Greetings from Saigon. I’ve just returned to Vietnam after a few weeks back “home” in Melbourne. It was great to go back after an absence of a year and a half. I like noticing what has changed after being away for a while, and it was weird to hear the Australian accent everywhere. Wow, do I really sound like that?!
I also noticed that Australia is still terrible when it comes to public wifi. Melbourne has one of the coolest cafe scenes in the world (and I think I say that without any home-town bias), yet none of the dozen cafes I went to offered wifi. If you want to do some work you will need to buy portable wifi from one of the mobile phone companies, which will set you back about $30 a month. I didn’t publish a Nomadic News while I was in Australia as I went on a road trip without such a device, and I’m only now getting back on top of my inbox. So, my office of the week award doesn’t go to any place in Melbourne.
Here is the last Nomadic News for 2013!
Why your friends shape your happiness, creativity, and career – It’s not what you know, it’s where you are.
Cost Of Living
What it costs to live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – An interview I did with Cheapest Destinations Blog.
Office Of The Week
Kita Cafe in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.