Angelique Robin invited me to share my experiences, living in Nice. More than happy to do that as I met Angelique in one of my workshops. She’s French but not from Nice and fel in love with this town, just like me.
Wim, can you tell us how it is to rebuild a life here?
I came to Nice in november 2016. I had the need to change the course of my life. As I’ve been visiting Nice and surroundings for over 30 years I knew Nice has always been good to me. It is my second home next to Amsterdam where I was born and raised.
I literally needed a new perspective on life. Nice does that you. It is a city that is the sum of a lot of mixtures like old architecture, modern glamour, French with Italian lifestyle in it, mountains are close, the sea and of course the sun hours.
It all makes a northern guy like me happy. I can truly say: #ILoveNice
The people I meet are expats from all over the world. From China to the US. And my dearest best French friends I am so lucky to know for 30 years now! The best way to illustrate this warm bath I am experiencing is that I always have the feeling I have family here. It is very special to me. At the end of the day it’s the people who make all the difference.
This year I’ve started up a new business. Locally rooted. I do workshops together with a group called Nice Nomads and run an online academy for freelancers that want to transform their creativity into profitable business models. Building it up like a tree: local roots and the online sky (without limits) is where the leaves turn green to flourish.
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