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Dublin-based software engineer
Formerly:
Palo-Alto-based CS student
Dubai-based project manager
London-based structural engineer ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
11

trips

29,669

km

3%

of the world

5

countries

8

cities



Near people All people 2021 2020 2019 2014 2010
  3 Oct '21 6d 9 Oct '21 9 Oct '21
3 Oct '21

London

15ยฐC 59ยฐF
United Kingdom
  19 Sep '21 13d 2 Oct '21 2 Oct '21
19 Sep '21

Toronto

22ยฐC 72ยฐF
Canada
  8 Sep '21 10d 18 Sep '21 18 Sep '21
8 Sep '21

Vancouver

18ยฐC 64ยฐF
Canada
  28 Aug '21 10d 7 Sep '21 7 Sep '21
28 Aug '21

Edinburgh

18ยฐC 64ยฐF
United Kingdom
2020
  8 May '20 24h 8 May '20 8 May '20
8 May '20

Brussels

13ยฐC 55ยฐF
Belgium
2019
  29 Dec '19 4mo 7 May '20 7 May '20
29 Dec '19

Dublin

9ยฐC 48ยฐF
Ireland
 
 
  28 Oct '19 2mo 21 Dec '19 21 Dec '19
28 Oct '19

Dublin

15ยฐC 59ยฐF
Ireland
  23 Oct '19 5d 28 Oct '19 28 Oct '19
23 Oct '19

Glasgow

13ยฐC 55ยฐF
United Kingdom
  10 Oct '19 13d 23 Oct '19 23 Oct '19
10 Oct '19

Dublin

15ยฐC 59ยฐF
Ireland
2014
  8 May '14 3yr 23 Jun '17 23 Jun '17
8 May '14

Dubai

34ยฐC 93ยฐF
United Arab Emirates
2010
  21 Aug '10 4yr 8 May '14 8 May '14
21 Aug '10

London

21ยฐC 70ยฐF
United Kingdom




๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (3 of 8)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (5 of 275)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United Kingdom

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  15°  59°   15°  59° AQI 33
    4yr
    $4,675 / mo
    18 Mbps
    ร—
  • United Arab Emirates

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค  Feels  44°  111°   33°  91° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 163 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    3yr
    $3,774 / mo
    8 Mbps
    ร—
  • Ireland

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  18°  64°   17°  62° AQI 17
    7mo
    $5,226 / mo
    18 Mbps
    ร—
  • Canada

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  18°  64°   18°  64° AQI 26
    23d
    $4,112 / mo
    17 Mbps
    ร—
  • Belgium

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  15°  59°   15°  59° AQI 42
    1s
    $4,006 / mo
    33 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Dublin

    For a European capital, there's not much to do. It's extremely overpriced for what it offers. Did not find the locals nearly as friendly as sources say. Food is very meh. Grocery stores are disorganized and everything close to expiry. You will have to beg and compete to find a dump of an apartment for under $2,000 euro/month. Maybe quality of life is better in the suburbs, but the city centre and surrounding area is not an attractive place to live. Overall, just avoid. For a similar price, you

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  18°  64°   17°  62° AQI 22
    3x
    $5,226 / mo
    47 Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    How did you guys classified Penge as rich? It is one of the worst neighbourhood I have ever been in London, the ammount of people I know that have been robbed there is appalling.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  17°  63°   16°  61° AQI 124 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    2x
    $5,113 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • Dubai

    So/so. Is not a bad place to live. Standard of living is really high, apartments are amazing as well. There is basically any kind of cuisine you can think of. Great (and expensive) nightlife. 0% taxes is great if you are willing to go through the hoops. Cons: Is oppressively hot during summer. You need a car to get around or spend absurd amounts monthly on taxis. It might get really expensive but you can definitely save by buying smart. I would be back as a tourist but not for remote working on

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค  Feels  45°  113°   33°  91° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 163 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $3,774 / mo
    8 Mbps
    ร—
  • Glasgow

    Was in GLASGOW this end of JANUARY 2020. Post-industrial view everywhere, there is little to do in the old town + pedestrian area. Seems quite unattractive in comparison with EDINBURGH. Just to be quite frank with you nomads, it looks much more affordable if you eat at BURGER KING + LIDL or TESCO around there.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  15°  59°   15°  59° AQI 24
    1x
    $4,765 / mo
    18 Mbps
    ร—
  • Brussels

    Super expensive city, with some nice tourist attractions. Wouldn't recommend staying here for a longer time as price levels are almost Parisienne. Also, you can easily see all the good spots within 3 days or so. Pros: - nice tourist attractions (quite a couple of them) - many food options - people are open & friendly Cons: - hella expensive - limited vegan food options - you should at least understand some Dutch or French to survive here

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  15°  59°   15°  58° AQI 21
    1x
    $5,084 / mo
    26 Mbps
    ร—
  • Edinburgh

