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Korean-Canadian born/raised in Toronto. Lived mostly in Southeast Asia (Bangkok, Saigon, Bali); this year, roaming LATAM. IG: alexanderjoo
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 30 Dec '1916d15 Jan '2015 Jan '20
30 Dec '19

Rio de Janeiro

28ยฐC
Brazil
 23 Dec '197d30 Dec '1930 Dec '19
23 Dec '19

Iquitos

Peru
 16 Dec '197d23 Dec '1923 Dec '19
16 Dec '19

Lima

24ยฐC
Peru
 12 Dec '194d16 Dec '1916 Dec '19
12 Dec '19

Cusco

14ยฐC
Peru
 8 Dec '193d11 Dec '1911 Dec '19
8 Dec '19

La Paz

16ยฐC
Bolivia
 6 Dec '192d8 Dec '198 Dec '19
6 Dec '19

Montevideo

25ยฐC
Uruguay
 23 Nov '1913d6 Dec '196 Dec '19
23 Nov '19

Buenos Aires

24ยฐC
Argentina
 18 Nov '192d20 Nov '1920 Nov '19
18 Nov '19

Valparaรญso

19ยฐC
Chile
 15 Nov '198d23 Nov '1923 Nov '19
15 Nov '19

Santiago

26ยฐC
Chile
 6 Nov '198d14 Nov '1914 Nov '19
6 Nov '19

Playa del Carmen

29ยฐC
Mexico
 23 Oct '1914d6 Nov '196 Nov '19
23 Oct '19

Toronto

14ยฐC
Canada
 17 Oct '196d23 Oct '1923 Oct '19
17 Oct '19

Rio de Janeiro

27ยฐC
Brazil
 12 Oct '195d17 Oct '1917 Oct '19
12 Oct '19

Sรฃo Paulo

27ยฐC
Brazil
 5 Oct '196d11 Oct '1911 Oct '19
5 Oct '19

Fortaleza

30ยฐC
Brazil
 29 Sep '196d5 Oct '195 Oct '19
29 Sep '19

Salvador

27ยฐC
Brazil
 23 Sep '196d29 Sep '1929 Sep '19
23 Sep '19

Rio de Janeiro

26ยฐC
Brazil
 
 22 Aug '191mo22 Sep '1922 Sep '19
22 Aug '19

Los Angeles, CA

27ยฐC
United States
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Is Panama a good destination for tax residency for digital nomads?

 

in Panama by @anonym |  | 23 comments

Iโ€™m from Europe and is looking for a country where I can declare my residency, mostly for tax purposes. Panama seems to fit everything. The plan is:

  • Get permanent residency using โ€œFriendly Nations Visaโ€
  • Create a company and get a work permit
  • Get clients to pay me in that company

Since Panama has territorial tax, all income earned outside Panama has zero taxation.

Is it just that good or is there some hidden catch? I live in a Scandinavian country and they just hate to let people go. Will there be problems in paradise?

The plan is to visit Panama once a year and after five years get a passport.

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Which Indonesian visa is the most hassle-free for staying there for 6-12 months?


in Indonesia by @david |  | 6 comments

Which Indonesian visa is the most hassle-free for staying there for 6-12 months? By hassle free I mean reasonably easy to obtain, not too expensive, and ideally without frequent renewals. I will arrive in Bali in April 2015.

The visas that come to mind are:

  • 1 year business visa (but the first stay can only be 60 days, any following stay as long as I want?)

  • Half-year sosial visa (but I have to renew monthly and cannot leave for a few days without an exit/re-entry permit?)

  • Tourist visa which I convert into a sosial visa (probably itโ€™s cheaper and more hassle-free to do the sosial right away before arrival?)

Which did you try, and which were easiest? Do I need a local invitation, and what is the easiest way to get one without getting into obligations?

Would anyone be so nice and invite me for a business visa? If yes please PM me, we can talk of course before you agree to help me out on this one.

