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2022-07

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I've been working as a freelance coder since 1998 or so and am finally getting bored with it. Thinking of taking a long break to revisit neglected hobbies and work some more on my health/fitness.
14

trips

46,991

km

5%

of the world

9

countries

10

cities



Near people All people 2022 2015 2014
 
 
  25 Jul 13d 7 Aug 7 Aug
25 Jul

Zandvoort

19ยฐC 66ยฐF
Netherlands
 
 
  20 Jun 19d 9 Jul 9 Jul
20 Jun

Letchworth Garden City

United Kingdom
  17 Jun 2d 19 Jun 19 Jun
17 Jun

Berlin

25ยฐC 77ยฐF
Germany
 
 
  29 May 18d 16 Jun 16 Jun
29 May

Tenerife, Canary Islands

21ยฐC 70ยฐF
Spain
  17 May 7d 24 May 24 May
17 May

Lisbon

21ยฐC 70ยฐF
Portugal
 
 
  2 May 14d 16 May 16 May
2 May

Lagos

22ยฐC 71ยฐF
Portugal
 
 
  11 Apr 20d 1 May 1 May
11 Apr

Berlin

10ยฐC 50ยฐF
Germany
 
 
  5 Mar 1mo 11 Apr 11 Apr
5 Mar

Phuket

31ยฐC 88ยฐF
Thailand
2015
  27 Dec '15 7d 3 Jan '16 3 Jan '16
27 Dec '15

Hong Kong

21ยฐC 70ยฐF
Hong Kong
 
 
  9 Nov '15 2mo 26 Dec '15 26 Dec '15
9 Nov '15

Taipei

23ยฐC 73ยฐF
Taiwan
 
 
  26 Sep '15 1mo 9 Nov '15 9 Nov '15
26 Sep '15

Tokyo

25ยฐC 77ยฐF
Japan
 
 
  25 Mar '15 11d 5 Apr '15 5 Apr '15
25 Mar '15

Nairobi

25ยฐC 77ยฐF
Kenya
 
 
  11 Jan '15 2mo 15 Mar '15 15 Mar '15
11 Jan '15

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

20ยฐC 68ยฐF
Spain
2014
  29 Dec '14 10d 8 Jan '15 8 Jan '15
29 Dec '14

Kuala Lumpur

31ยฐC 87ยฐF
Malaysia




๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (3 of 8)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (9 of 275)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Spain

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  70° AQI 31
    2mo
    $3,139 / mo
    35 Mbps
    ร—
  • Taiwan

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  25°  77°   25°  77° AQI 21
    2mo
    $1,843 / mo
    22 Mbps
    ร—
  • Japan

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  25°  77°   25°  76° AQI 44
    1mo
    $2,487 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Thailand

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  37°  98°   30°  87° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 39
    1mo
    $1,258 / mo
    24 Mbps
    ร—
  • Portugal

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  22°  72°   22°  71° AQI 26
    21d
    $2,331 / mo
    39 Mbps
    ร—
  • Germany

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  19°  66°   19°  65° AQI 29
    20d
    $2,952 / mo
    24 Mbps
    ร—
  • Kenya

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  31°  87°   27°  80° AQI 58
    11d
    $1,290 / mo
    9 Mbps
    ร—
  • Malaysia

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  37°  98°   30°  86° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 49
    10d
    $1,011 / mo
    12 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Kuala Lumpur

    Putrajaya is the only place I would recommend due to its close proximity to the airport. The Shaftsbury Hotel is modern with two convenience stores, pharmacy, restaurants, dental, and more in the actual building. There is a rain fountain in "mall" of the building that would be Putrajaya's attempt at Singapore's airport one. The location is also literally right across from the bigger mall that has restaurants, international grocery store, movie theater, bowling, electronics, etc. It's a safe a

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  33°  91°   28°  82° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 45
    1x
    $1,290 / mo
    11 Mbps
    ร—
  • Gran Canaria

    Just to let folks know that the Digital Nomad Guide states that the island's pop is 380,000 people. But that is just the pop of the capital (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). Las Palmas metro area is home to over 650,000 and the whole island has some 850,000.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  70° AQI 25
    1x
    $1,725 / mo
    34 Mbps
    ร—
  • Nairobi

    I visited Nairobi twice - in 2017 and then again in 2019. On my second visit, I stayed in a comfortable 2 bdrm apartment with friends. It was super easy to move around - just call Uber. I visited a few nice shopping malls where I shopped and ate lunch. Prices were reasonable for me (an American). I'm also vegan and there were vegan options at all of the restaurants I visited as well as a great vegan restaurant (Indian cuisine). The best part of the trip for us was going on safari. It's a lon

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  24°  75°   24°  75° AQI 56
    1x
    $1,197 / mo
    10 Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    Tokyo has so much to offer and so much to do. It is easily overwhelming. Whereas I usually take my first week to explore a place Tokyoโ€™s sights just kept on going. I remember ending up in a hidden cocktail bar, a mexican rooftop party with 1 meter margaritas, spending a whole day going only to French places(?), visiting a store that only imported 2nd hand hiphop apparel, and throughout it all the best michelin star ramen. It just seemed endless, completely unrelated and incredibly fun. Six wee

