The spaces we occupy

And what that says about us

Welcome to Borderless, the newsletter for global citizens.

Every week, we handpick the best links to help you navigate the quirks of working on the internet and living across borders.


Cayalá City in Guatemala finds itself at the center of global debates about deepening social divides in cities. Is it merely polishing the facade of gentrification, or laying the groundwork for a new urban ethos? Some believe the city is a utopian enclave, while others say it’s a testament to inequality.

Zach.Dev for Startup Cities

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Airbnb is in a tricky spot: complaints are through the roof, hosts are feeling the squeeze from rising costs, while guests are dissatisfied with mounting fees ($100 cleaning charges, anyone?). Meanwhile, governments are tightening regulations around the platform. Despite this, Airbnb is somehow making more money than ever…

Whiz Kimby for Vox

New Airbnb restrictions in New York City have created a secret black market for short-term rentals. As residents and tourists struggle to balance affordable accommodation with safety, bootleg rentals have found an unexpected home…

Kim Velsey for Curbed

WeWork changed coworking forever, transforming drab office environments into aesthetic, community-centric spaces that vibe with the fluidity of modern work. After his famous fall from grace, founder Adam Neumann is back, and this time he’s looking to disrupt residential real estate for remote workers…

Iain Martin for Forbes


Could Table Mountain or Stellenbosch be your next Zoom backdrop? South Africa is the latest country to announce it will offer a digital nomad visa. Hopefully this marks the beginning of more African nations opening up to the nomad population…

Victor Oluwole for Business Insider


Described as being like an off-kilter digital snow globe, Apple's Vision Pro marks the beginning of the next life-altering evolution in technology to many. Yet, Stanford researchers have discovered that adjusting your vision for VR headsets can have a very unusual impact on the brain...

Adam Clark Estes for Vox

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Has remote work taken a toll on your social life?

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ Yes – remote work makes me feel socially isolated (12%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 A little – I miss the casual, serendipitous encounters of office life (65%)

🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ No – it's improved, I have more time for hobbies and social activities (23%)