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Slow Tourism

What is “slow tourism“? Before getting into that, let me describe you a memory from February this year. I and my partner traveled to Budapest to stay there for a month. Budapest is an amazingly beautiful city. It’s full of grand, majestic marvels of architectonic beauty. Our intention, nevertheless, was not seeing all those places, visiting every museum and trying every top restaurant on TripAdvisor….

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Travel Slow: The Local Digital Nomad Movement

The words “digital nomad” commonly evoke images of teenagers with their MacBook laptops lying on a hammock, somewhere in a tropical island. I have discussed before how this stereotype has little to do with reality. In this post, I want to talk about the local digital nomad movement, and why some of us have opted for traveling slow in a world that moves increasingly fast….

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The Internet We Are Building

Facebook is certainly hitting the headlines these days. The huge data leak, its role in the results of the recent US elections, the increasing privacy concerns of its users… It all sums up to a strong feeling of discontent among once devoted fans. However, we can’t blame Facebook alone. In this post, I want to reflect on the internet we are building, and propose a…

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Fear Is A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

I wanted to separate the Daily Stoic posts from the main blog’s content, but I think the Stoic for February the 7th. “Fear is a self-fulfilling prophecy”, deserves to be with the main articles. Here, I describe how I overcame my fears to quit my corporate job and start a path that will change my life forever. About Fear “Many are harmed by fear itself, and many…

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What Spain -Or Your Country- Could Learn From Estonia

Today, I received an email from my Spanish accountant. You have an alert from the tax office. Can you have a look at it? As soon as I read that, my heart skipped a beat. That was not good news, and probably not the best way of starting the week. I went to the Spanish Tax Office website. After spending ten minutes navigating through pages…

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