After an intense and stimulating 7 days of the inaugural Zagreb Digital Nomad Week, which covered 7 themes in 7 locations in 7 days, attention turns to the second part of the programme, as the Croatian capital prepares to welcome its first-ever digital nomad ambassador.
The Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Project will run for an initial period of six months, from July 1 – December 31, 2021, with each calendar month hosting a new ambassador. Each ambassador will have a programme for the month, and the city will benefit from their insights and suggestions over the 6-month period, as the project explores digital nomad life in the city through the seasons. The project is a collaboration between Saltwater Nomads, Total Croatia News, and Zagreb Tourist Board, with accommodation support from Doma Zagreb Aparthotel.
At the finale of Zagreb Digital Nomad Week (you can read some key takeaways here), the first ambassador was announced – Veronica Mulhall from the USA, but living in Africa. You can see Veronica’s application video below.
Veronica was already in Croatia when she applied for the ambassadorship, having flown in from Senegal. She is Marketing Director for the African Leadership Group, and her goal is to visit every country in the world. She has a particular interest in national parks, cultural centres, and UNESCO World Heritage. As such, Veronica is clearly in the right country, as Croatia has no less than 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as countless intangible UNESCO heritage (you can find the full list here).
Her undergraduate degree is in adventure education, and she has a certificate in community development focused on sustainable tourism. The deep-rooted passion to applying to be a Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador is to show others that these lesser-known cities and destinations have so much to offer the world, so much rich history and culture.
Veronica will be arriving with her partner Julian, who is from Zimbabwe and the UK, and is traveling here from Ghana. They are an inter-racial couple who have already travelled in the region – Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia – as well as Africa, the US and Europe. Veronica has over 8 years of international living experience, while Julian has been a nomad for a year – his arrival will give Zagreb an additional DN perspective.
Veronica is a fully remote worker and is an outdoor enthusiast and a huge foodie, so it sounds like she has found the right city to spend a month in.
(Doma Zagreb Aparthotel – 4-star luxury in central Zagreb)
The couple arrive tonight from the coast, and they will be hosted by project partner, Doma Zagreb Aparthotel, in the centre of the city.
TCN will be publishing an interview with Veronica shortly, and there will be more details of the programme and opportunities to connect published early next week.
(The Doma Zagreb Aparthotel is located in central Zagreb, with offroad parking, just a few minutes walk from the main square)
Are you interested in being a Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador? Learn more about the project – rolling applications are ongoing until November.
For the latest news and features about digital nomads in Croatia, visit the dedicated TCN section.