DOs and DON’Ts for Digital Nomads in Bangkok Thailand

Digital Nomads in Bangkok Thailand

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Globally, Thailand is known an easy going country. People are friendly, especially with foreigners., and Digital Nomads in Bangkok Thailand.

As a digital nomad residing in Bangkok or another part of Thailand, you might have to involve with either local people around or even working people sometimes.

Knowing DOs and DON’Ts is definitely useful for all digital nomads based in Bangkok or Thailand. Now let’s roll.

 

DOs

  • Remember Bangkok is NOT representing other Thai provinces. There are differences in almost all elements. Urbanisation. Language. People. Food. Manner. Etiquette. Belief. Behaviour. Taste. Attitude. Education. The list goes on…
  • Respect dress code when visiting main temples in Bangkok or Thailand. Women avoid clothes that are revealing with no short pants, while men must leave jeans with holes at home. Sandals are okay, though.
  • Dress properly when dealing with companies, startups, business people, state agencies and officials when it comes to work-related issues. No need to be official outfits, though. Just a smart casual will do. This will incredibly raise your credibility.
  • Be extra careful when crossing the road. Thai traffic direction is similar to some countries and NOT to some others. So, streets can be dangerous.
  • If you have to make a complaint against services or must request something over and over again (when your luncheon companion becomes suddenly fussy), smiling a little as you speak to the staff or manager will make things easier.
  • Only take a taxi when the driver turns on the metre. Having the application like Uber or Grab Taxi installed on your phone or knowing how to call the All Thai Taxi will help save you from dishonest taxis.
  • Know that if the distance is not too far, taking a taxi can be more comfortable with a price that’s equal to a tuk-tuk.
  • Leave a tip, if you made a mess out of your dinner table.
  • Take off your shoes when getting into a Thai house or other places that you noticed others people do so.

 

DON’Ts

  • Expect that some Thai business people won’t call or text you during public holidays or late at night, regarding an ongoing work. Some really do that!
  • Negotiate prices just for fun if you don’t really need that stuff. NO bargaining game if you’re not into it. Some Thai merchants can be fierce like Tony Jaa.
  • Take it seriously if you encounter any Thai who smiles or laughs at all times. Thai people are just like this. But, strange as it may seem, Thai people don’t smile much to one another.
  • Use your feet to operate things instead of hands. Feet are considered dirty among Thais. This is a belief which has been passed on from the ancestors. So, better be careful.
  • Put your feet on all types of table. Be it a low coffee table, working desk or dining table. This is not only a matter of etiquette, but also a hygienic issue as Bangkok is not a very clean city. Street surfaces can be infectious sometimes.
  • Think all Thais have an equal level of education. You might be surprised to find a farmer or a barista nowadays has his or her master degree, while an attractive girl you just met only made it to the A Level. So, don’t stereotype.
  • Trust any local who acts as the middleman who says he can serve you with privileges to enter some key attractions with extra benefits not stated on the entrance tickets. Either at palaces or temples, consult the premise’s officials when you doubt something or want to buy tickets.

 

Well, actually it’s not complicated dealing with local people. Every country has its own etiquette and culture we must obey anyway. Generally, Thai and Bangkok people has the nature of adoring foreigners who’ve shown their efforts to be proper, this will truly help Digital Nomads in Bangkok Thailand.

So, if the digital nomads only know and understand, things will get a LOT easier and will make your time in Bangkok or the rest of Thailand more memorable and worthwhile.

 

 

Health Concerns for Digital Nomads in Bangkok Thailand

Health Concerns for Digital Nomads in Bangkok

What are Recommended Medication Centres for Digital Nomads in Bangkok Thailand?

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Health Concerns for Digital Nomads in Bangkok Thailand as less digital nomads have health insurance if they were to get ill. Even though Bangkok has been well modernised, chances of illness remain.

Contagious diseases, such as influenza A or B, and other diseases, including dengue fever, are often diagnosed among working people, from season to season.

Staying safe is the best prevention, but how? In this article, we’ll take a look at health concerns for digital nomads living in Bangkok and recommended medication centres in Bangkok. Read More

Sporting Activities for Digital Nomads in Bangkok

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While many know that sports are inarguably good, not all know that sports are not only good for health, but also for the mind. Once we’ve developed physical tolerance, which all sorts of sports offer, our mental tolerance tends to improve, too. Sporting Activities for Digital Nomads in Bangkok is the key to good health and fitness.