    LOVED my stay in Edinburgh! This was my very first stop as a nomad and I stayed here for a month with my partner. The city is so beautiful and has so much character. Everything just felt very easy, as previous people have mentioned, it's super walkable, great wifi, good bus system, amazing trails for running/biking, and lots to do. I'd recommend staying a round Cannon Mills or the Stock Bridge area. We stayed there and it was a nice, quite and more residential part of town, but was only a 20-30

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  14°  57°   15°  59° AQI 17
    1x
    $5,043 / mo
    17 Mbps
    ร—
  • Vancouver

    Great for a visit. Beautiful scenery. Good food. I thought it would be great to live here, start a startup and be in the same time zone as SF, close to Seattle, etc. But compared to Vancouver in 2009, one big change that totally ruined it for me: Absolute zombie apocalypse of drug addicts and shouting/violent home less people. It was shockingly bad. The locals often visibly carry naxalone (anti-overdose medicine, I learned) because there are so many people overdosing in the street. Police were n

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  70° AQI 40
    1x
    $4,112 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • Toronto

    I'd avoid Toronto. Weather is miserable for 4-5 months a year. Nightlife is average. Taxes are high. Every conversation with someone from here devolves into how expensive it is (and honestly, it's not particularily expensive... compared to other large english speaking cities). Transit isn't great. City doesn't feel particularily well planned. If you want to live in a cold city, then go to Montreal or Berlin.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  16°  61°   16°  62° AQI 21
    1x
    $4,520 / mo
    19 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • London

    How did you guys classified Penge as rich? It is one of the worst neighbourhood I have ever been in London, the ammount of people I know that have been robbed there is appalling.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  17°  63°   16°  61° AQI 124 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    4yr
    $5,113 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • Dubai

    So/so. Is not a bad place to live. Standard of living is really high, apartments are amazing as well. There is basically any kind of cuisine you can think of. Great (and expensive) nightlife. 0% taxes is great if you are willing to go through the hoops. Cons: Is oppressively hot during summer. You need a car to get around or spend absurd amounts monthly on taxis. It might get really expensive but you can definitely save by buying smart. I would be back as a tourist but not for remote working on

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค  Feels  45°  113°   33°  91° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 163 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    3yr
    $3,774 / mo
    8 Mbps
    ร—
  • Dublin

    For a European capital, there's not much to do. It's extremely overpriced for what it offers. Did not find the locals nearly as friendly as sources say. Food is very meh. Grocery stores are disorganized and everything close to expiry. You will have to beg and compete to find a dump of an apartment for under $2,000 euro/month. Maybe quality of life is better in the suburbs, but the city centre and surrounding area is not an attractive place to live. Overall, just avoid. For a similar price, you

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  18°  64°   17°  62° AQI 22
    7mo
    $5,226 / mo
    47 Mbps
    ร—
  • Toronto

    I'd avoid Toronto. Weather is miserable for 4-5 months a year. Nightlife is average. Taxes are high. Every conversation with someone from here devolves into how expensive it is (and honestly, it's not particularily expensive... compared to other large english speaking cities). Transit isn't great. City doesn't feel particularily well planned. If you want to live in a cold city, then go to Montreal or Berlin.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  16°  61°   16°  62° AQI 21
    13d
    $4,520 / mo
    19 Mbps
    ร—
  • Edinburgh

    LOVED my stay in Edinburgh! This was my very first stop as a nomad and I stayed here for a month with my partner. The city is so beautiful and has so much character. Everything just felt very easy, as previous people have mentioned, it's super walkable, great wifi, good bus system, amazing trails for running/biking, and lots to do. I'd recommend staying a round Cannon Mills or the Stock Bridge area. We stayed there and it was a nice, quite and more residential part of town, but was only a 20-30

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  14°  57°   15°  59° AQI 17
    10d
    $5,043 / mo
    17 Mbps
    ร—
  • Vancouver

    Great for a visit. Beautiful scenery. Good food. I thought it would be great to live here, start a startup and be in the same time zone as SF, close to Seattle, etc. But compared to Vancouver in 2009, one big change that totally ruined it for me: Absolute zombie apocalypse of drug addicts and shouting/violent home less people. It was shockingly bad. The locals often visibly carry naxalone (anti-overdose medicine, I learned) because there are so many people overdosing in the street. Police were n

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  70° AQI 40
    10d
    $4,112 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • Glasgow

    Was in GLASGOW this end of JANUARY 2020. Post-industrial view everywhere, there is little to do in the old town + pedestrian area. Seems quite unattractive in comparison with EDINBURGH. Just to be quite frank with you nomads, it looks much more affordable if you eat at BURGER KING + LIDL or TESCO around there.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  15°  59°   15°  59° AQI 24
    5d
    $4,765 / mo
    18 Mbps
    ร—
  • Brussels

    Super expensive city, with some nice tourist attractions. Wouldn't recommend staying here for a longer time as price levels are almost Parisienne. Also, you can easily see all the good spots within 3 days or so. Pros: - nice tourist attractions (quite a couple of them) - many food options - people are open & friendly Cons: - hella expensive - limited vegan food options - you should at least understand some Dutch or French to survive here

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  15°  59°   15°  58° AQI 21
    1s
    $5,084 / mo
    26 Mbps
    ร—
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