Luca here, currently soaking in the vibrant vibes of London, a city I once called home.
But this time, it’s different. This time, I’m seeing it through the eyes of a digital nomad, and oh, what a different view it is!
Back in the day, London was synonymous with the daily grind, career climbs, and a somewhat blinkered view of this historically rich and culturally diverse metropolis.
It was all about work, work, and...you guessed it, more work!
But now, as I stroll through the familiar streets, there’s a newfound appreciation bubbling within me.
Back when my career was king, I missed out on the simple joys - the leisurely strolls along the Thames, the culinary adventures in the many street food markets around the city, and the serene afternoons in the beautiful London parks.
Oh, and let’s talk food! I forgot how London’s culinary scene was such a melting pot of cultures. From spicy Indian curries and authentic Chinese food in Chinatown to the delicious Lebanese restaurants in Edgware Road - this city is truly a foodie’s paradise.
Now, every place tells a new story, one that I’m more than eager to listen to.
So while I appreciated this newfound side of London, I realised that being a digital nomad isn’t just about working from exotic locations.
Being nomadic is also about rediscovering, relearning, and relishing places from a fresh perspective.
And isn’t it astonishing how being a digital nomad allows us to peel back layers of a place we thought we knew like the back of our hand? It’s like reading your favorite book for the second time and finding hidden gems in the narrative that you’d missed before.
That's one of the many perks of being a digital nomad, my friends.
I wish you a wonderful week and countless new adventures 🚀
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