It has been some time since my last update. I am almost 2 years into my travels now and so far, so good.
Met a lot of people along the way and somehow it has transformed my life – not that I had ever imagined it to be this way… I guess the path that I am walking through now is just as perfect as it gets. Yes, I am still residing in Bangkok, Thailand. Life has been sweet, laid back, hot weathers all year round. Not to mention the cheap foods, beverages, rent paid for staying at top notch hotels, getaways as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Many had asked how I can live like this for the past 2 years; where did the funds come from?
I had worked for several offices in Thailand, even had the opportunity to introduce and sell Samsung toner cartridges online. It was a virtual job at first; contacting new leads and following through with sales. All was done through the internet. Even had the chance to explore further into Samsung toner cartridges and recommend it to my nomadic friends and ordinary friends back at home. Great product they really are, the end result is much better compared to that of the normal ink cartridges.
That job quickly faded away into working for several companies in Bangkok and Pattaya. 1 year onwards, I am now running my own business. No, I will not divulge further in what I do but it gets me by every day, that I can travel to a different country once every 3 months.
Life has been a series of ups and downs, mostly ups. I’ve succumbed to the fact that the future is in Asia and this is where I intend to be… at least for the next few years.
Living in the heart of Asia (Bangkok) is really convenient in the sense that a flight ticket to a neighbouring country could be had for less than $50 USD. Whilst most people are working the office jobs and doing the template 9-5 lifestyle, I consider myself lucky to be able to have earnt this opportunity to travel and make money at the same time.
So, what say you? Do you too want to live a nomadic lifestyle or would you prefer the template business lifestyle working 9-5 Monday to Friday?
There’s no better way to get away from it all than to set off on your own solo travel adventure.
Backpacking through exotic locales and living the life of a nomad is an experience you’ll not soon
forget. Thailand has beckoned solo-travellers and backpackers alike for decades. Its unique
landscapes and culture makes for the perfect start of a nomadic backpacking adventure.
Budget is always a concern when travelling, and especially when backpacking. Luckily, travellers
can get cheap Thailand flights JetAbroad, and Thailand itself has accommodation options to
fit any budget. True adventure seekers will want to stretch their wings and travel beyond the
cosmopolitan capital of Bangkok.
For a true taste of the exotic, true and would-be nomads head to Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai
is the largest city in the region and makes for a perfect base camp. Filled with expats attracted
to its cooler climate, it’s a mix of trendy coffee shops and stunning jungle scenery. While there
are a number of luxury hotels in the city, backpackers and budget travellers will also find a wide
array of hostels and bed and breakfasts, starting from as little as $10 USD per night (~£6.50). Just
outside Chiang Mai are hundreds of kilometres of stunning hiking trails where you’ll run into small
native villages, waterfalls, and even elephants. Hikes can be arranged through one of many tour
companies, or you can simply pick up a trail map and head out on your own.
Thailand’s border area near Myanmar (Burma) is another popular location for backpackers, and is
less developed and more rural than Chiang Mai. The area contains several national wildlife parks
with excellent hiking opportunities. Moreover, backpackers in this area have the opportunity of
staying with locals for just a few dollars a night. This helps supplement their income while at the
same time provides you with an unforgettable experience. This is the perfect place to try home-
cooked Thai meals, immerse yourself in Thai culture, and even learn a few Thai words.
If all the hiking sounds a bit wearing or you’re simply looking for a place to relax, then Thailand’s
beach towns are a great place to visit. The country has many well-known beaches which tend to
be more commercial and less backpacker-friendly. Thankfully, there are a few spots that have not
yet been taken over by tourists and are perfect for a nomadic getaway.
Hua Hin sits just 1.5 hours outside of Bangkok and is popular with locals, but not foreign tourists.
The atmosphere is very relaxed and backpackers are greeted with open arms. Enjoy beachside
horseback riding, shopping from local vendors or simply sit by the beach and enjoy the scenery.