It has been a year since I wrote about working independently and remotely, for different startups all the while travelling. In October 2014 I was in Santiago, Chile’s capital, and packed my bag containing my photo camera, a computer, a green notebook and some clothes to start a road through Latin America that I had dreamed about for many, many years.
Since then I have seen fifteen countries, had countless impactful encounters with fellow travellers and locals and grew professionally from working with various startups, different problems and facing new communicative challenges. I set up a company and reached out to other startups in order to offer my services of online marketing. My work was as interesting as it had been before, when focussing on growing Camaloon, but now a new layer of adventure was added. I got up early at dawn, worked a few hours and then spent the day outside, exploring my new surroundings, hiking in the Andes, surfing in the Pacific or taking a nap and reading in a hammock and when the sun set I found a new spot to open my computer and connect to my professional work. I lived in hostels, sharing dorm and shower and stayed from two days up to two months in one place. Whenever I felt like moving, I closed the zipper of my bag and hopped on the next bus.