Digital Nomads in Chiang Mai 2017 | The Beginning of Our Journey

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As our first week in Chiang Mai, Thailand is coming to a close we are finally settled in and busy working on our next projects! We’ve started to explore the city and we’re already in love with the charm of Chiang Mai.

We hit the ground running and found an apartment on day 1 and discovered one of Chiang Mai’s oldest temples: Wat Chedi Luang. Construction on Wat Chedi Luang began in the 14th century – definitely a must see while in Chiang Mai. We still have SO many more temples to see here!

We are super excited to be here and can’t wait to experience it all. It’s not all fun and games though, we work hard to play hard, but when you are your own boss you set your own schedule. We are loving our new found freedom and our new home in Chiang Mai. We have found it very easy to be productive and get work done here while still having plenty of time to immerse ourselves in the culture.

Check out our first video chock full of highlights from our first few days, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on:
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Stayed tuned to the blog and our YouTube Channel for a tour of our $400 a month luxury apartment and a look into the day in the life of a Digital Nomad in Chiang Mai. Discover what it’s like to work remotely, explore the world, and make your travel dreams come true!

Our time in Chiang Mai is off to a great start! We quit our jobs at the end of June 2017 after several months of saving and planning to start our new lives as digital nomads working remotely and traveling the world. After two weeks in the Bay area of California, Carlos and I headed off to our new temporary home in Thailand.

On our way to Chiang Mai, we had a 5-hour layover in Beijing which was an experience itself… You won’t see any of this documented in our video but wow, getting through customs in Beijing in order to transfer through to the international departures terminal at PEK was intense. We had to literally remove every single item from our carry on bags, every battery was visually inspected, and then the bags were sent through the scanners at least 3 times a piece. And of course, last but not least, I was also wanded. Clearly I’m no threat – I’ve been thoroughly vetted by the agents at the Beijing International Airport!

Once we were finally on our way again, we arrived at CNX ready to jump right in and explore every inch of the city! …Okay no, not really. We arrived at 12:30am, and after 24 hours of traveling all we wanted to do was sleep. BUT the following day, we were all in!

Now, go watch our first video on the Happy & Homeless YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and to stay up to date with our adventures.

Comments 3

  1. I’m loving to follow yr blog. Interesting everything tha happened with u until arriving in Chiangmai Mai. I will certainly follow all the adventures and activities that u share. Love you, missing you . Mom, mominlaw

  2. When I flew to Thailand I had a 10 hour layover in South Korea. When I went through security there before continuing to International departures it was a quick, and easy process. Was your experience in China something everybody had to go through, or were you singled out for extra screening?

    Enjoy your Thai travels.

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      Hello Greg!

      It was something everyone went through which really made it a bit hectic but all in all if that’s what it takes to keep us safe while traveling i’m okay with it! It was just a very different experience than most other international transfers i’ve encountered.

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