Fly with Nimbus – Meet The Spaniards in San Diego


Every story has its own beginning.

Nimbus story begins in Barcelona, where 3 economics and computer science students come together with the same purpose: give life to an idea.
Borja, the CEO, was studying at the University of Texas and wanted to explore the country but escaping from the main touristic attractions.
That’s when he realized there was an opportunity for both Americans and tourists to explore the country in a different and more exciting way; planning trips to unknown places, where the customer gets to know the destination 2 days before flying.

Once in Barcelona, Alex, Albert, and Borja decided to pack their things and embark on this new adventure called Nimbus. The three of them started working day and night in San Diego, California.
They had to face all kinds of problems so they ended up realizing that it was not going to be easy. Being an entrepreneur is complicated, even more if you’re not in your own country, but they knew that perseverance would help them achieve their dream and little by little they shaped their idea.


Their main idea was to give the opportunity to everyone in the US to discover their country for a really good price. In the end, they managed to have destinations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Nimbus has now been admitted to an incubator program by ThinkTank San Diego supported by IBM and they plan to be in more than 20 cities and 100 surprise destinations by 2019.

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How to survive in Finland – get a job!

Sanna Kröger (Fredrikson)  works as a Partner in executive search in Finland.

Finland has been a topic of discussion as a welfare state or as a happiest country in the world .

Maybe you have even heard a story about babies who sleep in a box. .

Now the biggest news are that Finland must attract up to 35.000 skilled foreign workers by 2023. . “Finland can restore a world-class research and innovation funding system, where businesses, researchers and funders together seek solutions for major challenges.

Digitalisation and artificial intelligence can be harnessed to benefit Finland,” says Jyri Häkämies, the CEO of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).

But how is it to work in Finland and especially to get a job in Finland.
In my work in executive search I have been fortunate to meet and interview several non-native Finns about the work life in Finland.
These lists are based on my discussions and my 18 years of experience on company structures and leadership styles.


1. Work-life balance
2. Unique, honest leadership style
3. Flat organization, credibility
4. Result-driven, ambitious
5. No politics
6. Opportunities to grow as a leader

WHERE TO LOOK? Research companies, industries:

1. Look at leadership team, a diversified team a plus
2. Global, international service/product/client list
3. English as a corporate language
7. Build personal network, ex-patriate circle, Linkedin connections, referals
8. Entry-level jobs harder to get, established middle and senior executives have it easier

When in Finland – HOW?

1. Build personal network, by origin, interest group, cultural events, start-up events
2. Tell your story to everyone who listens, what can I offer
3. Be prepared to grind, help, participate, volunteer, meet people, even work for free

Once in Finland, what do they miss? Ambition, dreaming big and wider career opportunities. Finnish environment can be small and domestic for a global citizen.

Contact Sanna at Linkedin
Looking to move to Finland? Email Sanna here

Atlanta – Dec 05 2018

EuroCircle Holiday Mixer at Whisky Mistress Greetings Eurocircle members:

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Please mark your calendar for our Christmas Eurocircle Party which takes place on Wednesday, December 5th (start time 7:00pm) at Whiskey Mistress, located in Buckhead. I am awaiting confirmation on some details regarding the party from the venue and will post the official invite once confirmed. We will have access to the entire venue along with complimentary appetizers as well as specialty drinks so please invite all your international & like-minded friends to join us.
Official invite to follow within the next day or two.

Atlanta Eurocircle

Meet Igor Orlovsky, from the USSR to Entrepreneur & Art Dealer at the Chelsea Art Group

I had the pleasure of interviewing Igor Orlovsky, Golden Keys Concierge at Baja Off the Grid & Art dealer at the Chelsea Art Group.

What is your “backstory”?

I Immigrated from the USSR as a Jewish Refugee in 1980 from Kiev, Ukraine. When I was 17 I got a scholarship to Georgetown to Study Linguistics. After completing my studies at Georgetown, I (then) went to Paris to study Art at the Sorbonne.

