I know what you are thinking, Some travel blog this is.
One week in Amsterdam don’t make me a travel blogger.
The time has come to announce my big travel plans.
My short 300-mile solo trip to Amsterdam was all about me making sure that I am comfortable with my own company, getting around in a foreign country and that I have what it takes to solo travel.
I passed all my tests, it is definitely the life for me.
Since my return from that trip, I have been busy planning the big one.
wait for it….
One year in south-east Asia!
I have booked a ticket on a nice shiny new Airbus A350 leaving London and arriving in Bangkok some 12 hours later. I start my adventure of a lifetime on the 9th of January.
The crazy thing is I used to make parts for the A350 in my old job that I left to start my traveling lifestyle. I never thought I would get a ride on one, and I never thought I would leave my job of 26 years to do it!
Since I am not exactly a rich guy I will need to earn money while on the road. For the last 5 years, I have been learning the skills needed to make money online, I have learned HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap and WordPress development, Photoshop, Video Editing, Sound Editing and Digital Marketing.
I have my Web Design company and a few affiliate websites that make me a really small amount of cash, not even enough to live in a cheap place like Thailand.
The plan is to head to Chang Mai, which is known as the digital nomad capital of the world. While there I will hopefully work out how to make a living online to fund the location independent lifestyle I am seeking.
The first big project will be to start up a dropship website. I have 12 weeks in Thailand to build my first store. If it does not take off I have my WebDev project to put food on the table and a roof over my head while I work it all out.
After the initial first 3 months, it will be time for a 2 week Visa run/ Holiday to Bali to rekindle my love of surfing.
After that, who knows what will happen, where I will go and how I will make money. I will leave that up to the universe to decide.
All I know is it will be an adventure whatever happens.
And I will record all the ups and downs right here on this blog.
I need stuff!
I have so much to get! I still need to work out Visas and all the things I will need to get one, like a hotel for a night or two in Bangkok, exit flights and to arrange how I get from Bangkok to Chang Mai.
I will need luggage, clothes, external HDD, more batteries for my GoPro (cant be a travel blogger without a GoPro now can I?)
Medical insurance and nearly £500 in Jabs I have to arrange, unfortunately, there is no hep C jabs in the UK until March. so I need to work out where I can get one of them that is preferably not in Bangkok.
I have visions of asking someone for hep C in Bangkok and getting exactly that.
I’ve still got a few months left to arrange all that stuff but if anyone has got a Visa to Thailand recently please let me know in the comments below how I go about that.