Top 5 places to work remotely from

Working remotely is nowadays something common, but mixing this with traveling is not an approach that a lot of people took. If you are one of those who like adventure and decided to have the same lifestyle as I did, maybe you should check out some of these destinations. They are of course subjective, but these are the best places where I had (until now) the opportunity to work remotely.

Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal

All my friends already know this is my dream city. It is elegant, bohemian, with a lot of personalities, and close to the sea. However, none of these should be reasons to describe it as one of the best cities to work remotely, so I will come back to earth.

Porto has an affordable lifestyle, such that people can have a good life without paying all their income. It has places for everyone, from cheap local restaurants, where lunch is 5-6 eur ( check out Almada Cafe), or fancy restaurants. There is a big scene of cafes and coworking spaces, where you can work from (C'alma - Specialty coffee room is nice) and more and more digital nomads moving there. And there comes the sense of community, where everyone speaks English and most of the people share the same lifestyle as you do.  Even more, located strategically, there is a lot to explore around in both North Portugal and Spain (Aveiro, Braga, Santiago de Compostela)

Are you convinced? One more thing...Winters are rainy and cold (at least for me). In December. Porto gets 10-12 degrees, so take it into account before you make your plan for the next winter.

Malta

Valletta, Malta
Valletta, Malta

I will not choose a city, because Malta is too small, so you can easily move around. This island has everything you need if you love the sun & the "forever" summer. Internet is good wherever you go and many cafes have reliable WiFi ( I used to work from Surfside very often). Almost everywhere you go, the beach is a maximum of 30 minutes away and you could swim until late November, without freezing in the water. Even if it is tiny, there is always something happening on the "Rock" (expats call the island like this): live concerts, meet-ups, hiking, or exploring events. However, the best part of Malta is in my opinion people you meet there. Malta Activities is the group where I met most of my best friends from the island, so I might be subjective, but almost everyone I asked said they loved Malta for the people they could meet.

Are you convinced? Before you book your flight, please take into account that Malta is not the greenest country you've ever seen.

Taghazout, Morocco

Taghazout, Morocco

Taghazout has become famous 6 years ago because it is a good spot for surfing, but meanwhile, a lot of new cafes & coworking places started to appear there, so more and more remote workers escape the cold winters and go there. I was one of them and I truly enjoyed working from WOW or Windy Bay (if you go there, you will definitely find them). Also, one of the best and first coliving around the world started there, so if you would like this idea, check out Sun-Desk. Head's up, it gets fully booked pretty fast.

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania

I lived there during university,  but by the end of it, I was already working remotely, looking for the best places. Bucharest is the biggest city in Romania, 2 hours away from the mountains and 3 hours away from the seaside, it has very fast internet and an affordable cost of living. Winters are not the best season to visit the capital of Romania, but until October, life there is pretty fun.Are you convinced? Do not forget you can always ask us for more details about the city and Vine21 is a very nice coliving that you should check out.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a tiny island in the Indian ocean that has so much to offer. From lush forests to infinite beaches, it has everything and it is completed by the people who live there: always welcoming and ready to help. The Internet has developed a lot in the last years, the reason why more and more coworking spaces appeared, especially in the capital city. Infrastructure is good and there are tons of activities you can do, but more importantly, you will have the opportunity to experience a new culture.

These are the best cities from where I have worked remotely so far. I tried to avoid the classics like Cancun or Barcelona, not because I did not enjoy them but because I think that there is a big world out there that we should explore.

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