We’ve gone from a suitcase to backpacks (but made a few silly packing mistakes)

We forgot to tell you we’re in Georgetown, Penang for the week – and we sort of purposely “forgot” to tell you because it’s not that great and we’re wracking our brains for a positive spin. And also because the wifi’s shit, so we couldn’t update you anyway with photos of nearly getting run over the whole time, or looking constipated through the sheer amount of noodles and non-vegetables (WHERE ARE THE FRICKING VEGETABLES??) we’re getting through each day. But I digress. So… suitcase to backpacks. We’re spending a total…

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10 things I now know about Bangkok

"Carnaby Street" at Terminal 21, Bangkok

Carnaby Street, Bangkok-style

1. Bangkok is MENTAL. Everyone told us this, but everyone tells us this about a lot of places. Our attitude is always “C’mon, we’re not from Norwich – we’re used to New York and London. How crazy can it really be?” This time, they’re telling the truth. At any given moment it’s quite typical to be dodging a motorbike ridden by a mother with her three kids on the back, waving away someone trying to sell you a sex toy, tripping over a shrine, and smelling a combination of sewage,…

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We’re ripping up the travel script (and you should too)

We’re going to Bangkok next week. And you know the one thing people keep telling us to do? “Ooh you MUST go to a ping pong show and watch all the girls make things fly out of their fu fus. The drinks there cost a bomb, but you’ve gotta do it.” Errr, no. And not because of morals (although Wikipedia’s description does a good job of putting us off for those reasons too). We won’t go because it’s just not our sort of thing and we don’t care that all the guide…

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Five unusual destinations for adventure-seeking digital nomads

GUEST POST ALERT! This post is written by the wonderful Johannes from Webworktravel. Johannes is currently working on a destination guide for digital nomads. Here he shares some of his favourite places… If you consider the typical digital nomad destinations, Bali, Chiang Mai and Buenos Aires will probably be the first places that come to mind. I’ve visited all three, and although I like them, there are loads more amazing places on earth that offer fantastic value for money and unique experiences (when you’re not working). I personally think many places don’t…

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A holiday gift guide for digital nomads

We always bang on about how it’s possible to be a digital nomad and lead a very normal, structured and – if you’re anything like us – routine-heavy kinda life. And we’re also open about how much utter crap we’ve lugged around with us in the past (three laptops, kettles, cold-brew kits, you name it), in order to maintain our structure and feel at home wherever we are. Yet despite the occasional huge ridiculous item we take a shine to (the microwave was a real low point), we’re pretty good…

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