Despite the fact that we are in Vietnam, we are still working.
People don’t really understand this concept of travel/work, so it is always funny to see their reaction when they see a group of people arriving in a restaurant, each of them turning on a laptop, starting to look for an electrical outlet, asking about wi-fi signal…
Our main problem is to find reliable access to the internet. The engineers can live without for brief periods as they are use Git to version our code (which fully supports offline mode), and also because our local development environment recreates the entire “Expensify ecosystem” without being connected to the network. This feature allow us to work in some pretty weird places.
Be most of the time, we have no problems. Restaurant owners and staff are happy to have customers who are going to stay all day and ordering smoothies after coffees. Although, one restaurant charged us a daily rent to pay for our electricity!