After a summer spent back in Europe Paul is back on the road, South East Asia will be his home for the next couple of months. Working on the road and the digital nomad lifestyle is something that he's used to by now and although it has its downsides, he feels blessed to be able to do it. A small island called Derawan off the coast of Indonesian Borneo was his first port of call.
By ioMerino Outsider Paul
"A friend had organised a Scuba Diving trip to the area in search of Manta Rays, Whale Sharks and other marine life. We got our Whale Sharks, and the varied and colourful life of the area was amazing, but we only got glimpses of the Manta.
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After a dive filled week with great people, we headed into the jungles of Central Kalimantan to spend a little time with the orangutans. These beautiful creatures are as amazing in person as I had hoped they would be and feel fortunate to have seen them in their natural environment.
Now we’re in Yogyakarta focusing more on work and enjoying all the cultural flavours of this vibrant Indonesian city. From here we move onto Chang Mai, Thailand for a month of focused work and daily Thai boxing sessions. Oh and there’s meant to be some great hiking, any opportunity to get Outside!"
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