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nomadlist.com/@ballew

In , You've traveled 310,171km192,731mi, across 19 countries and 4 continents, or 10% of the world. You've been 8 times around the ๐ŸŒ Earth and 0.8 times to the ๐ŸŒ• Moon.

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2008-05
2024-04

@ballew

DevSecOps, writer, traveller, and chatter. Available for freelancing. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
113

trips

310,171

km

10%

of the world

19

countries

56

cities



Near people All people 2024 2023 2022 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2009 2008
 
 
  29 Apr 2mo 30 Jun 30 Jun
29 Apr

San Francisco, CA

13ยฐC 55ยฐF
United States
  25 Apr 4d 29 Apr 29 Apr
25 Apr

Salvador

26ยฐC 79ยฐF
Brazil

Checkout out Salvador startup scene

  20 Apr 5d 25 Apr 25 Apr
20 Apr

Poรงรตes

Brazil

Visiting Brasil interior

  9 Apr 11d 20 Apr 20 Apr
9 Apr

Rio de Janeiro

26ยฐC 79ยฐF
Brazil

Attended Websummit Rio

2023
  13 Aug '23 8mo 9 Apr 9 Apr
13 Aug '23

San Francisco, CA

16ยฐC 61ยฐF
United States

Return home.

  8 Aug '23 5d 13 Aug '23 13 Aug '23
8 Aug '23

Las Vegas, NV

35ยฐC 95ยฐF
United States

Attending BsidesLV and Defcon 31

 
 
  17 May '23 3mo 8 Aug '23 8 Aug '23
17 May '23

San Francisco, CA

14ยฐC 57ยฐF
United States

Returning home. Open to meeting tech, artists, designers.

  15 May '23 2d 17 May '23 17 May '23
15 May '23

Lisbon

21ยฐC 69ยฐF
Portugal
  11 May '23 4d 15 May '23 15 May '23
11 May '23

Porto

17ยฐC 62ยฐF
Portugal

Checking out the neighborhoods and food

  30 Apr '23 11d 11 May '23 11 May '23
30 Apr '23

Lisbon

15ยฐC 58ยฐF
Portugal
 
 
  12 Mar '23 2mo 30 Apr '23 30 Apr '23
12 Mar '23

San Francisco, CA

13ยฐC 55ยฐF
United States
  8 Mar '23 4d 12 Mar '23 12 Mar '23
8 Mar '23

Las Vegas, NV

15ยฐC 59ยฐF
United States

Attending Dice Tower West

2022
  25 Dec '22 2mo 8 Mar '23 8 Mar '23
25 Dec '22

San Francisco, CA

11ยฐC 52ยฐF
United States
  24 Dec '22 24h 25 Dec '22 25 Dec '22
24 Dec '22

Carson City, NV

3ยฐC 37ยฐF
United States
 
 
  25 Nov '22 29d 24 Dec '22 24 Dec '22
25 Nov '22

San Francisco, CA

14ยฐC 57ยฐF
United States
  23 Nov '22 2d 25 Nov '22 25 Nov '22
23 Nov '22

Reno, NV

10ยฐC 50ยฐF
United States
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โค๏ธ Favorites

  • Cancun

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  37°  99°   30°  86° ๐Ÿฅต
    0
    $2,514 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (4 of 8)

    ๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (19 of 275)

    ๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United States

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  28°  82°   26°  79°
    20yr
    $4,021 / mo
    56 Mbps
    ร—
  • Japan

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  70° AQI 28
    1yr
    $2,581 / mo
    35 Mbps
    ร—
  • United Kingdom

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  11°  52°   12°  53°
    1mo
    $4,338 / mo
    30 Mbps
    ร—
  • Portugal

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  18°  65°   18°  63°
    1mo
    $2,953 / mo
    52 Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  31°  87°   30°  86° ๐Ÿฅต
    30d
    $2,186 / mo
    17 Mbps
    ร—
  • Ukraine

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  68°
    24d
    $1,246 / mo
    31 Mbps
    ร—
  • Spain

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  21°  69°   20°  68°
    23d
    $3,364 / mo
    40 Mbps
    ร—
  • Brazil

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  28°  82°   27°  79°
    20d
    $1,525 / mo
    19 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • San Francisco

    How did SF get scored #98 on Nomad score? I agree with most of the reviews posted here. I generally work from home, but we recently rented a small conference room for a meeting. It was $250 per hour.. (yes Per Hour... no typos here).

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  20°  68°   19°  66°
    32x
    $5,900 / mo
    128 Mbps
    ร—
  • Las Vegas

    Dirty. Hospital system is atrocious. Its like having a bunch of shiny glossy hospitals with poorly educated doctors everywhere. Most people end up going to 'Quickcare ER' places that are plastered all over town. Lets put it this way... The school system fast tracks people to become teachers in almost no time at all & they still quit in droves all the time because kids are out of control. Las Vegas desperately tries to buy status & sophistication but its always cartoony and not organic. Its a tow

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  25°  77°   27°  81°
    5x
    $4,423 / mo
    114 Mbps
    ร—
  • Lisbon

    Hello i am agreed with previous comment . I was very passionate about Portugal pend here two and half years even more just living living here , not travel abroad . So my opinion its very beautiful country people are also very nice . Ideally if you working abroad . British and French expats are here . Nepal people hard workers and afro colonies people who came from Mozambique . Its totally fine no racism and totally solidarity . But , if you searching housing , and move in city of course , it wi

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  20°  68°   19°  66° AQI 36
    4x
    $3,859 / mo
    122 Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    2nd time to Tokyo in 2 years. So much to see and do and great value in the past few years due to a declining yen against the USD & Euro. Wework (not open past 6pm & only iceberg open on weekends), Airalo Esim, and Wise Visa are your friend. Check out my Youtube for some nomad guides (Chicvoyage, @digitalnomadworld). I like Roppongi area. Stay in a hotel

