I’m looking for a monthly rental in Barcelona. I’m only planning to stay 1 or 2 months.
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I’m looking for a monthly rental in Barcelona. I’m only planning to stay 1 or 2 months.
What do you guys use for receiving both sms & calls on a European phone number?
I’d like to have a phone number that does not change for at least 1 or 2 years.
I did my homework & found this thread but it’s only about US services so I don’t think it’s relevant: What’s a good US call and SMS forwarding service?
Also, I looked into Google Hangout but it doesn’t support European phone numbers.
I’m looking for a good coworking space in Kyoto.
I just came across https://stripe.com/atlas and what they offer sounds too good to be true.
Has anyone used these services?
If yes, how was your experience? any cons?
Their claims are pretty high:
Atlas helps you incorporate a U.S. Delaware company in a couple of days. You just fill out a simple form; we generate the necessary paperwork and handle the rest.
Stripe Atlas opens a business bank account for you with Silicon Valley Bank, the world’s leading bank for tech companies. There’s no need to visit a bank branch in person to get set up.
Cherry on top:
Stripe Atlas entrepreneurs will have access to guidance on U.S. law and taxes from Orrick, the international tech law firm, and PwC, the global accounting firm. Every Atlas entrepreneur will be able to chat–for free–with a professional from PwC.
We set up a Stripe account that you can use to start accepting payments from customers in 100+ currencies right away. You can take advantage of the complete Stripe product suite, including Connect and Relay.
I’m considering traveling with a 3G amplifier.
Has anyone been testing such device while traveling?
I know it sounds ridiculous to travel with such thing, but it would allow one to still be able to work while in rather unusual places, far away from coworking spaces…
I am considering going for 1+ month in Amed (to get more into freediving).
I need to be able to make Skype calls & other work-related tasks. I need a speed equivalent to one allowing me to watch Youtube videos.
Ubud is way more connected in comparison, so I don’t expect anything wonderful.
Wondering if anyone has done this before & if yes: what 3G
provider they used, or what cafe/restaurant/hotel had a good/reliable
enough wifi connection.
Note that I went to Amed last year & the 3G connection on the 2 providers I used at the time was terrible. That’s why I’m asking for help.
Thanks in advance!
p.s. I also posted this question on travel.stackexchange.com/questions/82403/quality-of-wifis-3g-reception-in-amed-bali
I want an insurance that covers my belongings only.
I already have a international travel health insurance, hence I do not need some link or recommendation to do-it-all packages (i.e. insurance for health + rescue + belongings).
I came across this threads:
But they did not help me because:
Ideally, I’d like to find an insurance that can insure my belongings regardless of my nationality & residence. Any link to information of quality is welcome.
I’m searching for places to work from in Pai, i.e. cafes or restaurants.
I am looking for:
So many DN coming from Chiang Mai to escape the city life, I hope this thread will help a few of us stay in Pai a bit longer than usual
I plan to go to Myanmar and I would like to know about the current state of the 3G network in this country.
Is it anywhere possible to work from Myanmar with a local 3G sim card (yes, using it as a hotspot)?
I don’t need extremely fast internet, but I have been told Myanmar is very much behind regarding many topics…
What’s up dreamers?
Do you have any recommendation on where to do online shopping in Thailand?
I just got an external screen & accessories from Lazada.co.th: the price was good & delivery of the screen (to Koh Lanta) took only 3 days…! This was way beyond my expectations.
Any other tips (& shared experience) would be appreciated.
ps. created the same conversation on the DN Thailand facebook group if you prefer participating over there https://www.facebook.com/groups/1069582656437496/permalink/1075943859134709/
I went to Cape Verde for a few weeks in January 2015.
Cape Verde is a pretty cool place to be, especially when it’s very cold in Europe in the winter, see my relevant post on this on What’s the best warm destinations in Europe in the winter?
However, the internet connection was not so good in most islands. I also tested a few wifi connections in different hotels & restaurants, & on different islands, but no luck, the connections were always pretty slow. Maybe I didn’t try in the right places or the right telecom companies.
