Nomadic News: May 25, 2014

Greetings from Dili, East Timor. I’ve been travelling through the islands of Flores and Timor, which is a great place to snorkel coral reefs, climb volcanoes, and swim in natural hot springs. It’s not so great for internet and big city comforts. I resigned myself to not getting anything done for 2 weeks, so any good internet day is a bonus. I will be back on the grid this week and ready to get back to work.

Here is this weeks Nomadic News!

Location Independence

Japan for digital nomads and bootstrappers. Corey McMahon shows that it is not as expensive as you might think.

Is Bali still a good place to live as an expat? by Bali Manual.

Why being a digital nomad sucks (and why you should avoid it by Alexander Heyne. While the headline is sensational I agree with the sentiment in the article that “…most of us are actually way happier when we’re working”, thus the article could have been better titled as lifestyle designing.

Kim Steutermann Rogers had what seemed to be the dream travel job, so find out why she quit the best job in the world.


Jodi from Legal Nomads lists (in 5000+ words) Why she loves Saigon. Warning: this will make you want to book a ticket to Ho Chi Minh City after reading.

Greg from Greg To Differ describes what it is like living through a coup in Thailand. Basically it is business as usual, but it’s good to read firsthand information if you are heading there soon (that would be me).

Office Of The Week

Office Of The Week - Kupang, West Timor - Indonesia
[Kupang, West Timor – Indonesia]

I ended up in Kupang, West Timor for a few days while waiting for a visa letter of approval for East Timor. I found this place to work and have a coffee at the Lavalon Hostel Cafe.

Join The Newsletter

Sign up to the weekly newsletter for the latest posts, and a roundup of best travel reads, news, and lifestyle articles.


  1. SO cool that you’re in East Timor! That is #1 on my bucket list, but it’s so expensive to get there from my home in Seoul.. Maybe this summer!

  2. East Timor is one of three countries I have left to visit before I finish SE Asia … interested to see what you find!

  3. Brian Hill says:

    James, another very cool office of the week! Brian.

Speak Your Mind