Digital Nomad traveling around Europe in need of nomad and local friends

Hi ๐Ÿ™‚

My name is Masaharu. I’m from a small town near Tokyo in Japan. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am a digital nomad, traveling around Europe while I work as a freelancer. I can work from anywhere with laptop and wifi.

From April, I started journey in Europe ๐Ÿ™‚

About me


I work as a freelancer and help international companies to enter and succeed in the Japanese market by translating and marketing. Here isย my website.

  • I am an introvert, but I am good at acting like an extrovert.
  • I enjoy intellectual conversation.
  • I like taking photos. My camera is an Olympus Pen EL. My instagram is masaharuh.ย I know. Asian with camera is so cliche.
  • Japanese people are calm. We don’t yell.ย I’m extremely calm even for Japanese standard. People never see me angry or excited.
  • I am really just a regular guy. Stereotype of nomads are backpackers, laptop and beach, partying all nights, living in a moment, but I am not like any of those. I care about my career, I want to settle someday, I want to have wife and kids, I have money in my bank account, I would not mind stop travelling if I need to.

You will find more about me on my profile.

I want to meet digital nomads and local people

I want to meet local people, go to non-touristic places, learn the cultures, and talk about lives.

One of the best experience I had with local people was talking about gender minorities in Italy with my couchsurfing host. My host was a gay couple and we watched Loose Cannon, (original title is Mine vagant). We had a long intellectual conversation.

I want to meet digital nomads. I have never met fellow digital nomads yet in my life.

I am looking for couchsurfing hosts

With high speed and stable internet because I have to work everyday and sometime I have skype meetings ๐Ÿ™

In exchange I can cook Japanese food. I used to work at restaurantsย ๐Ÿ™‚

My upcoming travel plan

September 2nd to 16th : Minsk

September 16 to 30th :ย Vilnius

September 30th to October 21th : Riga

October 21th to November 18th : Estonia

Then Finland, Sweden, and Norway to see northen lights.

My coming travel plan

My travel is not really a “plan”. I usually decide where to go 2-3 days before leaving a travel destination.

I usually travel very slowly. If TripAdvisor says that 2-3 days is enough a place, I would stay a week. Sometime I even stay more than a month.

My travel plan is entering Europe from Athens, and slowly go north, wandering around all countries on the way. When I reach north end of Eastern Europe, Estonia, I take ship to visit Scandinavian countries.

After that, I slowly want to go to UK, Ireland and Iceland.

Then I slowly go south until I reach Portugal.


10 thoughts on “Digital Nomad traveling around Europe in need of nomad and local friends

    1. masaharu Post author

      Hi Eva,
      Thank you for response ๐Ÿ™‚
      I will go to Spain. I have no idea when I will go there but I will go there ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. Tadeusz Mollin

    As an introvert myself and a lifelong fan of Japan, China and slow life, I really like your writing. We might catch up on Crete/Gavdos, Denmark, France or Portugal this year ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll be on Crete/Gavdos till the end of May and then go north for the summer. Best regards, Tadeusz, senior nomad & polyglot.

  2. Oleg

    Hi Masaharu,
    I’m Oleg and I live in Prague. Feel free to email me if you are around. My profile is pretty similar to yours: I’m, too, an introvert, freelancer and marketing writer helping foreign companies tap into Russian market. Plus I speak Japanese. Here’s my website:


  3. Alessandra Ripa

    hi Masaharu, nice to read your article. are you planning to visit italy? I have been living in the southern part, in Puglia, in the vity where Loose Cannon was recorded (Lecce). Give me a msg if you consider to get here! kind regards

    1. masaharu Post author

      I watched Loose Cannon with my couchsurfing hosts in Genova and I loved the movie ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Joanna

    I see you’re avoiding Poland for some reason ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope it’s not because of any bad experiences with Poland or polish people. Whatever you might have heard about us, Polish people can be a little cold in the beginning but in general very nice and hospitable once you spend more time with us. I’m definitely recommend you to see Krakรณw, Wrocล‚aw and Gdaล„sk (and Poznaล„, where I come from ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. masaharu Post author

      Hi Joanna,

      Sorry for late response ๐Ÿ™ Actually I like Poland and Polish people ๐Ÿ™‚
      It’s just I have been there already and I want to go places that I haven’t been.

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