Apart from the internet connection, I noticed that the quality of the infrastructures is usually quite low. Does it disqualify Cape Verde as a destination for digital nomads? I don’t know. I might simply too little knowledge about the country.
Any feedback is welcome. Thanks.
tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.
We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.
You know the ones - where are you from, where’ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.
The novelty of answering these questions wears off after maybe a week, but they’re nonetheless insightful and no matter how much we hate them, we find ourselves asking others.
So let’s bring the dreaded backpacker questionnaire to NomadForum and introduce ourselves shall we?
No need to answer them all if you don’t want to
But the more you share… The merrier!
I’m looking for an international health insurance (no travel insurance) for my nomadic life. It should cover the basic services and at least be accepted in the EU (it’s ok if it’s not accepted in the US as I’m aware they rarely are). Nice to have: enter into a contract online. Anyone got a good experience or a recommendation?
Thanks in advance!
Planning ahead for the winter. I’ll be in Spain in the Fall and want to go someplace warm for the winter in or near Europe, but not Schengen. Was first thinking Cape Town, but the internet is slow and it is very far. Was also thinking:
Israel - but airbnb listings are very pricey.
Turkey - maybe a little chilly.
Any other suggestions?
Nomad-to-be here, wondering about destinations that offer a good mix of:
Phuket seems an obvious choice, but I’m hoping there are some nomad scuba divers here who can share their experiences.
I want to live in Shikoku for two months. I’d like Shikoku, because of its beautiful nature, and preserved culture and tradition. Has anyone been there? Where could I base myself, apart from the 4 big cities (prefecture capitals)? I’d ideally like a town, 10 - 50.000 people population. Anyone with an idea? Thanks!
I’m trying to work out where I should go in Thailand that offers a combination of strong internet connection with a bit of natural beauty (hills/sea - I don’t really mind).
I’ve been in Bali recently and whilst it is gorgeous it has two main problems for me. First, it doesn’t really support a lifestyle where you walk anywhere - the roads are dangerous and pavements largely non-existant. And, famously, the internet connections here aren’t fabulous, unless you go to a coworking spot.
Can anyone with experience of Thailand please tell me if they can recommend somewhere that’s attractive to be in, well connected, and less-than-lethal for pedestrians?
I wondered how everybody deals with getting data on their phone in each country they travel. Is there a way around it? It is always such a pain having to buy and activate sim cards everywhere. I have tried the company “worldsim” and had an international sim for a while, but they where terrible and ended up to be super expensive.
I’m planning on 6 weeks in Chiang Mai soon and most of the stuff I’ve read about finding a place there says the best thing to do is to look in person. Considering the short time I’m there, I would prefer to prebook to say a couple of days of apartment hunting.
I was wondering about the options for short(ish) term accommodation and if pre-booking is worthwhile or if I’ll just get fobbed off with the worst room/apartment available.
I’m just looking for something basic - so long as it has air conditioning. Having a work space would be a definite advantage as would closeness to coffee. Other than that, things like a pool, gym, kitchen aren’t that important to me.
My boyfriend and I would like to spend a few months in Italy - nowhere major like Milan, maybe Tuscany region or more south. I’ve been there before, but not in a work capacity. We need decent internet both where we stay (maybe airbnb) and are hoping to find some cafes or work spots around.
I don’t see too much on here about Italy. And it certainly doesn’t make any list of ‘best places for digital nomads’ - so I’m curious about that. Is it a bad spot for people like us that survive off of the internet? Is it not reliable?
I appreciate any insights from your experiences!
Are there guys here with income over $10k month living more luxury-like lifestyle? I struggle to find friends with similar lifestyle who can travel anywhere and not care about the money, who can go to a nice restaurant or bar and not look at the prices.
I am not a douche bag (mostly) who only cares about the money, but the majority of people I met are trying to spend less and it kills so many opportunities to have fun… I am not rich at all, but I hate “backpacker” lifestyle and call myself a “flashpacker”.
I used to live in Bangkok and I visit this city frequently. Now I’m in Saigon and going to Taipei in the end of Nov. Anyone wants to connect?
