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Exploring Bali Like a Digital Nomad [Video]

25 Nov , 2015  

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Meet Jacob Laukaitis. In the past 2 years he has traveled to more than 30 countries around the world and he is not stepping down anytime soon. He is able to live like this, because he is a digital nomad – meaning that as long as he has his computer and a Wi-Fi connection, he can work anywhere he goes.

Jacob recently sent us an e-mail which captivated us from the very beginning: “I spent this September exploring Bali and had the experience of a lifetime: trekked to the highest peak on the island, motorbiked more than 1,000 kilometers and explored a massive abandoned hotel,” he wrote. And he sent a dynamic video as “proof”:

We decided we wanted to hear more, so we asked for a short text depicting Jacob’s experience. Here is the result:

“An adventure to me is something off the beaten track. Something I haven’t experienced yet. Adventuring is even better together, that’s why we created this tradition at our company of traveling to an exotic location every year. Our travel checklist currently consists of Koh Samui in Thailand and, of course, Bali. We rented a beautiful villa in Seminyak and enjoyed a whole month of living, working and experiencing fascinating encounters.

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Bali was incredible – everything is fascinating to me each time I go there: the culture, the people, the food, the unbelievable scenery, beautiful temples and vast rice fields. I can’t wait to return to Bali after finally becoming fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, because each day I spent there is stuck deep inside my heart.

I’d be driving around the island with a motorbike, visiting every captivating place I see ‘till I’m too exhausted to continue. I’d drag myself back home wasted and sun-burned, but every moment I spent there was totally worth it.

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Even though I was in Bali for a month, it was far from enough. There will always be more food to eat, people to meet and sceneries to discover. You can never visit every place and fully understand its culture, no matter how long you stay, but if I could do this trip all over again I’d do everything exactly the same. I will carry the moments I spent there in my heart for all my life.”

Jacob is currently focusing most of his time on building ChameleonJohn.com – an online coupons company he co-founded a year and a half ago, that is “responsible” for his crazy lifestyle. If you would like to find more information about Jacob or his trip, you can visit his personal website and his Instagram profile, where he posts the most memorable moments from his trips.

We salute this lifestyle – after all, there is nothing more “normal” than traveling like crazy- and hope you will find it inspiring as well!

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