What I want to do in Indonesia (starting in Bali) is surfing, looking into starting an online business, or โ€˜looking into investment opportunitiesโ€™ (if arriving on a business visa).

By the way, I have an EU passport.

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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (2 of 9)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (9 of 276)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Brazil

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 32° 90° 28° 83°AQI 17
    2mo
    $1,095 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • United States

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels  42°  44°AQI 32
    1mo
    $3,216 / mo
    42Mbps
    ร—
  • Peru

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 20° 68° 19° 66°AQI 35
    18d
    $1,077 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Canada

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels -2° 28°  33°AQI 31
    14d
    $2,790 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Argentina

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 26° 79° 25° 76°AQI 34
    13d
    $1,092 / mo
    7Mbps
    ร—
  • Chile

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 21° 70° 20° 69°AQI 42
    10d
    $1,895 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 22° 72° 22° 71°AQI 46
    8d
    $1,444 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • Bolivia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 17° 62° 17° 62°AQI 36
    3d
    $1,768 / mo
    4Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Rio de Janeiro

    I was here for a month. Rio is a beautiful and vibrant city. There's a lot of icons to see. There's great food and the beach is right there. In my, experience the pandemic hasn't impacted the city much. Bars and clubs are still open. I usually go out to Leblon, Ipanema, Lapa, and Barra da Tijuca. However, it can definitely be a dangerous city if you're being careless. About 10% of the people I've met had an incident there. I was mugged once walking home one night after the clubs in Ipanema, an

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35° 95° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 38
    3x
    $1,584 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Los Angeles

    Nothing does a better job of explaining LAโ€™s beautiful diversity and different neighborhoods than the documentary about the late Jonathan Gold, our cityโ€™s greatest amabassador and the only food critic to ever win a Pulitzer Prize. It is called, โ€œCity of Goldโ€ and if you want to know LA, just watch this film. Trailer link: https://youtu.be/DmKTRDfz1zM

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 27° 81°AQI 65
    1x
    $4,286 / mo
    41Mbps
    ร—
  • Salvador

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 31° 88° 28° 82°AQI 12
    1x
    $1,200 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Fortaleza

    You gotta be kidding me.. i lived in Fortaleza for 5 years. Safety is almost non existent, only in 1-2 limited neighborhoods. There are not so many things to do in the city and you can only walk around beiramar beach, otherwise you have to take an uber because you feel unsafe while walking. You see nobody on the streets but beggers. The hospitals are the worst public ones usually don't have a doctor, and private ones has long queues besides expensive price you pay, the city is dirty, the main be

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 36° 97° 30° 86°๐Ÿฅต
    1x
    $947 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • Sรฃo Paulo

    I like Sรฃo Paulo, but I don't love it. It's pretty boring in my opinion. Probably because I love Buenos Aires so much and it just does not compare. Also for the 4 months (September - January) I was there, it was cold, overcast, and rainy 85% of the days. It was pretty depressing! Other than that, it's pretty safe overall for Latin America. Also, I really appreciate how people here take COVID more seriously than in a lot of other places in Brazil. If I had to do it again, I would stay near

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 30° 86° 27° 81°AQI 21
    1x
    $1,242 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Toronto

    Literally the worst traffic in North America, 6th worst in the world, grotesquely expensive, Horrible weather much of the year, Cold and distant people. Possibly the most Anti-American people In the world. Surging crime and homelessness since Orwellian government lockdown On a good note, decent waterfront in the summer and fall, if you dig around You can't find decent food though very expensive. Overall you're much better off in NYC or elsewhere. Trying to defect from here as asap.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    1x
    $3,113 / mo
    21Mbps
    ร—
  • Playa del Carmen

    This place is a total gem! Bali/Thailand vibes + close to US. Also am impressed with their covid policies - not as much mask wearing, but I get an instant no-hassle temperature check virtually every place I go, which is so much smarter than stupid curfews, closures, and quarantine theater I dealt with in the US every day.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 24° 75° 24° 75°AQI 40
    1x
    $1,467 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Santiago

