Cool cafes in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a major hub for travel in Southeast Asia and is a great city to make a stop-over. While I’ve always enjoyed coming here for the food and to go shopping at familiar stores, the cafe scene has consisted mostly of the big chains (Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf et al). The […]

Aussie-style cafes in Paris

For a country that has a reputation for its cafes I was surprised at how average coffee in France was when I first arrived. Sure, the cafes are great for people watching, with rows of chairs lined up in theatre-style so you can watch the world go by. As far as the actual coffee goes […]

Cafes to work from in Taipei

If you are looking for a city in Asia to base yourself as a writer or digital nomad then add Taipei to your consideration list. With 90 day visa on arrival for most western countries and unadulterated internet in Taiwan, Taipei is a good base for location independent types. Taipei is well known for its […]

Cafes in Bali for writers and digital nomads

Bali has long been a popular destination for creative types, but for us reliant on the internet its reputation of poor internet connectivity precedes it. I was a bit sceptical to come back myself. Last time I was here (4 years ago) I had a hard time finding accommodation with wifi, and there wasn’t much […]

Cafes in Penang for writers and digital nomads

Georgetown is a former colonial city on the island of Penang in Malaysia. The old town is lined with colonial-era buildings and and the entire inner city is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. I love visiting Penang and I’ve been numerous times, with visits lasting from 2 days to one month. The food scene […]

Phnom Penh Cafes

Phnom Penh has a special place in my heart as it was the first city in Southeast Asia I visited, back in 2005. I remember paying $2USD for a motorbike taxi from the airport, which may have been a dollar more than I was supposed to pay (I’m sure some wiseass backpacker pointed that out […]

Cafes in Hanoi for writers and digital nomads

Following up on my guide to cafes in Ho Chi Minh City I now present my guide to cafes in Hanoi. In my previous cafe reports I have usually had at least a month to try out the cafes of each city. My trip to Hanoi was for one week, so this meant I had […]

Cafes in Bangkok to work from

Last updated 16 October, 2015 Bangkok Cafes Map Bangkok Cafes Map foursquare.com Bangkok Cafes Cafe Locations Sukhumvit – Along Sukhumvit Rd from Ploen Chit Siam/Chit Lom – Sound Siam, Chit Lom, Ratchadamri, National Stadium, and Ratchathewi. Phaya Thai – Along Sukhumvit line from Phaya Thai to Ari. Silom/Sathorn Chinatown Old Town – Khao San Rd […]

The incredible cafe scene of Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

After my article about the cafe scene in Chiang Mai I was alerted to the fact that Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has a healthy cafe scene going on as well. I know a number of location independent workers who have set up shop there and extoll the virtues of the good coffee and fast, […]

Where I’m At: Living in Ho Chi Minh City for a month

[Uncle Ho in Ho Chi Minh City] Greetings from Ho Chi Minh City (also still called Saigon by many here.) I haven’t been here since 2005 and I was only here for a few days on that trip, but the word on the street is that Ho Chi Minh City is developing into a hotspot […]