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Vodcast # 24 - A Cross-Cultural Lodging Experience by John Ho


Our digital nomad friend John, who’s originally from Hong Kong, began his venture in Chiang Mai to look for rising opportunities in Asia, particularly Thailand. Now he not only runs his digital livestream and creation page, but also a brand-new co-living space @altcolivingCM.


With vaccines available and starting to distribute, many are looking forward to border reopening. As people are more open to work from home and work remotely, the trend of digital nomads is beginning to explode.


Next time when you plan for your journey in Asia and struggling where to live, consider co-living space an option. The idea is that you have your private space, while sharing a common area with other neighbours - which applies a sharing economy model. This is particularly suitable for those with an open mind and look for meeting new friends from different cultures.


In a world of globalization, co-living spaces serve as celebrating cultural diversity. Consider it next time when you travel!


#CoLivingSpace #DigitalNomad #ExpatInThai #Globalization #CrossCulture #BorderReopening #JohnHo #CrossBorder


About the Speaker:

Mr. John Ho is a social media marketing strategist and co-founder of Alt_. He grew up in Hong Kong and after graduating from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he spent his first 10 years in Hong Kong working in the hospitality sector. Later on he pursued in network marketing business and also became one of the pioneers in mobile live-streaming with Periscope (Twitter Live App). His global audience is more than 60,000 combined with over 5,000 hours of stream time across platforms like Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. He helped built a Facebook page (Martial Tribes) to over 4 million page fans and also created the page "Married to Chiang Mai" with highly engaging content in various formats. John and his family are currently living in Thailand and he is creating his first co-living and co-working space in the old city of Chiang Mai.


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