Luckily, the majority of the world has understood just how amazing remote work can be. Many companies are now allowing employees to work from wherever they want (often within set hours) while there are still freelancers who choose the digital nomad lifestyle to take their job freedom to even greater heights.
Not all of us can reach the level of some amazing bloggers, being able to choose our work hours and the work location is immensely gratifying for our own well-being (personally and professionally).
Still, if you have the dream of being a digital nomad in Europe, where should you go?
Getting from A to B in European destinations is simple enough due to the proximity of European countries—but it’s choosing a good location to work remotely from is not easy.
If you have your heart set on working wherever you want—then you’re definitely spoilt for choice in Europe—but you need good Wifi. Here are some of the best European cities to work remotely from.
It might not be eastern Europe’s best kept secret anymore, but Prague is still a fantastic and affordable place to live and visit at any time.
Sure, the winters are pretty harsh, but when snow settles on the gothic architecture and cobbled streets, you feel like you’re in some sort of Cold War spy thriller. Plus, there are many great bars and cafes (one for drinking cheap beer and the other for working in) to relax inside when things get chilly.
Summers are usually quite busy due to the masses of tourists, but you can more or less avoid them by doing the sightseeing as soon as you arrive and sticking to the suburbs afterward.
The city also has a flourishing expat community, so it’s easy to meet new people here.
Best working spot: Cafe Sladkovsky
Sure, sure, you’ve been there and done that when it comes to England’s capital as a tourist, but living in London is a whole new ball game.
It can be pricey and busy, but it’s hard not to get caught up in London’s amazing nightlife and hunker down in the many co-working spaces dotted around the city during the day.
Plus, it’s perfect for making connections in whatever industry you’re specializing in, as networking parties happen several times a month and you can easily carve out a place for yourself even if the city is always bustling.
Definitely useful if you know you don’t have to learn a second language, as this can sometimes prevent you from experiencing the true heartbeat of a city.
Best working spot: Fare
If you’re after a city with a relaxed vibe, beautiful old buildings, and great weather most of the year, then you’ve got to try Lisbon.
There’s nothing quite like a sea breeze on your face after a hard day’s work, especially if you finish at 2pm and can get the sun!
It’s said that Lisbon’s rents are getting a little more expensive every year and finding good places is difficult with more people moving here, but if you’re patient and search around, then you can find a good spot for a few months, or more if you end up loving the city.
Even J.K. Rowling lived in Lisbon for a time when writing Harry Potter, so you know it must be good!
Best working spot: Hello Kristof
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