This post covers Takamatsu’s highlight food: Sanuki udon, and also includes a few highlights for a day-trip or a leisure weekend stay. Takamatsu is a city that’s unfolded over successive visits as I passed by, took family on a day-trip, and spent a week remote working in. Despite being a provincial city compared to the urban sprawls out of Osaka and Tokyo, Takamatsu has a confident network of covered shopping streets (shotengai), a garden with national recognition, and its fair share of proud contributions to Japan’s history and cultural.
This is one of my rare food blogs because I was so obsessed with Okinawa soba during my remote work stint in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. Below, I’ll outline a few pieces of advice for eating soba and the 3 soba places I went to (which were delicious).
This is a shortlist of independent coffee roasters and coffee shops in central Naha (accessible on the Yu-Rail). As an amateur coffee enthusiast and digital nomad, I factor locations for coffee quality, remote work suitability, and the subjective impression of how friendly the service staff or owners are. In Naha, I used a pocket wifi to have access anywhere, and I would recommend the same approach for other visitors.
A shortlist of independent coffee roasters and coffee shops in central Madrid as a coffee enthusiast (and cortado fan). This digital nomad was on holiday for once, but still looked out for good remote work spots with free WiFi. Most of the cafes are in Madrid’s central area close to the stations Plaza de España (Lines 3, 10), Noviciado (Line 2), Tribunal (Lines 1, 10), Chueca (Line 5). In addition, I have two cafes close to Núñez de Balboa Station (Lines 5, 9) in Northern Madrid. A few are a further walk, but I did actually walk there.
A review of Lots Coffee House, a coffee stall between Salamanca and Lista neighbourhoods in northern Madrid, an area where government office workers rub shoulders with university students during lunch rush hours.
A review of Toma Cafe in Madrid. Indoor seating available for remote workers and digital nomads hanging around the hipster Malasaña district. Toma is associated with an independent roaster in Madrid. Light refreshments and breakfast available. This is one of the downtown cafes in my Madrid Coffee Walk.