March 22, 2023


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Essay: The Digital Nomad Experience- Living, Working, and Traveling on the Go by Ayshwarya C N

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In this essay, Ayshwarya C N talks about the tribe of digital nomads who are driven by their passion for travel and their desire to live life on their own terms.

Digital nomads: you’ve seen them in coffee shops, parks, and hostels around the world, tapping away on their laptops and sipping lattes with nonchalant abandon. They are the envy of office drones everywhere, living the dream of a location-independent lifestyle, free from the shackles of the 9-to-5 grind. But while they may look like the coolest people on the planet, they are also the most annoying.

First of all, let’s talk about their work setup. You can’t swing a dead cat in a digital nomad hotspot without hitting a MacBook Air, an overpriced coffee, and a smug expression. They sit in cafes all day, taking advantage of free Wi-Fi, while the rest of us are stuck in cubicles and conference rooms. And don’t even get us started on their Instagram accounts, filled with pictures of tropical beaches and mountain vistas, accompanied by captions about ‘the importance of work-life balance‘. It’s enough to make you want to throw your desktop out the window.

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