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1 Jan '20

Spokane, WA

2ยฐC
United States
2018
 1 Oct '181yr31 Dec '1931 Dec '19
1 Oct '18

Pleasant Hill

United States
 
 9 Aug '1827d5 Sep '185 Sep '18
9 Aug '18

Tacloban

Philippines
 
 1 May '184mo17 Aug '1817 Aug '18
1 May '18

San Francisco, CA

15ยฐC
United States
 20 Apr '1811d1 May '181 May '18
20 Apr '18

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
2017
 24 Nov '172mo3 Feb '183 Feb '18
24 Nov '17

Palo

Philippines
 
 28 Apr '177d5 May '175 May '17
28 Apr '17

Singapore

32ยฐC
Singapore
2014
 30 Jun '141yr30 Jun '1530 Jun '15
30 Jun '14

Virginia Beach, VA

27ยฐC
United States
2010
 30 Jun '103yr30 Jun '1330 Jun '13
30 Jun '10

Grand Rapids, MI

23ยฐC
United States
 
 1 Jun '1029d30 Jun '1030 Jun '10
1 Jun '10

Kigali

24ยฐC
Rwanda
2009
 30 Jun '091yr30 Jun '1030 Jun '10
30 Jun '09

East Lansing

United States
2004
 1 Jun '042yr1 Jun '061 Jun '06
1 Jun '04

Madison, WI

24ยฐC
United States
2001
 1 Sep '013yr1 May '041 May '04
1 Sep '01

Ann Arbor, MI

23ยฐC
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)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (4 of 276)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United States

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 16° 61° 16° 60°AQI 31
    12yr
    $3,192 / mo
    45Mbps
    ร—
  • Philippines

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 37° 99° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 37
    4mo
    $1,520 / mo
    7Mbps
    ร—
  • Rwanda

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 50
    29d
    $1,412 / mo
    4Mbps
    ร—
  • Singapore

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 33° 91° 29° 84°AQI 62
    7d
    $2,894 / mo
    89Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Ann Arbor

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 13° 55° 13° 55°AQI 31
    1x
    $3,392 / mo
    59Mbps
    ร—
  • Madison

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 12° 54° 12° 54°AQI 40
    1x
    $3,145 / mo
    47Mbps
    ร—
  • Kigali

    Spent 1 month here with my girlfriend. The place has potential, but is not quite there yet. Pollution can be pretty bad. Otherwise it's very pretty and the people are helpful. You can find workable Internet, but not everywhere. Try Nyarutarama, which has a lot of embassies. Not extremely cheap, but affordable. Definitely take a trip to Lake Kivu and Volcanoes National Park in the North. Food isn't that great. The most common and cheapest way of getting around is by mototaxi, but beware, they can

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 50
    1x
    $1,412 / mo
    4Mbps
    ร—
  • Grand Rapids

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 12° 54° 12° 53°AQI 30
    1x
    $3,079 / mo
    47Mbps
    ร—
  • Virginia Beach

    Safe and clean. Typical peak tourist season in the summer. Some fun events during the year like the Neptune festival, sandcastle and jet ski competition. This is not your funky beach community vibe, but more of a planned commercial district. Restaurants are average and the surf fishing can be great. Norfolk International Airport is close but usually a bit more expensive flights than say BWI. Just north of VA Beach you can cross the modern marvel bay bridge tunnel and travel back in time 50 years

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 15° 59° 15° 60°AQI 17
    1x
    $3,093 / mo
    72Mbps
    ร—
  • Singapore

    They say you get what you pay for. After having traveled the previous 4 months in India, Cambodia, VietNam, Myanmar and Thailand, Singapore was so easy! The subway system is a marvel, streets signs were easy to read, everyone speaks English (that just makes it easy for me as an English speaker) it is safe, clean, and parks are gorgeous. I was there as COVID 19 was breaking out fairly fast and that put a damper on my time but I was so happy to be there anyway and plan to go back. For digital

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 33° 91° 29° 84°AQI 62
    1x
    $2,894 / mo
    89Mbps
    ร—
  • Cebu

    I love Cebu so maybe I may seem biased but here's my perspective as an American who has spent many months, off and on, in Cebu. It is my other home. I have even owned a condo in Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu previously and a car there too. First, it's a big city and like any big city you need to be careful. I don't find Cebu to be unsafe. I've felt just as safe in Cebu as I do in my native Los Angeles (California, USA). Obviously don't do things like flash money or valuables, etc. Use common sense...

