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  • I’m a Engineer working in Chiang Mai! AMA

    Posted by Berko on November 15, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Hello everyone,

    I am a Mechanical Engineer working in Chiang Mai.

    I work remotely creating designs in CAD (Computer-Aided Drawing) software, and use Chiang Mai as my home base while travelling throughout Asia.

    Ask Me Anything

    Berko replied 2 years, 10 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Alisha

    November 15, 2020 at 11:53 am

    How many years did you work for your current employer before you were able to convince them to let you work remotely and travel?

    • Berko

      November 15, 2020 at 11:56 am

      Hey Alisha, thanks for the question!

      I worked for my company for 3 years, and then approached my boss with the suggestion of trialling working remotely from home. I was a great employee so he was all for trying it out.

      After I had proven I could be productive remotely, it wasn’t a stretch to then be able to travel and work from anywhere.

  • Grahame

    November 15, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Hi Berko, thank you for the AMA!

    How do you like Chiang Mai? What are your expenses per month?

    • Berko

      November 15, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Grahame,

      Thanks for your question.

      I pay about $800 per month in rent for a nice condo in Nimman, about $200 a month in food, and I like to live a little so about $500 per month in entertainment and alcohol.

      I’m saving a lot of money living here, without sacrificing my lifestyle.

      The internet is great here too!