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A nomadic Adventure

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2010 LOOKED like this:

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FLEW into South Africa

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MOVED ON TO THAILAND

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AND TRAVELLED TO ARGENTINA

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WE SET FOOT IN 10 COUNTRIES

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Lived in A SOME DESIGN APPARTMENTS

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Drove A VINTAGE CAR

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Game watching in Kruger

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BBQ In a township

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Africa Burn in the desert Monday 27 June 2011


SurfING

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DID HORSEBACK RIDING IN PATAGONIA Monday 27 June 2011


SAW FALLS BY FULL MOON

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WALKED ON A GLETSJER

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met incredible people

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had loads of fun!

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ARE WE rich? NO!

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THE COST, YOU ASK? A normal monthly wage

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HOW DID WE DO IT? WE KEPT ON WORKING!

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WHAT do we do ? ★

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Catherine: online communication + launching www.butikk.nu (@cvanholder Ine: web designer & photographer (@matuvu)


WHY DID WE DO IT? ★

Love travelling

Have more ‘time’.

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Wanted to do our own projects again


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Lifestyledesign ★

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Design your own life according what you want to make out of it. Don’t think in the normal ‘templates’ of life.


Nu NOMADS

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Live on the road while working

Location Independent


Life HACKING

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GTD: Stop underperforming: Win ‘time’

Achieve goals & dreams

Time & space for personal projects


CAN YOU DO IT? YES, you can!

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SO HOW DID WE DO IT?

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How? ★

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Work while on the road

Have the right tools

Plan carefully

Budgetted


OUR WAY OF DOING IT

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First step ★

Figured out what we wanted in life.

Read ‘4 hour work week’ and checked the side info

Downloaded a budget planner

Chose destinations (gut feeling + internet available)

Started planning

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& Saved money (by selling stuff + asking 4 money instead of presents


SECOND step ★

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Figured out a job to do remotely / Checked for grants / gap year subsidizing / ... We went to the accountant and asked what is possible Went 4 cheap tickets (Airstop / Connections) and checked early booking We told our clients we were leaving. Prepared them (and our family). Installed Skype on their PC


THIRD step ★

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Found a hostel / hotel / couch for some days (couchsurfing.org, booking.com) Went on the local craigslist for apartments / checked the ads in the newspaper Found locals through twitter / couchsurfing Got a local mobile number + connect it to nomado.eu Found ourself an office / café with wifi


FOURTH step ★

Lived locally

Worked normal hours

Spent weekend on doing fun stuff

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HOLD ON.. IS IT THAT EASY? YES! IT IS!

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HOLD ON.. IS IT THAT EASY? NO! IT ISN’T!

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SOME OF AFTERTHOUGHTS

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THE HARD STUFF ★

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You just can’t do it all. You’re not a tourist, you have a working life and are not on vacation. Although many people think you are. Tourist stuff is expensive. Very expensive.


THE HARD STUFF II ★

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Starting over and over again is tiring. Rather choose for 6 months than 4. Don’t underestimate the practical stuff you need to learn (which supermarket to go, find an apartment, postal office) Language is a deal breaker: we made easily friends in S Africa. Thailand and Brazil turned out to be hard due to the language.


THE HARD STUFF III ★

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Some countries are not what you thought they would be. Argentina turned out very expensive. And too big for weekend trips. And for that reason not that exciting for us. Difficulties can put your relationship under stress. Most important: Keep on talking. Respect each other. Give each other space. (We survived and the relationship became stronger.)


THE HARD BUSINESS I ★

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Working needs discipline: It really helped us to have an office in Buenos Aires. We became much more productive Headphones are a must Good internet makes a hell of a difference, although, not having it all the time makes you more productive


THE HARD BUSINESS II ★

Clients that were difficult at home, are difficult on the road. We didn’t do anything illegal, but for what we did, there wasn’t any real regulation...

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THE GOOD STUFF ★

We did it! We really did it. And it worked! We had an amazing year. We were able to focus on the things we wanted, like we had in mind.

We travelled a lot. Really a lot.

And we came home with more money than we started.

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ANY QUESTIONS?

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Ine Dehandschutter www.matuvu.nu @matuvu Catherine Van Holder www.newbraveworld.nu @cvanholder Nomadz.nu www.nomadz.nu Read you soon!

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INTERESTING TOOLS

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Gear ★

Laptop iPhone + Local mobile number + SIP solution (local Belgian number is gated to our local number abroad at very affordable rates)

iPhone + Skype

TelenetConnect for internet (on laptop + iphone)

Backup disks in case of emergencies

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PRO software ★

Skype for contacting clients + screensharing

Billings for tracking time + invoices

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Dropbox / Sugarsync / Nomadesk for filesharing Backblaze for online backupping


xtra Gear ★

E-Reader (Sony Reader)

iPod / mp3player

iPad

Camera’s

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Well, clothes and other stuff you need for living & travelling.


OTHER TOOLS WE LOVED ★

See before (VOIP/nomado.eu, telenetconnect, skype)

AirBNB.com: holy cow!

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The combo wifi/3g + Booking.com rocks! We once arrived in Thailand from Belgium, booked a flight on low cost carrier, and immediately booked a hotel via booking.com. All in the airport... Facebook & twitter: best way to keep in touch easily


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