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 37° 99° 30° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 42
    1x
    $935 / mo
    6Mbps
    ร—
  • San Francisco

    I've been living in SF since 2014 and I have to say Cost of Living is misrepresented. It's a lot more expensive now (2020) than posted. 1-bdr in center is $3,500-$4,000 + $200-$300 for parking + $100-$200 for utilities. Almost impossible to find month-to-month rent, so this is for 1-year lease. Coffee for two + a pastry is easily $20. Dinner for two never less than $50, unless it's fast food (+20% tips are expected) and if you want actually something good it's at least $100 for two. Airbnb is $1

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 38
    1x
    $5,603 / mo
    56Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Grand Rapids

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 12° 54° 12° 53°AQI 30
    3yr
    $3,079 / mo
    47Mbps
    ร—
  • Ann Arbor

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 13° 55° 13° 55°AQI 31
    3yr
    $3,392 / mo
    59Mbps
    ร—
  • Madison

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 12° 54° 12° 54°AQI 40
    2yr
    $3,145 / mo
    47Mbps
    ร—
  • Virginia Beach

    Safe and clean. Typical peak tourist season in the summer. Some fun events during the year like the Neptune festival, sandcastle and jet ski competition. This is not your funky beach community vibe, but more of a planned commercial district. Restaurants are average and the surf fishing can be great. Norfolk International Airport is close but usually a bit more expensive flights than say BWI. Just north of VA Beach you can cross the modern marvel bay bridge tunnel and travel back in time 50 years

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 15° 59° 15° 60°AQI 17
    1yr
    $3,093 / mo
    72Mbps
    ร—
  • Spokane

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 22° 72° 22° 72°AQI 16
    1yr
    $2,686 / mo
    44Mbps
    ร—
  • San Francisco

    I've been living in SF since 2014 and I have to say Cost of Living is misrepresented. It's a lot more expensive now (2020) than posted. 1-bdr in center is $3,500-$4,000 + $200-$300 for parking + $100-$200 for utilities. Almost impossible to find month-to-month rent, so this is for 1-year lease. Coffee for two + a pastry is easily $20. Dinner for two never less than $50, unless it's fast food (+20% tips are expected) and if you want actually something good it's at least $100 for two. Airbnb is $1

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 38
    4mo
    $5,603 / mo
    56Mbps
    ร—
  • Kigali

    Spent 1 month here with my girlfriend. The place has potential, but is not quite there yet. Pollution can be pretty bad. Otherwise it's very pretty and the people are helpful. You can find workable Internet, but not everywhere. Try Nyarutarama, which has a lot of embassies. Not extremely cheap, but affordable. Definitely take a trip to Lake Kivu and Volcanoes National Park in the North. Food isn't that great. The most common and cheapest way of getting around is by mototaxi, but beware, they can

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 50
    29d
    $1,412 / mo
    4Mbps
    ร—
  • Cebu

    I love Cebu so maybe I may seem biased but here's my perspective as an American who has spent many months, off and on, in Cebu. It is my other home. I have even owned a condo in Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu previously and a car there too. First, it's a big city and like any big city you need to be careful. I don't find Cebu to be unsafe. I've felt just as safe in Cebu as I do in my native Los Angeles (California, USA). Obviously don't do things like flash money or valuables, etc. Use common sense...

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 37° 99° 30° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 42
    11d
    $935 / mo
    6Mbps
    ร—
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