THE DIGITAL NOMAD LIFE./
BEN MUNRO SMITH DOESN'T STAY STILL FOR LONG!/ LUCKILY, YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF HIS TRAVELS ON HIS INSTA PAGE, WHERE HIS CHEEKY UPDATES HAVE EARNED HIM A BIG FOLLOWING./
THE ADVENTUROUS AUSTRALIAN HAILS FROM SYDNEY, BUT HE USED TO CALL AMSTERDAM HOME, WHERE HE WORKED WITH NOMAD ACADEMY - AN INTRIGUING ORGANISATION BUILT ON THE PREMISE THAT CONVENTIONAL CAREERS HOLD US BACK FROM ACHIEVING ALL THAT WE COULD./
THEIR PROGRAMMES COMBINE SLOW TRAVEL (THINK LIVING IN A DIFFERENT PLACE!) WITH CAREER LEARNING (WORKSHOPS, MENTORING, YOU GET THE IDEA) TO OFFER PARTICIPANTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK OUT OF THEIR ROUTINES + CREATE ENTREPRENEURIAL CAREERS./
WE MANAGED TO TRACK BEN DOWN TO DISCOVER SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN AMSTERDAM...
"Amsterdam is a city that loves vegetarians + vegans, happily catering to their culinary needs. Probably no secret if you've lived here for a while, but Sir Hummus is a great place to grab your next lunch, vegetarian or not. With a simple menu, mainly consisting of add-ons to go with their famous hummus, you'll leave feeling happy, full + maybe even a little bit eco."
"Szechuan in the Netherlands? I get it, it makes no sense! What am I even talking about?! But hear me out... It's worth it! - Having had my fair share of Szechuan in my time, this would come pretty close to my best. The restaurant also has five commitments it makes to its customers: a great one to know (if you're still on the fence) is if you don't like it, you can return it - no questions asked!"
"If you're looking for the perfect place to spend a hot afternoon, you've found it! A special area, with a boardwalk that goes into the water, special floating buoys to climb on (and maybe even jump off). Beautiful views, even more spectacular at sunset, allow you to look to Amsterdam with the 'VOC-schip De Amsterdam' + the 'Nemo Science Museum' right in front of you!"
All photos are courtesy of Benjamin Munro Smith, except: Sir Hummus (Instagram @sirhummus); FuLu Mandarijn (Instagram @fulumandarijnamsterdam); Concerto Record Store (Instagram @concertorecordstore). This feature was not paid for in any way.