Top 10 Tips for Digital Nomads Going ‘Home’ for Christmas

October 3, 2014 in Digital Nomad

Many digital nomads find themselves going back ‘home’ for Christmas to catch up with friends and family.

If you are brave enough to go back to your hometown at this time of year to face the crowds, rampant consumerism and religious bonhomie, you may want to read my top ten tips to get you over the culture shock.

1. It’s cold – it was cold yesterday and will be cold tomorrow. Don’t wear shorts!

2. Yes! It’s OK to wear your shoes in the house.

3. You can’t buy winter woolies – the shops already stock the Spring/Summer collections.

4. People will try to be nice, at least one day a year, mainly when consuming lashings of booze.

5. You won’t want to tell people about all the amazing places your been to for fear of being perceived as a braggart.

6. You may have to work for an hour or two over the holidays – some of your friends and family just don’t get it. (Santa can do it, why can’t you?)

7. To send Christmas cards or not to send Christmas cards? Send them a GIF instead!

8. By the time Christmas actually arrives your friends will be desperate for a break from work. You can tell them life doesn’t have to be this way.

9. You tell your family not to get you a present. You pack light and travel fast.

10. Everyone starts to think of a New Year Resolution and next year they will become a Digital Nomad just like you and travel the world.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I'm always Merry at Christmas

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