After studying art, I ran the Russian Language Program for the National Geospatial Agency (CIA of Satellites) and then moved (back to the states) to Los Angeles be more creative and got a degree in Graphics and Brand Management.

My first job after I got my degree was as a Jr. Designer. I quickly moved up in the ranks and became the Creative Director at Smart Planet (Manufacturer of Kitchen Wear & Appliances). While I was at Smart Planet I was recruited by the Chelsea Art Group and became a high end art dealer.

Ten years ago I fell in love with Baja and started taking care of Baja Off the Grid on the weekends and on vacations. Three years ago I had the privilege of became the Concierge and Property manager.

Can you tell me about the most interesting projects you are working on now?

Currently, I am designing and supervising the expansion of Baja Off the Grid, as well as implementing our new summer camp and converting the property into a 5 star resort and wedding destination.

What is your definition of success?

Building a legacy that shifts global perspective one guest at a time.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

Everyone who comes to Baja Off the Grid leaves transformed in one way or another.

They realize how little one needs to actually be happy or how easy it is to save our planet by adding a few solar panels to your roof, or simply choosing local products with minimal packaging, OR my favorite — they wake up and realize how amazing the moment is and how beautiful life can be, if you just pay attention and are a little more mindful.

Living by the ocean off the grid and relying on Mother Nature wakes people up people and pulls them out of their routine and their the numb robot automation state.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”?

“The Stinkier the pile, the bigger the diamond”, my own quote.

Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

Whenever something horrible happens to me, I say thank you to the universe, because I know a great gift is coming my way.

I was going through my separation and I totaled my car right in front of my office. I took it as a sign that the universe wanted me to change my life. So I quit my Creative Director job and moved to Spain with no understanding of Spanish.

Now I am fluent in Spanish, had an amazing two year adventure, am running one of the best resorts in Baja while living a fantasy that I never would have thought possible. All because I totaled my car during my separation.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started my career” and why. (Please share a story or example for each.)

1. Do what you do best and pay everyone to do everything else.

2. In business, nothing is better than Opium (OPM) Other people’s money. If others won’t invest in you THERE IS A REASON WHY!

3. Be the first one in and the last one out.

4. Take a siesta every day. I used to park my car under a tree and take a siesta for 15 min after lunch. It’s like 2 days in one, a mini reset where you can do or restart anything that you didn’t in the morning.

5. Don’t come to people with problems, come to them with solutions.

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Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this 🙂


She is my definition of success. She has shifted global perspective more than any other person of our time. She has been an inspiration of mine for decades and she is an Aquarius just like me.

To reach Igor: and Instagram:@bajaoffthegrid

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Do You Know What It’s Like to Be an Immigrant in America?

Tessa Lena, who wrote this article, is an immigrant artist, writer and entrepreneur living in the East Village of New York. She is the founder of VulnerableWin, a community in a community initiative designed to restore the art of dialogue and to help people talk to each other over disagreements and cultural differences. Her motto is, “See a fellow human.”
Overnight, many of my friends have become great experts on the culture of my home country — a place they have never visited.

When I was 5 years old, my Soviet teacher announced that America wanted to nuke us for our freedom, and that a missile could hit any moment. That day, I couldn’t focus on my homework, and I couldn’t sleep at night. I was just staring at the window in fear, waiting for the nuclear missile to fly in and burn us all to ashes. I didn’t want to die.

Later on, I learned that it was a blatant lie. Nobody was trying to nuke us. When I came to the States and told this story to my American-born friends, I discovered that they, too, had lived in fear of being nuked. We laughed about the glitch, and life went on.

Fast-forward 20 years, and the Russians are at it again. Vodka-drinking GRU operatives with heavy accents are waging cyberwar against America and inundating us with fake news. I call America home now, and I don’t feel so good.

The other day somebody posted a link to a Russian restaurant with a comment, “Russian food? NO, THANK YOU.” I said nothing, and bitterly unfollowed. I guess they have never tried my mom’s borscht.

