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DIGITAL NOMAD PROFILE: Florian Corgnou

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč

20.05.2021.

If you wonder how life in Split looks like for a digital nomad, then you should ask a digital nomad! We did just that and sat down for a cup of coffee and a chat with Florian Corgnou, who came to Split from Paris, France.

He chose the digital nomad life of traveling and working from abroad mainly to change his environment after the lockdown and Split was recommended to him as a great location to start this journey:

“Split was praised as a great location by other digital nomads on various online forums.

I liked that it is right by the sea and close to many islands I can visit. I was also told people here are very friendly and welcoming. Another thing that was very attractive to me was the city’s rich history.”

Florian arrived here at the end of April and quickly joined our community. He plans to stay until autumn, but all of us are talking him into extending his stay. We’re certain that, the longer he stays, the more in love with Split he’ll become and won’t be able to leave.

Working in a relaxed atmosphere at Bačvice beach

We were wondering how at home he feels in Split and he pointed out some benefits of life here: “The people are friendly and welcoming. It is very easy to connect with others and there are some similarities with French culture, as well, so I do feel welcomed and at ease here.”

When he’s not enjoying Split and its surroundings, Florian can be found working at The Works Coworking. His expertise lies in FinTech, SaaS, B2B, cash flow management, and software for SMBs, as well as product and growth marketing. To unwind from work he plays football every Wednesday, frequents the gym at Marjan Taekwondo, and goes for a run in the morning along the coastline.

Working hard to be able to enjoy the wonders of Split later

We were also curious about the places he frequents – are there any special shops, restaurants, or cafes that he really likes in Split: “I like the fish market here! Love the food at the restaurants MakaMaka and Silk, as well!” From Florian’s perspective, it was easy to find information about these everyday things. He mostly used the internet as his source of information and quickly found all he needed, as well as made connections with the local tech community.

Adjusting to a different way of life in a foreign country does bring some challenges, so one new thing Florian learned by living as a digital nomad in Split is this: “Mainly adjusting my agenda and making it fit well with the professional requirements and the local environment.”

In the end, we asked Florian our two quick-shot questions about Split and its people.

What are the five things you love about Split as a city?
“Its history, the Adriatic Sea, the food, the weather, its cleanliness.”

And five things you love about Split’s people?
“They’re outgoing, fun, respectful, kind,… and – pomalo!”

This last one made us all laugh! We heard that said before about us and we love that it is becoming “a thing”. We’d like to thank Florian for this fun chat over coffee and wish him lots of success and a long stay in our lovely Split.

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About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I'm a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I'm not writing about Split's tech community, you will find me somewhere in nature, in the theatre, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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