My adventures as a digital nomad

Working on my laptop with the mangificent view of Nha TrangI set up this digital nomad blog to capture my first experience of living overseas as a digital nomad with my husband and then 3-year-old son. I’ve travelled a lot and I’ve lived abroad teaching English for several years in Korea, China and for a short time in Taiwan, but I’d never run my own business from overseas before.

After living in Nha Trang, Vietnam for three months as a test run of the digital nomad thing, we returned to Australia, sold everything and moved to South Korea. I’m growing my copywriting business and have found myself gravitating back to large government and corporate content strategy and management gigs. Life is great!

This is my collection of digital nomad posts.

Sold! I'm having a mid-life crisis and moving overseas

How a $15 bag of potatoes changed my life

’m having my mid-life crisis. Not a buy-a-red­-convertible or get-a-hot-new-twenty-something-guy kind of mid-life crisis, but the sort you have when you get home from a three-month digital nomadding stint in Vietnam and discover that bags potatoes have jumped to $15 (seriously! WTF potatoes?). We are moving back to South Korea for an unknown period of time. Maybe a year, maybe less, maybe more.

The amazing sea view from our apartment in Nha Trang - I love being a digital nomad!

Being a digital nomad

And so ends my second week of being a digital nomad and copywriter on the road. I suck at being a digital nomad, so I’ve taken the ‘nomad’ out of being a digital nomad and we’ve set up a home base in Nha Trang, Vietnam. No more re-packing and moving hotels and Airbnb apartments. We’ve rented a fully-furnished one bedroom apartment in a high rise, right across the road from the beach and it has the most amazing views across the city and of the long stretch of sand and sea at our doorstep.

Walking the streets around Ben Thanh Market

Becoming a digital nomad

Chào bạn! I have no idea how to pronounce it but I expect that I will learn over the next few months as Vietnam has become my temporary home as I give this whole digital nomad thing a go. I haven’t yet found a home base here, but I think that will happen next week when we reach Nha Trang. People tell me disdainfully that it’s like the Gold Coast of Vietnam. I bet I’ll love it.