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  23°  73°   23°  74° AQI 34
    3x
    $2,855 / mo
    75 Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    I don't understand why London has so high safety rating. Your phone could be stolen and your bicycle WILL be stolen here (or a part of it). I live here 8.5 years and I experienced the above multiple times. Police seems only cares about crime against person by whatever reason. Insure everything expensive that you own. I would also add that antisocial behaviour is quite common here and teenagers are heavily involved in crimes as police don't do anything with them because of their age. Basically th

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  12°  54°   13°  56° AQI 42
    3x
    $5,766 / mo
    30 Mbps
    ร—
  • Frankfurt

    Very luxurious yet has some parts of the city that are charming and have gothic architecture. A lot of tourists and people from Balkans who work in region. Pretty expensive. If you are not very rich just visit it and choose to stay in some other, more modest german city. In my opinion Frankfurt is city nr 3 in Germany after Berlin and Munich and I have travelled through much of Germany. Hamburg and Cologne are somewhere with the Frankfurt, but Frankfurt is more luxurious.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  17°  63°   17°  63°
    3x
    $3,649 / mo
    28 Mbps
    ร—
  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai has had a deep Buddhist influence running over the last 1,000 years and this can be felt in the helpfulness, patience and generosity of the Thai and long-term transplants you come across. The city has an active community scene (nomads, spiritual seekers, hikers, creatives), several mountains with hiking spots and waterfalls surrounding the city, over 20 water bodies inside the city -- many have cafes and walks around, several public parks, and over 13 national parks with campgrounds w

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  38°  100°   31°  87° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 51 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    2x
    $952 / mo
    72 Mbps
    ร—
  • Kyoto

    Kyoto is definitely one of the most beautiful cities Iโ€™ve ever stayed in - my only regret was not staying longer and spending more time in Tokyo.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  22°  72°   22°  72° AQI 26
    2x
    $2,620 / mo
    86 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • San Francisco

    How did SF get scored #98 on Nomad score? I agree with most of the reviews posted here. I generally work from home, but we recently rented a small conference room for a meeting. It was $250 per hour.. (yes Per Hour... no typos here).

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  20°  68°   19°  66°
    20yr
    $5,900 / mo
    128 Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    I don't understand why London has so high safety rating. Your phone could be stolen and your bicycle WILL be stolen here (or a part of it). I live here 8.5 years and I experienced the above multiple times. Police seems only cares about crime against person by whatever reason. Insure everything expensive that you own. I would also add that antisocial behaviour is quite common here and teenagers are heavily involved in crimes as police don't do anything with them because of their age. Basically th

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  12°  54°   13°  56° AQI 42
    1mo
    $5,766 / mo
    30 Mbps
    ร—
  • Puerto Vallarta

    It's a safe area of Mexico, and also even the people who try to sell you crap, 'vendors' is less aggressive here. I have done about 2.5 months total in PV (two separate trips). Airbnbs are plentiful near the centro and december 5, more expensive in the romantic zone and even more expensive in Sayulita. But central PV is pretty cheap, even inland from Hotel Zone is nice and cheap. Roads and walkways are narrow and horrible. Internet is OK. If you stay in PV central, the beach isn't so great for s

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  36°  97°   32°  90° ๐Ÿฅต
    30d
    $2,852 / mo
    17 Mbps
    ร—
  • Las Vegas

    Dirty. Hospital system is atrocious. Its like having a bunch of shiny glossy hospitals with poorly educated doctors everywhere. Most people end up going to 'Quickcare ER' places that are plastered all over town. Lets put it this way... The school system fast tracks people to become teachers in almost no time at all & they still quit in droves all the time because kids are out of control. Las Vegas desperately tries to buy status & sophistication but its always cartoony and not organic. Its a tow

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  25°  77°   27°  81°
    25d
    $4,423 / mo
    114 Mbps
    ร—
  • Lisbon

    Hello i am agreed with previous comment . I was very passionate about Portugal pend here two and half years even more just living living here , not travel abroad . So my opinion its very beautiful country people are also very nice . Ideally if you working abroad . British and French expats are here . Nepal people hard workers and afro colonies people who came from Mozambique . Its totally fine no racism and totally solidarity . But , if you searching housing , and move in city of course , it wi

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  20°  68°   19°  66° AQI 36
    24d
    $3,859 / mo
    122 Mbps
    ร—
  • Barcelona

    I don't know exactly how Barcelona is still considered safe but it's far from it. It's probably the most dangerous city to live in Madrid and one of the most dangerous in europe, with constant pick-pocketing and even violent crimes to get your wallet and phone in certain areas. If you like a peaceful life, Barcelona is not the place anymore!!

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  18°  64°   18°  65° AQI 42
    23d
    $4,865 / mo
    91 Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    2nd time to Tokyo in 2 years. So much to see and do and great value in the past few years due to a declining yen against the USD & Euro. Wework (not open past 6pm & only iceberg open on weekends), Airalo Esim, and Wise Visa are your friend. Check out my Youtube for some nomad guides (Chicvoyage, @digitalnomadworld). I like Roppongi area. Stay in a hotel

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  23°  73°   23°  74° AQI 34
    17d
    $2,855 / mo
    75 Mbps
    ร—
  • Kyiv

    Kyiv is a seriously not a good place for nomads to stay in. People don't speak english and are not friendly to foreigners at all, either you're white, asian, black, arab, latino, whatever. Food isn't really good specially when it comes to delivery, expensive and tasteless. The metro is cheap which is a good thing, and there is a nice architecture and places to go to.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  69°
    13d
    $1,073 / mo
    31 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ•บ People they cross paths with most