“What is a ‘nomadic lifestyle’?” It’s a question we get asked a lot. We figured the best way to explain it was through these blog posts and our website. Opting for a nomadic lifestyle is becoming more and more popular as it provides you the opportunity to work and see the world at the same time. You can go wherever you want to go – to the places you’ve always dreamed of going – without having to worry about getting the time off work. If you’re interested in this kind of lifestyle, click here, to get all sorts of information from us, the Digital Nomad Family, on how you too can become a digital nomad and live the nomadic lifestyle.
For an insight into what it’s like, here’s a little bit about my recent stay in Wellington, New Zealand:
Well they don’t call it windy Wellington for nothing! Apparently it’s always a bit breezy but when we turned up, windy was an understatement. Wellington is known as New Zealand’s culture centre so it was good that we were going to be based there for a few days to soak in museums, restaurants, bars etc. It was nice to have to be able to soak in everything that had happened in the North Island and reminisce on all the adventures before heading down to the South Island. I can think of no better way than an utterly delicious meal. I was lucky and found this at Sweet Mother’s Kitchen just around the corner from where we were staying. It’s an effortlessly cool cantina serving the best of Mexican and southern North America (think Louisiana) dishes in a super friendly and relaxed atmosphere with great music too. I had one of the best vegan burritos ever and a delicious carrot cake slice. We got to eat up at the bar so could chat to the bar staff as we pleased. It was decorated with an eclectic collection of random things that all just seemed to fit. One of my favourite parts was that the waiting staff were so relaxed they went around with their own cups of teas as they were taking orders. If I was to be a waitress, it would be my first choice!
Lucky for me, a lot of the most highly rated things to do in Wellington were free! I thought I’d hit 2 birds with one stone and go on a run to Mt Victoria and then along the harbour front. It can be quite difficult to find the time to exercise whilst you’re travelling so I think that tying it in with a bit of sightseeing makes it less taxing; it also serves as a great opportunity to get your bearings in a new place. I ventured through Wellington’s hilly and colourful suburbs that reminded me of what I’d imagine San Francisco might look like – I’ll have to add it to the bucket list! Once I made it to Mt Victoria park I skirted around the mountain to get some great views before descending down to the harbour front and taking in the views there. Such a beautiful place, and friendly too! It’s nice when you’re out and about and people will say hello or good morning to you.
Besides from exploring various bars, restaurants, going to one of the best cinemas I’ve ever seen, and just generally enjoying Wellington, I knew I had to experience the Te Papa museum whilst I was here. I set aside an afternoon to try and do the place justice but even then it felt like I didn’t manage to see everything! An emotionally heavy but very important Anzac Day WWI memorial, a giant squid, an earthquake house, exhibits elaborating on the culture, botany, zoology, geology etc etc of New Zealand. It easy to just go to a country and enjoy it but this museum trip provided a bit more context that has made me appreciate New Zealand all the more – plus I love going to museums.
The rest of my time in Windy Welly was fairly relaxed, roaming around the city, cooking and just generally taking it all in. The trip had been so eventful up to this point, I really enjoyed being able to take the time to wander around and properly explore somewhere new.
So there we go, that’s the North Island of New Zealand done! Be sure to sign up and follow us on social media so you don’t miss any of the South Island! Also, if you missed Friday’s post, click here to go and check it out now.
I’ll see you on Friday!
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