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๐ŸŽ–4yrs | Freelance Programmer on the road. Writing about programming, projects, life, my travels and stories about my encounters on t.co/nKMKsPgmz6
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 25 Sep '162mo1 Dec '161 Dec '16
25 Sep '16

Lima

19ยฐC
Peru
 19 Sep '165d24 Sep '1624 Sep '16
19 Sep '16

Guayaquil

29ยฐC
Ecuador
 18 Sep '161d19 Sep '1619 Sep '16
18 Sep '16

Piura

Peru
 
 12 Aug '161mo17 Sep '1617 Sep '16
12 Aug '16

Lima

18ยฐC
Peru
 7 Aug '164d11 Aug '1611 Aug '16
7 Aug '16

Cusco

14ยฐC
Peru
 
 23 Jul '1614d6 Aug '166 Aug '16
23 Jul '16

Arequipa

21ยฐC
Peru
 
 24 Jun '1629d23 Jul '1623 Jul '16
24 Jun '16

Lima

20ยฐC
Peru
 16 Jun '168d24 Jun '1624 Jun '16
16 Jun '16

Sรฃo Paulo

23ยฐC
Brazil
 8 Jun '167d15 Jun '1615 Jun '16
8 Jun '16

Salvador

27ยฐC
Brazil
 
 11 May '1628d8 Jun '168 Jun '16
11 May '16

Recife

30ยฐC
Brazil
2015
 26 Dec '155mo11 May '1611 May '16
26 Dec '15

Rio de Janeiro

28ยฐC
Brazil
 
 19 Oct '152mo25 Dec '1525 Dec '15
19 Oct '15

Royal Leamington Spa

United Kingdom
 19 Oct '152mo24 Dec '1524 Dec '15
19 Oct '15

Royal Leamington Spa

United Kingdom
 14 Oct '153d17 Oct '1517 Oct '15
14 Oct '15

Amsterdam

14ยฐC
Netherlands
 
 11 Mar '157mo14 Oct '1514 Oct '15
11 Mar '15

Royal Leamington Spa

United Kingdom
 28 Feb '1511d11 Mar '1511 Mar '15
28 Feb '15

San Francisco, CA

11ยฐC
United States
 
 26 Jan '151mo28 Feb '1528 Feb '15
26 Jan '15

Royal Leamington Spa

United Kingdom
 20 Jan '156d26 Jan '1526 Jan '15
20 Jan '15

Phuket

31ยฐC
Thailand
 17 Jan '153d20 Jan '1520 Jan '15
17 Jan '15

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 10 Jan '157d17 Jan '1517 Jan '15
10 Jan '15

Ko Samui

26ยฐC
Thailand
2014
 29 Dec '1412d10 Jan '1510 Jan '15
29 Dec '14

Phuket

30ยฐC
Thailand
 23 Dec '146d29 Dec '1429 Dec '14
23 Dec '14

Antwerp

8ยฐC
Belgium
 10 Dec '1413d23 Dec '1423 Dec '14
10 Dec '14

Lyon

10ยฐC
France
 
 28 Jul '145mo10 Dec '1410 Dec '14
28 Jul '14

Royal Leamington Spa

United Kingdom
2013
 30 Dec '137mo28 Jul '1428 Jul '14
30 Dec '13

Mons

Belgium
 23 Dec '137d30 Dec '1330 Dec '13
23 Dec '13

Paris

9ยฐC
France
 
 1 Aug '135mo23 Dec '1323 Dec '13
1 Aug '13

Kajaani

Finland
2009
 2 Nov '094yr1 Aug '131 Aug '13
2 Nov '09

Antwerp

8ยฐC
Belgium
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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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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Belgium

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 15° 59°AQI 25
    4yr
    $3,398 / mo
    43Mbps
    ร—
  • United Kingdom

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 12° 54° 14° 57°AQI 23
    1yr
    $3,610 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Brazil

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 24° 75° 24° 75°AQI 16
    6mo
    $969 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Peru

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 20° 68° 19° 67°AQI 47
    5mo
    $1,131 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Finland

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  47°  45°AQI 16
    5mo
    $3,087 / mo
    31Mbps
    ร—
  • Thailand

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 34
    28d
    $1,206 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • France

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 17° 63° 17° 63°AQI 31
    20d
    $3,395 / mo
    28Mbps
    ร—
  • United States

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 16° 61° 15° 60°AQI 30
    11d
    $3,228 / mo
    42Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Lima

