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Top coworkation experiences and locations around the world

Coworkation, in other words, coworking vacations is a rising forms of travel that can undoubtedly beat traditional tourism for a certain groups of people. These are digital nomad and remote workers that live and travel on their own terms, by working anywhere from their laptops, having either multiple home-bases or no base at all, and  new means of settling down by becoming financially free and location independent.  Nowadays, with work and personal life having blurry lines in between, there seems to be even no line at all especially for startup entrepreneurs and freelancers. We work with multiple time zones and cultures, some of what don’t separate work and life as clearly as Europeans. You will find below coworkation experiences that I have personally experienced or been referred to by digital nomads worldwide.

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Go Explore Vietnam Travel Photography Exhibition – Breaking Down Boundaries

Go Explore Vietnam Immersive Art Exhibition presents a selected collection of photography and videography artwork, featuring different destinations across Vietnam, to create an immersive art space, combined with diverse visual and sound effects such as lighting, experimental/electronic music, and art performances. Surrounded by interactive images and Ultra High Definition (4k) videos shown in dark room with rich sounds, the space offers an amazing immersive and sensory experience in the realm of art and entertaining. Massive displays shown from projectors combine artistic, informational and promotional content. Travel to these immersive art experiences on view across the country.

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Embracing the mission to bring the image of Vietnam as well as Vietnamese people, art and cultures closer to the world via creating creative photographs and videos, the exhibition aims to make social and community impact. Through this art and cultural event, we want to create a chance to experience art for everyone, including both art lovers and travel community, organize an educational activity – a learning experience from the art of travel photography, and introduce and connect local and international artists with the community.

3 concepts of the exhibition are: Immersive art exhibition, meaning experience being ‘inside the artwork’ by letting the sound and visual elements take you to different places across Vietnam, Digital storytelling, or telling stories of the life and people in Vietnam behind the filming scenes and photographs and creative learning – studying geography and tourism of Vietnam in a fun and innovative way

3 main art spaces in the exhibition includes ‘Landscapes of Vietnam’ – landscape photographs featuring gorgeous travel destinations of Vietnam shot by drone cameras, Humans of Vietnam – portraits of Vietnamese people, photographed by international artists who have travelled throughout the country and ‘Life in Vietnam’- typical daily life filmed different regions throughout the country, reflecting a mixture of traditional and modern influences

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The exhibition display many artwork of multiple local artists such as Pham Phu Nghia and Nguyen Tan Dung, and international artists such as Cristobal Ascencio from Mexico, Chévon Leo from South Africa – illustrator having worked with Hollywood films, Anna Paniagua & Matt Kiefer – the founders of Hostelgeeks brand with over 29.2k followers on Instagram, and one of our guests of honour Réhahn. He  was ranked one of the top 10 portrait photographers in the world and the 2nd most popular French photographer on the internet, having been to over 35 countries and is currently living in Hoi An, Vietnam. Some of his most famous works are the ‘Hidden Smile’ photograph and the ‘Vietnam, Mosaic of Contrasts’ photobook, including 150 photographs inspired by his past 6-year long journey encountering 45 of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. His works have been featured on Conde Nast Traveler, The Times and National Geographic.

The grand opening also welcomes the well-known performing artist Vu Nhat Tan. Known as one of the pioneers in the contemporary music scene of Vietnam, composer Vu Nhat Tan has gained success in music events across Asia, Europe and Australia. In 2002, Vu Nhat Tan turned to experimental electronic music on computer platform, electronic equipment and music instruments. These works were introduced during his performances in Europe, America, Australia, China and Vietnam in collaboration with many classic and contemporary artists. Tan has lectured on composition and musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music since 1995.

The event was officially sponsored by Traveloka.

Go Explore – Travel. Work and Play

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Are you sick of living the 9-5 life? Or studying not knowing whether your degree will land you a job? Step out of your comfort zone. Go out into the real world and explore yourself. Meeting new people who are doing extraordinary things.

