a pair of influencers journey the world with out leaving work




The couple Lígia e Ulisses from Vamos Fugir has been touring for greater than a 12 months, working from completely different international locations

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You do not have to drop every part to journey the world, in case that is ever crossed your thoughts. existential disaster. A minimum of that is not what Ligia and Ulises did, a Brazilian couple who’ve been touring continuous for over a 12 months whereas working “usually” on the Instagram account Vamos Fugir (@vamosfugirblog).

Ligia is a journalist and her companion is a pc engineer. collectively they distant work and have lived in 5 completely different international locations.

The “digital nomads” had been truly already used to the routine of touring for a while. Earlier than beginning life with no everlasting residence, which started slightly over a 12 months in the past throughout a visit to 10 states in Brazil, that they had already lived within the metropolis for 5 years. Australia.

After annoyed makes an attempt to regularize citizenship within the nation, the duo determined they might see the world with out having to cease working to do it.

“Vamos Fugir was born in 2014 as a platform to share journey experiences and encourage different individuals to flee their bubbles and study that the world is far larger than they think about. Since we began producing content material, we have been in 14 international locations,” Ligia says.

Lygia and Ulysses are at present in Thailand to get to know completely different individuals islands. However not for lengthy, because the couple is already scouting locations that could possibly be their subsequent vacation spot. Take a look at the interview given by the digital nomad couple on Byte.



Lygia and Odysseus, a couple from the Vamos Fugir Instagram profile:

Lígia and Ulysses, a pair from the Instagram account Vamos Fugir: “it’s attainable to journey with out a lot cash”

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On a scale of 0 to 10, how vital is journey cash?

Let’s escape: We’d say 5, due to course it’s basic in some factors, like shopping for a airplane ticket and having an emergency reserve. However it’s not important, it’s attainable to journey with out a lot cash. There are platforms for volunteer work in change for lodging, there are hitchhikers, you possibly can deal with pets and extra.

Talking of our actuality, we’re digital nomads and we’ve got individuals paying for our distant work. So as a result of we’d like a sure construction and luxury to have the ability to function, I’d say for us it goes as much as 7 as a result of we make investments slightly bit extra in lodging, that is the primary factor for us. However it’s attainable to journey with a lot much less.

Have you ever ever gone by means of perrengue at any vacation spot? Is there a spot you would not return to?

Let’s escape: We not too long ago had a perrengue in Chiang Mai, within the north of Thailand. I caught [Lígia] an meals poisoning and I bought actually sick, I handed out within the hospital. Even when we converse English, it’s all the time tougher in such a state of affairs. I stayed in a hospital that had a global ward so every part went effectively, however the day I bought residence Ulises began to really feel sick. It has been a fairly robust week.

The one downside wasn’t a lot as a result of we had journey medical health insurance that coated every part. This can be a tip for each traveler.

In 2013, on our first backpacking journey collectively, we might take a bus from La Paz for a twelve-hour journey. I [Ulisses] On the bus station I began having very dangerous diarrhea and could not catch a bus. A Brazilian overheard our dialog and supplied me a “coal capsule” that saved me. It even stored me up longer than it ought to have, I did not go to the toilet for 4 days afterwards.

Regardless of the perrengi, there isn’t a place we won’t return to.

What do you do while you miss Brazil an excessive amount of?

Let’s escape: We lived in Australia for 5 years, so it was an enormous expertise, it was very tough. We miss you, however we’re studying and expertise helps so much in that sense. We all the time name residence, no less than each different day, speak to our mother and father, discuss our every day lives, and take part in a roundabout way within the lives of relations and pals.

We additionally realized {that a} 12 months away from house is our restrict, so we all the time plan to not journey longer than that with out visiting household and pals in Brazil.



Lygia and Ulysses say they miss the curd:

Lygia and Ulysses say they miss cottage cheese: “They do not have it in Australia, they do not have it right here in Asia”

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What was the toughest factor to surrender in Brazil? And what are you lacking?

Let’s run away: The cottage cheese. They do not exist in Australia, they do not exist right here in Asia, you attempt to discover alternate options however they do not exist. Kidding apart, there aren’t any extra critical issues we miss than household and pals.

These days the world could be very globalized and we are able to entry Brazilian tradition elsewhere. After we miss Brazilian meals, we are able to purchase substances or discover a restaurant that serves one thing nearer to residence.

What is absolutely wanted is fellowship. Within the nomadic life, even when we make pals, there’ll all the time be a farewell and the particular person will change into a digital buddy. We don’t miss the dearth of safety in Brazil in any respect, or no less than the sensation of insecurity. We do not miss the polarization both. Not being in Brazil through the election was a aid.

What recommendation do you will have for individuals who need to work whereas touring?

Let’s escape: Discovering work that may be completed remotely is step one. Many individuals don’t perceive that being a digital nomad isn’t a career, it’s a life-style that may be adopted by various kinds of professionals.

Planning can be important. Some examples are: medical health insurance; depart an influence of lawyer in Brazil in case somebody you belief wants to resolve an issue for you; and have a monetary reserve in case of an emergency.

One other tip is to take the transition slowly. The digital nomad life could appear glamorous, but it surely’s a life nonetheless. There’ll nonetheless be work and different sorts of difficulties and a few individuals could not adapt.

Earlier than you journey, if you have already got a distant job, attempt renting lodging in Brazil and do a take a look at interval with the digital nomad routine earlier than ditching the fastened issues you will have. It is a life with a number of vital choices taking place on a regular basis, which will be very exhausting.

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