You may be wondering why I have stayed in Buenos Aires for so long. After all, I did say in my post about coming home for a short visit that I would re-charge and then get back to my original itinerary through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru.
Something came up right before I said goodbye to Columbus.
I got a part-time, remote consulting gig creating web-based training.
Since the job would last at least 2 months, I decided to stay in Buenos Aires where I already know the city and would have reliable, strong internet (usually).
I knew I wanted to rent an apartment, so I would have a good work area with wifi and no interruptions. You remember from the Cruella incident that I am not a big fan of apartment-hunting in Buenos Aires. I knew it would take some time.
Luckily, I was able to stay with a friend until I had my own place. But I still needed a space to work with better wifi, and well, I needed to get out of the way every once in a while.
Then I remembered Urban Station.
When I lived in Palermo Soho previously, I walked every block of the neighborhood. I remembered seeing this shared workspace and decided to check it out. Of course, we have these in the US, but I wasn’t expecting to find this in Buenos Aires.
The facilities were clean and modern and comfortable.
And when they told me that the coffee and snack bar was complimentary, I was sold!
I purchased a package of hours, and used Urban Station as my mobile office when I needed a place to crank out some work and make Skype calls.
Can I Call Myself a Digital Nomad Now?
Yes, I think I can since I earned a living working remotely during my travels. At least, I was for a couple of months.
I am past the 1-year mark of my travel sabbatical now. So now it is time to get back on the road.
I enjoyed being a digital nomad. Mixing work and travel was a good experience for me.
I am usually more efficient when working in a comfortable, interruption-free space rather than in a typical office environment, and that proved to be true this time as well.