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๐Ÿ“ Taipei now 
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2012-02
2017-11

@ailaastrs

Interior Decorator | Stylist |
40

trips

32,980

km

3%

of the world

5

countries

13

cities

๐Ÿ•ธ Web Dev๐Ÿ’ป Software Dev๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile Dev๐ŸŽจ UI/UX Design๐Ÿ‘พ Game Dev๐Ÿ˜Ž VR Dev๐Ÿ“‡ Startup Founder๐Ÿ’ฐ Finance๐Ÿ’ฐ Crypto๐Ÿค  Product Manager๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Education๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ Medical๐Ÿšฉ Politics๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Creative๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Law๐Ÿ“ฐ Journalism๐Ÿ“ Blogging๐Ÿ‘Š Coach๐Ÿ“ˆ Data๐Ÿ’ช Fitness๐Ÿค Community๐Ÿ’ผ Marketing๐Ÿค‘ Sales๐Ÿ›’ Ecommerce๐Ÿ“Š SaaS๐Ÿ™‚ Support๐Ÿ—บ Geo๐Ÿƒ Sports๐Ÿšš Logistics๐Ÿก Architecture๐Ÿ‘‹ Hospitality
๐ŸšŒ High School๐Ÿ“œ Bachelor's Degree๐ŸŽ“ Master's Degree๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ PhD

โ˜€๏ธ Waking up early๐ŸŒ™ Staying up late๐Ÿˆ Cats๐Ÿถ Dogs๐Ÿฉ Samoyeds๐Ÿต Teaโ˜•๏ธ Coffee๐Ÿธ Cocktails๐Ÿท Wine๐Ÿบ Beer๐Ÿพ Drinking alcohol๐Ÿฅ› No alcohol๐Ÿƒ 420๐Ÿ– Paleo๐Ÿฅฉ Eating meat๐ŸŸ Eating fish๐Ÿฅ’ Vegan๐Ÿฅ’ Vegetarian๐ŸŸ Pescetarian๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korean food๐Ÿฃ Japanese food๐ŸŒฏ Mexican food๐Ÿ Italian food๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Chinese food๐Ÿ’ช Crossfit๐Ÿ’ช Fitnessโ›ฐ Hikingโ›ฐ Climbingโ›ฐ Outdoors๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Yoga๐Ÿ™ Spiritual๐ŸŒŠ Diving๐Ÿ„ Surfing๐ŸŽ Kitesurfing๐ŸŠ Swimming๐Ÿƒ Running๐Ÿšด Cycling๐Ÿ Motorcyclingโ›ต๏ธ Sailing๐Ÿ‚ Skateboarding๐Ÿ‚ Snowboardingโ›ท Skiing๐Ÿ’ช Fight sportsโšฝ๏ธ Football๐ŸŽ Race sportsโ›ณ๏ธ Golf๐ŸŽพ Tennis๐Ÿ“– Reading๐Ÿ‘พ Gaming๐Ÿ˜ Extrovert๐Ÿ˜ณ Introvert๐ŸŒ Third Culture Kid๐Ÿ‘ผ Youngest child๐Ÿ‘ถ Middle child๐Ÿง’ Oldest childโ›ฑ Beach๐Ÿ› Shoppingโ›ช๏ธ History๐Ÿ“บ Documentaries๐Ÿค” Philosophy๐ŸŽž Movies๐ŸŽธ Acoustic music๐ŸŽน Electronic musicโœ๏ธ Writing๐Ÿ“ธ Photography๐ŸŽž Film making๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Cooking๐ŸŽจ Drawing๐ŸŽค Singing๐ŸŽ’ Backpacking๐Ÿš Vanlife๐Ÿ’ƒ Dancing๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽค Partying๐Ÿš Urbex๐Ÿ’ช Feminism๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Progressive politicsโš–๏ธ Centrist politics๐Ÿ‘ด Conservative politics

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 22 Nov '174d26 Nov '1726 Nov '17
22 Nov '17

Taipei

24ยฐC
Taiwan
 29 May '176mo21 Nov '1721 Nov '17
29 May '17

Makati

35ยฐC
Philippines
 24 May '174d28 May '1728 May '17
24 May '17

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 3 Apr '172mo23 May '1723 May '17
3 Apr '17

Makati

35ยฐC
Philippines
 1 Apr '171d2 Apr '172 Apr '17
1 Apr '17
B

Batangas

Philippines
 22 Mar '175d27 Mar '1727 Mar '17
22 Mar '17

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
2016
 26 Dec '163mo31 Mar '1731 Mar '17
26 Dec '16

Makati

30ยฐC
Philippines
 24 Dec '161d25 Dec '1625 Dec '16
24 Dec '16
L

Lian

Philippines
 28 Nov '1625d23 Dec '1623 Dec '16
28 Nov '16

Makati

32ยฐC
Philippines
 23 Nov '164d27 Nov '1627 Nov '16
23 Nov '16

Seoul

9ยฐC
South Korea
 26 Oct '1627d22 Nov '1622 Nov '16
26 Oct '16

Makati

31ยฐC
Philippines
 23 Oct '162d25 Oct '1625 Oct '16
23 Oct '16

Cebu

31ยฐC
Philippines
 2 Aug '161mo9 Sep '169 Sep '16
2 Aug '16

Makati

32ยฐC
Philippines
 28 Jul '164d1 Aug '161 Aug '16
28 Jul '16

Cebu

31ยฐC
Philippines
 5 Jul '1622d27 Jul '1627 Jul '16
5 Jul '16
P

Paraรฑaque

Philippines
 27 Jun '167d4 Jul '164 Jul '16
27 Jun '16

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 25 Jun '161d26 Jun '1626 Jun '16
25 Jun '16

