Making the most of remote locations

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Hey friends,

Irene Lidia here, reminiscing about the serene isolation of Koh Rong Island, Cambodia 🇰🇭

Imagine a place where the internet is as scarce as the footprints on this pristine beach. A paradise, yet a digital nomad’s challenge!

Koh Rong Island in Cambodia
Koh Rong Island - Nothing more than fishing villages and drop-dead-gorgeous beaches

We’ve all had those moments, haven’t we? Dreaming of a secluded work spot, only to snap back fearing unreliable internet.

But these uncomfortable experiences have taught me not just how to survive in remote places but how to truly thrive in them.

And I'm here to sprinkle some of that wisdom onto your next remote adventure!

Let me share a couple of tips on how to nomad-ing in remote places:

  • Be Tech-Prepared: Always have a backup for internet connectivity. In Koh Rong, my mobile WiFi hotspot became my lifeline, making sure I could meet my work commitments despite the remote location.
  • Stock Up: When amenities are miles away, having a well-stocked pantry that will last you weeks will reduce the need for frequent trips to the store and give you peace of mind.
  • Carry Enough Cash: In some remote islands and locations, ATMs can be non-existent. I recommend withdrawing enough money before you head to such places, ensuring you have enough cash on hand.
  • Experience a New Routine: Don’t just stick to your old schedule. If the internet is better at dawn, become an early bird. If the local market opens once a week, plan around it. Flexibility is key to enjoying remote places.
  • Mindful Disconnection: Carve out moments for intentional disconnection, allowing yourself to be present in the environment and soaking in the tranquillity that only remote locations often offer.

Navigating through the solitude and challenges of remote locations is indeed a journey in itself.

But I hope these tips will help you make the most of your remote stays, whether they’re planned or unexpected!

With warmth and wanderlust,

Irene Lidia xx

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