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    • Chasing dreams! Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Who? Who? Nomadz.nu Sunday 20 December 2009
    • What? Around the globe Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Where? Cape Town, Thailand, Buenos Aires Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The idea Sunday 20 December 2009
    • We’re all f* crazy We’re all f* crazy, racing the rat race, going faster, wanting more. Wake up, work, sleep. On and on... Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Trapped on a train Sometimes its feels like you’re trapped on that ongoing train, without an end. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Sometimes we need to stop To take distance. See things from a perspective. Have a clear view on things. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • To dream... How we want our life to be. To choose our own track rather that finding ourselves suddenly on a wrong track. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • But... Although we like vacation, we don’t need a full year being ‘off’ our grid. Nor do we feel like giving up what we’ve built. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Luckily. There is connectivity nowadays. And loads of internet. And skype. And countries full of those. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • So we’ll be working Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 1 year in Belgium A year in Belgium means: 365 days. 1 city trip. 1 week away. 1 3-week vacation. Many weekends with family +friends. Loads of work. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 1 year abroad A year abroad means: 365 days. 1 city trip. 1 week away. 1 3-week vacation. Many weekends with family +friends. Less work. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • equals More time to be busy with what we like. Like photography. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • equals More time to be busy with thinking of what we want. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • equals More time... Sunday 20 December 2009
    • equals Money (time is money) Sunday 20 December 2009
    • equals We’ll be rich ( joking :) ) Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Steps to take Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 1/Decide Really: the hardest one. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 2/Prepare Which is a lot of talking and organizing. Start reading. Make lists where and what. Start dreaming... Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 3/Announce Tell everybody, long time in advance so they can prepare and anticipate. So you can meet before you go. Family often needs time to adjust to the idea Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 4/Sell out Rent out the house (or sell) Sell the car, and get rid of all the overkill you have at home Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 5/SaveSaveSave Works well with n°4 Make an estimate what 1 year abroad will cost. Tell friends/family that you want cash instead of presents. The money is for just in case Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 6/Don’t buy Probably even harder than n°1 There is no use in buying anything at all. You only have 2 suitcases to take. So don’t fill them up with nonsense... Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 7/Decide where to go Ha! Hard one... There are 197 countries in the world. And they are all as fascinating... We opted for slow travel. It’s cheaper. We choose 3. Check ticket prices. Get to know someone at airstop/connections. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • 8/Practical stuff Go to the dentist, to the doctor, get those vaccinations. Talk to the insurance guy. Take care of the passports and visa. Go to the bank and get that mastercard. And cancel the internet, the telephone. Make sure to have time. Cause they’re not fast... Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The budget Sunday 20 December 2009
    • None Really... Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Ok. Just a tiny bit We sold everything we didn’t need any more. Like books, old cameras, stuff lying around. We asked for money instead of presents. Which earned us our tickets. (2*3*700 euro) Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The house? The house is rented. With all furniture. Paying the mortgage. Eliminating costs Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The car? The car is sold. In fact anything loosing value at home has been sold. Including old computers, screens, cameras. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • It doubles as a saving account We might need it. But in fact we don’t want to. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The plan Sunday 20 December 2009
    • So how do we live? How will we live when no money? Sunday 20 December 2009
    • We’ll work! Not that hard. Isn’t it? Sunday 20 December 2009
    • No waitressing, or field work The same we’re doing here. (webdesign) For the same clients. Because we can. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Side note: check with your accountant ! It is complicated! Its Belgium I’ll save you the details... But being independent means paying taxes. Social security. Etc. Go and talk to your accountant to check it out. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The tools Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Things we have at home As a webdesigner I need: a decent portable + a bigger screen (which is pretty cheap these days) + pc to check IE6/7/8 + installed software, internet, mobile number to be in touch with my clients, backup disks to ensure all is saved when the harddisk fails on me or the computer gets stolen, a place to set all this stuff up (called office), an account to get paid on, an accountant that takes care of the taxes, insurances, a website to promote myself, networking opportunities to sell my services Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Things we need abroad The same Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The setup Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Macbook Pro + Installed software + VMware for PC emulation Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Wireless internet via Telenet WorldHotSpots = worldwide wifi access in hotels, starbucks, etc. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Local number via Nomado.eu = a local Belgian number = VOIP = international calls at low cost = on iPhone + computer (SIPphone) Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Backupping online via BackBlaze + Nomadesk.com offline via Firewire HD & Superduper Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Internetbanking Any bank will do... Just make sure to have more than one. Have 2 creditcards and check beforehand if they’ll work Sunday 20 December 2009
    • PDF Invoicing So you can mail your clients + accountant instead of snailmail. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • International insurance Also for your material. And if possible pay by Visa Business Silver / Mastercard Gold. They offer theft + loss insurance on stuff bought with the card Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Each other :) Well.. Sunday 20 December 2009
    • Nice tips Best way to get networking opportunities abroad. -Contact the embassy -Check Twitter on #cityevents -Talk on Facebook and meet friends of friends... Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The nomadz www.nomadz.nu on facebook: nomadznu www.twitter.com/nomadznu www.www.flickr.com/nomadznu Catherine Ine catherine@nomadz.nu ine@nomadz.nu www.emoy.be www.monuments.nu www.flickr.com/photos/emoy www.matuvu.nu www.flickr.com/matuvu www.linkedin.com/in/matuvu Sunday 20 December 2009
    • The nomadz Foto’s by Ine Behalve die van geld via Flickr Sunday 20 December 2009