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๐Ÿ…2yrs | Digital Nomad | Analytics & BI Infrastructure Specialist | Location Independent Since March 2018 | Founder of www.projectbi.net and www.feedio.co | Enjoy Reading, Chelsea FC, and Coffee.
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Da Nang

25ยฐC
Vietnam
2019
 17 Nov '192mo15 Jan15 Jan
17 Nov '19

Chiang Mai

30ยฐC
Thailand
 
 23 Sep '192mo16 Nov '1916 Nov '19
23 Sep '19

Budapest

23ยฐC
Hungary
 
 30 Jun '193mo22 Sep '1922 Sep '19
30 Jun '19

Port Elizabeth

20ยฐC
South Africa
 
 12 Jun '1918d30 Jun '1930 Jun '19
12 Jun '19

Tel Aviv

29ยฐC
Israel
 
 28 May '1914d11 Jun '1911 Jun '19
28 May '19

Las Vegas, NV

25ยฐC
United States
 
 26 Apr '191mo28 May '1928 May '19
26 Apr '19

Santa Teresa

31ยฐC
Costa Rica
 23 Apr '193d26 Apr '1926 Apr '19
23 Apr '19

San Josรฉ

27ยฐC
Costa Rica
 
 25 Jan '193mo23 Apr '1923 Apr '19
25 Jan '19

Medellรญn

25ยฐC
Colombia
 19 Jan '196d25 Jan '1925 Jan '19
19 Jan '19

Lisbon

14ยฐC
Portugal
 13 Jan '196d19 Jan '1919 Jan '19
13 Jan '19

Valencia

16ยฐC
Spain
2018
 14 Dec '181mo13 Jan '1913 Jan '19
14 Dec '18

Barcelona

16ยฐC
Spain
 
 30 Oct '182mo14 Dec '1814 Dec '18
30 Oct '18

Athens

25ยฐC
Greece
 
 3 Sep '182mo30 Oct '1830 Oct '18
3 Sep '18

Chiang Mai

31ยฐC
Thailand
 29 Aug '185d3 Sep '183 Sep '18
29 Aug '18

Siem Reap

31ยฐC
Cambodia
 
 3 Jul '182mo29 Aug '1829 Aug '18
3 Jul '18

Chiang Mai

31ยฐC
Thailand
 
 19 Apr '183mo3 Jul '183 Jul '18
19 Apr '18

Port Elizabeth

21ยฐC
South Africa
 18 Apr '181d19 Apr '1819 Apr '18
18 Apr '18

Reading

12ยฐC
United Kingdom
 15 Apr '183d18 Apr '1818 Apr '18
15 Apr '18

Edinburgh

11ยฐC
United Kingdom
 7 Apr '188d15 Apr '1815 Apr '18
7 Apr '18

Reading

12ยฐC
United Kingdom
 26 Mar '1812d7 Apr '187 Apr '18
26 Mar '18

Athens

18ยฐC
Greece
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Getting started: where to?


by @vforvalerio87 |  | 3 comments

Hi everybody!

I just joined this community because Iโ€™m currently in a place in life where I can live the digital nomad lifestyle and I feel like I would really be missing out if I didnโ€™t catch this opportunity. I work fully remotely, no fixed hours, I currently live in northern Italy and I basically have no partner or kids.

So, the question isโ€ฆ where to? I would love to hear the advice of more experienced digital nomads!
Laptop and internet is enough for me to work but I need decent internet for conferencing and I really have to put in the hours: some days are more relaxed, others Iโ€™ll have to work all day and night.
I enjoy more temperate climates, so no torrid heat or unbearable humidity, if possible.
I like decent food but Iโ€™m very adaptable in terms of tastes: anything is fine as long as quality is good and sanitary conditions are acceptable.
I absolutely do not enjoy the club life and would just rather go hiking during the weekends and pubs (or breweries) during the evenings. Iโ€™m a social person though and I donโ€™t particularly enjoy places where people are too introverted (been in Seattle for four monthsโ€ฆ the freeze is real); I really look forward to making friends or acquaintances wherever I end up.
I enjoy decent transportation so places where thereโ€™s a viable metro system or Uber actually works would be nice.
I prefer places with a bit more of history and culture (this is one of the reasons why I absolutely loved Portugal, for example).
Iโ€™d like to spend under $3k average per month for rent, food and going out.

