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2014-01
2018-02

@darep

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finnish software engineer and designer ๐Ÿ•น Gamer ๐Ÿบ Homebrewer
40

trips

95,625

km

9%

of the world

17

countries

30

cities

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๐Ÿ•ธ Web Dev๐Ÿ’ป Software Dev๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile Dev๐ŸŽจ UI/UX Design๐Ÿ‘พ Game Dev๐Ÿ˜Ž VR Dev๐Ÿ“‡ Startup Founder๐Ÿ’ฐ Finance๐Ÿ’ฐ Crypto๐Ÿค  Product Manager๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Education๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ Medical๐Ÿšฉ Politics๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Creative๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Law๐Ÿ“ฐ Journalism๐Ÿ“ Blogging๐Ÿ‘Š Coach๐Ÿ“ˆ Data๐Ÿ’ช Fitness๐Ÿค Community๐Ÿ’ผ Marketing๐Ÿค‘ Sales๐Ÿ›’ Ecommerce๐Ÿ“Š SaaS๐Ÿ™‚ Support๐Ÿ—บ Geo๐Ÿƒ Sports๐Ÿšš Logistics๐Ÿก Architecture๐Ÿ‘‹ Hospitality
๐ŸšŒ High School๐Ÿ“œ Bachelor's Degree๐ŸŽ“ Master's Degree๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ PhD


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โ˜€๏ธ Waking up early๐ŸŒ™ Staying up late๐Ÿˆ Cats๐Ÿถ Dogs๐Ÿฉ Samoyeds๐Ÿต Teaโ˜•๏ธ Coffee๐Ÿธ Cocktails๐Ÿท Wine๐Ÿบ Beer๐Ÿพ Drinking alcohol๐Ÿฅ› No alcohol๐Ÿƒ 420๐Ÿ– Paleo๐Ÿฅฉ Eating meat๐ŸŸ Eating fish๐Ÿฅ’ Vegan๐Ÿฅ’ Vegetarian๐ŸŸ Pescetarian๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korean food๐Ÿฃ Japanese food๐ŸŒฏ Mexican food๐Ÿ Italian food๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Chinese food๐Ÿ’ช Crossfit๐Ÿ’ช Fitnessโ›ฐ Hikingโ›ฐ Climbingโ›ฐ Outdoors๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Yoga๐Ÿ™ Spiritual๐ŸŒŠ Diving๐Ÿ„ Surfing๐ŸŽ Kitesurfing๐ŸŠ Swimming๐Ÿƒ Running๐Ÿšด Cycling๐Ÿ Motorcyclingโ›ต๏ธ Sailing๐Ÿ‚ Skateboarding๐Ÿ‚ Snowboardingโ›ท Skiing๐Ÿ’ช Fight sportsโšฝ๏ธ Football๐ŸŽ Race sportsโ›ณ๏ธ Golf๐ŸŽพ Tennis๐Ÿ“– Reading๐Ÿ‘พ Gaming๐Ÿ˜ Extrovert๐Ÿ˜ณ Introvert๐ŸŒ Third Culture Kid๐Ÿ‘ผ Youngest child๐Ÿ‘ถ Middle child๐Ÿง’ Oldest childโ›ฑ Beach๐Ÿ› Shoppingโ›ช๏ธ History๐Ÿ“บ Documentaries๐Ÿค” Philosophy๐ŸŽž Movies๐ŸŽธ Acoustic music๐ŸŽน Electronic musicโœ๏ธ Writing๐Ÿ“ธ Photography๐ŸŽž Film making๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Cooking๐ŸŽจ Drawing๐ŸŽค Singing๐ŸŽ’ Backpacking๐Ÿš Vanlife๐Ÿ’ƒ Dancing๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽค Partying๐Ÿš Urbex๐Ÿ’ช Feminism๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Progressive politicsโš–๏ธ Centrist politics๐Ÿ‘ด Conservative politics

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 21 Feb '187mo20 Sep '1820 Sep '18
21 Feb '18

