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End Month 2 Review: Chiang Mai, the City of Coffee Shops

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First things first: this is not a review of the coffee shops in Chiang Mai, Thailand. You can find plenty of people doing that on the internet already. This is a review of my personal experience so far after the 2nd month of a year long Remote work/travel world tour. To catch up on Month 1 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia see my End Month Review...
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End Month 3 Review: Westworld Meets Eastworld

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After living in Taiwan for 2 years and traveling throughout Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, I thought I knew what SE Asia was all about. Then I moved to Vietnam. Hanoi is unlike any other place I’ve been to in the world, and as I’ve boasted in a previous post, I’ve been around. There are 4 million scooters; 1 for every 2 people in the...
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Going Dry in the Desert

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As we kick-off  Month 4 of Remote Year, a new journey begins. We’ve left Asia and enter a vast new world: Marrakech, Morocco. The country has deep French and Arabic roots, but at its core it is dominated by Muslim influences. It feels far away from the cosmopolitan modernity of KL, the laid-back coffeehouse expat dream of Chiang Mai, and the compact hustle of Hanoi....
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Finding Happiness in a New Environment

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We left the cloudy, grey, claustrophobic streets of Hanoi in April for the sunny, palm tree-laden oasis of Marrakech. I started running outside again, stopped drinking alcohol, and explored the stunning Moroccan mountains, coasts, and Saharan desert. Friendships deepened, family members and I reconnected. I was re-energized by new challenges at work, and found it quite easy to be happy here. So why was it so difficult...
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Remote Year Month #2 In Review: Chiang Mai

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In the blink of an eye, I wrapped up month #2 of Remote Year in Thailand. The last 4 weeks have been such a whirlwind, being introduced to local start-ups, going on a silent retreat with monks, travelling to Bangkok and Krabi in the same week, then having to pull a 16 hr. day to finish a project. It feels like yesterday that I was...
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I’m a digital nomad and I spilled a full cup of tea on my laptop.

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I had this idea that I would write about my first two weeks in Hanoi. The incredibly hectic traffic and street crossings, the loudness that fills the city and the exhilarating feeling of taking a GrabBike instead of an Uber to get around. I had this other idea that I would write a post about my lovely experience at the Deloitte Vietnam office this past...
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Remote Year Month #3 In Review: Hanoi

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Cheers to an incredible 3 months exploring!I can’t believe my time in South East Asia has come to an end. It’s been an incredible 3 months, full of new opportunities, new friendships and new challenges. Overall, the time difference of working with North American folks while in Asia was more positive than expected. The structure of my days felt quite different than at home, with...
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Reflecting on Goals and Success: Remote Year Month 4.

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On our way to the Sahara Desert.I wanted to write this 10 days ago but didn’t have the time. I told myself I would make more time to write but then somehow writing dropped down on my list of priorities. For me, as it stands, work comes first, building a side business comes second during the week, exploring the city (or side tripping) comes second during...
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Thanks so much Michelle!! I appreciate it 🙂

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Thanks so much Michelle!! I appreciate it 🙂
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Miranda, so great hearing from you!

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Miranda, so great hearing from you! It’s definitely different, especially because there is much more flexibility in how I manage my days. For the most part, I try to create some version of a routine in each new city (going to the workspace from ~9am-~6pm every day). That said, the difference is I can always choose to change that up. If I don’t have client...
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