This year I escaped the Dutch winter, taking advantage of my digital nomad status, moving to Buenos Aires, – a city I was curious about for a long time. I spent a total of two months in Argentina, the first in the capital and the second traveling around as it would have been a pity non to use the opportunity to see more of this beautiful part of the world.
We all know that strange things happen while traveling, but I really didn’t expect that during my month in Buenos Aires I would gave a public speech in an event about digital nomadism.
Digital nomad is the cool name for people that have a location independent job that they can perform online. It’s a recent and growing trend as there are more and more remote jobs available.
I tried to summarize this year in 14 pictures, but I could not select so few of them. For as much as I watched and re-watched them, I ended up with 68 pictures and taking any of them away would have left me with a bad feeling.
More than 2.000 Buddhist temples are still in the valley of Bagan, out of the original 10.000 built between 11th and 13th centuries when the Kingdom of Pagan was at its peak.
We spent two days exploring the area with bicycles, including an half-day trip to Mount Popa.
What are the effects of our travels on the local populations?
Is tourism bringing them business and the opportunity to improve their lives, or rather just another form of exploitation that takes dignity away?