Our developer Ivan Larionov walks us through his recent move to Thailand and shows us that there’s more than one way to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle.
I’m a 35-year old developer. Originally, I’m from Russia, but I currently live in Thailand with my wife and our 4-year-old daughter.
There’s a lot that can be said here. Personally, I think remote work comes with some great opportunities:
Actually, I visited Thailand quite a few times in the past. Once when I was already working at OTGS, and a few times prior to that.
As for the rest of the list, it’s pretty diverse:
During the pandemic, the opportunities to travel were limited. So, I purchased a house in the countryside and I used it for 2 years to get away from the messiness of the big city life.
It was peaceful, and I even had a dedicated “office” space. Sometimes, my family and I would go to the countryside house for the day, just to relax. We were able to make a day trip out of it since the house was only about 120 km away from our city.
I found myself in the bleak situation of being from a country that recently started a war. I don’t know what the future holds, but Thailand seemed like the best place to quickly move to. For starters, I’ve traveled to Thailand multiple times in the past, so I was aware of the entry requirements and knew my family and I could easily enter the country and stay for a while. I also know my way around Thailand and enjoy being here. Now, it’s time to think about the next steps.
I’m planning to move to Yerevan, Armenia in about 2 months. Thailand has been treating us well, but it was only meant to be a temporary solution. If everything goes according to plan, we’ll be staying in Yerevan long-term.
Once we organize ourselves in Armenia, we’d like to start traveling again. We are planning on starting with Georgia and Turkey. They’re quite close to Armenia, and have entry requirements that make it possible to stay there for 1 or 2 months.
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