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 25 Sep '189d4 Oct '184 Oct '18
25 Sep '18

Barcelona

26ยฐC
Spain
 20 Sep '182yr25 Sep '2025 Sep '20
20 Sep '18

Lisbon

24ยฐC
Portugal
2017
 28 Dec '174d1 Jan '181 Jan '18
28 Dec '17

Ensenada

Mexico
 21 Dec '177d28 Dec '1728 Dec '17
21 Dec '17

Kansas City, MO

9ยฐC
United States
 11 Dec '1710d21 Dec '1721 Dec '17
11 Dec '17

San Francisco, CA

13ยฐC
United States
 5 Dec '176d11 Dec '1711 Dec '17
5 Dec '17

Athens

15ยฐC
Greece
 21 Nov '175d26 Nov '1726 Nov '17
21 Nov '17

Oklahoma City, OK

13ยฐC
United States
 
 3 Nov '177d10 Nov '1710 Nov '17
3 Nov '17

Kansas City, MO

10ยฐC
United States
 
 8 Oct '1726d3 Nov '173 Nov '17
8 Oct '17

San Francisco, CA

18ยฐC
United States
 
 6 Sep '171mo8 Oct '178 Oct '17
6 Sep '17

Guangzhou

32ยฐC
China
 27 Aug '178d4 Sep '174 Sep '17
27 Aug '17

Black Rock City

United States
 
 21 Jul '177d28 Jul '1728 Jul '17
21 Jul '17

Oklahoma City, OK

31ยฐC
United States
 13 Jul '178d21 Jul '1721 Jul '17
13 Jul '17

Chicago, IL

27ยฐC
United States
 
 15 Jun '175d20 Jun '1720 Jun '17
15 Jun '17

Kansas City, MO

28ยฐC
United States
 
 15 May '173mo13 Aug '1713 Aug '17
15 May '17

San Francisco, CA

15ยฐC
United States
 12 May '173d15 May '1715 May '17
12 May '17

Arcosanti

United States
 6 May '175d11 May '1711 May '17
6 May '17

Kansas City, MO

21ยฐC
United States
 
 10 Mar '172mo6 May '176 May '17
10 Mar '17

San Francisco, CA

14ยฐC
United States
 
 18 Feb '177d25 Feb '1725 Feb '17
18 Feb '17

Antalya

16ยฐC
Turkey
2016
 5 Dec '1616d21 Dec '1621 Dec '16
5 Dec '16

Medellรญn

25ยฐC
Colombia
 
 21 Jul '1611d1 Aug '161 Aug '16
21 Jul '16

Amsterdam

21ยฐC
Netherlands
 9 Jul '1611d20 Jul '1620 Jul '16
9 Jul '16

Paris

25ยฐC
France
2013
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20 Aug '13

Vancouver

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How do you get a SIM card (and data plan) in Colombia if you don't know Spanish


in Colombia by @balindsieber |  | 2 comments

I just arrived to Medellin and did not anticipate that no one would speak any english at all. (Iโ€™m used to Asia where everyone knows the basics)

I need a SIM card, I found a place at the mall where they sell them, but itโ€™s not a simple transaction and I donโ€™t speak Spanish.

Any thoughts appreciated.

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  • Portugal

    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 13° 55° 14° 57°AQI 30
    2yr
    $2,082 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • United States

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  45°  46°AQI 26
    8mo
    $3,216 / mo
    42Mbps
    ร—
  • China

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿคฌ Unusably slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  46°  48°AQI 138๐Ÿ˜ท
    1mo
    $1,454 / mo
    1Mbps
    ร—
  • Colombia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29° 83° 26° 78°๐ŸฅตAQI 57
    16d
    $1,073 / mo
    9Mbps
    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
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  48° 10° 50°AQI 25
    11d
    $3,552 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • Netherlands

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  38°  42°AQI 35
    11d
    $4,057 / mo
    38Mbps
    ร—
  • Spain

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 15° 60°AQI 30
    9d
    $2,870 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Turkey

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 12° 53° 12° 54°AQI 86๐Ÿ˜ท
    7d
    $847 / mo
    9Mbps
    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 Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 10° 50° 11° 51°AQI 22
    4x
    $5,580 / mo
    75Mbps
    ร—
  • Kansas City

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels -1° 30°  34°AQI 15
    4x
    $2,509 / mo
    70Mbps
    ร—
  • Oklahoma City

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels  45°  48°AQI 25
    2x
    $2,753 / mo
    43Mbps
    ร—
  • Vancouver

    Read the review that starts "I live here and I can tell you that many of the stats listed are wrong" - its spot on accurate I will add to that - Vancouver is brain-numbingly boring and dead. There is noticeable and toxic mix of pedestrians, cyclists and car drivers. Mix in a very Vancouver trait of entitlement, and watch the the passive aggression fly. Vancouverites generally are a cold bunch making it difficult for newcomers. Worst of all they believe in their own created hype that live in

    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  41°  42°AQI 7
    1x
    $3,039 / mo
    30Mbps
    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 Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  46°AQI 34
    1x
    $4,318 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Amsterdam

    One giant tourist trap. Giant hordes of rich Europeans vacationing with their parents credit cards.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  39°  42°AQI 34
    1x
    $4,496 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Medellรญn

    We loved Medellin! Poblado is a magical enclave, unlike most of Medellin. Amazing restaurants, lots of nature, friendly people, gorgeous women, fast internet, tons of places to work.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 76°AQI 37
    1x
    $1,058 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Antalya

    Generally favorable on Antalya, but not perfect. The weather was excellent (~26 C almost every day) and the nature of the city is absolutely stunning. The mountains on the west side of the city seem to just explode out of the ocean and it's special to see. That said, the built environment is pretty uninspiring. The center of the city is full of interesting restaurants and shops, but outside of the old town it's not very exciting to look at. My primary complaint, however, is on public transit. It

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 13° 55° 13° 56°AQI 86๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $947 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is the next remote work hub of Europe. There's many reasons why I think that: 1) it already has somewhat of a startup/tech scene because of the annual Web Summit conference 2) which means internet is fast, and there's lots of meetups and it's easy to make friends 3) it's relatively affordable for foreigners compared to Spain and the rest of Europe 4) Portuguese people are super friendly, a lot more friendly than in the rest of the Mediterranean and Europe 5) Lisbon is ideal to go on day/w

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 13° 55° 14° 57°AQI 23
    2yr
    $2,074 / mo
    19Mbps
    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 very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 10° 50° 11° 51°AQI 22
    6mo
    $5,580 / mo
    75Mbps
    ร—
  • Guangzhou

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿคฌ Unusably slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels 24° 75° 24° 75°AQI 147๐Ÿ˜ท
    1mo
    $1,555 / mo
    1Mbps
    ร—
  • Kansas City

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels -1° 30°  34°AQI 15
    24d
    $2,509 / mo
    70Mbps
    ร—
  • Medellรญn

    We loved Medellin! Poblado is a magical enclave, unlike most of Medellin. Amazing restaurants, lots of nature, friendly people, gorgeous women, fast internet, tons of places to work.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 76°AQI 37
    16d
    $1,058 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Oklahoma City

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels  45°  48°AQI 25
    12d
    $2,753 / mo
    43Mbps
    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 Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  46°AQI 34
    11d
    $4,318 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Amsterdam

    One giant tourist trap. Giant hordes of rich Europeans vacationing with their parents credit cards.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  39°  42°AQI 34
    11d
    $4,496 / mo
    24Mbps
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