Live and work as a digital nomad in Thailand and Bali

In today’s modern world, with unprecedented technological possibilities, the freedom to work from any location is a luxury that more and more people are affording themselves. Digital nomads and location independent entrepreneurs, today’s modern adventurers, are embracing this lifestyle. Two enchanting destinations are high on their list: Thailand and Bali.

Why are these exotic locations the perfect playground for those who want to combine work and adventure? And how to best handle this? In my Digital Nomad workshop, I answer these questions.

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Thailand: Asia’s treasure for digital nomads

Thailand has long been a favourite destination for travellers from around the world; it offers diverse landscapes and rich culture. In addition, the modern amenities are excellent. For digital nomads, the country offers an ideal mix of attractive elements. From the vibrant energy of Bangkok to the diversity of cultures in Chiang Mai and the white sand beaches and yoga scene of islands like Koh Phangan; Thailand has something for everyone.

Affordability and like-minded people

One of Thailand’s greatest assets is its affordability. For digital nomads on a budget, Thailand offers a range of affordable accommodations, delicious street food, and reasonably priced transportation. This means you can efficiently manage your income while enjoying a high standard of living. Meeting other digital nomads is also an advantage. There are various meet-ups, Facebook groups and events where you can meet inspiring and like-minded people.

I am usually in Bangkok in October for the Dynamite Circle conference, after which we co-work with a whole group of location-independent entrepreneurs in Chiang Mai for a few weeks. At the end of November, I organize a writing retreat on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan.

Bali: The spiritual refuge for work and wellbeing

Perhaps the most famous island in Indonesia, Bali, has also captured the hearts of digital nomads. This gem is known for its lush paddy fields, beautiful beaches and spiritual atmosphere.

Located in the heart of Bali, Ubud is a popular hotspot for digital nomads due to its peaceful environment and thriving community. There are many trendy, vegan and healthy food restaurants, everything is aesthetically beautifully decorated. A disadvantage could be that it has become extremely busy and touristy in recent years.

In addition to the enchanting nature, Bali also offers numerous opportunities for personal growth and well-being. Yoga and meditation centres flourish here, making it an ideal place to nourish your mind and body in between work hours. Moreover, the island culture and local hospitality offer a unique experience that will inspire and enrich you.

I regularly spend a month in Bali and have lost my heart to the island, the people and the dream life you can lead there, while you continue to work online.

The challenges and rewards

Of course, Thailand and Bali come with their own set of challenges and rewards for digital nomads. The hot climate, time difference, cultural differences, language barriers and visa requirements can pose challenges. But these challenges also add to the rich experience of living abroad. Being part of a community of like-minded individuals and creating a balanced routine between work and leisure are important aspects of a successful life as a digital nomad.

The best of both worlds

At a time when technology connects the world, digital nomads have the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds: fulfilling their professional obligations and exploring breathtaking destinations. Whether you choose the enchantment of Thailand or the spiritual serenity of Bali, the opportunities for adventure, growth and new experiences are endless. So pack your laptop, grab your passport and get ready for a journey that will change your life forever.

Want to become a digital nomad?

Do you see yourself live, work & play around the world as a location-independent entrepreneur?

  • Still have questions?
  • don’t know where to start?
  • want to meet like-minded people?

If you don’t want to reinvent the wheel, then these options may be for you:

  • In my Digital Nomads book, you’ll find inspiring stories and tips from other nomads. It also contains lots of practical tips & information about mindset, registration, setting up an international company, taxes, entrepreneurship, and much more.
  • Once every few months I organize an online Digital Nomad workshop. In advance, you will receive a couple of videos in which I discuss the most important topics (where to register and set up your company, what insurance to get, where to pay taxes, etc.). During the workshop you can ask all your remaining questions, we talk about your plans and you hear about the experiences of other nomads.
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