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Here you will find articles on an ambitious plan to travel from Singapore to Morocco overland, i.e. without flying.

I will use buses and trains to travel through South East Asia, China, Mongolia, Russia, and Europe.

Read about The Plan So Far.

Becoming a Digital Nomad

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

Trying to understand the Tokyo subway map
Trying to understand the Tokyo subway map - Copy­right © Joshua Fuglsang

Background

My name is Josh Fuglsang and for the past four years I have been work­ing for an Aus­tralian start­up, which you can read more about here. I start­ed when the com­pa­ny had just 8 peo­ple and saw the com­pa­ny go from strength to strength; at the time that I re­signed the com­pa­ny had more than 140 peo­ple. Through this ex­pe­ri­ence I learnt a tremen­dous num­ber of skills that even­tu­al­ly led me to want­ing to try to be­come an in­die soft­ware dev. In Au­gust 2017 I re­signed and in Oc­to­ber I start­ed my trav­els.

The Plan

For the next 1-2 years I want to make this thing work; with an ul­ti­mate goal to have re­leased soft­ware prod­ucts that gen­er­ate enough pas­sive in­come to sus­tain my life­style. I will try to avoid do­ing free­lance work as much as pos­si­ble, and rather fo­cus on build­ing out my own in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty. In ad­di­tion I want to spend a lit­tle more time ex­plor­ing the world, hav­ing spent most of my life so far liv­ing in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions scat­tered along the east coast of Aus­tralia.

Fi­nal­ly I want to read and write some more. Work­ing in the fast-paced start­up in­dus­try I of­ten found it chal­leng­ing to find time for con­tem­pla­tive thought. That is the ul­ti­mate pur­pose of this this site. For me to doc­u­ment my ex­pe­ri­ences and to pro­vide in­sights to like-mind­ed in­di­vid­u­als.

So, my plan is like this:

  1. Trav­el be­tween dif­fer­ent cities / towns,
  2. Rent lo­cal­ly for a pe­ri­od of about one month,
  3. Work on my soft­ware prod­ucts while stay­ing there,
  4. Spend about one trav­el­ling to the next lo­ca­tion,
  5. Rinse and re­peat.

So where will I be travelling to?

For the first year I main­ly plan to stay around Asia. There are a few rea­sons for this:

  1. As an Aus­tralian I feel com­pelled to have a good knowl­edge about my in­ter­na­tion­al neigh­bours,
  2. It is af­ford­able. With­out my prod­ucts up and run­ning I am pri­mar­i­ly liv­ing in sav­ings. Once my apps start bring­ing in some mon­ey I can af­ford to go to more ex­pen­sive des­ti­na­tions.
  3. It has a large dig­i­tal no­mad com­mu­ni­ty. All around Asia you can find co-work­ing hubs filled with ca­reer-driv­en trav­ellers.

In the sec­ond year I am con­sid­er­ing vis­it­ing ei­ther the Amer­i­c­as or Eu­rope.

So far these are lo­ca­tions I am think­ing about:

  • Nepal (but for trav­el),
  • Thai­land,
  • Viet­nam,
  • In­done­sia,
  • Mo­roc­co,
  • Egypt,
  • Lebanon,
  • Sri Lan­ka,
  • In­dia,
  • Japan,
  • Tai­wan.

Conclusion

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Re­lat­ed ar­ti­cles:

  1. The So­lo En­tre­pre­neur Ex­per­i­ment

About

Here you will find articles on an ambitious plan to travel from Singapore to Morocco overland, i.e. without flying.

I will use buses and trains to travel through South East Asia, China, Mongolia, Russia, and Europe.

Read about The Plan So Far.