Nomadic News: December 8 2013

Greetings from Saigon. I’ve been back here for six weeks, which means it’s about time to go again. This week I will be heading back to Australia for the Christmas holidays. I haven’t had an Ozzie Christmas since 2009, and I haven’t been back to Australia for a year and a half, so I am expecting some reverse culture shock. I’ll be back in Vietnam by the end of the year, in time to start planning for 2014.

Here is this fortnights Nomadic News:

Location Independence

Why I am living in Saigon, Vietnam – by a fellow Saigoner, David Hehenberger.

I’ve been traveling around the world for 3 years non-stop while running my online business, which is my sole source of income. Ask me anything! – Insight on working location independent at this AMA on Reddit.

Damien Walter is currently in Chiang Mai, “the unofficial capital of digital nomadism”, and has listed the 3 core qualities of a digital nomad.

Jill Stanton from Screw the Nine to Five talks about living the location independent life with the Globetrotter Girls.

Long Term Travel

Theodora from Escape Artistes on returning to the UK after long term wandering.

6 ways long-term travel surprised me – By Stephanie Yoder from Twenty-Something Travel.

Office Of The Week

M2C Cafe - Ho Chi Minh City
[M2C Cafe - Ho Chi Minh City]

Another week, and another cafe opens in Ho Chi Minh City in what is a city already filled with great cafes.
M2C cafe is in District 1 and is by the same owner as Id Cafe (one of my other regular places).

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  1. says

    Hey James, good to read your article and hope you enjoy your Christmas holidays at Australia this year. Whereever we are, if we spend our time during festivals at our home town that is some thing special.

  2. Gene says

    Hi James,

    I’m in HCMC right now. Any recommendations on particular streets I should be aware of as a digital nomad? Interested in streets where one can find cheap long/short term residence, coffee, and fast internet. I’m on Cong Quynh, which I like, but is also a bit too close to the backpacker area for my liking.

    • says

      18A Nguyen THi Minh Khai has lots of short term accommodation – just walk around and look for “rooms for rent” signs. The Japantown area of Le Tan Ton is also poplar for living. As for cafes, too many to list and it comes down to personal preference.

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