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Wats in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sunday Inspiration: A Cinematic Journey through Southeast Asia

Wats in Chiang Mai, Thailand

We’ve been transforming the OHW blog over the past few months into what we hope has become a source of travel inspiration on the best of what is going on in the world of travel. A cornerstone mission behind Oh Hey World (and one we continue to go back to as we tweak and adjust OHW to make it exactly what the community wants and needs) is to encourage every person in the world to get a stamp in their passport. Dovetail that with our mission to connect travelers over shared passions and you have the current series and themes on the OHW blog:

There’s a lot going on over here is what I’m trying to say. And we’re all really grateful you’ve come along with the journey so far.

Without further ado, this week’s Sunday Travel Inspiration is a gorgeous video journey through Southeast Asia (one of my favorite parts of the world).

My own travels through Southeast Asia changed my life; the culture, religion, and attitudes of the people I encountered inspired me to return to the region over and over (I even temporarily expated in Chiang Mai several times). This video made a perfect weekend escape for me since I’m back home visiting family Stateside and loved the music and gentle journey the footage takes you on over the course of five minutes.

A few other links you might enjoy reading over a cup of coffee include:

  • Going, Going, Still Going? Voyager 1 at Solar System’s Edge: Geeking out over here. So cool I can’t even handle it; read up on what’s happening as Voyager hits the outer edges of our Solar System.
  • World Refugee Day 2013: A humbling photo essay highlighting what it’s like in refugee camps and areas in conflict.
  • Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest 2013: Today’s the last day to enter the contest (so hurry if you’ve been meaning to) but otherwise enjoy the roundup of these stunning entries.
  • How Much Does World Travel Cost? This is my most popular post—read by 2+ million people looking to price out the cost of a round the world trip!
  • How To Quit Your Job And Travel: Bronwyn meticulously lays out how she did it with great books and resources to help you uncover how you can do the same; really thorough so I just had to share here in case you’re looking for some inspiration for your own travels.

That’s all I have for you this week, have a wonderful Sunday!


Shannon O'Donnell

A storyteller and knowledge-seeker captivated by the world. Formally an actress and web-nerd, I left in 2008 to travel solo, volunteer, and hunt down delicious vegetarian eats all over the world. She recently published "The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook, and her travel stories and photography are recorded on her world travel blog, A Little Adrift.

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Welcome Kits for Digital Nomads in Southeast Asia

When I decided to hit the travel trail in late 2011, I planned to go to Southeast Asia and be a digital nomad building WordPress websites (such as this one for Room77) until I figured out what my next career move was (which turned out to be building Oh Hey World). I did all sorts of research to figure out the best places to live as a digital nomad in Southeast Asia, and I eventually decided upon Chiang Mai due to the sheer volume of good recommendations about the city from other travel bloggers (Koh Tao was my second choice). When I arrived in Chiang Mai in early February to stay for a few months, I had a few very specific questions related to getting acclimated to the region:

  • Where should I stay for 1-3 months?
  • What expat communities exist?
  • What events are coming up that I’d be interested in?
  • Which coffee shops are the most comfortable with strong Wifi?
  • Who are the interesting people I want to meet?

That information was hard to find, so I set out to solve this problem on Oh Hey World. Our digital nomad welcome kits now answer those exact questions for digital nomads all over SouthEast Asia — and, eventually, the world.

Bangkok welcome kitGlobetrotting around Southeast Asia right now making money from your computer? If so, you’re in luck because we have welcome kits we’ve specifically curated for you for the major expat hubs around the region.

Tips for digital nomads in:

Have you been to any of these cities, and have something we should add? Leave a comment here or email shannon@ohheyworld.com and we’ll add them to our collection. If you’d like to create your own completely custom welcome kit for a city (such as this one for Santiago), then head over to our Welcome Kits page to learn more.

PS: You can also view some community generated welcome kits and OHW curated welcome kits in the US.

Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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