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How to find a short-term apartment in Rio de Janeiro?


in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by @chrispreynolds |  | 4 comments

Hi all, I am looking for apartments to rent for 2 months starting in late January 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. I know of AirBnb, vivareal.com, easyquarto.com, and one Rio apartment FB group. Any others out there? Thanks

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

 

by @coffeeshopceo |  | 667 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?

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  • 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]

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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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Anybody recommend US health insurance with global coverage?


by @tylertringas |  | 18 comments

Any US nomads found health insurance with global coverage? My current approach has been to have US health insurance, essentially a waste of money but if I ever got very sick I could go home and have coverage. My actual healthcare is a combination of travel insurance (havenโ€™t really used it much though) and paying cash in cheap places like SE Asia and Latin America. The cobbled together approach is neither simple nor very cost-effective. Love to find a product with global coverage that also satisfies Obamacare requirements. Any leads?

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Share your itinerary โ€” where are you headed next?

 

by @karene |  | 125 comments

Just interested to see a quick rundown of everyoneโ€™s next stop. Where will you be going next and when?

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Iโ€™m a U.S. accountant who works with Americans who live abroad, ask me anything!

 

by @olwagner |  | 100 comments

Hi everyone,

If you have a U.S. tax question or would like some U.S. tax insight on your business/structure, ask away!

I have been preparing tax returns for US citizens abroad since 2012. I can answer any question in US tax with an international flavor. I operate 1040abroad.com and I have maintained a blog at taxsamurai.com

I look forward to answering all your questions. And if you are in Ho Chi Minh City in December, letโ€™s meet !!!

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Does anyone have experience with coliving?


by @vladepap |  | 8 comments

Hey,
Does anyone have experience with coliving? Is this lifestyle reserved for us sad and lonely nomads or is it intentional communities 2.0?

I see it as the next generation of coworking and have been thinking that it is a feasible solution for me. Iโ€™m wondering if there are any success or nightmare stories out there?

Ours is a transient, spontaneous at times, existence. What physical/geographical community can we build in this space? Is that important?

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How to find short term accommodation in Chiang Mai?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @kathrynoh |  | 12 comments

Iโ€™m planning on 6 weeks in Chiang Mai soon and most of the stuff Iโ€™ve read about finding a place there says the best thing to do is to look in person. Considering the short time Iโ€™m there, I would prefer to prebook to say a couple of days of apartment hunting.

I was wondering about the options for short(ish) term accommodation and if pre-booking is worthwhile or if Iโ€™ll just get fobbed off with the worst room/apartment available.

Iโ€™m just looking for something basic - so long as it has air conditioning. Having a work space would be a definite advantage as would closeness to coffee. Other than that, things like a pool, gym, kitchen arenโ€™t that important to me.

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Anyone interested in giving an interview about your nomad lifestyle?

 

by @gigigriffis |  | 20 comments

Hey guys,

Iโ€™m doing a series of nomad interviews to demonstrate how different we all do this nomad thing. Iโ€™ve just published one on How Fast Do Nomads Travel? (http://gigigriffis.com/how-fast-do-digital-nomads-travel/) and Iโ€™ve got a few coming up on Do Digital Nomads Have Home Bases?, What Are Digital Nomad Work Schedules Like?, How Do Nomads Choose Where to Go Next? Etc.

Iโ€™m looking for people who would be interested in answering some questions and sharing their personal nomadic perspectives. So if thatโ€™s you, let me know.

Also, itโ€™s really important to me to show some diversity, so Iโ€™m particularly interested in interviewing POC and nomads who are from unusual backgrounds (for example: 40+ nomads, retired nomads, nomads with kids, LGBT nomads, etc.).

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Do you always have an onward air ticket when entering a new country?

 

by @danielgenser |  | 54 comments

Iโ€™m looking into visa requirements for Indonesia and Thailand (our first two stops) and itโ€™s looking like Iโ€™ll need to show proof of onward air tickets out of both countries to be allowed in. Is that true in practice?

If so, Iโ€™m curious how other nomads manage it โ€“ do you just buy cheap tickets out that youโ€™re OK with not using to satisfy the requirement? Or do you chance it?

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Are there any self-employed visas available in European countries?


by @oskar |  | 15 comments

Hi guys

Does anybody know if there are special visas for self employed people in European countries? I dont have a European passport but i would like to stay a bit longer than the time allowed to tourists. I know Germany have some kind of visa but are there any other countries in the region? what about the UK?
Thanks!

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Lisbon vs Barcelona for mid- to long-term stay: any advice?

