We rarely accept guest posts but we liked this useful guide from Sam of Indefinite Adventure as it highlights some lesser known potential digital nomad bases in South America. Of Sam’s picks Arequipa is the only one we’ve visited ourselves, a city we enjoyed but had an unsuccessful apartment search, so we’re glad to see it on the list.
Around the world there are certain cities that seem to pull in digital nomads, bloggers and location independent types. Chiang Mai and Playa del Carmen are perennial constants, but increasingly popular are Istanbul, Lisbon and Berlin, among others.
In our Slow Travel Manifesto we said that one of our most enjoyable ways to explore a new place is to wander aimlessly and be open to what we might come across. In a big city this can be overwhelming and the best way to focus your exploration is to choose a specific neighbourhood. Our favourite cities have distinct diverse neighbourhoods with their own characters, and we gravitate towards areas with independent businesses and restaurants, good food, an artistic creative vibe, beautiful architecture, or a village-like feel.
I’ve been curious about Bueno, entonces for a while – I’d heard good things about this new breed of Spanish course and had enjoyed their free You Tube Karaoke videos – so when the opportunity to get hold of a review copy of their entire course came along, I was more than happy to take a look.
Bueno, entonces is a unique way to learn Spanish. It’s an audio/video course where you learn alongside David, a cheeky Brit, who has travelled to Buenos Aires to learn the language with Jimena, his attractive teacher who he can’t stop hitting on. The soap opera storyline is a great idea and keeps you wanting to continue – it can be quite rude and is often laugh-out-loud funny – and the languague used is refreshing as you learn how Spanish is actually spoken, complete with modern slang and and vocabularly that you’ll really need.