Destinations, Latin America 0 comments on 11 Hours in Mexico City

11 Hours in Mexico City

Aeromexico Flight 454 from Havana, Cuba lands in Mexico City, Mexico at 8:20 am on June 18th. Our connection flight back to Medellin, Colombia leaves in 11 hours. Just outside of the airport the biggest city in the american continent awaits. Over 20 million people live in Mexico city (including the metropolitan area), so traffic gets a bit hectic sometimes. Continue Reading “11 Hours in Mexico City”

Remote work 6 comments on How To Get The Remote Job You Want

How To Get The Remote Job You Want

A little over a month ago, I quit my job. After almost two years working with a company in Santiago, Chile, I decided it was time to go. We reached an agreement where I would be working from home once I got back to Spain, however, after a month and a half I realized that I didn’t want to continue and decided to look for other opportunities. More than that, I wanted to get a remote job. Continue Reading “How To Get The Remote Job You Want”

Off topic 1 comment on Asshole On Board: How To Behave When Flying

Asshole On Board: How To Behave When Flying

Flying nowadays is nowhere near what it was 50 years ago. To be honest, I don’t even know how it was 50 years ago because I wasn’t there, but you get the point. What once was something extremely fancy and only available to the very few privileged, is now available for most people. Elegant and comfortable planes have turned into buses with wings. And that’s great. Continue Reading “Asshole On Board: How To Behave When Flying”

Latin America, Travel 2 comments on 5 Things To Know Before Going to Cuba

5 Things To Know Before Going to Cuba

Cuba is a great place to visit. Probably not the best one for a remote worker, but it has everything you need for a short vacation: hot weather, white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters, rich architecture, nice people and (almost) complete isolation from the outside world. In this article, we gathered some tips and things you should know that will help you enjoy the island from day one:

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Expat 0 comments on How To Be More Efficient When Working Remotely

How To Be More Efficient When Working Remotely

Working remotely has its perks. Whether you are freelancing or working remotely for a company, not being required to be in a physical office equals freedom. You don’t have to fake-work just to meet your schedule, you can set your own schedule, you can pick your own office, you can hop from country to country without having it affect your performance… and the list goes on. Continue Reading “How To Be More Efficient When Working Remotely”

Expat, Remote work 4 comments on How To Invoice Boletas De Honorarios For Foreigners In Chile

How To Invoice Boletas De Honorarios For Foreigners In Chile

If you are a foreigner already living in Chile or you are planning on doing so, you will most likely encounter Chilean bureaucracy. Like all bureaucracies, it sucks really bad, but with the added problem that most of the people you are going to deal with in Chile will have no idea about anything you are asking them. Literally. I have performed the experiment of calling the callcenters at ChileAtiende and the SII (Chile’s Tax Office) several times asking the same exact question and receiving completely different answers. Needless to say, I had a great time while I was first figuring out how to invoice using boletas de honorarios. Continue Reading “How To Invoice Boletas De Honorarios For Foreigners In Chile”

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5 Great Online Tools For Frequent Travelers

Whether you travel for work or pleasure, frequent travelers are always up to date on how to avoid mistakes other, less-seasoned travelers might have made. However, there are always new cool things coming up that ease the not-so-fun parts of traveling: packing, flight and hotel booking, and last-minute cancelled flights, among others. Continue Reading “5 Great Online Tools For Frequent Travelers”

Europe, Travel 2 comments on Iceland Is The Coolest Place I Have Ever Been

Iceland Is The Coolest Place I Have Ever Been

[Pun definitely intended]

Ísland, in Icelandic, means “land of ice”. Which is why it makes sense that Ísland is called Iceland in English. However, it does not have the same name in Spanish, my mother tongue. We call it Islandia, which is just a “spanishification” (yes, I just made that word up) of the name, and means nothing. That’s why I decided to call it Hielolandia (in spanish: hielo=ice) since it definitely makes more sense. By the way, if you want to read this article in Spanish, just follow this link. Continue Reading “Iceland Is The Coolest Place I Have Ever Been”

Expat 0 comments on 4 Ways To Take Advantage Of Your Study Abroad Experience

4 Ways To Take Advantage Of Your Study Abroad Experience

Travelling, meeting people, learning a new language, partying and (even!) going to class are some of the things you will usually do on your year abroad. Whether you are a seasoned student traveler and have studied abroad several times or you’re a rookie facing the unexpected, your experience will likely include all the activities mentioned above. Continue Reading “4 Ways To Take Advantage Of Your Study Abroad Experience”