Working on the road is actually harder then it sounds.  In 2015 you’d expect that finding a hotel with a desk, two chairs and Wi-Fi would be pretty easy; you are wrong.

After months of looking for Wi-Fi on the road we’ve discovered that it’s way easier to buy local pre paid sim cards with a data pack than rely on hotels offering high speed Wi-Fi (that barely let’s you load Google or has a data limit of 200MB!).  Thats what made it possible for us to work from any location on any part of a trip and gave us the idea to build our own primitive mobile office.

Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office

To be able to work with some of the most amazing views behind our laptop we literally just need to find a camping spot with power and we are ready to go.  Our current mobile setting was recently purchased in Decathlon on the way to Switzerland.  It consists of:

– two fold out tables (big enough to support big laptops and all of the camera gear that we drag along)
– two chairs with armrests
– waterproof extension cables and power board with surge protection

Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office

With that set up and Wi-Fi tethered from the prepaid sim cards in our phones, we are ready to hit all our client’s deadlines while watching sunset over one of Europe’s most beautiful Alpine lakes in Silvaplana, Switzerland. Slightly better than the inside of a cubicle wall of the finance department.

Windsurfing on Lake Silvaplana, Switzerland
Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office
Building the Mobile Office

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  • That was a narrow escape. Well, yes the windows and car doors should always be closed, you never know when these big cats may attack.
    I too went for a tour inside the lions park but I opted for the guided safari experience and I feel its much safer.

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