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Short stop in the US

September 13, 2016

I'm currently back in the US after being away for over a year. I plan to be home for only two weeks and then I'm off to Mexico, where I plan to spend the rest of the year.

It's funny how nothing really changed in that 1+ year period. Everything still looks and feels familiar. Even driving around feels so natural, despite the fact that I haven't driven a car since ...

Working from a 24-hour manga cafe in Kyoto, Japan

January 30, 2016

Popeye Media Cafe - Kyoto, Japan

I decided to spend a week in Kyoto a few weeks ago before leaving South Korea as it was only an hour flight away. I had client work to do that week and since my client is 14 hours behind and the apartment I was staying in wasn't really comfortable to work in, I had to look for 24-hour cafes to work from.

One option is the 24-hour McDonald's and I did work ...

Working from cafes in Daegu, South Korea

December 22, 2015

I've been in Daegu, South Korea for just over 3 weeks now and all I've done here so far is work from cafes. The last few weeks had been very busy for me as my business partner and I wrap up our SaaS app. Plus I still have my regular freelance gig as well, which actually made South Korea for me a good place to be.

I was in Manila, Philippines before coming ...

My first Uber experience in Manila, Philippines

November 5, 2015

I'm now in Manila, Philippines, and just like in most other big cities, taxi drivers here get a bad reputation. I actually try to avoid taxis in most cities unless I have no other option. Last time I was here was almost 3 years ago and have only used the taxi a couple of times and it was fine. But I've heard enough stories of taxi drivers refusing to use the meter or ...

Living in Medellin, Colombia

June 21, 2015

I switched from full time employment to remote freelance part-time work a few months ago so I could mix work and travel. The term commonly used to describe this kind of lifestyle nowadays is a "digital nomad."

I decided to make Medellin my first stop as I've heard good things about it as a digital nomad destination and I remember having a really great time in Colombia when I visited the country 3 years ...

A short trip to Jardin, Colombia

May 5, 2015

Jardin came up a few times during conversations with locals when asking them for recommendations of nearby towns to visit. Normally, you'll hear about Guatape, but once in a while Jardin will come up. It got me curious enough to check it out.

Jardin is located south of Medellin, about 3 to 3.5 hours by bus. Though I was told that if you drive you can get there in about 2 hours.

To ...

How to obtain a Civica metro card in Medellin, Colombia

April 13, 2015

Medellin has a very modern metro system, but one of the things you'll notice when you first use it is the long line at the ticket window. For some reason, the stations don't have ticket machines.

If you use the metro a lot, it's very much worth the effort to get a Civica card. It will save you a lot of time in the long run plus you get around 12.5 ...

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