Classes to Take When Living as a Digital Nomad
Living as a digital nomad isn’t for everyone. Even if you love to travel and traveling solo, it can get lonely being on your own more often than not. One thing I see a lot of nomads asking is how they can meet people and make friends while living abroad. Now, I understand that being a digital nomad isn’t another term for an extended vacation. But even when you’re working, it’s important to take some time for yourself and get out into the world. After all, people with typical nine-to-fives don’t spend every moment of their lives focused on work. They go out and unwind after a long, stressful day. And anyone living as a digital nomad should do the same.
A great way to get out of your Airbnb and meet new people is by taking classes taught by locals in the city you’re living. Whether you’re traveling locally or domestically, this is going to be a great way to learn more about the place your staying and getting to know others who might be in your situation.
Cooking classes are a fun way to break out of your shell when you’re living as a digital nomad. I love food; so my favorite part of traveling is tasting the local cuisine, and if I ever have time to take a cooking class abroad, then I’m going to do it.
A cooking class will give you the opportunity to meet new people and actually learn to cook in a foreign country–which can be a little difficult if you’re American going anywhere else in the world since all the measurements will be in the metric. It’ll also set you in the right direction of cooking healthy meals for yourself instead of relying on eating out or easy, microwavable meals.
If you’re not very familiar with the language of your new home, then you should try to find a language course to take. I know Thailand is one of the most popular locations for the digital nomad community because of its picturesque landscapes and its affordable living conditions.
However, not many schools teach Thai as a foreign language, so not knowing the language will create a wall between you and the locals. It’s also going to be more beneficial for you to learn the language in a group of people versus online because you’re actually going to get to practice on real people with a teacher before going out into the real world with your novice language skills.
If you go to Italy without visiting a winery, did you really visit Italy? I’m kidding, of course, because there are many reasons why someone can’t or doesn’t want to consume alcohol. However, if you’re living as a digital nomad in Italy, and you’re a fan of wine, then taking a wine tour is definitely a great way to spend a day.
If you’re staying in a country known for exporting coffee, like Costa Rica, then you might want to take a tour of a coffee plantation. This plant is a major aspect of the Costa Rican culture, so you shouldn’t ignore it when and if you’re visiting the country. The same can be said for any country known for its coffee.
While you may not think about it while drinking your mocha frappe from Starbucks, coffee is one of the major exports of Costa Rica. If you’re a coffee fanatic, then you’re going to love learning more about the production of your favorite drink and maybe refine your palate in the process.
What are some of the classes or tours you’ve taken while living abroad? Let us know in the comments below!