Hello, i have been moving around with just a couple of suitcases and that was easy, just find a nice coworking space and pay a lot for a room on AirBnB and you can visit a lot of places.
My problem now is that i have been living in a flat for a few years, and i cumulated an amount of stuff i don’t necessarily want to get rid of. In other words, this time i want to move my whole base elsewhere, but i am quite confused about how to do that.
I want to move from Germany to Italy, and i guess that i can find a more or less expensive service to move my stuff safely to destination, the problem is that i would like the furniture to arrive after me, and possibly to a destination i don’t know yet.
So, ideally i would load all my stuff on a truck and call back one month later with the address of the house i found in the meantime, but i am not sure that a service like this even exists. If it doesn’t, i will have to go back and forth from my target location, and i will need to carefully plan my moves in order to be in the old place while loading the furniture, and already in the new place when it will arrive.
This sounds unneededly complex. Am i missing anything? How do people relocate?
I’m currently on UpWork, PPH, Guru and Fiverr but it feels like I’m grasping at straws here. It takes a long time to apply for each job and then wait for the reply. Even still, most of the jobs are small and not recurring.
I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for finding remote jobs (as in ones that are recurring)?
I know of a few out there like remoteok and all the sites it pulls from but they all seem to be jobs for experienced techies. Looking at the job board today I see the word, ‘senior’ and ‘principal’ showing up constantly.
My biggest skill is around video but I can do web development as well as a junior. Does anyone know a platform or group where I could find remote jobs more suited to me?
I appreciate any feedback. Thankyou!
If I stay somewhere for a while I usually get hard bottled bulk water containers, but often I have to rely on cheap plastic water bottles, which isn’t good from both a health and environmental perspective. Have used a drink bottle with a filter but can’t say I trusted it, and it was a little annoying. Any better options in use?
I’m looking into visa requirements for Indonesia and Thailand (our first two stops) and it’s looking like I’ll need to show proof of onward air tickets out of both countries to be allowed in. Is that true in practice?
If so, I’m curious how other nomads manage it – do you just buy cheap tickets out that you’re OK with not using to satisfy the requirement? Or do you chance it?
This is quite a specific question but can be generic in term of method.
I need to get some time out of Bogota so I can come on the remaining days of my touristic visa in order to enrol in a cheapest university to study Spanish.
So basically going out for 2 weeks, come back, do the papers during the 3 remaining weeks.
I’m trying to find the cheapest flight + hotel combination for this period of time using Nomadlist.
Anybody has a better method/experience?
Surprised that this thread does not exist.
If you lose and block your only credit card, what are your other options than going home?
Do you have a specific bank that can send you a new card? Aside from that do you have some tips?
Occasionally I discover some really great tools that make life as a digital nomad orders of magnitude easier or better. Some of the ones I’ve found include:
So what products, services, tools, websites or apps have you discovered that have made your life easier or better?
Just thought I would give a tip for something thats been amazingly useful for me recently.
It’s basically a pre-paid debit card, where it’s free to exchange into Euro GBP and Dollar.
There are no costs to use it. You upload money into it and then it exchanges it at “inter-bank rates” - the same rates as the banks get I believe.
No commisions, No costs, No discrepancies in FX rates.
I reckon I must have saved around £150 this month in various fees for things.
Another good one is transferwise - if you have to send money direct to someones bank account - there are charges but very small (like £2 to send £400)
Hope it can help a few people out there and give the banks a good duff up at the same time
I’m leaving for India in about a month and then headed to Thailand and probably Indonesia. What immunizations should I get, and which ones did you get for these areas. The CDC says Hepatitis A and Typhoid for most and long list for some travelers. I’m also considering a Malaria prevention pill. I will be in India for 10 days and Thailand and Indonesia for about a month.
Any information regarding what other nomads have or have experience with would be greatly appreciated.
Lately I’ve learned little kitesurfing and I’m new in digital nomadism.
I’d like join these exciting things into something. Got idea if there are some digital nomads who like kitesurfing and planned go to somewhere.
