After the dust settles down following the worldwide battle with COVID-19, we’ll want to return to normal as soon as possible. And nothing says normal, like finally realising your dreams of becoming a digital nomad. After all, we all have extensive experience working from home by now, so why not do it as you travel the world? But where should you begin?
Europe is the easiest option. The EU is open to people from pretty much anywhere, large cities in Europe are often international and accepting of foreigners, and opportunities for networking and co-working are endless.
So here are just a few places you can go to in Europe as a remote worker or as a digital nomad. And while you’re at it, why not check out fully furnished and equipped rentals for stays starting from 14 days to 12 + months that are available in these areas on Flatio? Rentals from Flatio already includes the costs of all utility bills and WIFI.
Lisbon is a beautiful city full of opportunity. Its coastal placement makes it a desired tourist destination, while its coworking opportunities and friendly atmosphere keep many visitors for months on end. And if you’re sick of working from home, you can dive straight into Lisbon’s famous café scene, free Wi-Fi included.
Funchal is the capital of Madeira, a small semi-independent island of Portugal. It’s sometimes called “the island of eternal spring” for its mild climate that lasts year-round. Home to famous wine, gorgeous beaches, and a digital nomad friendly government, Funchal is the right choice for anyone looking for something outside the mainland. The Madeira Island is becoming one of the top destinations for Digital Nomads in Europe, and proof of that is the fact that it recently moved from #70 + on the Nomad List to #7.
While Budapest may seem just like another city on a list, no number of paragraphs will do it justice. With its historical beauty as well as its modern conveniences, it rivals any capital in Europe and adds to its world-renown spas where you can truly let your worries and stress melt away. And while there are opportunities abound for any remote worker out there, its small-town feel will always make a stay in Budapest feel personal.
Prague is neither the largest city on this list nor is it the most comfortably situated (having no beaches nor gorgeous mountain ranges nearby). But Prague is fantastic for a different reason. Its affordability (compared with other cities on this list), together with its rich history and international culture, makes it a perfect stop on your digital nomad journey.
Last but certainly not the least is London, which is never left out of any digital nomad list. Only a few other capitals parallel its fiercely international atmosphere, fantastic work opportunities, and a near-endless supply of networking, culture, and history in Europe. Dr Samuel Johnson’s quote, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”, certainly holds up to this day.