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@douglascrets

Director of Connected Learning and EIR at Chinese International School; media; travel; tech; VC; Africa; Asia; investment; marketing; startups; mobile; nomad
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๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Industry๐Ÿ•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

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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Beijing

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Canggu, Bali

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๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (3 of 193)

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • China
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.1 5
    36146 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35°95°33°92°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI96
    14d
    $1,312 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Nepal
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.65 5
    704 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 30°86°29°84°AQI49
    11d
    $715 / mo
    4Mbps
  • Indonesia
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.37 5
    7628 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38°100°31°88°AQI15
    10d
    $848 / mo
    8Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

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

    Oppressively hot. Actually hard to find Balinesian food. There is a lot of overpriced, average, western, hipster food. People are incredibly kind and the Balinesian food is great when you can find it. The roads are ridiculously crowded while a lot of the restaurants, bars, and clubs were less than 30% full. Kind of sad for local business owners. Surrounding area is beautiful and relatively accessible. Aside from western food & beverage lodging, food and beverage can be very cost effective. Other parts of the island are better for experiencing the Balinesian life, but it is more of a challenge to mix socially with local people here than other places as most people work in service industries or agriculture. It is what it is. In the end, if you like oppressive heat & humidity, western millennial cuisine, crowded roads, and a small beach, this may be your place.

    ๐ŸŒค Feels 38°100°31°88°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI64
    1x
    $1,296 / mo
    20Mbps
  • Kathmandu
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.23 5
    207 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Kathmandu is an upcoming destination in the digital nomad community for its cheap living, great outdoor opportunities and its vibrant expat community. After the earthquake the country had to recover and with it came some major improvements: Internet connectivity has reached levels similar to many places in Asia such as Bali and the Philippines. Power cuts have been brought down to a minimum. And more and more places have started up co-working and living places that suit the digital nomadsโ€™ needs. Kathmandu now is a place that is alive with positive energy and is moving forward.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 30°86°28°82°AQI50
    1x
    $699 / mo
    3Mbps
  • Shanghai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.72 5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38°100°34°93°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI89
    1x
    $1,941 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Beijing
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.66 5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    The GFW is a *huge* bother in daily work. VPN is not a perfect mitigation as it is throttled and frequently completely blocked (Have tried shadowsocks, outline, lantern, openvpn and expressvpn to about equal success). The VPN availability seems to fluctuate with the political climate (for example if there is a party conference or such). The air quality is so-so. Worst in winter time. The streets seem very safe and their is little crime (Except maybe in tourist areas, beware the scammers). It is super easy to get by with a little English and a translation app. Metro system is super easy to use. Food is fairly cheap, and it can come as cheap as you want... but sometimes of questionable quality.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32°90°34°94°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI147
    1x
    $2,112 / mo
    9Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • Kathmandu
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.23 5
    207 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Kathmandu is an upcoming destination in the digital nomad community for its cheap living, great outdoor opportunities and its vibrant expat community. After the earthquake the country had to recover and with it came some major improvements: Internet connectivity has reached levels similar to many places in Asia such as Bali and the Philippines. Power cuts have been brought down to a minimum. And more and more places have started up co-working and living places that suit the digital nomadsโ€™ needs. Kathmandu now is a place that is alive with positive energy and is moving forward.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 30°86°28°82°AQI50
    11d
    $699 / mo
    3Mbps
  • Canggu
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    5 5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Oppressively hot. Actually hard to find Balinesian food. There is a lot of overpriced, average, western, hipster food. People are incredibly kind and the Balinesian food is great when you can find it. The roads are ridiculously crowded while a lot of the restaurants, bars, and clubs were less than 30% full. Kind of sad for local business owners. Surrounding area is beautiful and relatively accessible. Aside from western food & beverage lodging, food and beverage can be very cost effective. Other parts of the island are better for experiencing the Balinesian life, but it is more of a challenge to mix socially with local people here than other places as most people work in service industries or agriculture. It is what it is. In the end, if you like oppressive heat & humidity, western millennial cuisine, crowded roads, and a small beach, this may be your place.

    ๐ŸŒค Feels 38°100°31°88°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI64
    10d
    $1,296 / mo
    20Mbps
  • Shanghai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.72 5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38°100°34°93°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI89
    8d
    $1,941 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Beijing
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.66 5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    The GFW is a *huge* bother in daily work. VPN is not a perfect mitigation as it is throttled and frequently completely blocked (Have tried shadowsocks, outline, lantern, openvpn and expressvpn to about equal success). The VPN availability seems to fluctuate with the political climate (for example if there is a party conference or such). The air quality is so-so. Worst in winter time. The streets seem very safe and their is little crime (Except maybe in tourist areas, beware the scammers). It is super easy to get by with a little English and a translation app. Metro system is super easy to use. Food is fairly cheap, and it can come as cheap as you want... but sometimes of questionable quality.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32°90°34°94°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI147
    6d
    $2,112 / mo
    9Mbps
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