Tampere

-1ยฐC
Finland
 14 Feb '187d21 Feb '1821 Feb '18
14 Feb '18

Hong Kong

19ยฐC
China
 6 Feb '188d14 Feb '1814 Feb '18
6 Feb '18

Seoul

3ยฐC
South Korea
 22 Jan '1815d6 Feb '186 Feb '18
22 Jan '18

Auckland

22ยฐC
New Zealand
 8 Jan '1814d22 Jan '1822 Jan '18
8 Jan '18

Wellington

19ยฐC
New Zealand
2017
 8 Dec '171mo8 Jan '188 Jan '18
8 Dec '17

Melbourne

24ยฐC
Australia
 29 Nov '179d8 Dec '178 Dec '17
29 Nov '17

Seminyak, Bali

31ยฐC
Indonesia
 22 Nov '177d29 Nov '1729 Nov '17
22 Nov '17

Ubud, Bali

30ยฐC
Indonesia
 14 Nov '177d21 Nov '1721 Nov '17
14 Nov '17

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
2016
 1 Dec '1612mo13 Nov '1713 Nov '17
1 Dec '16

Tampere

1ยฐC
Finland
 12 Oct '162mo30 Nov '1630 Nov '16
12 Oct '16

Fuengirola

Spain
 6 Oct '166d12 Oct '1612 Oct '16
6 Oct '16

London

16ยฐC
United Kingdom
 3 Oct '163d6 Oct '166 Oct '16
3 Oct '16

Paris

17ยฐC
France
 27 Sep '166d3 Oct '163 Oct '16
27 Sep '16

Mol

Belgium
 25 Sep '162d27 Sep '1627 Sep '16
25 Sep '16

Luxembourg

17ยฐC
Luxembourg
 23 Sep '162d25 Sep '1625 Sep '16
23 Sep '16

Frankfurt

20ยฐC
Germany
 20 Sep '163d23 Sep '1623 Sep '16
20 Sep '16

Munich

18ยฐC
Germany
 18 Sep '162d20 Sep '1620 Sep '16
18 Sep '16

Salzburg

17ยฐC
Austria
 13 Sep '165d18 Sep '1618 Sep '16
13 Sep '16

Vienna

20ยฐC
Austria
 23 Jun '163mo13 Sep '1613 Sep '16
23 Jun '16

Tampere

17ยฐC
Finland
 21 Jun '162d23 Jun '1623 Jun '16
21 Jun '16

Tokyo

25ยฐC
Japan
 12 Jun '169d21 Jun '1621 Jun '16
12 Jun '16

Osaka

28ยฐC
Japan
 23 May '1620d12 Jun '1612 Jun '16
23 May '16

Tokyo

24ยฐC
Japan
 15 Mar '162mo23 May '1623 May '16
15 Mar '16

Brisbane

30ยฐC
Australia
 9 Mar '166d15 Mar '1615 Mar '16
9 Mar '16

Gold Coast

29ยฐC
Australia
 15 Feb '1623d9 Mar '169 Mar '16
15 Feb '16

Brisbane

32ยฐC
Australia
 12 Feb '163d15 Feb '1615 Feb '16
12 Feb '16

Byron Bay

30ยฐC
Australia
 8 Jan '161mo12 Feb '1612 Feb '16
8 Jan '16

Sydney

29ยฐC
Australia
 6 Jan '162d8 Jan '168 Jan '16
6 Jan '16

Canberra

32ยฐC
Australia
2015
 11 Oct '153mo5 Jan '165 Jan '16
11 Oct '15

Melbourne

19ยฐC
Australia
 30 Sep '1511d11 Oct '1511 Oct '15
30 Sep '15

Adelaide

18ยฐC
Australia
 23 Sep '157d30 Sep '1530 Sep '15
23 Sep '15

Darwin

33ยฐC
Australia
 15 Sep '158d23 Sep '1523 Sep '15
15 Sep '15

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 25 Apr '155mo15 Sep '1515 Sep '15
25 Apr '15

