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Senior Front-end dev. โ˜•๏ธ โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท ๐ŸŽฎ ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿน ๐Ÿˆ โšฃ Married to @techydude . Aussie moving to Lisbon. Taking some time off to work on some personal projects - Photography, Game Development, Generative Art etc.
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Lisbon

14ยฐC
Portugal

Moving to Lisbon. Taking some time off to work on some personal projects - Photography, Game Development, Generative Art, Genealogy, Redesign of some personal and family websites. Considering some freelance or contract work, developing some business ideas of my own.

2020
 2 Oct '203mo31 Dec '2031 Dec '20
2 Oct '20

Sydney

22ยฐC
Australia

Back in Sydney for a while to escape the nonsense in the US, and to apply for a residency visa for Portugal (because visa processing is suspended in SF due to COVID and travel from the US to EU is very limited)

2019
 31 Dec '199mo1 Oct '201 Oct '20
31 Dec '19

San Francisco, CA

13ยฐC
United States
 26 Dec '195d31 Dec '1931 Dec '19
26 Dec '19

Ipoh

29ยฐC
Malaysia
 20 Dec '196d26 Dec '1926 Dec '19
20 Dec '19

Kuala Lumpur

31ยฐC
Malaysia
 
 18 Oct '192mo20 Dec '1920 Dec '19
18 Oct '19

San Francisco, CA

18ยฐC
United States
 14 Oct '194d18 Oct '1918 Oct '19
14 Oct '19

Amsterdam

14ยฐC
Netherlands
 10 Oct '194d14 Oct '1914 Oct '19
10 Oct '19

Berlin

15ยฐC
Germany
 7 Oct '193d10 Oct '1910 Oct '19
7 Oct '19

Barcelona

23ยฐC
Spain
 6 Oct '191d7 Oct '197 Oct '19
6 Oct '19

Cork

13ยฐC
Ireland
 3 Oct '193d6 Oct '196 Oct '19
3 Oct '19

Dublin

13ยฐC
Ireland
 29 Sep '194d3 Oct '193 Oct '19
29 Sep '19

Lisbon

24ยฐC
Portugal
 25 Sep '193d28 Sep '1928 Sep '19
25 Sep '19

New York City, NY

24ยฐC
United States
 
 29 May '194mo25 Sep '1925 Sep '19
29 May '19

San Francisco, CA

15ยฐC
United States
 27 May '192d29 May '1929 May '19
27 May '19

Ipoh

30ยฐC
Malaysia
 25 May '192d27 May '1927 May '19
25 May '19

Singapore

32ยฐC
Singapore
 
 1 Jan '195mo25 May '1925 May '19
1 Jan '19

San Francisco, CA

14ยฐC
United States
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How do I get Travel/Medical Insurance for Portugal for visa application from Australia?


in Portugal by @jonathanpoh  | 5 comments

I'm preparing my Portuguese D7 long-term visa application and one of the required documents is proof of travel insurance with medical coverage. However, as an Australian citizen, if put that as my country of residence in many travel insurance companies' quick quote forms, I'm unable to get ANY insurance coverage at all because of the current travel ban out of Australia, and the Australian govt's 'Do Not Travel' advice to ALL countries. I know that Aussies are applying for, and successfully getting visas from the Portuguese Consulate here, so where and how are they fulfilling this insurance requirement if insurers aren't selling any coverage? Does anybody know or have any ideas?

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  • United States

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34° 92° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 46
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    $3,400 / mo
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  • 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
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 22
    7mo
    $2,376 / mo
    30Mbps
    ร—
  • Australia

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 23
    3mo
    $3,477 / mo
    20Mbps
    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° 99° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 62
    13d
    $1,025 / mo
    19Mbps
    ร—
  • Ireland

    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
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 19° 66° 19° 65°AQI 16
    4d
    $4,150 / mo
    23Mbps
    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 24° 74° 24° 74°AQI 21
    4d
    $2,869 / mo
    31Mbps
    ร—
  • Netherlands

    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 20° 68° 20° 68°AQI 26
    4d
    $4,097 / mo
    41Mbps
    ร—
  • Spain

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 86° 29° 83°AQI 33
    3d
    $2,799 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • 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 OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18° 64° 18° 64°AQI 30
    4x
    $5,847 / mo
    74Mbps
    ร—
  • Ipoh

