Summer holiday is over, and at Untranslate, we’d rather illustrate it with postcards from our idyllic workplaces. Did you know some of our colleagues were true digital nomads? Wait… digital no-what?
Digital nomads do not need a fixed place to work and therefore have plenty of time to travel around. The only thing they need are a good Internet connection and a laptop. A smart alternative, though not always suited to everybody…
Elise Haja – Language Specialist
Digital nomadism: a true revolution! After a year spent in Turin to immerse myself in a second Latin language, which has not failed to conquer my linguist heart, time had come to dive into the pantheon of translators: Toledo! This breathtaking medieval town was an important translation center in the 12th and 13th centuries. All the rich knowledge of ancient Greece and the golden age of Arab science was then translated from Arabic into Latin to reach the West. A real pilgrimage to the land of my ancestors, by blood and by profession!
Maaike De Waele – Junior Language Specialist
Compared to the distant lands of my colleagues, my Flemish Ardennes don’t seem so far away. But no need to take the plane to discover beautiful places. Sometimes, they are right in your backyard. The only downside of the bad weather is largely compensated there by the vast horizon of the fields and the happy chirping of the birds.
Kirsten Merlaen – Projectmanager/Language Specialist
Rich history, gorgeous nature, culinary delights and blue skies: Greece has it all. In my opinion, it is the ideal place to settle in a different setting and live new experiences. And thanks to today’s technology, contact with colleagues and customers also runs smoothly from a distance. Enjoy, work and refine my language skills; the perfect recipe for happiness.
Nathalie De Sutter – Managing Partner
When you’re a managing partner, taking long breaks isn’t always that easy. But lockdown has made remote working a habit that does not necessarily require staying at home. Me, I spent four summer weeks in Spain, and one at the Belgian coast. It allowed me to keep an eye on all the current projects, while enjoying a different setting. An ideal combination!
Henk Malyster – Creative Language Specialist
This summer, my heart fell for Lanzarote and its volcanoes, because they still seem to sizzle with a natural and ancestral force. The life of a digital nomad suits me perfectly, here’s to technology! The relaxed atmosphere here helps to put stressful deadlines into perspective. There is no shortage of activities to occupy your evenings and weekends: cycling, hiking, swimming, having a drink on the terrace, meeting other nomads, admiring the sunset…
Els Van Humbeeck – Operations Manager
I have been enjoying the digital nomadic life in Spain, in Valencia, for the past three years. A truly wonderful experience that I have been given to share with my husband and my two teenage sons. We love spending our weekends and holidays traveling through parts of Spain, each one more breathtaking than the next, because the land of Cervantes is much more than playa and paella. This photo was taken during our vacation in Galicia.
Jarne Horemans – Junior Language Specialist
I spent the summer in Dessel, a small green setting in the Belgian Campine. In the evenings and weekends, a short stroll along the canals and in the surrounding forests was the perfect time for me to relax and forget the hustle and bustle of the week. Because the grass is not always greener elsewhere!