I have read a lot about digital nomads and it is a concept I like the idea off.
Working from different locations has always seemed a great idea to me, with the quote ringing in my ear – “Variety is the spice of life” I visited a co-working space called ‘Hive Arena‘. Co-working spaces are hot-desking offices where a variety of travellers go to work. It is a great place to share ideas, keep fresh and network. These types of offices are popping up all over the world and there is a hub site to find them in most major cities.
I met John, an e-commerce developer from New York. We had a good chat and had quite a bit in common regarding work. He completed all he wanted to do and I got all I could get done today so it was a productive day for my first day in co-working environment. This is something I will defiantly do again in other cities, it makes me focus and I am much more productive, because I set a whole day aside and I pay for the office space, though tea and coffee is normally supplied like it is at Hive.
On the way back to hostel I had a realisation. Other than my Sony phone I have only seen three different makes on the metro. LG and Samsung, both Korea brands, and Apple. On the metro pretty much everyone is connected to the internet and are deeply engrossed, either playing a game or messaging and talking on Kakao chat. Kakao chat is like WhatsApp, except pretty much everybody uses it in Korea, like WeChat in China. In the west we have quite away to catch up with the way this technology is used over here. People connect to each other all the time using QR codes, order train tickets and communicate with character icons all the time.
Tomorrow I am going to have a lazy day ready for my weekend retreat at buddhist a temple which involves getting up at 4:30am in the morning. So I will blog again on Monday after the retreat but before I go away again on the Tuesday to stay with a Taoist master for 4 days, which once again will involve 4:30am rises.