Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My goal is to share here valuable information so you can enjoy your stay in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
I said Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Yes. It’s a bit long, but it’s the real name of the city. Everybody says just “Las Palmas”, but the full name is “Las Palmas de Gran Canaria”. [We will explain this in another post – don’t think this is a thrilling story to start with!]
Why Started This Blog About Digital Nomads in Las Palmas?
That’s an interesting question. If you want the shorter answer, I would say it’s obvious: this blog will be a key part of The Lofito website, so it was a good way to connect to potential guests who want to stay in the studio.
But the truth is a bit longer. I’ve been around online digital nomads environments for some time -not long, to be honest- and I personally admire the good vibes that anyone can feel when getting involved in their circles: how do they help each other, how receptive they are to meet new people or how open-minded they are to live new places … and that really inspired me!
To certain extent, a part of me feels share those feelings all digital nomads share…. but without being propertly one of them.
So Here’s My Contribution to Digital Nomads in Las Palmas
I wanted to be part of this somehow.
I live and work in Gran Canaria and not planning to move abroad (at least, in the short-term), but I wanted to offer my little contribution -apart from The Lofito- to the thing.
And there was something I can offer!
Most blogs, websites and social networks about digital nomading in Las Palmas are made by digital nomads, expats or foreigners living on the island, which is great! But I felt there was a point of view that was missing: the local perspective.
And this is where I come in.
I have travelled myself and also lived abroad for years. Not like a digital nomad, but I know what it feels when living in a place that is not your homeland. Especially, when you don’t know the language (luckily this was not my case).
Sometimes, when I look back into the past, I wish I would have counted on more information before arriving that city. Don’t get me wrong, I truly enjoyed my experience, that’s right, but sometimes I missed to have lived the real city, the one locals live.
It was not until a couple of years passed by that I started to find another city and a different lifestyle: the one natives live. And that’s something tourism has brought -especially in the Canaries.
So… if you, as a digital nomad, are going to spend just a couple of months here, why waste your time with other’s experiences and not live yours? Do you want to live a real experience in Las Palmas?
Then, you’ve reached the right place! See you in the next post!