Ep 167 – X Living in Kiev, Ukraine as a Digital Nomad

Can’t get enough of Ukraine? Xiaohui Wang a.k.a “X” is the founder and CEO of Essence of Email, an online marketing agency specializing in email marketing for eCommerce stores. He left his corporate job in San Francisco, booked a one-way ticket to Thailand, and started a location independent business.

On this episode, X brings us to the charming place of Kiev, Ukraine. He talks about the lifestyle to expect and what your money can buy you. You’ll find out why it’s a perfect destination for tourists and digital nomads who love to travel and work at the same time. By the end of this show, you’ll want to pack your bags and visit yourself!

Full Show Notes –

Essenceofemail.com –

​Johnny’s Guide to Ukraine: Kiev, Odessa, Lviv, and Chernobyl –
Trip Streak – Smarter Travel Search –

Time stamps:
01:21 – One-way ticket to Thailand
02:54 – Nomad Summit and Conferences
05:37 – Becoming a Digital Nomad
07:28 – What drove him into this business
11:32 – Traveling lifestyle and mentality
16:53 – Winter: The downside of Kiev
21:16 – Reasons why people visit Kiev
24:04 – Prices vs. Value
28:20 – Co-working spaces in Kiev
30:36 – Expenses: Food and Transportation
35:44 – Currency in Ukraine
41:48 – His location independent business
55:06 – Bank stability in Kiev
59:06 – Staying in Ukraine

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