Oh boy, it was time to leave the cold! We are Sooo looking forward becoming a Digital Nomad again!
After spending the nice, warm summer of 2012 in Germany to visit friends and even more importantly all of our family, we are so happy to finally be back in the warm tropics, and we are all stoked!
Even though it was very emotional leaving family behind again (especially Katie’s grandmom who is almost 90…) this time we went NOT kind of forever – like we did when we left for Costa Rica 3 years ago- no this time we only left for the winter. This made it a bit easier on all of us, as we are kind of used saying “GoodBye” to each other for so many years.
This is how it rolls being a world traveling family.
I have so much respect for our families!
It is always so much easier to go, than being the one who is left behind!
Again, “It is just the winter” we told each other again, and again. This makes it better, and whenever I get sad, I just envision the palm-trees, the warm sea and the easy lifestyle along with a huge mountain of young green coconuts and another mountain of Durian, jackfruit, rambutan, ripe & juicy mangos and my kids running around the white sanded beach for the next several months to come. We love Becoming A Digital Nomad again!
Believe me, I just can’t stay very sad for long if I think of the gratitude and the joy these images produce in my heart and my soul!
Becoming A Digital Nomad:
In this travel lifestyle video we want to share our experiences with you leaving our home and friends in Germany behind, to leave for a warm, tropical winter in South-East Asia on a one way ticket.
The day we flew from Frankfurt via Rangoon to Phuket in Thailand was a special day.
Not only was it election day in the USA where the people decided whether its going to be another 4 years with president Obama, or if it’s going to be the Republican Romney, no the flight we took was also a world premier!
When we waited to board the airplane, there was a huge party with free drinks, the media and an official ribbon-cut by some highly decorated officials. When we landed in Rangoon (Mynmar) the fire-trucks waited for us and gave our airplane a huge salute shooting big fountains of water on the plane. We had the honor of being on the very first flight of our airline Condor, going to this small country in Asia, that was very closed for foreigners (especially from the West) for so long.
Seems like freedom and human rights are also getting to places where they haven’t been for too long!
Anyway, I do not want to get caught up here in politics at all – all I am saying is that my 4 kids, Katie and I were amazed to be part of this huge celebration of the very first flight to this country of our airline (and us by the way
After sitting for almost 9 hours my kids were just running around like crazy in this airport and we had the chance to taste the Asian kids-friendliness again.
I don’t know why, but people in Asia love our family so much.
Wherever we go with our 4 blond-haired kids, people stop and smile.
It is such a heart-warmer!
From there we just had a rather short last 3-hour trip to Phuket which is in the South of Thailand.
As we wanted to get to a remote island in the gulf of Thailand anyway, it just made sense NOT to fly to Bangkok, but rather down South.
We changed some money at the airport, grabbed our suitcases and hopped on a ferry that brought us to our final destination.
Ko Lanta is a beautiful small island not too far away from Malaysia in the very South of Thailand.
And boy did it feel good, to finally say “good bye” to our shoes, pullovers and long trousers again!
We were so relieved to feel the tropical heat again, becoming a Digital Nomad!
“Never, ever feeling cold again” I thought, and had a big smile on my face!
In the end we arrived at our very remote bungalow resort in the South of Ko Lanta, where there is no drive-through traffic.
Our bungalows (yes we rented 2 of them with all the kids and also to have an office for my business) are not even 20 meters away from a palm-tree covered white sand beach and another 20 meters away from the restaurant and reception.
The beach is lonesome with only a handful of people there (if it’s busy). Normally we are all alone at the beach, and as the sea is very calm here (very different to my wild surf beach in Dominical Costa Rica), we have no second thought letting our 3 older kids swim all by themselves.
It is truly paradise, and we appreciate it sooo much being here.
life is just sooo good!
Can you see the elephants behind Ronja??
The only things that topped it was when in the late afternoon, close to sunset an elephant family came by with their elephant baby, having a swim at the beach.
You should see how much fun and joy an elephant can radiate when they suck in the water and blast it all over the place!
They love to come to swim in the ocean, and the elephant baby is running around not knowing where to put all that joy!
We are happy to share all of this with you guys not only today, but also in the future.
Our Asian winter adventure has only begun, and we have no idea, where we are going to be next. Total freedom as a family with 4 kids!
Boy, I feel good!
We feel like we met our destiny becoming a Digital Nomad again!