Chiang Mai has become a hub of remote workers, freelancers and online entrepreneurs over the past couple of years. With the super low cost of living, amazing wifi everywhere and the beautiful Thai culture, why wouldn’t you want to spend time here!
At the end of December last year my flight touched down in the beautiful northern Thai city.
With 10 days of accommodation booked and no plans for after that, the Chiang Mai digital nomad experiment began!
If you’re reading this then you’ve probably heard of the terms ‘digital nomad’, ‘location independent or ‘remote working’.
With advancing technologies and our ever-growing love to travel, remote work is being increasingly accessible. But what are some of the jobs I can look into to become a digital nomad?
Use this list as a starting point to spark your imagination. Maybe you can go remote with your current role or skillset? Or you may fancy a new direction completely.
Do you have those places you’ve travelled to that you find yourself daydreaming about, wishing you were back there? For me, that place is Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. Northern Europe is well known for being quite expensive, but there are lots of ways you can save money and still have a fabulous trip.
This is a feeling I know far too well.
A couple of days after arriving in Melbourne I got the flu. Or I think it was the flu, but being in Bali it could have been Dengue fever which would have sounded far more exotic.
YOU are in control of your destiny.
That can be a hard pill to swallow, right?
Often we like to blame others for our shortfalls in life- ‘It was how I was raised’ or ‘Because of x I never got the opportunity to…’
And I get it. I really, truly do.
When I say ‘Bali’, what do you think of? Rice fields, temples, ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and of course, the yogi-meditation hippie types!
Not only does this northern Thai city have beautiful mountains and lovely locals, but Chiang Mai is also a paradise for vegan food!
So I’m a little late to the party, we’re already 13 days into 2019, but better late than never right?
Right now I’m in Chiang Mai Thailand. Whilst it was tempting to stay back home in the UK for New Year’s Eve, I knew 2019 needed to start in a new place, with a brand new perspective.
Do you ever find yourself in a city that just seems to connect to your soul more than others? That make you feel at home? Budapest is one of those for me and I can’t wait to go back some day.