 

in Lisbon, Portugal by @tvrhe |  | 24 comments

Hi guys,

From this spring onwards Iโ€™m returning to Europe and Iโ€™m looking to either set up a home base in Lisbon or Barcelona. Any fellow nomads who can share their experiences of living in either of those cities?

Iโ€™ve only been to Barcelona and I like the vibe a lot. Major downside is the tourists (obviously).

To me it seems that both cities have good infrastructure, internet, climate (mediterranean), nightlife, culture, food, beaches (and Lisbon is good for surfing as well of course). Price wise, Lisbon is obviously a bit cheaper.

One important consideration is the public transport. Since Iโ€™m not looking to rent a car I prefer the city where I can travel on foot, bike or metro.

Based on my limited info, itโ€™s hard to pick one. Any advice would be very much appreciated!

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Would you like to feature in my digital nomad documentary?

 

by @youjindo |  | 26 comments

Hi :smiley:

I am making a documentary on digital nomads, and just launched my website with the trailer recently: http://digitalnomaddocumentary.com

I am collecting stories of current nomads and how they became it. Please share your short video clip and letโ€™s spread out your story! : https://youjindo.typeform.com/to/JcqDhy
This will also be part of the documentary, and may help to show people the ups and downs of it too.

Right now is a very special time as the digital nomad and remote work movement is exploding, and itโ€™s one of the most interesting social developments of the 21st century. Millions of lives will literally be changed in the next decade by this. So I want to document whatโ€™s happening RIGHT NOW!! :slight_smile:

I am working on this project independently and I am currently crowdfunding it through my site. If youโ€™d like to help out, donations are very appreciated, and backers will be keep updated on the progress and receive rewards too.

Ideas, suggestions on topics, places, events, and people who you think should be featured in it are more than welcome too!

Thanks :smiley:
Youjin ([email protected])

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Mixed opinions on the safety level in Costa Rica - what do you think?


in Costa Rica by @geo_care |  | 8 comments

Hi everyone,

I did a bit of research about Costa Rica and got my feelings all mixed up. I know that it is considered safe in comparison with the rest of SA but how safe is it? I read on a forum that you cannot walk with your backpack every day as you will probably get mugged (gunpoint included). Is this true?
I am a solo female traveler and pretty easy target Iโ€™d guess. The other topics here on Costa Rica contain very little info. Your feedback would be much appreciated. :slightly_smiling:

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Where should I go for Carnaval in Brazil?


in Brazil by @etc |  | 7 comments

Iโ€™ll be in Rio for 10 days next year during Carvanal. Although Iโ€™m flying into Rio, Iโ€™d like to spend at least half the time somewhere else as well. Iโ€™ve gotten a solid recommendation for Olinda and receptive to other suggestions (or further endorsements of Olinda).

While in Rio, itโ€™s been suggested to avoid Copacabana and possibly find a house in Ipanema to rent. Is this a good suggestion?

What about Olinda?

Any and all recommendations are welcome, solicited and appreciated! Thanks to everyone!

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As digital nomads, how are you concerned with money transfers?


by @juliendevoir |  | 14 comments

Hi guys !

I want to know, as digital nomads, how are you concerned with money transfers ? How do you manage this if you are used to send money to your original country ?

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Do you think there are different "tiers" of nomads? What kind of nomad are you?

 

by @marcob |  | 26 comments

I feel I have come across different types or tiers of nomads, eg: you have your backpacker nomad and then maybe a more successful nomad that is travelling without worrying so much about budget, the two seem to resonate more within their own groups. What different tiers do you think exist, if any? How do you differentiate the different groups, and do they play well together?

Iโ€™m curious to hear your opinions, and please describe what kind of โ€œnomadโ€ you are when responding. Thanks.

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What's your favorite digital nomad spots in Europe?

 

by @lightmotif |  | 32 comments

I just landed in Europe - starting off in Malta. I plan to move around within Europe and the UK for about 8 months. Any recommendations for hotspots for digital nomads? Specifically, Iโ€™d like to meet other DNs in person (via coworking, etc), as I recently starting working as a DN and havenโ€™t met too many people in person who are doing what we are doing!

Affordable places are great, but I donโ€™t want to rule out Scandinavia, for example, if I can find a good housesit. Finally, I know this is very specific and might be hard for most to answer โ€“ but if anyone reading has experience eating gluten-free in Europe, would love to know the better countries for that (for instance, Iโ€™ve heard Germany and France are pretty tough). Thanks.

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