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2005-03
2018-10

@craigcarlyle

Software Developer @goclio. Fitness enthusiast, travel addict, and @whitecapsfc fan.
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Vancouver

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Sechelt

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Vancouver

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Canggu, Bali

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Indonesia
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Lembongan Island

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Ubud, Bali

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Vancouver

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Palm Springs

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Vancouver

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Portland, OR

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Vancouver

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Canada
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Sechelt

Canada
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Vancouver

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Whitehorse

Canada
2017
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Vancouver

9ยฐC
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Seoul

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South Korea
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Vancouver

14ยฐC
Canada
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San Francisco, CA

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Vancouver

23ยฐC
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Tokyo

31ยฐC
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Hong Kong

32ยฐC
China
 19 Jul '174d23 Jul '1723 Jul '17
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Hanoi

32ยฐC
Vietnam
 16 Jul '173d19 Jul '1719 Jul '17
16 Jul '17
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Phong Natural Heritage Area

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Huแบฟ

Vietnam
 13 Jul '171d14 Jul '1714 Jul '17
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Hoi An

34ยฐC
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 11 Jul '172d13 Jul '1713 Jul '17
11 Jul '17

Da Nang

34ยฐC
Vietnam
 7 Jul '174d11 Jul '1711 Jul '17
7 Jul '17

Ho Chi Minh City

32ยฐC
Vietnam
 2 Jan '176mo7 Jul '177 Jul '17
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Vancouver

5ยฐC
Canada
2016
 29 Dec '164d2 Jan '172 Jan '17
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Portland, OR

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30 Oct '16

Vancouver

14ยฐC
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 28 Oct '162d30 Oct '1630 Oct '16
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Whistler

8ยฐC
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 16 Oct '1612d28 Oct '1628 Oct '16
16 Oct '16

Vancouver

14ยฐC
Canada
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Sechelt

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Vancouver

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Tofino

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Vancouver

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Vancouver

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Kelowna

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Vancouver

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Sechelt

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Vancouver

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Sechelt

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Vancouver

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Victoria

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Vancouver

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Portland, OR

21ยฐC
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20 Mar '16

Vancouver

8ยฐC
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Seattle, WA

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11 Mar '16

Vancouver

8ยฐC
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Beijing

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 9 Mar '161d9 Mar '169 Mar '16
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Kaesong

10ยฐC
North Korea
 5 Mar '165d10 Mar '1610 Mar '16
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Pyongyang

8ยฐC
North Korea
 3 Mar '162d5 Mar '165 Mar '16
3 Mar '16

Beijing

14ยฐC
China
 28 Feb '163d2 Mar '162 Mar '16
28 Feb '16

Osaka

10ยฐC
Japan
 26 Feb '162d28 Feb '1628 Feb '16
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Kyoto

10ยฐC
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 25 Feb '161d26 Feb '1626 Feb '16
25 Feb '16

Nagoya

10ยฐC
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 19 Feb '166d25 Feb '1625 Feb '16
19 Feb '16

Tokyo

10ยฐC
Japan
2015
 26 Jul '157mo19 Feb '1619 Feb '16
26 Jul '15

Vancouver

23ยฐC
Canada
 25 Jul '151d26 Jul '1526 Jul '15
25 Jul '15

Chiang Mai

31ยฐC
Thailand
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Pai

31ยฐC
Thailand
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Chiang Mai

31ยฐC
Thailand
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Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
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Phuket

32ยฐC
Thailand
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Siem Reap

32ยฐC
Cambodia
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Phnom Penh

33ยฐC
Cambodia
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Ho Chi Minh City

32ยฐC
Vietnam
 8 Jul '152d10 Jul '1510 Jul '15
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Hoi An

34ยฐC
Vietnam
 4 Jul '154d8 Jul '158 Jul '15
4 Jul '15

Hanoi

32ยฐC
Vietnam
2014
 30 Jun '141yr4 Jul '154 Jul '15
30 Jun '14

Vancouver

19ยฐC
Canada
 25 Jun '145d30 Jun '1430 Jun '14
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Orlando, FL

31ยฐC
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2006
 23 Jul '068yr25 Jun '1425 Jun '14
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Vancouver

23ยฐC
Canada
 18 Jul '065d23 Jul '0623 Jul '06
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London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
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Paris

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Porto

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Madrid

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Vatican City

Vatican City
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Rome

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Florence

33ยฐC
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Zurich

26ยฐC
Switzerland
 27 Jun '063d30 Jun '0630 Jun '06
27 Jun '06

Frankfurt

27ยฐC
Germany
2005
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25 Mar '05

Vancouver

8ยฐC
Canada
 17 Mar '058d25 Mar '0525 Mar '05
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Playa del Carmen

28ยฐC
Mexico
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Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year\'s salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it\'s not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It\'s technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don\'t come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they\'re somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you\'re not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it\'s really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it\'s not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you\'re dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

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๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
3.22/5
209 reviews
๐Ÿ’ต Cost
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okay
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Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year\'s salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it\'s not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It\'s technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don\'t come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they\'re somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you\'re not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it\'s really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it\'s not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you\'re dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

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Seoul is lovely but still has some challenges for nomads. Korean food is great, but most restaurants are used to serving groups, or at least couples. Many times you\'ll simply be refused service entering a restaurant alone. Unlike Japan, eating alone is stil frowned upon in Korea and mostly impossible. Exceptions are of course expat areas like Itaewon which are more used to it. Also outside signage and menus are mostly still in Korean, without any English translations generally. Even if you learn the Korean characters, you won\'t know the words, so this makes it impossible to order. This is slowly changing though, especially in hipster areas. You might ask \"why does this reviewer care stuff is in English or not, they\'re in Korea, what does he expect?\". Well, it\'s 2018 and Korea presents itself as an international country, English should be the default sub text. There\'s more challenges, it\'s very difficult to meet Koreans, you\'ll always be seen as the \"token\" foreigner in social groups. This is understandable and to be fair it\'s much worse in Japan than Korea. Unless you\'re in expat areas, you\'ll feel fairly isolated because Koreans will generally avoid you for fear of having to speak English. This makes it a potentially very lonely experience for any nomads. This is kinda vicious because Koreans look down on people that are alone. Hence the group-eating thing. Solutions to that? Come here with a group of friends. You\'ll have a MUCH easier time.

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