2022 was an eventful year and despite it, I focused on grounding myself. A combination of supporting nomad community, new business model and a lot of time spent in nature allowed me to find peace at the turbulent geopolitical shifts. Here are the most significant things that I recall from the last year.
Author: Piotrek Bodera
Anne Kuppens – passionate community-driven founder of Nine Coliving in Tenerife
Healthy thriving community is the most important quality for Anne Kuppens, the owner and founder of Nine Coliving in Tenerife. I had a privilege to experience it and befriend many nomads by staying for over a year at this magical place. In our conversation we talk about Anne's passion for traveling, Latin America, salsa, and how she built the coliving with the support and help of international friends.
New kind of satellite connectivity in iPhone 14
Apple understands that their flagship mobile device has to offer groundbreaking features. Therefore, it's refreshing to see an entirely new satellite functionality that combines dedicated built-in antenna, data compression and software stack. This currently delimited offering is a glimpse into the future of smartphones connectivity.
eSIM only iPhone 14 – Apple’s bold push
On September 7th, 2022 Apple announced the new iPhone 14. With it, they introduced two big shifts in terms of smartphone connectivity. From now on, iPhones will only support eSIM and will have entirely new satellite functionality. This article focuses on iPhone 14 eSIM implications for digital nomads.
Decentralize your web3 internet presence
If web3 foundation lies in decentralization, why do so many projects rely on centralized web2 platforms? It seems that the "revolution" promised by every other web3 project uses tools that are notoriously prone to centralized abuse. In the form of paywalls, censorship and surveillance capitalism. Here are some decentralized web2 alternatives for your web3 endeavor.
eSIM – the next big thing for the Internet
Being always connected should be an option, not a struggle. The silicon chip we call SIM has been essential for mobile phone adoption by the majority of human population. But because it grew on top of national telecoms it inherited many issues that date back to Graham Bell – the inventor of cable telephone. Fortunately, we now have an eSIM that addresses the need for international mobility of digital nomads.
Becoming a Portuguese Resident
Poland, the country where I was born, joined the European Union in 2004. Since then, I'm fortunate to travel and work in all member countries without restrictions. Due to worsening Polish political situation and war in Ukraine I needed to reevaluate my international setup. After contemplating I decided to become a resident in another EU country that's very welcoming for digital nomads.
Default to English Language – minimalism in practice
Sometimes hard decisions can unlock new possibilities. That's how I feel about resigning from creating new content in Polish language. While it would be great to offer my creations in my mother tongue, it is simply too much overhead. I strive for minimalism, and with this one hard decision, I eliminate 1000 more decisions in the future. Overall, it creates more time for productive creativity.
Stories for Digital Nomads
Finding right answers takes time. Also, answers evolve to better fit current circumstances. I keep asking myself – what is the best way to convey my experience and knowledge about the world of digital nomads. And I think I found a great fit.
Leverage European Single Market as Digital Nomad
I'm fortunate to be one of 447 million citizens of the European Union and the most visible advantage is the single market. At the age of Internet mass adoption, I can access and utilize European services from anywhere. That's especially crucial for all fellow digital nomads, who would like to legally run their companies, pay taxes, and use financial products to secure their future.