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  25°  77°   25°  76° AQI 34
    1x
    $3,052 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Taipei

    Definitely check out The Key (on near Zhong Xiao Dun Hua station) if living here for more than a month. Cafe + Gym + Bar all in one, monthly membership about $50 USD. English-friendly, no contracts. Made my 3 month stay here immensely better with fast wifi in the cafe and it's a great feeling to be able to work out immediately after working.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  25°  77°   25°  77° AQI 25
    1x
    $1,970 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a great city with dense urban areas but also nature and hiking routes only 15 minutes away. There are restaurants for every taste and budget, from the best US fast casual chains to high end Michelin star restaurants. It's also extremely safe, despite recent political instability.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  30°  86°   26°  78° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 52
    1x
    $2,422 / mo
    87 Mbps
    ร—
  • Phuket

    Amazing, large and accessible beaches. But the vibe is not there yet. It still feels like an "old" vacation place: tons of families, retirees, couples and sex tourists. The hip, young crowd you can find in Canggu for example is not there yet. There is only one decent coworking spot, not a lot of specialty cofee places. Most DNs stay in Rawai, which is OK - just a long street in a non-swimming beach. If you live there you will have to drive 15mins to go to the beach (Nai Han, Kata, etc). The infr

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  38°  100°   31°  87° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 25
    1x
    $1,252 / mo
    25 Mbps
    ร—
  • Berlin

    Berlin is overall a great city to be. Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business. Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from. Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0) Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket. No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here. Biggest downsides IMO: service quality at restaurants - not that people are rude, but they don't seem to particular

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   20°  68° AQI 25
    1x
    $4,293 / mo
    24 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Gran Canaria

    Just to let folks know that the Digital Nomad Guide states that the island's pop is 380,000 people. But that is just the pop of the capital (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). Las Palmas metro area is home to over 650,000 and the whole island has some 850,000.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  70° AQI 25
    2mo
    $1,725 / mo
    34 Mbps
    ร—
  • Taipei

    Definitely check out The Key (on near Zhong Xiao Dun Hua station) if living here for more than a month. Cafe + Gym + Bar all in one, monthly membership about $50 USD. English-friendly, no contracts. Made my 3 month stay here immensely better with fast wifi in the cafe and it's a great feeling to be able to work out immediately after working.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  25°  77°   25°  77° AQI 25
    2mo
    $1,970 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    Tokyo has so much to offer and so much to do. It is easily overwhelming. Whereas I usually take my first week to explore a place Tokyoโ€™s sights just kept on going. I remember ending up in a hidden cocktail bar, a mexican rooftop party with 1 meter margaritas, spending a whole day going only to French places(?), visiting a store that only imported 2nd hand hiphop apparel, and throughout it all the best michelin star ramen. It just seemed endless, completely unrelated and incredibly fun. Six wee

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  25°  77°   25°  76° AQI 34
    1mo
    $3,052 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Phuket

    Amazing, large and accessible beaches. But the vibe is not there yet. It still feels like an "old" vacation place: tons of families, retirees, couples and sex tourists. The hip, young crowd you can find in Canggu for example is not there yet. There is only one decent coworking spot, not a lot of specialty cofee places. Most DNs stay in Rawai, which is OK - just a long street in a non-swimming beach. If you live there you will have to drive 15mins to go to the beach (Nai Han, Kata, etc). The infr

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  38°  100°   31°  87° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 25
    1mo
    $1,252 / mo
    25 Mbps
    ร—
  • Berlin

    Berlin is overall a great city to be. Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business. Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from. Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0) Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket. No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here. Biggest downsides IMO: service quality at restaurants - not that people are rude, but they don't seem to particular

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   20°  68° AQI 25
    20d
    $4,293 / mo
    24 Mbps
    ร—
  • Lagos

    Super expensive, and nothing to do in winter (a ghost town); I prefer Albuferia or Praia da Rocha (Portimao)

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  23°  73°   23°  73° AQI 22
    14d
    $2,310 / mo
    41 Mbps
    ร—
  • Nairobi

    I visited Nairobi twice - in 2017 and then again in 2019. On my second visit, I stayed in a comfortable 2 bdrm apartment with friends. It was super easy to move around - just call Uber. I visited a few nice shopping malls where I shopped and ate lunch. Prices were reasonable for me (an American). I'm also vegan and there were vegan options at all of the restaurants I visited as well as a great vegan restaurant (Indian cuisine). The best part of the trip for us was going on safari. It's a lon

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  24°  75°   24°  75° AQI 56
    11d
    $1,197 / mo
    10 Mbps
    ร—
  • Kuala Lumpur

    Putrajaya is the only place I would recommend due to its close proximity to the airport. The Shaftsbury Hotel is modern with two convenience stores, pharmacy, restaurants, dental, and more in the actual building. There is a rain fountain in "mall" of the building that would be Putrajaya's attempt at Singapore's airport one. The location is also literally right across from the bigger mall that has restaurants, international grocery store, movie theater, bowling, electronics, etc. It's a safe a

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  33°  91°   28°  82° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 45
    10d
    $1,290 / mo
    11 Mbps
    ร—
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