We are leaving for Greece in 60 days and need good wifi for the 3 months we plan on staying there, this is a must! I’ve heard mixed reviews and the 8-10 ranking on nomadlist are not super encouraging. Has anyone recently worked from there? What should we expect? We plan on renting an apartment after staying in airbnb and would like to work from the place we are staying in. Thanks so much for helping me decide if we can continue on or change plans.
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for those who read us in the past, we made some changes to our plan for this winter.
We decided for several reasons to postpone our trip to SEA, and decided to leave for a month in Costa Rica instead. We’ll still be travelling with our 2 kids and will need to work a little as well.
This is our itinerary for the month.
For those who’ve been there, how long do you think we should stay at each place?
We were planning roughly:
- 1 week in Tamarindo/Nosara
- 2-3 nights in Monteverde
- 2-3 night closer to the Arenal volcano
- 2-3 night in Quepos
- Uvita for undetermined period of time
Do you think there’s a place (among the ones we cited or else) we should consider to stay a little longer?
Magali and Guillaume
I’m surprised this isn’t anywhere on the forum yet. But just a pro tip for Americans about to start a nomad adventure. T-mobile offers unlimited SMS & data in 120 countries for FREE with any of their (already pretty cheap) plans. It’s ideal if you plan to be back in the US for any part of the year, but I honestly would consider it even if you’re going to be entirely out of the country.
You get bumped down to much slower 3G speeds, but it’s free and works as soon as you land. Can be super helpful before you’ve sorted yourself out with a local SIM. I usually keep my T-mobile SIM in my iPhone all the time and then buy a local SIM and drop it in my pocket wifi for both laptop and iPhone when needed. I keep my local US number and just use it (it’s like $0.05/min in most places) for important clients calls so they don’t have to bother with Skype.
I’m not affiliated at all, just a happy customer. Anybody found a better deal worth mentioning?
Hi! I’m still struggling to figure out how to handle health insurance.
What handy guides have you found to help figure out USA health care?
I’m struggling with:
- When it’s okay/wise to go without coverage while abroad, these days.
- What other type of insurance I want while traveling, and whether it needs to be a supplement to USA insurance or if it can be a replacement.
Above all, I think I want out. I wonder about success stories in moving to some other system/location, and the method you’d recommend: additional citizenship, a special visa, etc.
I have searched this topic and struggled with it, so summaries and clarity are super helpful. I appreciate any and all help with this. Thanks so much!
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