Back home after an amazing trip in Asia

Back home after an amazing trip in Asia

After traveling for more then 4 weeks in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia, I made it back home now, ready to start working again on Monday. Needless to say it is quite some adjustment to come back from a tropical country into windy, rainy and snowy Belgium. Luckily the jetlag is not hitting me hard and I feel well rested.

My plan to write about my adventures while I’m traveling didn’t really work out, but I’m still planning to write some blog posts about the trip. So, Keep checking this blog if you want to hear more about it.

Venture out

Venture out

Enough with being brave and serious, just 2 more weeks and it’s time to venture out. 😉

I’ll tell more later here about my travel plans for this New Year and January, but for now I just want to share these 3 minutes of pure travel inspiration:

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Dreaming about location independence

Dreaming about location independence

Everyone who knows me, knows that I have been travelling a lot since I became 30. In those 6 years I have made an intercontinental trip at least once per year. And after every trip the feeling gets stronger that I want to travel even more. I try to make every trip as long as possible, but I only have 5 weeks of paid holiday per year and from time to time I need smaller breaks from work as well. This means that the longest trip so far was only 3,5 weeks and it will be hard to make a longer trip.

Working on the beach


But this travel virus has really bitten me hard, so I started dreaming about a life in which I can go wherever I want, all around the world and still continue to do my job. I work as a webdeveloper, which is in theory something I can do from everywhere, I only need a laptop and a working internet connection.

Meanwhile 2 women from Ghent, Ine and Catherine, whose blogs I was already following for quite some time, started their first experiment in lifestyle design: nomadz.nu. They proved that it is possible to run a business in Belgium and do the work remotely from 3 different countries. It goes without saying that this made me dream even more.

Another website I then discovered was Tropical MBA: “Start and Grow a Global Business From Your Laptop”. Seeing that other people can pull off a business like that is really inspiring.

So since then I’ve already spend many many hours reading about location independent businesses and about making money online. In my next posts I plan to go into more detail about more interesting websites I discovered and maybe also about some ideas I have in mind.

It’s been too long!

It’s been too long!

So…. it’s been more then a year since I last posted on my blog. Shame on me!

In that previous post I wrote about our trip to Thailand in November 2010. What have I been doing since then? Well, I can summarize it in one sentence: I’ve been working hard and saving up all my holidays to be able to make a nice trip to Thailand and Indonesia in the end of 2011.

And that holiday was just fantastic! My intention is to write more about it soon on this blog and write reviews for TripAdvisor and TravBuddy, but meanwhile I will just post this amazing view on Mt. Rinjani on the island Lombok in Indonesia:

Mt. Rinjani on Lombok, Indonesia