Interviews with digital Nomads and destinations reviews for remote workers.
27: Jakarta for Digital Nomads (My Experience)
My review of Jakarta, Indonesia after two weeks of living and working remotely in the city.
02:53 Arrival in Jakarta
08:39 Where to stay
12:50 General impressions
15:40 Covid restrictions
18:00 Where to get a sim card
18:57 Coworking and Cafes
21:05 Gyms and Fitness
28:23 Cons of Jakarta
31:55 Friendly locals and safety
Grab (Ride-sharing App)
Gojek (Ride-sharing App)
26: Manila for Digital Nomads (28 days in the Philippines)
My review of Manila, The Philippines after one month of living and working remotely in the city.
01:09 How I ended up in Manila
02:37 Philippines entry requirements (covid and onward travel)
05:00 Arrival at the airport
06:15 Best areas to stay in Manila
10:31 First impressions of Manila
12:32 My impression of the people
13:34 Touristic attractions in Manila
16:10 Bumpy roads
16:40 Stupid levels of security
18:06 Language barrier
19:44 Covid situation in Manila (masks and vaccination)
21:42 Digital Nomad community in Manila
23:18 My overall thoughts on Manila
25:18 What’s coming up for me and the podcast
My previous review of Istanbul
Grab (Ride-sharing App)
25: Istanbul for Digital Nomads (My Experience)
My review of Istanbul, Turkey after one month of living and working remotely in Europe’s biggest city.
01:15 Why Istanbul?
03:25 Covid situation
06:04 Internet access
11:45 Gyms & Fitness
14:01 Transportation options
21:30 Where to stay
26:16 Being scammed
37:11 Weird things about Istanbul
48:50 Top tips
54:05 Audience questions
Riley’s Video on Istanbul - https://youtu.be/uqDpSN5bMLA
The gym in the Green Park Hotel that I used - https://g.page/FiClubTaksim?share
NomadList - https://nomadlist.com/
Instanbul Digital Nomads (Facebook Group) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1160472153963742
24: Lisbon, Portugal - Does it live up to the hype? feat. Sergio Sala
In this episode I sit down with fellow nomads Sergio Sala and Ivan Kreimer to discuss the hype around Lisbon. How is it for digital nomads?
00:49 How I ended up in Portugal
01:56 Chris and Sergio share their experience entering Portugal - Covid restrictions?
04:11 Face mask requirements in Portugal
09:05 Lisbon vs Gran Canaria (the top two destinations on NomadList currently)
15:18 Things that make Lisbon cool
18:07 The issue with Lisbon coffee shops
18:58 Our experience checking out Outsite coworking cafe and Selina coworking space
23:00 Ivan breaks down the coworking scene in Lisbon
24:17 Digital nomad community in Lisbon
30:16 My least favourite thing about Lisbon + Ivan’s recommended areas to stay
34:58 What sets Lisbon apart from other destinations
38:20 Cost of living in Lisbon
43:10 Good area to stay for a few days
46:10 Best coworking space with a view
48:00 Chiang Mai vs Lisbon
51:53 Addressing Max Rovensky’s twitter thread on Lisbon
58:29 Shoutout to Sergio’s Youtube channel
58:54 Lisbon 5 years ago compared to now
59:27 Best times of the year to visit Lisbon
Heden Coworking Space
Avila Spaces Saldaha
Max Rovensky’s Twitter thread about Lisbon
Sergio’s Youtube Channel
23: What's Thailand like in 2022? with special guest Riley Bennett (Livin That Life)
In this episode Chris and Riley discuss what it’s like in Thailand since covid hit from an expat/digital nomad perspective.
[01:12] Riley shares his experience living in Thailand over the last 8 months
[02:11] Chris’s experience with masks in Koh Phangan
[04:02] The bright side of COVID restrictions for Riley in Thailand
[07:07] Current entry requirements for Thailand and Chris’s experience getting into Thailand in April 2022
[09:03] Riley’s experience getting into Thailand in September 2021 and what’s coming up from June 2022
[12:10] ‘Security Theatre’: Why Thais are required to wear masks
[13:05] What has changed in Chiang Mai
[15:46] Chris’s Bangkok experience with covid restrictions
[17:40] Audience Q&A
[50:20] Summary of Thailand in 2022 (post-covid)
Riley’s video on Rawai, Phuket
The seat sleeper
Follow Riley on Instagram
22: How I Became Location Independent
In this episode, I share more about who I am and how I came to be location independent. In doing so, I hope to help you figure out your path to location independence and overall freedom.
[02:09] My story
[07:30] Take takeaways from my story
[11:45] More resources
My Skillshare channel: https://www.skillshare.com/user/chrisdodd
My Youtube channel (for learning web development): https://www.youtube.com/c/CodewithChristheFreelancer
‘The Shopify Theme Developer Mastermind’: http://shopifythemedeveloper.com/
The original Chris the Freelancer Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/christhefreelancer
Additional articles on how to get started working remotely: https://christhefreelancer.com/blog/remote-work/
Thanks Chris !
Great podcast for nomading!
Great DN Podcast!
Inspiring podcast with awesome interviews. Perfect for anyone who’s looking to adopt the digital nomad lifestyle. Full of information and great advice. You should definitely check it out if you haven’t already!
Really big fan of this show. Chris is an engaging host, full of ideas and information. He brings on great guests, and they have interesting conversations