I had been in Bali twice before, and loved it from the very first day. So as I was making my way to Italy from Hanoi, Vietnam (where I lived for a year) I stopped in Bali and rented a room for a while
seemed like a great alternative instead of go straight to Italy.
I had heard about Hubud, a coworking space and community based in the most spiritual town in Bali—Ubud. So after a week I signed up and started working from there.
The atmosphere at Hubud is one of a kind. People from all over the world gather there to work in a bamboo house that’s the perfect mix of Balinese culture and all that’s good about the contemporary world (good wifi connection, coffee and all sorts of organic food).
The variety of people you meet there is heartwarming. From freelancers travelling around the world to people who actually decided to move to Bali permanently and set up their own business there. Networking opportunities are everywhere. They also organise all sorts of events, reatrets and life changing programs.
Everything you’ve heard about the joys of remote work can be experienced in Hubud. The idyllic setting is perfect to boost creativity, productivity, and happiness. I cannot recommend it more. Plus, it’s just a 5-minute walk from The Yoga Barn, a very popular yoga studio.
And if you feel like a change of setting from time to time, the Ubud area is packed with lovely remote-work-friendly cafés and warungs with good wifi, excellent coffee and amazing food. One of my favourites was Zest, not so far from my guesthouse. Other highlights include F.R.E.A.K Coffea (great mango smoothie), Warung SOPA (vegan & vegetarian food).
Surrounded by the lush tropical nature of the island, the frangipani trees, and the scent of the incense used for the ever-present offerings to the gods—you’ll feel so far away from the crazy pointless rat race of the big capitalist cities, and way more connected with yourself and everything around you.
In conclusion, I’d recommend this experience to everyone—it’s a good chance to expand your career and grow as a person.