Writing From Leopold Cafe, Heartbeat of Shantaram
Feb15

Writing From Leopold Cafe, Heartbeat of Shantaram

This week I’m writing from Leopold Cafe, in the heart of Colaba district, downtown Mumbai. This cafe, established 1871, is best known as centrepiece hangout in classic novel, Shantaram, based on the true story by Gregory David Roberts. Shantaram was frequently recommended while traveling through India last year, and grace linked me with a copy in Berlin. It rapidly became one of my favourite books of all time. Exciting,...

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Back on the Road, Nomadic in Delhi
Feb07

Back on the Road, Nomadic in Delhi

Lotus Temple, New Delhi My life was recently cat photos It’s been quiet at DigitalNomad.Blog, as has been life itself. Not to worry… excitement has returned! I spent the past few months laboriously typing away at my book, Plan Sea. The second draft is pretty much finished, and the Plan Sea book is scheduled for a June 13 launch. We mostly stayed indoors in a warm home near Krakow, sheltered from plummeting, freezing...

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Masia One – Far East Empress
Nov01

Masia One – Far East Empress

The Masia One and Only This week on DigitalNomad.Blog we profile reggae queen of Asia, Masia One, with her first new album in four years: Far East Empress. In recent weeks we featured other talented global friends – Thumpermonkey (UK) and Strangers on a Plane (Canada), and this week we introduce long-time confidante, Masia One. About Masia One Masia One Masia One is truly international. The confident and acclaimed artist was...

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Is Auroville worth visiting for Digital Nomads?
May14

Is Auroville worth visiting for Digital Nomads?

Auroville in south-eastern India is certainly a very different place in the world. Born over 50 years ago as a reaction to the tension of the Cold War days, Auroville is a social experiment exploring alternative, spiritual values-led human societies. Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The...

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Is Arambol Goa Ideal for Digital Nomads?
Mar31

Is Arambol Goa Ideal for Digital Nomads?

Goa, on the West coast of India, is one of the most special places on the planet. A visit all worldly, youthful travelers should make at least once in their lifetimes. It feels like a rite of passage. Younger travelers, festival goers and artists stop through one of the many, diverse beach communities of Goa to expand their spirituality and consciousness. Older visitors enjoy the smooth, clean sand, warm ocean and beautiful views....

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Digital Nomads in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Feb20

Digital Nomads in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

This is a guide for digital nomads in Johor Bahru. Johor is the well-situated border town bridging Malaysia and Singapore. While Singapore can be atrociously expensive, particularly in terms of accommodation and nightlife, Johor is low-cost with excellent weather. Johor is close enough to Singapore with excellent, fast transportation, that you could base in Johor, and travel frequently to Singapore. I grew up in Singapore – 15...

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