    One of the most horrendous cities I've ever been to. Too much traffic, ugly architecture and even the food is very much hit and miss. Oh and housing is not that cheap. People can range from very friendly to very much not caring but on average, they're neither unfriendly nor easy to connect with, even if you speak good Spanish. More than anything, from someone used to the lively vibe in Colombia or Mexico, the place is as lively as a cemetery. No music, not even a peep at night... There's a reaso

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 20° 68° 19° 67°AQI 6
    3x
    $1,131 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Antwerp

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 15° 59°AQI 25
    2x
    $3,480 / mo
    78Mbps
    ร—
  • Phuket

    Living in Bangkok since 2015, I refused to go to Phuket longer than I could. I strongly believed in rumors that Phuket was all about prostitution and dirty beaches... oh, how I was wrong! Phuket is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Iโ€™d say you can find the same conveniences youโ€™re used in Bangkok, but with a beach - actually many of them, ofter pristine and desert if you rent a motorbike and explore by yourself. Forget about Patong and go to Karon, Surin, Kattatani, Paradise and Freedom Beach instead... youโ€™

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 85°AQI 36
    2x
    $1,121 / mo
    26Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 17° 63° 17° 62°AQI 31
    1x
    $3,852 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Lyon

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 16° 61° 16° 61°AQI 31
    1x
    $3,277 / mo
    30Mbps
    ร—
  • Ko Samui

    I stuck here due COVID 19 quarantine. And it's best place to be right now. There are no big diifference compare to normal life. Locals are still friendly. Goverment doesn't pushes too much if you follow 2 simple rules: no partys due carantin and wear mask. Beaches are one of the best i've ever been and now they empty and even more clean. Food delivery works fine, Internet is good if you use your own line, and it's cheap to do. Great place to be here!

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 31° 88° 28° 82°AQI 30
    1x
    $1,644 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • Bangkok

    Don't believe the prices on here for an apartment. 686 usd/month refers to an apartment in a high class condo, right in the city centre and seconds away from the BTS(train station). Just remember this, people working at supermarkets make 2 usd/per hour. If you want to live like a local, then you can save a lot of money. If you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk from the BTS, then you can easily get a one bedroom apartment for 300 USD per month, in a high class condo, plus with free golf cart ser

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 38° 100° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 73
    1x
    $1,430 / mo
    25Mbps
    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 okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 21° 70° 20° 69°AQI 38
    1x
    $5,440 / mo
    67Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Antwerp

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 15° 59°AQI 25
    4yr
    $3,480 / mo
    78Mbps
    ร—
  • Rio de Janeiro

    Stunning city! The beach + mountains + buildings combination is extremely unique. The most beautiful big city I have ever visited! Brazilians are also very friendly, and Brazil's culture is one of a kind. I loved everything about the trip and even learned some potuguese, which is a beautiful language

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 13
    5mo
    $1,341 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Lima

    One of the most horrendous cities I've ever been to. Too much traffic, ugly architecture and even the food is very much hit and miss. Oh and housing is not that cheap. People can range from very friendly to very much not caring but on average, they're neither unfriendly nor easy to connect with, even if you speak good Spanish. More than anything, from someone used to the lively vibe in Colombia or Mexico, the place is as lively as a cemetery. No music, not even a peep at night... There's a reaso

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 20° 68° 19° 67°AQI 6
    4mo
    $1,131 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Recife

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°
    28d
    $905 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Phuket

    Living in Bangkok since 2015, I refused to go to Phuket longer than I could. I strongly believed in rumors that Phuket was all about prostitution and dirty beaches... oh, how I was wrong! Phuket is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Iโ€™d say you can find the same conveniences youโ€™re used in Bangkok, but with a beach - actually many of them, ofter pristine and desert if you rent a motorbike and explore by yourself. Forget about Patong and go to Karon, Surin, Kattatani, Paradise and Freedom Beach instead... youโ€™

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 85°AQI 36
    18d
    $1,121 / mo
    26Mbps
    ร—
  • Arequipa

    I spent two months in Arequipa and loved most of it! Lovely people and a lot of nature around. The beautiful Colca Canyon is near, where you can also see the Andean Condor or book multiple-day hiking tours. It is close to Puno which you should visit as well and it's easy to go to Cusco from here, to see the famous Macchu Picchu. For working it wasn't that great, unfortunately, with slow internet and the available coworking spaces not quite as nice as I had hoped. It's still okay though, so not

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 57
    14d
    $889 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Lyon

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 16° 61° 16° 61°AQI 31
    13d
    $3,277 / mo
    30Mbps
    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 okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 21° 70° 20° 69°AQI 38
    11d
    $5,440 / mo
    67Mbps
    ร—
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