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@erikbenjamin

63

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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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 15 Feb '192d17 Feb '1917 Feb '19
15 Feb '19

Madrid

13ยฐC
Spain
2018
 8 Nov7d15 Nov15 Nov
8 Nov

New York City, NY

11ยฐC
United States
 30 Aug1d30 Aug30 Aug
30 Aug

Amsterdam

21ยฐC
Netherlands
 30 Aug1d30 Aug30 Aug
30 Aug

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
 30 Aug1d30 Aug30 Aug
30 Aug

Madrid

34ยฐC
Spain
 28 Jul1mo30 Aug30 Aug
28 Jul

Leeuwarden

20ยฐC
Netherlands
 22 Jul6d28 Jul28 Jul
22 Jul

Tel Aviv

32ยฐC
Israel
 8 Jul14d22 Jul22 Jul
8 Jul

Porto

22ยฐC
Portugal
 7 Jul1d8 Jul8 Jul
7 Jul

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 7 Jun1mo7 Jul7 Jul
7 Jun

Chiang Mai

33ยฐC
Thailand
 4 Jun3d7 Jun7 Jun
4 Jun

Doha

41ยฐC
Qatar
 2 Jun2d4 Jun4 Jun
2 Jun

Amsterdam

22ยฐC
Netherlands
 26 May6d1 Jun1 Jun
26 May

Hong Kong

28ยฐC
China
 22 May4d26 May26 May
22 May

Shanghai

28ยฐC
China
 14 May7d21 May21 May
14 May

Warsaw

21ยฐC
Poland
 11 May3d14 May14 May
11 May

London

18ยฐC
United Kingdom
 4 Apr1mo10 May10 May
4 Apr

Seoul

19ยฐC
South Korea
 28 Mar7d4 Apr4 Apr
28 Mar

Osaka

13ยฐC
Japan
 19 Mar9d28 Mar28 Mar
19 Mar

Tokyo

12ยฐC
Japan
 3 Mar16d19 Mar19 Mar
3 Mar

Christchurch

18ยฐC
New Zealand
 28 Feb3d3 Mar3 Mar
28 Feb
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Ross

New Zealand
 26 Feb2d28 Feb28 Feb
26 Feb
R

Richmond

New Zealand
 19 Feb7d26 Feb26 Feb
19 Feb

Wellington

20ยฐC
New Zealand
 17 Feb2d19 Feb19 Feb
17 Feb
P

Palmerston North

New Zealand
 9 Feb8d17 Feb17 Feb
9 Feb
R

Raglan

New Zealand
 26 Jan14d9 Feb9 Feb
26 Jan

Auckland

22ยฐC
New Zealand
 13 Jan12d25 Jan25 Jan
13 Jan

Canggu, Bali

30ยฐC
Indonesia
 1 Jan12d13 Jan13 Jan
1 Jan

Ubud, Bali

29ยฐC
Indonesia
2017
 27 Dec '175d1 Jan1 Jan
27 Dec '17

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 20 Dec '177d27 Dec '1727 Dec '17
20 Dec '17

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 13 Dec '177d20 Dec '1720 Dec '17
13 Dec '17

Male

31ยฐC
Maldives
 5 Dec '178d13 Dec '1713 Dec '17
5 Dec '17

Leeuwarden

6ยฐC
Netherlands
 2 Dec '173d5 Dec '175 Dec '17
2 Dec '17

Chiang Mai

29ยฐC
Thailand
 27 Nov '175d2 Dec '172 Dec '17
27 Nov '17

Ko Samui

29ยฐC
Thailand
 24 Nov '173d27 Nov '1727 Nov '17
24 Nov '17

Kuala Lumpur

31ยฐC
Malaysia
 17 Nov '177d24 Nov '1724 Nov '17
17 Nov '17

George Town, Penang

31ยฐC
Malaysia
 11 Nov '176d17 Nov '1717 Nov '17
11 Nov '17

Luang Prabang

29ยฐC
Laos
 7 Nov '174d11 Nov '1711 Nov '17
7 Nov '17

Vientiane

31ยฐC
Laos
 1 Nov '176d7 Nov '177 Nov '17
1 Nov '17

Chiang Mai

30ยฐC
Thailand
 18 Oct '1714d1 Nov '171 Nov '17
18 Oct '17
T

Taiwan

Taiwan
 26 Sep '171d26 Sep '1726 Sep '17
26 Sep '17

Bangkok

34ยฐC
Thailand
 23 Aug '172mo18 Oct '1718 Oct '17
23 Aug '17

Chiang Mai

32ยฐC
Thailand
 20 Aug '173d23 Aug '1723 Aug '17
20 Aug '17

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 11 Jul '171mo20 Aug '1720 Aug '17
11 Jul '17

Leeuwarden

20ยฐC
Netherlands
 30 Jun '1710d10 Jul '1710 Jul '17
30 Jun '17
D

Denรฉe

Belgium
 15 Jun '173d18 Jun '1718 Jun '17
15 Jun '17

Paris

27ยฐC
France
 11 Jun '174d15 Jun '1715 Jun '17
11 Jun '17

Leeuwarden

20ยฐC
Netherlands
 10 Jun '171d11 Jun '1711 Jun '17
10 Jun '17

Istanbul

26ยฐC
Turkey
 20 May '1721d10 Jun '1710 Jun '17
20 May '17

Leeuwarden

18ยฐC
Netherlands
 16 May '174d20 May '1720 May '17
16 May '17

Tokyo

24ยฐC
Japan
 13 Jan '174d17 Jan '1717 Jan '17
13 Jan '17

Santiago

32ยฐC
Chile
2016
 30 Nov '163d3 Dec '163 Dec '16
30 Nov '16

Ibiza

19ยฐC
Spain
 20 Nov '169d29 Nov '1629 Nov '16
20 Nov '16

Leeuwarden

10ยฐC
Netherlands
 19 Nov '161d20 Nov '1620 Nov '16
19 Nov '16

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 13 Nov '165d18 Nov '1618 Nov '16
13 Nov '16

Chiang Mai

30ยฐC
Thailand
 11 Nov '161d12 Nov '1612 Nov '16
11 Nov '16

Hanoi

27ยฐC
Vietnam
 6 Nov '164d10 Nov '1610 Nov '16
6 Nov '16
H

Hแป™i An

Vietnam
 3 Nov '1610d13 Nov '1613 Nov '16
3 Nov '16
V

Vietnam

Vietnam
 3 Nov '163d6 Nov '166 Nov '16
3 Nov '16

Ho Chi Minh City

33ยฐC
Vietnam
 27 Oct '167d3 Nov '163 Nov '16
27 Oct '16
C

Cambodia

Cambodia
 25 Oct '161d26 Oct '1626 Oct '16
25 Oct '16

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
2014
 5 Jun '1418d23 Jun '1423 Jun '14
5 Jun '14

Vancouver

19ยฐC
Canada
 31 May '145d5 Jun '145 Jun '14
31 May '14

Calgary

19ยฐC
Canada
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  • TokyoTokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.67/5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
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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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  • SeoulSeoul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.83/5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
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    great
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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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