For now I was thinking either:

  • Staying close to home for a first experience, so something like Vienna or Berlin
  • South East Asia; Iโ€™ve been to Hong Kong a few times before, now I was thinking either Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi, or possibly Thailand
  • South America, especially Colombia. I also have some people I know in Bogota and in Medellin, which I think would be a plus

When? Ideally I would leave anywhere from mid to late March and stay away for 2 or 3 months.

Sorry for the long read, I hope to get some input. Thank you for your time, if we ever meet in person I owe you a beer (or whatever youโ€™d prefer).

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  • Vietnam

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 44° 111° 32° 89°๐ŸฅตAQI 48
    9mo
    $954 / mo
    11Mbps
    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 38° 100° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 25
    6mo
    $1,146 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • South Africa

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 27° 80° 27° 80°AQI 61
    5mo
    $1,689 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Colombia

    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
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 30° 86° 26° 79°๐ŸฅตAQI 30
    3mo
    $980 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Greece

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 30° 86° 28° 82°AQI 43
    2mo
    $3,149 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Hungary

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 19° 67° 19° 67°AQI 40
    2mo
    $1,520 / mo
    55Mbps
    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
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25° 77° 25° 76°AQI 29
    1mo
    $2,745 / mo
    32Mbps
    ร—
  • Costa Rica

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 35° 95° 28° 83°๐ŸฅตAQI 34
    1mo
    $2,221 / mo
    7Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life. It is still great and you can find really chea

    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 42° 108° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 28
    3x
    $1,057 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Reading

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 11° 52° 13° 55°AQI 19
    2x
    $4,018 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Athens

    Like all cities that have lots of tourists, it's best to explore a little and get off the well beate

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 32° 90° 29° 84°AQI 69
    2x
    $2,824 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • Port Elizabeth

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 20° 68° 20° 68°AQI 22
    2x
    $1,955 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities and I've spent quite a bit of time here. It's charming, frien

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 11° 52° 12° 53°AQI 25
    1x
    $3,173 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Siem Reap

    Siem Riep has a nice suburb feeling. At first sight it seems there's not much to do besides Angkor W

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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 43° 109° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 36
    1x
    $1,029 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Barcelona

    During winter is quite safe plus much cheaper. Some nightclubs are free and yet there is still a lot

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 22° 72° 22° 72°AQI 35
    1x
    $2,869 / mo
    40Mbps
    ร—
  • Valencia

    I spent 8 days in Valencia with my boyfriend for new years. We really enjoyed it honestly. We found

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 25
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    $2,434 / mo
    38Mbps
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  • Da Nang

    After having lived here for two months, I've got to say that this must be one of the worst places in

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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 44° 111° 32° 90°๐ŸฅตAQI 36
    9mo
    $953 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life. It is still great and you can find really chea

    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 42° 108° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 28
    6mo
    $1,057 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Port Elizabeth

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 20° 68° 20° 68°AQI 22
    5mo
    $1,955 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Medellรญn

    We loved Medellin! Poblado is a magical enclave, unlike most of Medellin. Amazing restaurants, lots

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25° 77° 25° 78°AQI 78๐Ÿ˜ท
    3mo
    $977 / mo
    14Mbps
    ร—
  • Athens

    Like all cities that have lots of tourists, it's best to explore a little and get off the well beate

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 32° 90° 29° 84°AQI 69
    2mo
    $2,824 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • Budapest

    I stayed here for a month in July last year. There's lots of cool aspects to the city but I hated it

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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 21° 71°AQI 49
    2mo
    $1,452 / mo
    44Mbps
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  • Santa Teresa

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36° 97° 29° 85°๐ŸฅตAQI 34
    1mo
    $2,412 / mo
    14Mbps
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  • Barcelona

    During winter is quite safe plus much cheaper. Some nightclubs are free and yet there is still a lot

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 22° 72° 22° 72°AQI 35
    1mo
    $2,869 / mo
    40Mbps
    ร—
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