I have some locations, where some digital nomads would go:
Who is interested to do some kind of calendar or plan something, or is there already some kind of this calendar?
disclaimer, surfers != kitesurfers
Hi to all Nomads living on Ko Samui or Ko Phangan!
Are there any good coworking spaces on the islands of Thailand? (I only found one in Ko Lanta, but nothing on the Eastern islands like Ko Samui or Ko Phangan where I would like to stay.)
If not, what are the best internet cafes to work comfortably and quietly?
How fast and how reliable is the internet connection?
Thanks so much!
Hi guys !
I want to know, as digital nomads, how are you concerned with money transfers ? How do you manage this if you are used to send money to your original country ?
I’d like to switch my bank to something more nomad friendly, because I don’t like my current one for numerous reasons, but I can’t to decide which one would be the best.
The only thing that makes me suspicious is the fact that they talk about 3.5% interest rate on 5 years fixed term deposit accounts, which seems awesome, but also too good to be true. I’m no expert, but if a bank tells me they guarantee 3.5% interest I’m suspecting some scam:).
So I’m wondering if somebody has experience with them? I know that currently they have no cards yet, but they plan to offer that soon, and I would be fine to wait until then.
any tips, suggestions? It’s for Jan-2015 through March-2015.
I’m ideally looking for a nomad house-style type of setup, in which 4 or more digital nomads all live together in a nice, modern villa. But I’m not sure if there are too many of those around in Canggu.
Otherwise a private room+bathroom or private apt. for around $600-800 will be fine (depending on the speed of the Internet).
Any help or tips are more than welcome : )
I am a software engineer with 4 years of experience. I have been working for several companies in the software business, and I think I’m done with working in an office, 9-5, small talk in the coffee machine, etc. I just can’t stand it anymore. I don’t like the idea of sticking around an office, working there with a lot of distractions and pointless interruptions because I am supposed to be more “productive”.
I am skilled, hard-worker and dedicated. I love being part of a team, and part of a meaningful project in which I believe, and in which I can contribute to a remarkable growth and evolution of a valuable product/service.
I have handled website development of all kinds (mostly AngularJS + Bootstrap in the last year), Android apps, and Java development. I have a quite nice resume and cool projects behind me, and a deep understanding of software projects management (Scrum / Git / testing…)
But I am totally lost in how could I get a job that allows me remote work. I d I have tried looking for jobs in remoteok.io, but when you’re not from US or not willing to be there the opportunities are way less than expected.
I am not looking for a huge salary/conditions, just the chance of working in a project in which I can give my best, while I enjoy an Internet connection from Spain, Slovenia or wherever is my next destination.
If you know how I could start looking for my perfect remote work, or know someone who is looking for someone like me, I say thank you so much in advance.
PD: Sorry if this kind of question is not suitable here, or has been asked before. Please tell me or move it if needed.
We have been racking our brains to source our dream location:
The most obvious choices seem to be in developed countries such as California, Sydney and the Basque region. However we are currently based in Asia and love the bustle of it all.
So far we have come up with a few seasonal options being Taiwan in the right time of year and the Philippines. Sri Lanka might be OK but we aren’t sure on the internet and the climbing doesn’t seem to be near the coast.
Anyone got any suggestions?
So, I’m about to become a digital nomad later this year. Right now I’m in the preparation mode and looking for useful information that will help me to achieve living like a digital nomad without having to deal with beginner problems…
I have traveled before, so I have some experiences, but not long term travelling in poor countries. Just been living abroad in several countries in Europe for 3-6 months in the same place. I will visit both South East Asia and South America, so I would like to have some helpful tips about security and how to avoid theft.
So basically, if you’d like to share your experiences: How do you protect your tech gear from theft while travelling?
Looking for a connection I can work from, 2+mb/s would be awesome! Just leaving Seminyak, Bali and heading north to Canggu. I’m desparate for good internet so I can get some work done. I’m a programmer and need to download/upload ~200mb files on the reg. If you have any fast internet spots near Canggu or Ubud, you’d be helping a nomad out!
I have a personal hotspot and love working outside but I’m limited to how much battery my MacBook has. Has anyone used/or is currently using external battery for their MacBook?
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