About Go Explore

Go Explore is a community travel project ran by digital nomads, local companies and organizers across Vietnam. In this project, we are going to:

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Travel around Vietnam to produce content including videos (10 short videos promoting 10 destinations), photos and articles to market Vietnam tourism in a fun and creative way.

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Organize events (workshops, photo exhibitions, meet-ups) in different cities to empower Vietnamese people to travel more, and guide like minded travelers on how to combine their passion for travelling and working remotely.

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Explore the hidden arts and culture of each city revealing the underground world that many people miss out on throughout Ho Chi Minh, Mui Ne, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue, Quang Binh, and Hanoi.

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What you’ll get from the program

✓ 30 days traveling Vietnam: 9th May – 9th June
✓ 10 stunning destinations to visit throughout Vietnam
✓ 10 promotion videos produced with the team
✓ 3 travel-themed events organized in Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh
✓ 5 GoExplore travel experts to team up
✓ All transportation fee covered following our itinerary
✓ Travel blogging & vlogging, sales & marketing, photography & videography skills
✓ Tons of Vietnamese music, culture and art forms to explore
✓ Endless memories, experiences and new friends
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How to join the project

We are calling for digital nomads, travel and tourism tech experts to come to Vietnam to join the team. Send an email to goexplore.vn@gmail.com with the links to your latest work, explaining why you want to participate in the project. We prefer if you

  • Are a digital nomad, author, speaker, blogger/vlogger or influencer based in Vietnam (preferred) or anywhere in the world
  • Are experienced or passionate with filming, photography, content writing
  • Work in tourism, hospitality or art industry
  • Are an expat/ local with deep understanding of your art and culture of a region included in our itinerary

Sponsorship

We are also reaching out to travel companies, tech startups, accommodations, co-working spaces, digital nomad spaces, in addition to association working with oversea programs to fund this trip. We connect travel communities and friends in Vietnam to get together and build a creative image of Vietnam tourism through art and culture. Send us an email to goexplore.vn@gmail.com regarding sponsorship enquiry.

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Why Go Explore Vietnam?

From planning, executing this project to running travel-themed events, we want to:

  • Connect travel communities online and offline via events in Vietnam and marketing campaigns
  • Market Vietnam tourism by embracing the Vietnamese hidden art and culture
  • Guide and educate young people in Vietnam as well as like-minded travelers on how to travel and work at the same time
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About the organizers

Huong Nguyen is the founder of Asia’s Nomad, marketing guru and travel expert of Asia & Europe. A Vietnamese solo female traveler turned digital nomad. When not sweating at the gym, she loves exploring the world whilst working on the road. In 2011, Huong bought a one-way ticket from Vietnam to Finland, got bitten by the travel bug and started her nomadic journey ever since. Officially working as a digital nomad from 2015 as she left Finland to go on a 7-month Europe trip, Huong is now back to Asia and based mainly in Hanoi as a writer/content marketer for travel companies in Vietnam and Singapore. She travels slow, live independently on location, and works on multiple travel and community projects.

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From music blogger to director of public relations firm Stimulated Media. Maggie Tra pushed her way through the music industry by creating a niche Hip Hop/Soul and R&B music site dubbed Stimulate Your Soul in Sydney, Australia.  From this site she became well known in the music industry which created new avenues for her. Music was always her passion, and eventually she turned it into a career, today she manages musicians’ and does publicity for music launches, tours, events and festivals. She does all this whilst travelling. Cementing a new lifestyle as a digital nomad who works in different countries around the world combining her two loves. Music and travel.  She has also written for travel publications in London and Australia.

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All transportation fee between destinations following our itinerary are sponsored by Baolau Ltd.

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Victoria Sapa Hotel & Victoria Express Train – Explore Northern Vietnam On A New Level

I have never been a fan of luxury travel. A good amount of comfort when being abroad excites me, but too much of that would bother me. I am more of the ‘exploring and experiencing’ type of traveler, but not necessarily adventurous I believe many solo female travelers out there share the same situation. I believe to have a much more fulfilling and happier life if I’d pay for flight tickets and authentic low-budget accommodations rather than saving for houses, cars, clothes or 5-star hotels.

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