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Full-time indie mystery author. Coffee enthusiast. Seattleite. Unapologetic Sharknado fan.
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 10 Sep '1821d1 Oct '181 Oct '18
10 Sep '18

London

19ยฐC
United Kingdom
 
 10 Jul '182mo10 Sep '1810 Sep '18
10 Jul '18

Seattle, WA

22ยฐC
United States
2017
 24 Dec '172mo15 Feb '1815 Feb '18
24 Dec '17

Santiago

28ยฐC
Chile
 
 20 Jan '173mo14 Apr '1714 Apr '17
20 Jan '17

Madrid

11ยฐC
Spain
2016
 18 Aug '165mo15 Jan '1715 Jan '17
18 Aug '16

Seattle, WA

23ยฐC
United States
 14 Aug '163d17 Aug '1617 Aug '16
14 Aug '16

Chicago, IL

25ยฐC
United States
 11 Aug '163d14 Aug '1614 Aug '16
11 Aug '16

Green Bay

United States
 6 Aug '165d11 Aug '1611 Aug '16
6 Aug '16

New York City, NY

27ยฐC
United States
 1 Aug '165d6 Aug '166 Aug '16
1 Aug '16

Paris

24ยฐC
France
 28 Jul '164d1 Aug '161 Aug '16
28 Jul '16

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
 25 Jul '163d28 Jul '1628 Jul '16
25 Jul '16

Cardiff

21ยฐC
United Kingdom
 23 Jul '162d25 Jul '1625 Jul '16
23 Jul '16

York

20ยฐC
United Kingdom
 19 Jul '164d23 Jul '1623 Jul '16
19 Jul '16

Edinburgh

19ยฐC
United Kingdom
 16 Jul '163d19 Jul '1619 Jul '16
16 Jul '16

Belfast

18ยฐC
United Kingdom
 11 Jul '165d16 Jul '1616 Jul '16
11 Jul '16

Dublin

20ยฐC
Ireland
 7 Jul '163d10 Jul '1610 Jul '16
7 Jul '16

McCall

United States
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Introduce yourself โ€” who are you, where are you and what do you do?

 

by @coffeeshopceo |  | 672 comments

tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.

We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.

You know the ones - where are you from, whereโ€™ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.

The novelty of answering these questions wears off after maybe a week, but theyโ€™re nonetheless insightful and no matter how much we hate them, we find ourselves asking others.

So letโ€™s bring the dreaded backpacker questionnaire to NomadForum and introduce ourselves shall we?

**

  • whatโ€™s your name?
  • where are you from?
  • how long have you been away from home?
  • what do you do?
  • where are you currently?
  • where are you going?
  • what has been memorable for you so far?
  • will you go home anytime soon?
  • what have you learnt during your time as a nomad?
  • [insert your own question here]

**

No need to answer them all if you donโ€™t want to :smile:
But the more you shareโ€ฆ The merrier!

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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (3 of 9)

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United States

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    $3,216 / mo
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  • Spain

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    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 14° 57° 14° 56°AQI 38
    3mo
    $2,842 / mo
    29Mbps
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  • Chile

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 21° 70° 21° 70°AQI 53
    2mo
    $1,890 / mo
    12Mbps
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  • United Kingdom

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels  39°  44°AQI 22
    1mo
    $3,828 / mo
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  • Ireland

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  48°AQI 25
    5d
    $3,725 / mo
    21Mbps
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  • France

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  42°  44°AQI 43
    5d
    $3,518 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Seattle

    Seattle is a great city, especially if you like nature, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round. People are generally open-minded and friendly. The cost of living is high but it allows you to be able to afford other places on earth easily if you can find a job here. You can also find plenty of good restaurants and arts around in the city. I recommend to stay at least 3-6 months to get the feel of living a PNW life.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  45°  45°AQI 34
    2x
    $3,906 / mo
    81Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    London is a SO beautiful city. The historical center is cute, but also majestic and luxurious. You feel the culture at every step. British people are really kind and welcoming! Plus, more than just one, you can enjoy TWO skylines ๐Ÿ˜ so many skyscrapers, nothing beats its collection in Europe.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  43°  44°AQI 42
    2x
    $4,086 / mo
    19Mbps
    ร—
  • Dublin