Makati

34ยฐC
Philippines
 20 Jun '164d24 Jun '1624 Jun '16
20 Jun '16

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 7 Jun '1612d19 Jun '1619 Jun '16
7 Jun '16

Makati

34ยฐC
Philippines
 18 May '1620d7 Jun '167 Jun '16
18 May '16

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 5 May '1612d17 May '1617 May '16
5 May '16
P

Paraรฑaque

Philippines
 3 May '161d4 May '164 May '16
3 May '16

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 28 Apr '164d2 May '162 May '16
28 Apr '16

Makati

35ยฐC
Philippines
 18 Apr '169d27 Apr '1627 Apr '16
18 Apr '16

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 15 Apr '162d17 Apr '1617 Apr '16
15 Apr '16

Makati

35ยฐC
Philippines
 11 Apr '163d14 Apr '1614 Apr '16
11 Apr '16

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 8 Apr '162d10 Apr '1610 Apr '16
8 Apr '16
P

Paraรฑaque

Philippines
 4 Apr '164d8 Apr '168 Apr '16
4 Apr '16

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 17 Mar '1614d31 Mar '1631 Mar '16
17 Mar '16

Makati

32ยฐC
Philippines
 15 Mar '161d16 Mar '1616 Mar '16
15 Mar '16

Cebu

30ยฐC
Philippines
 2 Mar '1612d14 Mar '1614 Mar '16
2 Mar '16

Makati

32ยฐC
Philippines
 1 Mar '161d2 Mar '162 Mar '16
1 Mar '16

Cebu

30ยฐC
Philippines
 28 Feb '163d2 Mar '162 Mar '16
28 Feb '16

Makati

30ยฐC
Philippines
 15 Feb '1615d1 Mar '161 Mar '16
15 Feb '16

Makati

30ยฐC
Philippines
 13 Feb '161d14 Feb '1614 Feb '16
13 Feb '16

Cebu

29ยฐC
Philippines
 23 Jan '161d23 Jan '1623 Jan '16
23 Jan '16
A

Atimonan

Philippines
2015
 26 May '151d27 May '1527 May '15
26 May '15
C

Camarines Norte

Philippines
2012
 19 Feb '121d20 Feb '1220 Feb '12
19 Feb '12

Tokyo

10ยฐC
Japan
 18 Feb '121d18 Feb '1218 Feb '12
18 Feb '12

Kyoto

10ยฐC
Japan
 15 Feb '122d17 Feb '1217 Feb '12
15 Feb '12

Osaka

10ยฐC
Japan
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๐Ÿ›ฌ Frequent visits

  • TokyoTokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.67/5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year's salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it's not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It's technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don't come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they're somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you're not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it's really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it's not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you're dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

    ๐ŸŒฅ 46°AQI11
    1x
    $3,546 / mo
    21Mbps
  • SeoulSeoul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.83/5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Seoul is lovely but still has some challenges for nomads. Korean food is great, but most restaurants are used to serving groups, or at least couples. Many times you'll simply be refused service entering a restaurant alone. Unlike Japan, eating alone is stil frowned upon in Korea and mostly impossible. Exceptions are of course expat areas like Itaewon which are more used to it. Also outside signage and menus are mostly still in Korean, without any English translations generally. Even if you learn the Korean characters, you won't know the words, so this makes it impossible to order. This is slowly changing though, especially in hipster areas. You might ask "why does this reviewer care stuff is in English or not, they're in Korea, what does he expect?". Well, it's 2018 and Korea presents itself as an international country, English should be the default sub text. There's more challenges, it's very difficult to meet Koreans, you'll always be seen as the "token" foreigner in social groups. This is understandable and to be fair it's much worse in Japan than Korea. Unless you're in expat areas, you'll feel fairly isolated because Koreans will generally avoid you for fear of having to speak English. This makes it a potentially very lonely experience for any nomads. This is kinda vicious because Koreans look down on people that are alone. Hence the group-eating thing. Solutions to that? Come here with a group of friends. You'll have a MUCH easier time.

    ๐ŸŒฅ 36°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI75
    1x
    $2,420 / mo
    20Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Longest stays

  • SeoulSeoul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.83/5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Seoul is lovely but still has some challenges for nomads. Korean food is great, but most restaurants are used to serving groups, or at least couples. Many times you'll simply be refused service entering a restaurant alone. Unlike Japan, eating alone is stil frowned upon in Korea and mostly impossible. Exceptions are of course expat areas like Itaewon which are more used to it. Also outside signage and menus are mostly still in Korean, without any English translations generally. Even if you learn the Korean characters, you won't know the words, so this makes it impossible to order. This is slowly changing though, especially in hipster areas. You might ask "why does this reviewer care stuff is in English or not, they're in Korea, what does he expect?". Well, it's 2018 and Korea presents itself as an international country, English should be the default sub text. There's more challenges, it's very difficult to meet Koreans, you'll always be seen as the "token" foreigner in social groups. This is understandable and to be fair it's much worse in Japan than Korea. Unless you're in expat areas, you'll feel fairly isolated because Koreans will generally avoid you for fear of having to speak English. This makes it a potentially very lonely experience for any nomads. This is kinda vicious because Koreans look down on people that are alone. Hence the group-eating thing. Solutions to that? Come here with a group of friends. You'll have a MUCH easier time.

    ๐ŸŒฅ 36°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI75
    4d
    $2,420 / mo
    20Mbps
  • TokyoTokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.67/5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year's salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it's not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It's technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don't come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they're somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you're not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it's really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it's not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you're dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

    ๐ŸŒฅ 46°AQI11
    1d
    $3,546 / mo
    21Mbps
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