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DevSecOps, writer, traveller, and chatter. Available for freelancing. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
106

trips

266,443

km

9%

of the world

18

countries

53

cities



Near people All people 2023 2022 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2009 2008
 
 
  8 Aug 5d 13 Aug 13 Aug
8 Aug

Las Vegas, NV

38ยฐC 100ยฐF
United States

Attending BsidesLV and Defcon 31

 
 
  22 Jul 17d 8 Aug 8 Aug
22 Jul

San Francisco, CA

16ยฐC 61ยฐF
United States
  10 Jul 12d 22 Jul 22 Jul
10 Jul

Chiang Mai

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Thailand

Visiting friends

 
 
  12 Mar 4mo 10 Jul 10 Jul
12 Mar

San Francisco, CA

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

Las Vegas, NV

18ยฐC 64ยฐF
United States

Attending Dice Tower West

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

San Francisco, CA

12ยฐC 54ยฐF
United States
  24 Dec '22 24h 25 Dec '22 25 Dec '22
24 Dec '22

Carson City, NV

5ยฐC 41ยฐF
United States
 
 
  25 Nov '22 29d 24 Dec '22 24 Dec '22
25 Nov '22

San Francisco, CA

16ยฐC 61ยฐF
United States
  23 Nov '22 2d 25 Nov '22 25 Nov '22
23 Nov '22

Reno, NV

13ยฐC 55ยฐF
United States
  21 Nov '22 2d 23 Nov '22 23 Nov '22
21 Nov '22

San Francisco, CA

16ยฐC 61ยฐF
United States
  17 Nov '22 4d 21 Nov '22 21 Nov '22
17 Nov '22

Barcelona

16ยฐC 61ยฐF
Spain
  15 Nov '22 2d 17 Nov '22 17 Nov '22
15 Nov '22

Frankfurt

8ยฐC 46ยฐF
Germany

Attending Formnext

  7 Nov '22 8d 15 Nov '22 15 Nov '22
7 Nov '22

Lisbon

18ยฐC 64ยฐF
Portugal

Checking the area out to see if I want to do a D7 or D8 visa, live part time, etc. Eat food, scout properties, meet people!

 
 
  22 Aug '22 3mo 7 Nov '22 7 Nov '22
22 Aug '22

San Francisco, CA

17ยฐC 63ยฐF
United States
  14 Aug '22 8d 22 Aug '22 22 Aug '22
14 Aug '22

Las Vegas, NV

38ยฐC 100ยฐF
United States

Defcon

2020
  26 Feb '20 2yr 14 Aug '22 14 Aug '22
26 Feb '20

San Francisco, CA

13ยฐC 55ยฐF
United States

Pandemic :(

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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (4 of 8)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (18 of 275)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United States

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    48°     48° AQI 26
    19yr
    $3,762 / mo
    46 Mbps
    ร—
  • Japan

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    35°     39° AQI 24
    1yr
    $3,988 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • United Kingdom

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    41°     43° AQI 49
    1mo
    $4,876 / mo
    18 Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  21°  70°   20°  68° AQI 53
    30d
    $2,070 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • Ukraine

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  -3°  27°     32° AQI 114 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    24d
    $1,218 / mo
    15 Mbps
    ร—
  • Spain

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  10°  49°   11°  51° AQI 26
    23d
    $3,705 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Germany

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    32°     35° AQI 20
    15d
    $3,819 / mo
    24 Mbps
    ร—
  • Netherlands

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    39°     41° AQI 26
    14d
    $5,303 / mo
    35 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
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  12°  54°   12°  53° AQI 25
    28x
    $7,169 / mo
    70 Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    Tokyo has so much to offer and so much to do. It is easily overwhelming. Whereas I usually take my first week to explore a place Tokyoโ€™s sights just kept on going. I remember ending up in a hidden cocktail bar, a mexican rooftop party with 1 meter margaritas, spending a whole day going only to French places(?), visiting a store that only imported 2nd hand hiphop apparel, and throughout it all the best michelin star ramen. It just seemed endless, completely unrelated and incredibly fun. Six wee

