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Merida

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Mexico
 
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Taipei

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Taiwan
 
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Penang

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Malaysia
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Mexico City

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Mexico
 
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16 Apr '18

Hoi An

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Vietnam

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Where can I go for remote working while surrounded by nature (ocean waves, mountain, etc)


by @nish |  | 7 comments

I have this dream scenario in my head, and Iโ€™ve searched for a while without figuring out how I might best achieve it. I donโ€™t need many places, just one or two that I can go back to over and over again. I want to be working on my laptop while being surrounded by nature; for example a place right on the ocean where I can hear the waves crashing and look up and see them, then look back down and go back to work (but it would have to be very close by to achieve this feeling, not a distant sea view).

In itself this might not be so hard but my total list of requirements makes it difficult:

  • Fast internet: at least 20Mbps down with ethernet connection possible.
  • Very close to emergency medical services: so not in the middle of nowhere, and ideally in/very close to a decent size town (I have some medical issues)
  • Not more than ยฃ70/night to stay
  • It doesnโ€™t have to be a residence: it can also be a coworking space that meets all these requirements, and I can stay somewhere else and work at this space

So far I thought of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: there seem to be some flats with a nice ocean view, although Iโ€™m not sure how close to the ocean they can get. And maybe also Valencia?

Anyway, Iโ€™m not sure if anybody else has had this kind of dream as well. But I would very much appreciate any tips for places I can check out :slight_smile:

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How do you receive physical mail as a digital nomad?

 

by @danielgenser |  | 81 comments

Does anyone have recommendations to handle physical mail? In the USA, Iโ€™ve noticed various services over the years where you get a physical address that you can change your address to, they receive your mail, scan stuff and send you PDFโ€™s.

Has anyone used these types of services? Impressions?

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  • Hoi An

    I stayed in Hoi An much longer than I planned (10 days) because it was so pleasant. Yes, tourists everywhere. But my hotel was gorgeous and cheap and the wifi was plenty fast for work. When not working I biked out to the beach or through the paddies or into town (too crowded for a bike most times but functional if needed) or just around the countryside. Had some of my friendliest encounters here and as a single woman, always felt safe - night or day.

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  • Mexico City

    If you stay in Roma or Polanco you'll be fine. Mexico City was a little too chaotic for my taste, but also had some really beautiful and cool neighborhoods and a must visit if you find yourself in the middle of Mexico. Uber runs here so that makes it easy to get around. It can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be, a decent hostel will run you $15 - $20/night. I cook many of my meals and prefer to splurge at nice restaurants a few nights a week vs eating at cheap places for every meal

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  • Penang

    The noise pollution here is insane. The prayer calls from the mosques seem to reverberate throughout Penang. Seems like they are competing for who can be the loudest. This really ruined Penang for me and I cut my time short.

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  • Taipei

    Definitely check out The Key (on near Zhong Xiao Dun Hua station) if living here for more than a month. Cafe + Gym + Bar all in one, monthly membership about $50 USD. English-friendly, no contracts. Made my 3 month stay here immensely better with fast wifi in the cafe and it's a great feeling to be able to work out immediately after working.

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
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  • Merida

    I've stayed in Merida about 5 months. Its okay. There is not much to do here other than go to visit ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, restaurants and a few cantinas. Its a huge police presence and its really safe here. The nightlife is not good here. I would not recommend renting here because they want you to pay your entire lease upfront if you don't have a Mexican who owns property to co-sign for you. Most of the people here are nice. Many of them speak English but won't speak it because they

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  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Hoi An

    I stayed in Hoi An much longer than I planned (10 days) because it was so pleasant. Yes, tourists everywhere. But my hotel was gorgeous and cheap and the wifi was plenty fast for work. When not working I biked out to the beach or through the paddies or into town (too crowded for a bike most times but functional if needed) or just around the countryside. Had some of my friendliest encounters here and as a single woman, always felt safe - night or day.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 38° 100° 30° 85°๐ŸฅตAQI 63
    2mo
    $1,062 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Taipei

    Definitely check out The Key (on near Zhong Xiao Dun Hua station) if living here for more than a month. Cafe + Gym + Bar all in one, monthly membership about $50 USD. English-friendly, no contracts. Made my 3 month stay here immensely better with fast wifi in the cafe and it's a great feeling to be able to work out immediately after working.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 27° 81° 26° 79°AQI 50
    2mo
    $2,055 / mo
    20Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico City

    If you stay in Roma or Polanco you'll be fine. Mexico City was a little too chaotic for my taste, but also had some really beautiful and cool neighborhoods and a must visit if you find yourself in the middle of Mexico. Uber runs here so that makes it easy to get around. It can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be, a decent hostel will run you $15 - $20/night. I cook many of my meals and prefer to splurge at nice restaurants a few nights a week vs eating at cheap places for every meal

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
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  • Penang

    The noise pollution here is insane. The prayer calls from the mosques seem to reverberate throughout Penang. Seems like they are competing for who can be the loudest. This really ruined Penang for me and I cut my time short.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
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  • Merida

    I've stayed in Merida about 5 months. Its okay. There is not much to do here other than go to visit ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, restaurants and a few cantinas. Its a huge police presence and its really safe here. The nightlife is not good here. I would not recommend renting here because they want you to pay your entire lease upfront if you don't have a Mexican who owns property to co-sign for you. Most of the people here are nice. Many of them speak English but won't speak it because they

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 32° 89°๐ŸฅตAQI 76๐Ÿ˜ท
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