Overnight, many of my friends have become great experts on the culture of my home country — a place they have never visited. To avoid argument, I have trained myself not to interrupt them with passionate tirades against stereotyping. I am frustrated with being pigeonholed in a whole new way — the Russian bear now has Vladimir Putin’s head — yet I know that my friends are acting in self-defense. I remember.

But there is something else I will never forget: The year is 2002, and I am in the back of an immigration van, handcuffed to two young Chinese girls who are crying at the top of their lungs, scared even more than I am. Me, playing tough, and the girls, wailing like crazy.

“I hate Chinese people. Why do they come here?” These are the words the driver utters, as he makes sure to drive rough so that our helpless, chained bodies hit the walls of the van.

I feel bad for the girls. They don’t speak English, and in their eyes I can see undiluted animal fear. As for myself, what am I doing in the back of an immigration van, chained to two strange women, listening to a sadist in uniform? Why am I in shackles? Sadly, I married the wrong guy. He was kind and charming when we were dating, then turned abusive on the day we got married. When he realized that he could no longer control me, he brilliantly decided to take care of the “problem” by getting me deported. “They won’t believe you,” he said. “You are a nobody. An immigrant. I am an American.”

Do you know what it feels like when four armed men walk into your apartment, grab you by the hands, cuff you and walk you out of the door as a criminal? If you haven’t lived it, I bet you don’t.

As an immigrant fighting with teeth and claws for every set of papers, hopping from one visa to another, infinitely applying for something and infinitely waiting for something, you get used to excruciating uncertainty — you never know where you are going to be tomorrow, you live in-between worlds. But I know I followed the rules. I followed the rules religiously. And there I was, in the back of a van, banging my head on the hard surface with each rough turn, and listening to the screams of the young women chained to my arms.

Do you know what it feels like? You don’t, do you? Fear and uncertainty sitting heavy inside your chest. No rights. “But Tessa, this was just a mistake. Clearly it was wrong but it was just a mistake. Mistakes happen.” Reasoning sound great when it’s not about you or your family. But when you are on the receiving end, it’s hard to theorize. For a long time, I thought it was just a mistake, my individual tragedy, a one-off horror, something I was going to receive an apology for — any minute now.

But as years went by, I came to believe that the way I was treated was not an exception. Xenophobia toward subhuman immigrants is the default. That’s what they do. They teach us a lesson.

When the news began exploding with numerous immigrant tragedies in the past year, it broke my heart in a familiar way. I know every step of the process, and I know how much it hurts. I have seen this movie before anyone was talking about it. Inhumane treatment of immigrants is not new. Contempt toward caged animals is not new, either.

Yes, I’ve moved on, and when my friends make prison jokes, I laugh with them. I am no longer bleeding, but I remember. I remember crying inside of a jail cell because something is hurting unbearably, because you’re scared. After a while, a guard checks on you, and says: “There is nothing I can do now but if it still hurts tomorrow, we will take you to a hospital.”

I remember the fear of being locked up as a faceless number forever. The fear of being tortured. Food that tastes like urine. Hopelessness.

I remember sleeping on a metal bed in a cold room with next to no clothes on, begging the officer for a blanket. But no luck with that, because the officer doesn’t feel like it.

I remember the hopelessness.

You are an animal who is putting on a smile so that other people think you are not afraid. The callous federal agents who try to break you down, just like they do in the movies. “You must be kidding,” you say. “I am not working for any government. It’s my husband, it’s my cruel husband who arranged for me to be here!”

“Oh we don’t care about that sort of thing,” they say. “Your husband is for you to deal with. So tell me, are you going to cooperate?”

Me, with my crushed middle-class arrogance, my useless 4.0 GPA, and too little experience in street fighting, eating it all up. You are an animal who has to put on a smile so that they don’t eat you. It’s a mob feeling. Cruel, infectious, senseless.

In my case, it ended well. I won. I am innocent. I am in America, and I am here to stay. But when I celebrated my victory, I did not think that years would pass, and other immigrants would be living my humiliation, while I would be freshly stereotyped based on my ethnicity.

