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RE: Beginnings of a Digital Nomad: The Remote Year - Day 115

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Interesting perspective Angelo. You've been doing digital nomad thing way way longer than I have. Actually I don't really work, I just do my thing on steemit now. Before that I was just an investor which meant I did nothing but check my portfolio and a little research. I had my own english business in Korea and sold it over a decade ago now. I've been very fortunate to live my life how I want all over the world since then.

So this is my first time really kind of sort of working in a very long time. So far I know what you mean about a good environment to focus, I've got some motzart playing in the background, and 20 pages open of people I'm following and want to write to, you being one of them.

If I'm not doing this in my hotel, I enjoy a coffee shop, good place to meet people too, but that can keep one from getting work done. How do coffee shops work for you? Yo must have a lot going on, probably more ambitious too. I'm ambitious about travel and pulled a big time travel audible out of my rear and find my self in Chiang Mai Thailand all of a sudden. About to publish a post on it.

It's a pretty poplar place for digital nomads. Have you been here before? How was your time with Haas in Amsterdam? Looking forward to meeting you in Thailand if it works out. Hope you are well. -Dan

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Hey Dan, I was wondering how you've been able to invest in Latin America & travel so much! Late congrats on selling your business; exiting is truly an amazing & impressive feat! This Steemit gig isn't bad either :) I keep telling everyone that as long as they keep it as a hobby or passion project while ignoring the money aspect of it, it retains its novelty & fun. I sort of use it as a journal forged into the blockchain into order to keep my memories "decentralized" somewhere to look back on during a future date.

I really appreciate you taking the time to write me! I wish I had more time to stay engaged with everyone, but business + travel + trying to stay connected with friends & family take up quite a bit of my day...I'd be lying if I said it doesn't get a little overwhelming at times.

Regarding coffee shops, I've never tried them out but I'd like to someday! The convenience of having refreshments at hand sounds tantalizing, along with ability to take a mental break & people-watch :) Never been to Chiang Mai myself but I have a bunch of friends that've spent significant amounts of time there & have told me it's a more chilled-out version of Bangkok. The reason why I haven't wandered much outside of Bangkok (have only been to Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, & Koh Samui) is because all of my Thai-based business partners decided to expat to Bangkok, so they're based there. But I'd love to check it Chiang Mai some time since everyone talks so highly about it!

Yeah the time with Haas was awesome! I've known him for only about 3 years now (as he was a childhood friend of my business partner René @world5list), but he's got to be 100% hands down one of the nicest, most geniune people I've ever met who also has a lot of very interesting things to talk about; easily in my top 10 of the highest quality people I know, which is why I was extremely happy about sharing with him the Steemit platform.

I pushed up my arrival to Bangkok to a week from now & will be there a solid 6 months! Hit me up on steemit.chat sometime if you're in town & would like to link up :) Safe travels buddy

Thank you too, for taking the time to write me. I know how busy you must be. I too find it difficult to keep up with everyone. I totally see what you mean regarding Haas. I only know him from Steemit, he's one of he first ones to follow me and appreciate my work on here. I've always gotten a great vibe from him. Seems like a real class act.

Wow 6 month's in Bangkok. I have a bank of posts I can pull out a hat ready to go. So I posted this one about my home base in Bangkok with you in mind.

https://steemit.com/travel/@world-travel-pro/travel-pro-hotels-1-rachada-17-place-bangkok-thailand

It's a good value place, a bit on the run down side but it's still a real good deal. I get the impression that you already know where you'll be staying in Bangkok anyway.

I'll be passing through Bangkok again in about two weeks give or take. So, I'll get a hold of you and we'll make some plans. I'm totally looking forward to it now. We'll have a great time for sure!

Maybe we'll find a coffee shop to get some work done as well! lol Here is where I made my office in Koh Pha Nagn for few weeks. This is one of my all time favorite work spaces. I always try to find nice places to sit down with my computer for an hour or two, and if there is view of beach it's just that much better.

https://steemit.com/travel/@world-travel-pro/world-travel-pro-finds-his-office-in-koh-pha-ngan-thailand-world-travel-pro-encontra-el-officina-en-koh-pha-ngan-thailand

Yes, finding success at a very young age has had it's pros and cons. Having money, yet never finding a way to earn money doing what I enjoy has made me unambitious. That's like since age 22 now! Kind of rediculouse. I bought my first and last house at that age.

I could "work" but I don't want to "work" unless I find something I enjoy. But now on steemit, I kind of enjoy being a travel writer and networking with people, so if this turns into a money maker for me then I'll have a fuller life other than just doing what I enjoy anyway, traveling. I'll be able to loosen up on my budget as keeping that in check allows me the freedom to not work and live how I do. I try not to touch my savings ever, and just live on interest and investments which is good or not so good depending on the year.

Anyway this post is getting long. No need to reply. I know you're a busy guy. I'll get a hold of you when I'm on my way to Bangkok. Safe travels. -Dan