In the business world or even a family life, dealing with others can be tough sometimes, Mental strength is hence a vital factor that helps us fight our way to hit the milestones we’ve worked hard for.

Digital nomads who care about health can always find places to go when it comes to keeping themselves fit. Some like to join workout groups, Read More

Day Excursions out of Town for Digital Nomads based in Bangkok

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Fortunately, there are some places out of town that recreation and attractions can be found within a couple hours of public transport ride. Alternatively, using a car rental service is a great idea and prices are also highly competitive nowadays. Great Day Excursions Digital Nomads based in Bangkok. Read More

Ten Pro’s and Con’s of Becoming a Digital Nomad in Thailand

Pro’s and Con’s for digital nomads in Thailand

Wouldn’t it be great to travel the world and earn money? Yes, so you’re thinking of joining the digital nomad lifestyle, there are a few things you need to know about the digital nomad lifestyle.

Becoming a digital nomad in Thailand is so much easier, due to the low cost of living and co-working recourses that is provided all over Thailand.Pro’s and Con’s for digital nomads in Thailand.

Who is a digital nomad? 

Digital nomads are usually freelancers or they may be managing their business online (or both) they spend so much time on the road with a laptop and other digital equipment, working online and discovering new cities and countries to work from.

This lifestyle has become widely popular in the last few years. People just love to travel and they want to learn to live a digital nomadic lifestyle. Listed below are the Pro’s and Con’s for digital nomads in Thailand. Read More

Why Digital Nomads Rock More in Bangkok Than Anywhere Else in Thailand

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Before the arrival of startup era and nomadic lifestyle, Thailand has long been known for its ease of launching new businesses.

Be it American, British, Russian or even Chinese, conventional investors and merchants had considered Thailand one of the best business bases in the world.

Nevertheless, things change as time flies and technology evolves. Broadband has made the business world spin faster.

Average age of entrepreneurs tends to be lower. White collars choose to leave their countries behind, head to another continent and work with their laptop from anywhere they prefer.

Once again, Thailand has become one of the top destinations for these digital nomads, having Bangkok as the top priority above other major cities. Read More

Rules keep changing for digital nomads in Chiang Mai

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Digital nomads that have spent any time in Thailand would know that visas in Thailand can quite troublesome with having to do visa runs to allow them to stay longer in Thailand.

The rules keep on changing in Thailand; one day a tourist visa is acceptable for a digital nomad that are working online, this can be a worry with all the uncertainty surrounding the issue when you are building a business in Thailand. Read More

What visa do I need for Thailand

Thailand Visa rules have changed

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All change, the single entry and the double entry visas have now been discontinued for Thailand; you now have a choice between the single entry and the Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV). Effective as from the 13th November 2015, The Royal Thai Embassy, London will grant two types of tourist visa to Thailand. Details as below:

Single entry tourist visa, Valid for 3 months, length of stay 60 days per trip

Multiple entries tourist visa, valid for 6 months, length of stay 60 days per trip

Digital Nomads wanting to stay in Thailand 

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Tim Ferriss and The 4 Hour Workweek

Tim Ferriss and The 4-Hour Workweek

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Tim Ferriss and The 4 hour workweek is one of the top books for digital nomads.

If you speak to many digital nomads they will say to you that one of the main books that has inspired them as a digital nomad is The 4 hour workweek by Tim Ferriss.

Below is a interview with Tim Ferriss talking about his book The 4 hour workweek. I hope you enjoy the video and the discussion and the question and answer session. 

 

Below you have a video about The 4 Hour Work Week, and the ten best ideas taken from the book.

 

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How to become a digital nomad – Thailand

The Digital Nomad Dream

The digital nomad dream cannot come true overnight. You cannot possibly expect to quit your 9-5 job and then within moments be earning your first dollar online. It will take many months or even years to build up an income to a level that is high enough and reliable enough that you can go abroad and live the nomadic life without worrying about your financial situation.

The Internet can provide many opportunities to those who want to start the process of working as a digital nomad. Thailand has many benefits such as a low cost of living, so you don’t have to earn as much as you would have done in the United Kingdom or America to have a decent life.

Internet opportunities

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