, a travel blogger from the Philippines. Kenneth has been to a lot of places but believes he still has a lot of pavements to walk on, food to sink his mouth into, mountains to conquer, beaches to surf, landmarks to take a selfie with and people to meet. At this point, Kenneth admits there is no turning back as he plans to keep on going until his feet are sore and his body can’t take it anymore.

Kenneth is a full-time digital nomad and today, he will be sharing their life while working on the road! If you have questions for him, feel free to leave a comment below!

What was your life like before being a digital nomad?

 

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Before I left the corporate work I was working as an interior decorator and events production designer in Dubai. I worked with a lot of luxury brands in designing spaces for their events.

When did you start being a Digital Nomad?

 

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I left Dubai last 2016 and started backpacking. First stop was Australia, then a big Europe trip. After that, I stayed in the Philippines to have a home based and build a craft shop and freelance as a stylist consultant. The first idea before I left the corporate was to continue traveling and be a fulltime digital nomad. I got inspired from backpackers I met during my trips and also from bloggers I read in several publications ( such as matador network, thought catalog). I always wonder what it’s like to be always on the road, discovering cultures, places and food.

Describe your typical ‘work day’ as a Digital Nomad.

 

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As someone who actually found a home base, I really don’t consider myself now as a digital nomad, rather than an entrepreneur and a freelancer who still loves to travel. When I am traveling though, it always feels like I am back living a nomadic life. As I travel most of the time on a budget, jumping from one hostel to another, finding a café to chill and open my laptop and work. On normal days, it will be find a café to do some work, explore the neighborhood then work again in the afternoon before night capping with a bowl of hot noodle soup in a nearby street market.

Tell us the top 5 things you can’t live without as a digital nomad.

 

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Being a digitial nomad aside from all the necessary gadgets such as laptop, a good capacity external hard drive, camera, phone, an electrical extension chord with a lot of USB ports and of course a wireless device like TEP Wireless.

What’s your favorite part of being a digital nomad?

 

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Honestly, doing work is my least favorite part of it haha. Always the best part is meeting people. The exploring part for me is the bonus of being free from the 9-5 cubicle life.

What’s the hardest part of being a digital nomad?

 

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During my short stint of being a legit digital nomad, I found out that the hardest part really is not having a home based. Carrying your life in a backpack can sometimes makes you feel long for a place that you can call your own—your home. Especially that my specialty really is to be physically in one place to work (as an interior stylist). This is the main reason why I eventually settled back in the Philippines and create a sort of an HQ here.

Where are you currently based and what are your future travel plans?

I am currently based in Manila, Philippines. The future plan is to build a design firm and also focus on a design related blog. But for this year, I will be back living a semi-digital life as I will be traveling to South America for a few months.

What are your tips for Digital Nomads if ever they are in a city without reliable WiFi?

Get a good wireless device to always be online and connected. Being a digital nomad, a chunk of our time revolves around connectivity and make our clients confident that they can reach us even if we are out there chasing a great adventure.

How does Tep Wireless help you as a Digital Nomad?

 

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I love Tep Wireless. The best part is that I can connect several devices like my phone and laptop at the same time. I remember that when I was in Chaing Rai, I got an operation (medical), and being connected 24/7 helped me to coordinate with my travel insurance provided and also update my family and friends.

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