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 […]

Kopi Joss – The charcoal coffee of Yogyakarta

Kopi Joss Yogyakarta

When I’m on the road I’m always on the lookout for interesting cafes and new coffee experiences. On my trip to Yogyakarta I found an unusual brew called Jopi Joss: charcoal coffee. [Kopi Joss - it tastes better than it looks.] Kopi Joss preparation starts off in the usual Javanese style, with loose coffee grinds […]

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, […]

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 […]

Coffee Of The Day: El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Coffee Of The Day: El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

It’s been a while since I’ve done a coffee of the day, so I’m making a comeback post in style. [Coffee Of The Day: El Nido, Palawan, Philippines] I arrived in El Nido after a cramped, knee busting, 6 hour mini van ride from Puerto Princesa. After being uncanned from our sardine tin I headed […]

Music, business and coffee culture in Seattle

Starbucks Pike Place

Seattle has been on my go to list since before I started travelling internationally. Yet even after eight previous visits to the USA I had still not made it to the Pacific Northwest. So after attending TBEX in Vancouver, I finally got the chance to visit. It’s not that Seattle has any sites in particular […]