Tampere

6ยฐC
Finland
 21 Apr '154d25 Apr '1525 Apr '15
21 Apr '15

London

15ยฐC
United Kingdom
2014
 9 Mar '141yr21 Apr '1521 Apr '15
9 Mar '14

Tampere

3ยฐC
Finland
 2 Mar '147d9 Mar '149 Mar '14
2 Mar '14

London

14ยฐC
United Kingdom
 10 Feb '1420d2 Mar '142 Mar '14
10 Feb '14

Tampere

-1ยฐC
Finland
 7 Feb '143d10 Feb '1410 Feb '14
7 Feb '14

Palo Alto

United States
 31 Jan '147d7 Feb '147 Feb '14
31 Jan '14

San Francisco, CA

13ยฐC
United States
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  • Finland
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.1 5
    2540 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
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    great
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    okay
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    good
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18°64°18°64°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI66
    3yr
    $ / mo
    22Mbps
  • Australia
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.22 5
    4590 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 27°81°25°77°AQI26
    9mo
    $ / mo
    14Mbps
  • Spain
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.26 5
    8890 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°67°AQI19
    2mo
    $ / mo
    27Mbps
  • Japan
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.06 5
    7056 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21°70°20°68°AQI23
    1mo
    $ / mo
    22Mbps
  • New Zealand
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.37 5
    2242 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 17°62°17°62°AQI23
    29d
    $ / mo
    25Mbps
  • United Kingdom
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3 5
    11974 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18°64°17°63°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI65
    17d
    $ / mo
    18Mbps
  • Indonesia
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.18 5
    7644 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒค Feels 42°108°32°90°AQI18
    16d
    $ / mo
    8Mbps
  • United States
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.88 5
    121870 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°23°74°AQI26
    10d
    $ / mo
    38Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Frequent visits

  • Tampere
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.11 5
    183 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 20°68°20°68°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI80
    6x
    $ / mo
    22Mbps
  • London
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.78 5
    220 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
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    Expensive and crowded. Low quality of services. Customer service is a joke. Great internet connectivity. Mediocre food, unless you like Indian, which is everywhere. Crappy weather. Not safe at night (depends on the area of course). I lived in Docklands, didn't feel safe outside of my apartment. Difficult to get anything done without proof of address, so make sure to get a place as soon as possible. Opening a business account in a "traditional" bank can take weeks. Banking is very backward - unless you enjoy browsing PDF statements... I honestly don't understand why London is so popular. I was deeply disappointed and left after a few months. The only real upside is the job market, but as a nomad, you can provide services to London-based businesses from somewhere else.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18°64°18°64°AQI47
    3x
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    16Mbps
  • Melbourne
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.02 5
    219 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Expensive, but possibly the most amazing city on earth.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25°77°23°73°AQI38
    2x
    $ / mo
    15Mbps
  • Brisbane
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.9 5
    203 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 27°81°25°77°AQI27
    2x
    $ / mo
    14Mbps
  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.05 5
    223 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    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).

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 20°68°20°68°AQI29
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  • Seoul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.78 5
    224 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (๊น€๋ฐฅ์ฒœ๊ตญ) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (์ž์žฅ๋ฉด) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (์‚ฐ๋‚™์ง€). If you're really brave try ๋ณด์‹ ํƒ• before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.

    ๐ŸŒซ Feels 26°79°25°77°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI97
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  • Auckland
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.54 5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Busy city. Lots of fun. Lots of different choices for food. Great night life

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°66°AQI26
    1x
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  • Wellington
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.52 5
    194 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒค Feels 13°55°14°58°AQI19
    1x
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    19Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Longest stays

  • Tampere
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.11 5
    183 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 20°68°20°68°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI80
    3yr
    $ / mo
    22Mbps
  • Melbourne
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.02 5
    219 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
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    Expensive, but possibly the most amazing city on earth.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25°77°23°73°AQI38
    4mo
    $ / mo
    15Mbps
  • Brisbane
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.9 5
    203 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 27°81°25°77°AQI27
    3mo
    $ / mo
    14Mbps
  • Sydney
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.7 5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 28°82°26°78°AQI25
    1mo
    $ / mo
    15Mbps
  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.05 5
    223 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
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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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  • London
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    220 reviews
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    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
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    good
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    Expensive and crowded. Low quality of services. Customer service is a joke. Great internet connectivity. Mediocre food, unless you like Indian, which is everywhere. Crappy weather. Not safe at night (depends on the area of course). I lived in Docklands, didn't feel safe outside of my apartment. Difficult to get anything done without proof of address, so make sure to get a place as soon as possible. Opening a business account in a "traditional" bank can take weeks. Banking is very backward - unless you enjoy browsing PDF statements... I honestly don't understand why London is so popular. I was deeply disappointed and left after a few months. The only real upside is the job market, but as a nomad, you can provide services to London-based businesses from somewhere else.

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  • Auckland
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.54 5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
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    Busy city. Lots of fun. Lots of different choices for food. Great night life

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  • Wellington
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    3.52 5
    194 reviews
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    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
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