It dawned upon me that the “new normal”, which is commonly known as work-from-home (WFH), is interestingly a partial simulation of the digital nomad lifestyle.

According to the Wikipedia article, digital nomads are people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and conduct their life in a nomadic manner.

Such workers often work remotely from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces, or recreational vehicles.

In Southeast Asia, digital nomads are commonly found and concentrated in a few hotspots such as Bali (Indonesia), Bangkok and Chiang Mai (Thailand), Penang (Malaysia) and Da Nang (Vietnam).

These hot spots typically have a good blend of certain characteristics that are attractive to digital nomads such as cost of living, internet speed, safety, and the fun factor.

If the concept of digital nomads is new to you, Nomad List is a good place to start.

Remote Work

Putting aside the nomadic aspect of digital netizens, telecommunications technologies which