Welcome back, Hoi An!
After spending 2 weeks in Saigon, it was time for me to see the beach. What natural paradise did I know so far? I was short with my Vietnam budget, so I checked the flights and the cheapest beach destination seemed to be Da Nang. Okay, I was not in the mood for another big city, so I checked accommodations in Hoi An and there I was. Hoi An, I am coming.
This sunny and warm day was the beginning of intense friendships and an endless love with the beauty of Hoi An. I have spent hours working at Dingo Deli and the An Bang Beach Village Restaurant. Still 2 of my favorite places in town. The only thing I really missed was a community. I just visited Thailand, spent working hours at Koh Hub in Koh Lanta and Punspace in Chiang Mai. I really missed hanging out with like-minded people, who are more than happy to talk about WordPress plugins, social media algorithms and pricing models for freelancers. Yes! I was working and nobody at the restaurants or at the beach was happy to talk about their jobs. Of course, others are here for holidays.
How cool would it be to have a place in Hoi An, where people meet, network and come together, creating business models, partnerships and projects, I thought. This little town has everything a digital nomad needs to get work done. Check out our Guide for Digital Nomads to Move to Hoi An..
After an extended stay in Hoi An and an intense afternoon of brainstorming with a friend about the coworking idea, it was time for me to leave. Bali was calling and I was really missing a coworking community. Hubud in Ubud should be my next destination.
As longer I have traveled, as farer I went as more did I miss this little Vietnamese town with its small shadowed alleys, cute yellow houses and the smiling Hoi An ois [oi = people]. I made a draft for a business plan named Coworking in Hoi An. It was an idea. I have many ideas. Every day. And then they disappear in one of my desktop folders named ideas.