Cafes to work from in Taipei

Taipei Cafes

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, Taipei is a good base for location independent types. Taipei is well known for its food scene […]

Cafes in Bali for writers and digital nomads

Mugshot Cafe - Bali

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

Penang Cafes

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 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

Hanoi Cafes

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 for writers and digital nomads in Bangkok

Bangkok Cafes

[Last updated 22 April, 2014] Bangkok is so enormous that many of the good cafes are tucked away in not so obvious locations. In October I was able to spend a month here which gave me time to explore the city and go look for work friendly cafes with wifi. While the cafe scene here […]

The incredible cafe scene of Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Id cafe

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

Ho Chi Minh

[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 […]

Vienna: My Grand Tour of Europe with Eurail

Eurail Map - Vienna

Greetings from Vienna. After a wonderful 11 days in Jordan I have arrived in Vienna for a relatively short trip to Europe. I have hinted that I may have a big travel project in Europe, and now that I am here I can confirm that I will be travelling by rail in partnership with Eurail.com. […]

Cafes to work from in Chiang Mai

Caffe Latte

A month of cafes in Chiang Mai – Thailand When in need of downtime to get projects done in Asia, Chiang Mai has been my home base of choice. I realised when I first started coming here that this city is a cafe wonderland. With so many cafes with wifi, it is an easy place […]