This post is part of our second ever Nomad Week series, where we interview interesting Nomad Capitalists all across the globe, revealing their adventures, knowledge and travel tips. I had the pleasure to chat with Digital Nomad Freedom Summit guests of which Andrew was a speaker, as well as the pioneers of industry and their perspectives on living and doing business overseas. You can read the entire series here.
Dina is a digital nomad, business psychologist and coach that focuses on helping people build their personal brand and online strategy. I have helped over 800 freedom-seeking entrepreneurs stand out, captivate their dream audience and turn their passions into profit. Over the years, Dina has run different 4 businesses, some of which have flopped and others have opened the door to my dream freedom lifestyle. Having spent a lot of time, money and energy to create a life that I am 100% completely satisfied with, I now feel lucky enough to say that I help people create purposeful and passionate lives.
Where are you living now?
Wales for a month now. Next stop, Portugal.
What’s your favorite thing about the city (in detail)?
Swansea is surrounded by beautiful beaches and nature. Enough for me to enjoy it.
What’s your LEAST favorite thing about the city?
I’m not really sure. It is a pretty great town overall. Not a huge fan of its night life in general, but there are some good bars and cafes.
Is there a little known fact about the city people might find interesting?
If you go only for a half an hour drive outside of Swansea, you will stumble upon beautiful cliffs and beaches to surf.
What is your favorite place you ever lived and why?
The best place I’ve ever lived so far for me is Athens. It is lively, fun and a great place for culture. It has an amazing energy and vibe and people are extremely friendly.
What is your LEAST favorite place you ever lived and why?
That is a tricky one. I guess I would say Cairo, but I was probably too young to really appreciate it when I was there.
What was the EASIEST country you ever visited (ie: easiest immigration, easiest to open a local bank account, etc)?
Everywhere in Europe is pretty busy at the moment thanks to Brexit.
Have you ever had any problems in a country? (ie: immigration issues, getting robbed, etc.)
Only once. I got pick pocketed in Athens, but then met amazing people who were able to help. Great place and overall not such a bad experience.
Do you prefer one region of the world over another, and why?
I really love Morocco. I love the food, the culture and markets. Really amazing place in my opinion… I would love to visit again and trek around the deserts and beaches.
Is there anything that would make you settle down and stop traveling as much?
Maybe love and family.
Who has been the most influential person on your travels (someone that encouraged you to start, or someone who has influenced you along the way)?
The most influential person I’ve met on my travels is my sister. She always went travelling when I was younger and I was absolutely fascinated and dreamed of it.
If were coaching a new nomad, what you recommend they do to get started?
To get started, I recommend creating a vision board with pictures, ideas, a bucket list and a list of values and memorable things that make up your identity.
What country would you recommend a new nomad go to FIRST?
Thailand or Greece.
What is one country that you have not been to but is high on your list, and why?
Not sure, I think that every country has something to offer. So I am open to exploring everywhere.
What was the most unexpected surprise you ever encountered as a nomad?
How humble people can be. I learnt that through hitch-hiking around France. People were so kind and invited us into their cars and homes and spoke freely about themselves and opened about their lives.
How do you meet new people while living the nomad lifestyle? Do you ever get lonely?
I usually stay in hostels so I can meet people and then sometimes get a room to myself so I can get my own space.
If you are interested in reading more about Dina and her business, check out her website.