My first week of working remotely from Thailand has just come to an end: time for an initial assessment. Leaving Belgium for a 3 month stint in Thailand did feel like kind of a gamble. While packing, all sort of questions popped into my mind. Would the internet connection be up to par? Would I be able to call Belgian telephone numbers without my location being noticed? Would the time difference be problematic? Would customers notice and have objections? Would it be problematic leading a team remotely? Was I gambling with my career? Personal issues also lead to some pondering. Would I be able to adapt to living in a completely different culture? Would my rental house be adequate? Let me reassure you: all is well. More than just well. Let me tell you why.