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Work online, live anywhere

Welcome to “A Location-Flexible Life!” In the beginning of 2013 I left my 14-year position at MIT to become a “digital nomad.” It took me several years of thinking, dreaming, and planning before I felt I could make the leap, and now I have no regrets. I love this way of life!

If you’re new here, you may want to start with these posts:

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Building communities of friends as a digital nomad

Last year was an exciting year because I lived in so many interesting places.

  • 5 months: January-May in Tucson, AZ.
  • 1 month: June (my vacation month). About a week each with friends in Seattle, San Francisco, Omaha, Boston, and Martha’s Vineyard.
  • 3 months: July-September in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2 months: October-November: Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • 1 month: December. Visiting friends in San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, and Brattleboro, Vermont.

It was fun to live in so many places, including those where I don’t speak the language (Hungary and Thailand). After such an adventurous year, I felt the need to chill out and relax a bit by staying in the U.S. Continue reading “Building communities of friends as a digital nomad”

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October and November in Chiang Mai as a digital nomad

If you’re a digital nomad, you know that Chiang Mai is one of the most popular destinations for nomads to work and live. A very low cost of living, combined with modern amenities and tasty Thai food are some of the reasons digital nomads come here. And because it’s so popular, many groups have formed for socializing and networking. Continue reading “October and November in Chiang Mai as a digital nomad”

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From Budapest to Bangkok

On September 26, I left Budapest after a wonderful three-month stay. I flew to Bangkok, where I stayed for a week, and then to Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand.

Bangkok skyline
Bangkok is quite a contrast from Budapest — I’ll write about it in my next post.

I came to Budapest to lead a web redesign project for the Central European University Library. It was fun to be back in the website design business again after a few years of focusing on mobile apps. (I was web manager for the MIT Libraries for quite a few years). And I enjoyed working with my librarian colleagues at the CEU Library.
Librarian web team at CEU Library
Click on this and all images in this post for zoomed in view.

Now that it’s late October, I’m finally getting around to writing about what it was like in Budapest! Later I’ll write about my Thailand experiences — I’m also enjoying it here.

Budapest — what I found interesting

I had very little experience of Europe and surrounding regions before I came. Continue reading “From Budapest to Bangkok”