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Travel diary #9: No strings attached

Back in June, when I started my trip in Asia, I thought I wanted the digital nomad lifestyle: working online and traveling at the same time. Now, 5 months later, I realized that it’s not for me. I learned that I’m more in between the expat and the digital nomad lifestyle. I prefer to stay in a city and live like a ...

Travel diary #8: Let’s go back home

This last week has been one of the most stressful weeks since Davidson and I started to travel in Asia. The surroundings of Ngapali are amazing. The beach is across the street. People are smiling and friendly. They're even saying “hello” while we're biking. We could’ve stayed there until December 18th, which was the ...

Travel diary #7: Nervous breakdown in Ngapali

I had a nervous breakdown today. I cried on the phone while talking to a girlfriend about our experience here in Myanmar. And it turns out that it’s not what Davidson and I were expecting. We thought we’d be Managers for the opening of two hostels. But in the end, the business owner just doesn’t give a shit about us ...

Travel diary #6: Our trip from Penang to Ngapali

After 2 months working at the reception at Sim CityStay in Penang, we got an opportunity to work in 2 hostels in Ngapali as supervisors. Here's the detail of our trip on October 15th 2016. 6h30AM: Time to wake up! We slept less than 5h because that previous night we had our last Marketing class in Penang which finished at ...

Travel diary #5: The one when we said goodbye to Thailand and the elephants

July 13th, 2016 We arrived in Chiang Mai on June 19th, after spending 3 days in Bangkok. And the only thing I wanted to absolutely do in Chiang Mai was to go to an elephant park. The first two weeks, Davidson and I were busy working on our online business. And actually, we’re not into touristic stuff. It’s only ...

Travel diary #4: The one with Pablo on the road

July 31st, 2016 Davidson and I were having our breakfast at Adan World Hostel as usual. As we were about to leave, we heard 2 people talking in Portuguese. I looked at Davidson to confirm if my conclusion was right. And yes it was ^^ I told him to start the conversation with them but he has trouble talking to people ...

Travel diary #3: The one where I lost my temper with a tuk tuk driver in Phnom Penh

August 4th, 2016 We spent the entire afternoon at the genocide museum. Almost 3 hours listening to horrible stories :( Then we went back to our Couchsurf host's place. We packed our backpacks and off we went downstairs to have a ride to our second host. He didn’t give a detailed address. Here were his ...