One of the reasons why we wanted to travel the world so badly, was to experience and see the lives of different tribes around the world. How are families living in nature, discomposed of the western world. How does their daily live looks like. We visited the Karen Tribe up in the mountains of Chiang Mai to have a look ourselves.
Chiang Mai is full of apartments, condo’s, hotels and guesthouses. The first thing to do, is to decide which area you would like to stay in. After doing some research on the internet, we decided the best place for us to stay in was the Nimman area. This new hip area of Chiang Mai is a bit out of town. Situated about 10 minutes drive from the old city centre.
After 3 days it was time to leave Bangkok and heading up to our next destination, Chiang Mai. One of the easiest way to get there is by sleeper train. This train brings you up north in about 14 hours. While you are ‘sleeping’ next morning you’ll arrive at this so called Digital Nomad Capital of South East Asia. A perfect spot for us to have our first long stay.
After a 12 hour trip from Amsterdam, we arrived in Bangkok. First impression is quite overwhelming. This city is buzzing, hot, crowdy and fast. You don’t know where to look, there’s much going on. But the moment you decide to just go with the flow, you’ll experience the nice vibe this city has to offer.
Digital Nomads are individuals who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Such workers typically work remotely- from home, coffee shops, public libaries, and even recreational vehicles- to accomplish tasks and goals that traditionally took place in a single,stationary workplace.
Traveling and working while being away from home, takes a well thought preparation. Having the right gear with you, makes it all way more comfortable and easy.
The last 2 years we lived together in a small apartment in the city centre of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. And although we loved this place a lot we decided to let go of all our belongings and the apartment itself.