    Maybe Iโ€™m a bit unfair here, but Santiago is so... boring. People donโ€™t look so happy and arenโ€™t welcoming, city has nothing special, currency with so many zeros is hard to get used... didnโ€™t have a bad time, but it wasnโ€™t great either. Just dull. Maybe Iโ€™m wrong and in a long term it worth it, but it lacks authenticity and donโ€™t even compare to other cities in Latin America such as Mexico City or even Buenos Aires, both cheaper and funnier.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 42
    1x
    $1,507 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Los Angeles

    Nothing does a better job of explaining LAโ€™s beautiful diversity and different neighborhoods than the documentary about the late Jonathan Gold, our cityโ€™s greatest amabassador and the only food critic to ever win a Pulitzer Prize. It is called, โ€œCity of Goldโ€ and if you want to know LA, just watch this film. Trailer link: https://youtu.be/DmKTRDfz1zM

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 27° 81°AQI 65
    1mo
    $4,286 / mo
    41Mbps
    ร—
  • Rio de Janeiro

    I was here for a month. Rio is a beautiful and vibrant city. There's a lot of icons to see. There's great food and the beach is right there. In my, experience the pandemic hasn't impacted the city much. Bars and clubs are still open. I usually go out to Leblon, Ipanema, Lapa, and Barra da Tijuca. However, it can definitely be a dangerous city if you're being careless. About 10% of the people I've met had an incident there. I was mugged once walking home one night after the clubs in Ipanema, an

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35° 95° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 38
    28d
    $1,584 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Toronto

    Literally the worst traffic in North America, 6th worst in the world, grotesquely expensive, Horrible weather much of the year, Cold and distant people. Possibly the most Anti-American people In the world. Surging crime and homelessness since Orwellian government lockdown On a good note, decent waterfront in the summer and fall, if you dig around You can't find decent food though very expensive. Overall you're much better off in NYC or elsewhere. Trying to defect from here as asap.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    14d
    $3,113 / mo
    21Mbps
    ร—
  • Buenos Aires

    Been living here in Buenos Aires for almost three years. Right now, it's (relatively) cheap. I mean, it isn't for the people who currently lives here but it's if you're a foreign, as the inflation keeps going on the peso isn't that worthy now. But, as I'm saying, if you come with dollars is going to make a huge difference. (3 years ago: 20 pesos= 1 USD. June 2020: 95 pesos= 1 USD. and if you're selling dollars in the informal market they will pay you $124. and with that you can buy two small

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 30° 86° 27° 80°AQI 34
    13d
    $741 / mo
    19Mbps
    ร—
  • Playa del Carmen

    This place is a total gem! Bali/Thailand vibes + close to US. Also am impressed with their covid policies - not as much mask wearing, but I get an instant no-hassle temperature check virtually every place I go, which is so much smarter than stupid curfews, closures, and quarantine theater I dealt with in the US every day.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 24° 75° 24° 75°AQI 40
    8d
    $1,467 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Santiago

    Maybe Iโ€™m a bit unfair here, but Santiago is so... boring. People donโ€™t look so happy and arenโ€™t welcoming, city has nothing special, currency with so many zeros is hard to get used... didnโ€™t have a bad time, but it wasnโ€™t great either. Just dull. Maybe Iโ€™m wrong and in a long term it worth it, but it lacks authenticity and donโ€™t even compare to other cities in Latin America such as Mexico City or even Buenos Aires, both cheaper and funnier.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 42
    8d
    $1,507 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Lima

    One of the most horrendous cities I've ever been to. Too much traffic, ugly architecture and even the food is very much hit and miss. Oh and housing is not that cheap. People can range from very friendly to very much not caring but on average, they're neither unfriendly nor easy to connect with, even if you speak good Spanish. More than anything, from someone used to the lively vibe in Colombia or Mexico, the place is as lively as a cemetery. No music, not even a peep at night... There's a reaso

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 37
    7d
    $1,077 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Salvador

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 31° 88° 28° 82°AQI 12
    6d
    $1,200 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
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