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Working from beach – Batangas, Philippines

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If you work for a company that sends you to Philippines or you get a consulting gig (in my case), visiting and living in Manila can be overwhelming. Mostly in my travels, I use the cities for air-transit and tend to gravitate towards the nearest wilderness/nature.

Living in Manila reminded me of a life in major American cities. Starbucks in every street corner, cafes, high end stores, malls, and juice shops drove me crazy in no time.

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Just a couple of hours drive from Manila is the Batangas province and yes, there are quiet a few beach resorts in the area. But, I managed to find a hotel that is right next to the coral reef in the region. I was probably one of the three guests at the hotel that time in July.

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You walk out of the hotel to the beach and you step on coral reef…..

Since there is WIFI everywhere, I figured Batangas would be my office for a few days.

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I would have breakfast, go for a 40-min dive before work. At lunch hour, if time permits, I would dive again.

Sunset boat rides with locals, dive at night, come back for a local delicacy.

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I felt the most productive at work !!! ?!

But, trust me, it got boring quickly. I did that for about 5-days and I was ready to move on to the next Island after a short stay in Philippines again for face-to-face meetings.

Well, that project was a success and got my work featured in the Media. So, this relaxed work-life-style got to have helped right ?!

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At least with IT jobs, it should be easy enough to pull off a work-from-beach for a few days. Try it out, it really works. I find myself the most creative and productive when I am not at my work desk.

Do you have such work from beach/far-away place experiences ? Do Share, I would love to hear your story.