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Bangkok named best city for digital nomads


Bangkok took the top spot as one of the best cities for a “workation” in a survey conducted by the German rentals search engine Holidu.

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A “workation” is a trip where one can travel to a new destination and work from there. This allows you to visit family members or explore a destination without having to use up your leave.

The website analysed both work and vacation factors in more than 150 countries. Work factors included remote connections, co-working spaces, caffeine, travel and after-work drinks. Vacation factors included accommodation, food, climate, tourist attractions and Instagramability.

Based on these factors, the website came up with a list of the top five cities, namely:
• Bangkok, Thailand
• New Delhi, India
• Lisbon, Portugal
• Barcelona, Spain
• Buenos Aires, Argentina and Budapest, Hungary (tie)

According to Holidu, Bangkok won the top spot because it is one of the most affordable cities in the world. For instance, accommodation in Bangkok may be expensive, but food is cheap. Also, the website said, most people in the Thai capital speak English and the city offers high-class facilities.

The website pointed out that though the internet speed in Bangkok may not be the fastest at an average of 28mbps, there are more than 450,000 free wifi spots in the city.

Bangkok also won the top spot for having lots of places with cultural significance for tourists to visit such as the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha temple, as well as high-street boutiques and floating markets.

Published : September 01, 2021