    Great place, I stayed at bug n boats.....epics.s go to gua tempurung

    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 32° 90° 27° 80°๐ŸฅตAQI 71
    2x
    $1,117 / mo
    18Mbps
    ร—
  • Lisbon

    Pros: -Great airport for connections to Africa and South America. -Has some really beautiful views. -Great fruit and fish. -Native Portuguese people are generally friendly and helpful. -Wonderful moderate climate (better than Spain) Cons: -The dirtiest major city I've seen in Europe. Filthy buildings and dog crap everywhere. -Unsafe - most other women I spoke to said they feel unsafe walking alone here (being leered at, whistled at and followed by the mostly immigrant men is a common occurrenc

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 25° 76°AQI 22
    2x
    $2,212 / mo
    27Mbps
    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 OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 39° 102° 31° 88°๐ŸฅตAQI 57
    1x
    $2,853 / mo
    93Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    I've lived in New York City - Brooklyn - for over 20 years. For visiting tourists, the best neighborhood to stay in is NOT Bushwick. Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Ft. Green or Brooklyn Heights is preferable. Plenty of good transportation in those areas - subway, buses or Uber. Easy access to beaches in Long Island and New Jersey. There's plenty to do in NYC. Great restaurants, Broadway plays (!), and in the summer you frequently can catch a free concert.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 115๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $5,080 / mo
    38Mbps
    ร—
  • Dublin

    I live here in Dublin and I disagree you should stay in Ballymun or Finglas. These places are dangerous. Very. Mobile operator Three is terrible. Vodafone tends to be a bit more expensive but to support your work it is the only one I recommend. Dublin and the whole of Ireland is charming and fun. It is not cheap. You will not regret coming over.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 19° 66° 19° 66°AQI 16
    1x
    $4,150 / mo
    60Mbps
    ร—
  • Cork

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 19° 66° 19° 65°AQI 23
    1x
    $3,853 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • Barcelona

    Even if the city is kind of on the decline, it still is awesome. Perfect weather all year, amazing food, vibrant local & expat community.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 33° 91° 29° 83°AQI 36
    1x
    $3,218 / mo
    38Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • 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 OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18° 64° 18° 64°AQI 30
    2yr
    $5,847 / mo
    74Mbps
    ร—
  • Lisbon

    Pros: -Great airport for connections to Africa and South America. -Has some really beautiful views. -Great fruit and fish. -Native Portuguese people are generally friendly and helpful. -Wonderful moderate climate (better than Spain) Cons: -The dirtiest major city I've seen in Europe. Filthy buildings and dog crap everywhere. -Unsafe - most other women I spoke to said they feel unsafe walking alone here (being leered at, whistled at and followed by the mostly immigrant men is a common occurrenc

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 25° 76°AQI 22
    7mo
    $2,212 / mo
    27Mbps
    ร—
  • Sydney

    Amazing city. Absolutely loved it. Yes, expensive sooooo worth it! I was only here for 5 days but absolutely hooked and will be coming back.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 15
    3mo
    $3,828 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Ipoh

    Great place, I stayed at bug n boats.....epics.s go to gua tempurung

    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 32° 90° 27° 80°๐ŸฅตAQI 71
    7d
    $1,117 / mo
    18Mbps
    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 35° 95° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 66
    6d
    $1,217 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • Amsterdam

    Housing is an issue (so cost of living is high) but the city is beautiful and summer in Amsterdam is hard to beat with all the cultural activiies and music festivals. Would not want to live in the actual city center (inside the "grachtengordel") but have been living in East for over 2 years now and aside from the price (and size) of apartment life is just good here. Biking everywhere is bliss. Winter can be cold though.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 20° 68° 20° 69°AQI 34
    4d
    $5,012 / mo
    22Mbps
    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 Pricey
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 24
    4d
    $3,132 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    I've lived in New York City - Brooklyn - for over 20 years. For visiting tourists, the best neighborhood to stay in is NOT Bushwick. Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Ft. Green or Brooklyn Heights is preferable. Plenty of good transportation in those areas - subway, buses or Uber. Easy access to beaches in Long Island and New Jersey. There's plenty to do in NYC. Great restaurants, Broadway plays (!), and in the summer you frequently can catch a free concert.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 115๐Ÿ˜ท
    3d
    $5,080 / mo
    38Mbps
    ร—
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