A Typical Week With Us...
We kicked off our SE Asia journey with a month in Canggu. This post goes into how a typical week looked for one of our tribe members. Bare in mind that the only aspects in this example-week that we formally organise are the Focus Sessions at Dojo Bali, the Monday evening tribe-meeting and Guest Workshop. The rest of the activities are suggestions of how you, and the tribe, could use your free time!
From Monday to Thursday, we spend our mornings and afternoons doing our online learning in a co-working space – immersing ourselves in our content. With fast wifi, the buzz of digital nomads working around us, and our tribe learning together, you'll fly through your online learning at a rate of knots. Our co-working space is Dojo Bali, a hip two-storey venue that's a stone’s throw from Echo Beach. It's got a cafe, 5 business grade fibre optic lines, a pool surrounded by tropical gardens, air-conditioned conference rooms– and a mix of large spaces and nooks for studying.
Tribe Dinner & Catchup
Every Monday evening we meet to discuss our goals, new developments and insights, and lots more. All done over the ritual of a slow dinner at the beach.
Perang Tipat Bantal
Otherwise known as "Rice Cake Wars".
"I'm sorry, but... say what?!" That was our reaction too. But, yes, it's apparently a thing over there. Every 4th month in the Balinese New Year, the lovely villagers of Kapal get together outside their temples to pray... and then have a massive food fight with rice cakes.
We expect our tribe to get involved in lots of local events like this, either going it alone or in groups – this one's in late September, right by Canggu.
Surf Lessons at Echo Beach
Our living and co-working spaces are right by Canggu's stunning beaches, world-famous for their surf-friendliness. With clear waters and spacious strips, those beaches also make a pretty ideal place to unwind with a coconut-water after a long focus-session.
Every week, we have optional guest workshops arranged by The Nomad MBA, or the local digital nomad community. From positive psychology and emotional freedom ... to careers and entrepreneurship.
With long weekends free, spending them exploring nearby cities and wonders is a great idea.
Ubud is in the uplands of Bali, an hour away from Canggu by taxi. It's busy and bursting with colours and noises – while also paradoxically being a centre for traditional crafts and dance. Around it are traditional rice paddies, rainforests, and a spattering of ancient holy sites to wander into. And hiking up nearby Mt Batur early in the morning – to catch the sunrise – was one of the most stunning vistas we've ever experienced.
That was a light hearted look at how a week on The Nomad MBA looked, during our first month in Bali. We hope you enjoyed it (yes, even the humorous captions. Especially those).