    I live here in Dublin and I disagree you should stay in Ballymun or Finglas. These places are dangerous. Very. Mobile operator Three is terrible. Vodafone tends to be a bit more expensive but to support your work it is the only one I recommend. Dublin and the whole of Ireland is charming and fun. It is not cheap. You will not regret coming over.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  48°AQI 22
    1x
    $3,725 / mo
    54Mbps
    ร—
  • Belfast

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  39°  44°AQI 16
    1x
    $2,930 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities and I've spent quite a bit of time here. It's charming, friendly, beautiful, and walkable, and has a range of cafes and coffeeshops with fast wifi. The downsides: it's pretty expensive (housing especially), and there doesn't seem to be much of a nomad scene. The general tech scene seems to be smallish but growing (CodeBase seems cool), but not many nomads seem to come here.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  37°  42°AQI 26
    1x
    $3,777 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • York

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  39°  42°AQI 21
    1x
    $4,481 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • Cardiff

    Cardiff is a lovely and friendly place filled with plenty of shopping areas, plenty of cuisines all over the city whatever your pallet may be and is not too expensive shall you go to the right places, my favourites being YO! sushi which I loved to go with my partner (the furukaki fries now named yo fries are to die for) but while here there are a lot of things you must do; buy welsh cakes and get yourself a coffee or tea they are delicious little flat cakes sold all over the city for cheap usual

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  43°  47°AQI 9
    1x
    $4,307 / mo
    21Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  41°  43°AQI 39
    1x
    $4,276 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Seattle

    Seattle is a great city, especially if you like nature, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round. People are generally open-minded and friendly. The cost of living is high but it allows you to be able to afford other places on earth easily if you can find a job here. You can also find plenty of good restaurants and arts around in the city. I recommend to stay at least 3-6 months to get the feel of living a PNW life.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  45°  45°AQI 34
    7mo
    $3,906 / mo
    81Mbps
    ร—
  • Madrid

    I really enjoyed staying in Madrid. Reasonable coast of life, plenty of things to see/do and deliiiiicious food.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels  45°  44°AQI 107๐Ÿ˜ท
    3mo
    $2,842 / mo
    33Mbps
    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 
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 27° 81° 28° 82°AQI 84๐Ÿ˜ท
    2mo
    $1,503 / mo
    9Mbps
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  • London

    London is a SO beautiful city. The historical center is cute, but also majestic and luxurious. You feel the culture at every step. British people are really kind and welcoming! Plus, more than just one, you can enjoy TWO skylines ๐Ÿ˜ so many skyscrapers, nothing beats its collection in Europe.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  43°  44°AQI 42
    25d
    $4,086 / mo
    19Mbps
    ร—
  • Dublin

    I live here in Dublin and I disagree you should stay in Ballymun or Finglas. These places are dangerous. Very. Mobile operator Three is terrible. Vodafone tends to be a bit more expensive but to support your work it is the only one I recommend. Dublin and the whole of Ireland is charming and fun. It is not cheap. You will not regret coming over.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  48°AQI 22
    5d
    $3,725 / mo
    54Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  41°  43°AQI 39
    5d
    $4,276 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    Having spent a total of two weeks in London on two separate occasions and having lived in NYC for two years, both are among my favorite cities in the world. Londoners are quite internationally and ethnically diverse, and seemingly better educated and more intellectual than New Yorkers in aggregate. The city very clean with a stunning mix of modern and historic architecture, and arguably has Europe's best public transit in terms of signage, availability, cleanliness and general efficiency. Meanw

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  36°  40°AQI 45
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    $4,636 / mo
    31Mbps
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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities and I've spent quite a bit of time here. It's charming, friendly, beautiful, and walkable, and has a range of cafes and coffeeshops with fast wifi. The downsides: it's pretty expensive (housing especially), and there doesn't seem to be much of a nomad scene. The general tech scene seems to be smallish but growing (CodeBase seems cool), but not many nomads seem to come here.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  37°  42°AQI 26
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    $3,777 / mo
    23Mbps
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