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    39°     43° AQI 4
    3x
    $4,405 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    How did you guys classified Penge as rich? It is one of the worst neighbourhood I have ever been in London, the ammount of people I know that have been robbed there is appalling.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    43°     43° AQI 27
    3x
    $5,156 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is a great tourist destination for me personally. The strip contains every amenities that I need and also there is a lot of stuff to do there without going away from the strip. Las Vegas is inside of a desert so expect it to be really hot in the summer. Otherwise than that, the strip located in Vegas has many things to do, from going to concerts, fancy restaurants, gambling (if that's your thing), attractions (stratosphere, high roller), entertainments, and so many more things to do th

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  11°  52°   11°  53° AQI 33
    3x
    $6,725 / mo
    43 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 Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    34°     37° AQI 42
    3x
    $4,052 / mo
    15 Mbps
    ร—
  • Chiang Mai

    I really liked Chiang Mai but I can't put my finger on why. I'll try to remain unbiased so here goes. Chiang Mai is a dirty place with horrible pollution levels. English speaking is okay. I did really enjoy a balance of simple, risk-free living at low cost and acceptable quality of living. Many places only accept cash but plenty accept card. There's lots to do and it's fun exploring on a moped/motorbike. It feels as easy as Canggu with more modern appointments to get by as a westerner a bit easi

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  25°  77°   25°  77° AQI 139 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    2x
    $1,373 / mo
    29 Mbps
    ร—
  • Kyoto

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒซ  Feels    37°     39° AQI 25
    2x
    $4,374 / mo
    28 Mbps
    ร—
  • Istanbul

    Dear travelers, I'm from Istanbul. I can provide you some guidance. Istanbul is a fairly advanced metropolis in terms of transportation, to start. Don't limit yourself to staying in motels near old mosques. You may also like locations in the city's north like Saryer and Beykoz. You may get an Istanbul city card for 6 liras, and with the remaining $20 you load onto it, you can ride the bus 35โ€“40 times. Even if months pass, your money on the card will not be lost. In actuality, the Taksim distri

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels    43°     46° AQI 27
    2x
    $2,038 / mo
    6 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
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  12°  54°   12°  53° AQI 25
    18yr
    $7,169 / mo
    70 Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    How did you guys classified Penge as rich? It is one of the worst neighbourhood I have ever been in London, the ammount of people I know that have been robbed there is appalling.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    43°     43° AQI 27
    1mo
    $5,156 / mo
    16 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  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  30°  86°   27°  80° AQI 51
    30d
    $3,539 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • Barcelona

    Nomading here is tough because there are no reasonable Airbnbs and finding a short-term apt is difficult. You have to ask yourself, is it worth coming to Barcelona? It's probably the dirtiest city in Spain, and a bit sketchy. There's more beautiful and cleaner cities like Seville where you can find a reasonably priced Airbnb.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฆ  Feels    45°     47° AQI 38
    23d
    $4,857 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    Tokyo has so much to offer and so much to do. It is easily overwhelming. Whereas I usually take my first week to explore a place Tokyoโ€™s sights just kept on going. I remember ending up in a hidden cocktail bar, a mexican rooftop party with 1 meter margaritas, spending a whole day going only to French places(?), visiting a store that only imported 2nd hand hiphop apparel, and throughout it all the best michelin star ramen. It just seemed endless, completely unrelated and incredibly fun. Six wee

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    39°     43° AQI 4
    17d
    $4,405 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is a great tourist destination for me personally. The strip contains every amenities that I need and also there is a lot of stuff to do there without going away from the strip. Las Vegas is inside of a desert so expect it to be really hot in the summer. Otherwise than that, the strip located in Vegas has many things to do, from going to concerts, fancy restaurants, gambling (if that's your thing), attractions (stratosphere, high roller), entertainments, and so many more things to do th

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  11°  52°   11°  53° AQI 33
    16d
    $6,725 / mo
    43 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
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  -6°  21°   -2°  29° AQI 114 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    13d
    $1,178 / mo
    20 Mbps
    ร—
  • Rome

    Itยดs difficult to make friends here. Generally speaking, lifelong friends are made in school and then thereยดs family. People are very nice and sociable but forget about making friends. Lots of really bad restaurants (tourist traps) so you have to be careful where you go. Iยดve lived here for two years so I have gotten to know some good places. Tons of tourists and overcroweded public transport. Yes, itยดs a beautiful city but quite unlivable.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฆ  Feels    48°   10°  49° AQI 42
    12d
    $5,142 / mo
    13 Mbps
    ร—
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