How a $15 bag of potatoes changed my life

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.

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.

Becoming a digital nomad

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.