• Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM,  Travel Light

    Minimalist Mics for Digital Nomads: Podcast or Zoom

    I saw a question about the best microphone to create podcasts when you are a digital nomad on a forum. Implied: good sound, not too big, not too expensive, not too heavy. Having produced podcasts with bad sound quality (oops), I’ve been looking into this as well. I asked my sister who is over-equipped in this field because she is an amateur singer/YouTuber so she needs good sound. Rode VideoMic GO Compact Microphone She highly recommended the Rode VideoMic GO Compact Microphone. The Australian brand Rode is very well known for its affordable and high-quality microphones. This model is a bit big but not expensive (63€ or 96.99$ on Amazon),…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM,  Travel Light

    Using Rode VideoMic Me with Osmo Pocket

    If, like me, you are a creator of minimalist video content, you have probably opted for one of those many sports cameras or an Osmo Pocket. If Osmo Pocket’s internal microphone is acceptable, you may need an external microphone to get good, professional-quality sound. All links are from Amazon because that’s where I bought my gear. I’ve read many reviews online, and everyone is going for the Rode VideoMicro model (95$, Amazon link). I tested this model because my sister has one. It’s compatible with Osmo Pocket, has all the mounts you need, but I find that its microphone stand is a bit big and its cable too long. Since…

  • TDM

    Masterclass: The classes I took & detailed reviews

    Category Film & TV: Natalie Portman teaches acting (course link): this is the course I took first. I’ve watched a lot of her movies. For me, it’s easier to follow because I know her movies too well to understand right away what she’s referring to when she talks about, for example, a certain accent to imitate or psychology and the rigid side of this or that character. During the first lessons, I found her lectures’ content very basic and more of common sense “you have to read, watch documentaries, understand the psychology of the characters” … from the B-A.BA. What else? Things then become more interesting when she invites her…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM

    2020, The Year in Review – after 4 years 1/2 around the world

    On the eve of the year 2021 that everyone is looking forward to, it is time for me to take stock of this special year. It’s been 4 and a half years that we’ve been around the world. Wow.3 and a half years that we have been working as digital nomads. It is in 2020 that we start our 3rd round-the-world trip (as soon as we make a complete tour of the planet, we count a new one). Highlights of 2020 Here in chronological order are the important events of the year 2020: January 2020/February: we leave Yucatan (Mexico) to go to Oaxaca (Mexico) and then Mexico City, before traveling…

  • Europe,  Montenegro,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    End of 2020: Two Terrifying Moments (Montenegro)

    After being forced to take some rest because of travel restrictions (and rain), we have 2 days to change regions without breaking the law. Ulcinj I choose Ulcinj, a rather big city with a picturesque old town high up, with a sea view. Paradise on Earth. Having been in a warm and comfortable infrastructure for several days, we do not realize that the storm Stella is also approaching Montenegro. In the morning, as we leave the hotel to our Airbnb in Ulcinj, it rains a little, with some stretches where the rain is so heavy that it looks like someone is pouring a bucket of water on us. It is…

  • Europe,  Montenegro,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Christmas 2020 & 10th Year Anniversary in Montenegro

    For our 10 years of marriage, we had imagined so many dream destinations: Seychelles, Maldives, Kenya, Tanzania… but because of Covid, the dream destinations will wait. We spend them rather in Montenegro. Note: this article is part of our road trip Croatia – Montenegro. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary But that’s not why we’re going to settle for a simple Airbnb, eh? We choose the 5 stars hotel which seems to us the coolest, not very far from Budva, to spend Christmas in the warmth. The prohibition to change regions applies from…

  • Europe,  Montenegro,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    The Mouths of Kotor, La Serpentine, Herceg Novi & Perast (Montenegro)

    After two days of rest in Dubrovnik in Croatia, under a splendid sun, we left for Montenegro, on December 21, 2020. Note: this article is part of our road trip Croatia – Montenegro. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Covid & Timing In these uncertain times, timing is key. Many cultures have access to a kind of calendar based on astrology. Basically, the location of the planets can influence humans. Usually, I don’t even bother to consult this calendar but due to the uncertain events of the last few months, many eclipses, Blood Moon,…

  • Europe,  Montenegro,  TDM,  Tips

    Prepaid 4G SIM card in Montenegro: Cost, Speedtest (2021)

    WARNING: Montenegro is a European country, you can go there without a visa, you use the Euro. BUT, Montenegro isn’t part of the European Union and you can’t benefit from free EU roaming. Remember to deactivate the data, otherwise you will pay a lot. As an illustration, 1 MB of internet costs 9,7 € with Free… So when I arrived in Montenegro, I used my international Drimsim SIM card the time to buy a local SIM card. While Anh used her Holafly card. Buy a SIM card at the airport Having arrived in Montenegro by land (from Croatia), I did not have the opportunity to see if it was possible…

  • Croatia,  Europe,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    2 Days in Dubrovnik (Croatia): Hotel Excelsior & Game of Thrones’ King’s Landing

    In Montenegro, we are currently under curfew every day from 22pm to 5am and it is forbidden to move between regions on weekends. That’s why we spend a few more days in Croatia before crossing borders on Monday morning. We choose to spend them in Dubrovnik because it is the closest place to Montenegro that we can reach by bus from Split. Note: this article is part of our series of articles “Road trip Croatia – Montenegro in 2 weeks”. To read the 1st part, click here Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Split – Dubrovnik by bus We leave Split very quickly because…

  • Bosnia,  Croatia,  Europe,  TDM,  Tips

    [PCR test] Split – Dubrovnik and the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina

    A quick article to reassure you for the crossing of Bosnia from Split to Dubrovnik. By going from Split to Dubrovnik (with Flixbus for example), you will cross a small part of Bosnia. If Bosnia asks for a PCR test of less than 48h for all the other borders, this one will not ask for PCR test results. Rest assured, this border is only a formality, so that Bosnia has access to the sea and has all the benefits it can get from. It’s like the little piece of Chile that you have to cross to reach Ushuaia, there are no big difficulties. We entered Croatia on December 17th with…