Unfortunately, life happened, and Maja ended up in a hospital, so we had to shift our priorities a bit. She is fine now; we are glad our private health insurance worked perfectly in this unplanned situation.
We have an international insurance with April, and it is very relieving to see that it went smoothly. When traveling, permanently or temporarily, please don't neglect the insurance or try to save money on it. You never know when you will need it. For sure, we recommend looking at the options that April International has to offer. We have emergency insurance with a deductible to make our monthly payments more affordable. If you have any questions about it, you can just hit the reply button and reach out to us.
Besides the insurance, the staff at Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin took excellent care of Maja.
After she recovered, we moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and we are happy to share some insights from the last few days!
What are we working on?
After our launch of the New World Guardians NFT social impact project next last week, everything is back to normal pace. Launch time is always busy and exciting; I will never get tired of that. You can still mint your NEW WORLD GUARDIAN NFT for a reduced price and become part of the Web3 Social Good community.
I am also starting to work with Virtual Bacon again and I'm excited about it. If you haven't yet, signup for his newsletter. You will get great insights into Web3 and current trends. Valuable information for free!
Traveling, what's next?
We arrived in Phnom Penh on Saturday. We started our travels in Hua Hin, which is about 3h away from Bangkok. Our flight was from Don Muang Airport. Phnom Penh is just about an hour's flight away, so it was a quick and smooth journey without any complications. We arrived at our new accommodation late afternoon, in the stormy rain, so we just had a quick dinner across the street and left the exploring for the next day.
We like to travel on Saturdays to avoid losing our working rhythm during the week. Saturday is also cool because when we arrive and we still have time to explore the neighborhood before starting the new work-week on Monday.
We were suprised that all the prices and menus are in USD, instead of their local currency Cambodian Riel. Here is why:
Cambodia has run a dual-currency system since United Nations peacekeepers arrived to oversee elections in 1993, bringing with them U.S. dollars, which circulated in tandem with riel, providing much-needed currency stability amid postwar reconstruction.
We are both Cambodia first-timers, and we feel great here. It's just hard to stop saying Kap Khun Krap/Ka - thank you in Thai.😃 Cambodia is my 45th, and Maja's 43rd country visited. 🌏
I did not expect that, but there is a Blockchain Cafe around the corner; it's the first community educational research center about blockchain technology in Phnom Penh. You can pay with Cryptos, and they have super fast internet. It's a great place if you want to be surrounded by people interested in Blockchain.
Every city should have a Blockchain Cafe. We will spend a lot of time here in the next two weeks.
I am currently watching
My current evening entertainment is an episode of The Good Doctor. It's about a young autistic surgical resident at the fictional San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. He uses his extraordinary gifts to save lives and fight all the skeptics—very easy watch.
Something to think about
"The ultimate form of preparation is not planning for a specific scenario, but a mindset that can handle uncertainty." - James Clear
and also from James Clear:
"What do I need to accomplish today, and how can I have the most fun possible while doing it?"
Tool of the week
I love automation and streamlining processes. That's why I have to mention one of my beloved tools - Make, formerly known as Integromat. It is a tool to automate tasks and build systems that support your private and business life.
Integromat was my to-go tool in the past, but now I used Make and made my first automation with it. It works smoothly. I created a workflow that connects my PomodoneApp (an app I use for tracking time and time boxing) with my Google Calendar and my Google Time Tracking Sheet. Maja is making fun, but automation makes me happy. 😃
If you feel my excitement, you can try it out.
Current Habits & Learning New Skills
We both try to learn to Crawl / Freestyle swim better till the end of the year. We already see some progress; the next step will be to add breathing, which will be also the most difficult step, I assume.
Here are my non-swimming habits:
Headspace Meditation - 554 days
Language Learning (Spanish/Thai) - 561 days
Here are Maja's current habits:
Duolingo (German) - 787 days
Drops (Thai) - 60 days