If you are one of the lucky ones who can combine work and travel, it would be crazy not to take advantage of it. Some destinations around the world are recognized as ideal for remote working: a fast internet connection, shared workspaces, an engaged community of digital nomads, and several exciting activities on site.
Here are a few where you can expatriate and combine emailing and sightseeing!
In Indonesia, the "island of the gods" has something to please the international community. The village of Canggu is particularly popular with digital nomads both for access to “coworking” spaces and for the many activities outside of work. Bali is known for its lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, perfect surfing waves, verdant rice paddies, temples and dive sites.
Medellín is probably the best city in Colombia to work. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains, it's an eclectic city that has something for everyone. There are a number of restaurants, lovely cafes, and several amazing places to visit, including Plaza Botero, Comuna 13 and, less than two hours away, Guatapé.
Chiang Mai has a laid-back vibe, affordable cost of living, and a strong expat and entrepreneurial community. There is also a great choice of coworking spaces and cafes to work from, as we have been going there for 10 years already as a digital nomad. You can visit temples and Doi Inthanon National Park, go see a traditional boxing match and of course, eat Thai food.
The Portuguese capital is ideal for spending several weeks. The temperature is mild and it is easy to fall under the spell of its architecture and its inexpensive gastronomy, a bonus for workers on a tight budget. To visit on the spot: the tower of Belém, the Alfama district, the cathedral of Lisbon and you must also taste the famous "pasteis de nata". You can easily visit the country by train or set off to explore other European capitals for a weekend.
Buenos Aires is an excellent choice for telecommuting because it is an affordable, dynamic and cultured city. The cost of living is low and many options for co-working are available. We also love the city for the culture, the art and the fantastic food. Between meetings, explore the neighborhood of Palermo, San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo and dance the tango the night away.
If your budget allows it, Fort-de-France welcomes you with its most charming and colorful Caribbean culture. With a fairly fast internet connection, a very safe island and many activities, it is a small paradise in which to settle for a few weeks. Capital of rum, turquoise water ideal for diving, hiking in the jungle; you will have plenty of choice to keep you busy evenings and weekends!
Some important points to consider before leaving for another country for several weeks/months:
The visa: do you need a special visa to be in the country?
The accommodation: is it well located for your needs and is the internet fast?
· Insurance: does your company cover costs in the event of theft or loss of computer equipment?
Telephone: do you need to have a local number to make your calls?