Have obscure technology knowledge, will travel
The Register: Is being a nomadic worker good for your career?
The Register: Where is it cheap to work? Where's expensive?
The Register: What do you miss about home when you're in a new country?
The Register: What advice would you offer someone considering a move to Switzerland or Hungary?
To Hungary: The language is hard and not many of them speak English. Be kind and patient with people and they will be the same to you. Use hand gestures often, because even the English-speakers will miss things in your language and your non-verbal signs will help you communicate. Also, zero tolerance on drinking and driving, so take the metro.
The Register: What do you get up to on weekends, and where's the best country to do it?
*Sigh* The BEST country? How can I say that? They all have SOMETHING to offer. Something different, someone new to get into a conversation (or bar fight) with.
The hardest to just relax and mingle was in India. If I hadn't had close colleagues with me during my month there I would have been lost. Besides that, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe were all amazing in their own right. If I had to move somewhere for good, though (pay being equal), I would say Vietnam or Thailand.
As beautiful as Switzerland is, and as much fun as there is to be had in Germany, there is something about that Eastern mentality that makes the common people more open and accepting. I loved my time there and if I found a job I would move back in a second.
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