Back in the day, I was saved by the power of friendship. As I was going though my ordeal, many of my coworkers at the time wrote powerful letters in my defense. Others chipped in for a lawyer. It took a village to save me, and I know I wouldn’t have been able to win without their trust and their support. I can’t help but wonder whether they would still feel good defending me if it happened today. In the age of collective anxiety and social media, would it be acceptable to trust a Russian-American? I don’t know — do you?

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Vienna – Nov 28 2018


Hi y’all Eurocirclers of Vienna.
Welcome to the cold time of the year …

Let’s have a hot Punsch and move on later to Spittelberg or MQ. Get in touch with expats, former expats, future expats or viennese and have a charity punsch.

CU there,


Cost of living in major European cities

Quality of life

Nobody is surprised to see Geneva, London and Oslo as top 3 – some might be surprised to see Dublin so high.

However, most of us may be surprised to see how Berlin is #11.
Fair rental prices, cheaper living costs than in NYC for example, that’s what Berlin is known for. Not to mention the leisure, cultural and educational opportunities that provide 3.7 million Berliners with room for personal development.

Some people consider Berlin as a paradise among major European capitals: green spaces, lakes, city parks, spacious streets, short distances, a well-developed transport network, not to mention cheap and quick connections to the surrounding areas and the sea, make Berlin a place with impressive scope.

A piece of trivia for your information: Berlin is the only German city that can cover its drinking water needs with its own groundwater?

Infographic: Low cost of living makes Berlin an attractive option | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Austin – Nov 20 2018

EuroCircle’s Pre-Thanksgiving Mixer at Faregound

Photos by Ezio Ambrozetti

Our special thanks to Gabi Vitui (and Happy Birtday as it was her birthday as well. Gabi hosted the evening
on her birthday and got us name badges

Fareground is inspired by the idea that to make a place everyone wants to go, you have to have something for everyone.

The lobby space at One Eleven was not just redesigned. It was totally repurposed it by giving it purpose. It’s where culinary meets community.
Where work meets play. And where you’ll meet what’s happening next in Austin.

You can pick up food and come to the bar – or get a drink and sit at the lounge area.
We’ll be hanging out at the bar area to say hello to all of you.

It is one of the coolest spaces with a wonderful outdoor space as well (weather permitting)

Fareground is located at 111 Congress Avenue, in the subterranean level and plaza of One Eleven at the corner of Congress Ave and Second St.
Coming in from the street first comes the sprawling patio – a very popular space on a nice day.
Inside Fareground – semi-circle of vendors like Contigo, Easy Tiger, Contigo curated by the ELM Restaurant Group and anchored by Fareground Bar in the
middle. Wine, beer and cocktails (everything from French 76s to Bloody Marys) available
A second bar—this one located at street level—is still in the works.

New York – Nov 15 2018


Join us for our pre-thanksgiving rooftop party at this midtown hotspot with incredible views of the city, delicious food, extensive cocktail menu and even some put-put golf.

No Cover when you say EuroCircle at the door and RSVP by 5pm on November 15th
Dress Code: Festive Fall Colors (recommended but not required).

The event will be cash bar with $10 vodka special throughout the night and food available for purchase.

LOTS OF GIVEAWAYS for the first 50  guests.

Gift Bag Sponsors:

Red Cap Holistic – Newly Released Lip Balms
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AudioBooks BookShop – Audiobook vouchers for a free audiobook
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Halsa – Aromatheraphy Roll – Ons
Follow them on Instagram: @HalsaEssentials
Twitter: @HalsaEssentials

GuestBox – Mini Giftboxes with an edible treat!

Follow them on Instagram: @ShopGuestBox
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Vitar Engergy – Energy Mints

Follow them on Instagram: @goviter

Special hosts include:

Yaya Rey
Industry Rules Magazine
Maria Cervi, Greece

Feel free to invite friends, the more the merrier.

Alexandra and the EuroCircle New York Team