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๐ŸŽ–6yrs | iOS app developer - creator of Car Care, a fuel economy app recommended by Edmunds, New York Times, & Macworld. Cofounder of Third Iron, LLC
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Frankfurt

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Bangkok

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Anyone have experience with in-flight wifi when crossing the ocean?


by @karlbecker_com |  | 13 comments

Iโ€™m curious about a few airlines, but Iโ€™ll ask about China Airlines since thatโ€™s my most upcoming long haul flight.

  • Does it stay connected for the duration of the flight?
  • Will there be any hope that I might be able to do real-time voice on it?
  • Iโ€™ll do text chat most of the time, but are any ports closed on it? I imagine Iโ€™ll use a VPN

Anything else I should be aware of?

Thanks!

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How do you work without multiple monitors? I can only carry a MBP 15"

 

by @tschentscher |  | 39 comments

Hi Nomads!

Starting January 2016 Iโ€™m going to be starting a year as a Digital Nomad.
The last 5 years Iโ€™ve never worked with less than 2 monitors in front of me.
Sure, Iโ€™ve done some cafรฉ and hotel-room work. But all my biggest project has all been done in front of a stationary setup.

I do webdesign and development and have created a working habbit with several monitors on a large desk. Funny enough this is my biggest concern getting closer to January.

How do i teach myself to work from a 15" screen?
Do you find working from a 15" screen enough or do you have some kind of magical folding screen in your backpack?

If you have any ideas for me keeping a dual-monitor setup (The laptop being the first monitor) Iโ€™m all ears!

Regards! And thank you for this delightful Forum!

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How to pack clothes for 3 seasons?


by @flyingscottie |  | 9 comments

Hi, hoping seasoned travellers can help!

Iโ€™m leaving Toronto for Lisbon, Portugal in 3 weeks. โ€œWinterโ€ weather there is described as Average 12-15 degrees. Spring "15-18 degrees, and summer 20 degrees up to 28.

Since I have one suitcase and a small luggage allowance - what do you suggest? I know that Lisbon has been warmer than usual in recent weeks!

Advice from Nomads in Portugal specifically welcomed.

Cheers

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Any Apple users interested in beta testing my VPN service?


by @portable |  | 19 comments

Hi,

Iโ€™m a digital nomad (coming up to 3 years / 30 countries), software developer and run a VPN network.

Over the past few months Iโ€™ve scaled up the VPN network to include a lot of new countries (and popular nomad destinations) including Thailand, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Chile and a load of others.

Several locations have been configured to route across Tier 1 networks to Europe and the US so should help improve international bandwidth. (often the problem with Internet access in some countries is that you have a great connection to local services within that country but poor international connectivity. By connecting to a decent VPN server located in that country and then routing across premium bandwidth you can often get significantly better results).

Iโ€™m wondering if any techy Mac/iPhone/iPad users in some of these locations would be interested in testing and providing feedback on the services. Iโ€™ll give you a free subscription and can work with you to give you the best connection. Youโ€™ll have a network of 50 servers in 30 countries to connect to, and with your feedback hopefully I can tweak the network to give the best performance for other nomads.

Iโ€™m not sure if I can post a link to the apps (donโ€™t want my first post to be seen as spam) so reply to this thread if youโ€™re interested.

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What do I do with my piano keyboard?


by @matthieudrula |  | 12 comments

Hey guys!
Thinking about starting travelling but the biggest hurdle at the moment is that Iโ€™m learning and having fun on my piano.
I canโ€™t travel around the world without it. How do you deal with travelling with an โ€˜heavyโ€™ musical instrument?
Do you rent one? Or is there a cool trick to travel with it like sending it to a music school for like 30$ and been able to play there?
I really donโ€™t want to stopโ€ฆ

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  • Germany

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 17° 63° 17° 62°AQI 32
    2mo
    $2,821 / mo
    30Mbps
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  • Australia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 21° 69°AQI 26
    27d
    $3,185 / mo
    14Mbps
    ร—
  • New Zealand

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 13° 55° 13° 55°AQI 16
    26d
    $2,972 / mo
    24Mbps
    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 37° 99° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 28
    21d
    $1,187 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • Japan

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 24° 75° 24° 76°AQI 32
    20d
    $2,705 / mo
    26Mbps
    ร—
  • South Korea

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 58
    8d
    $2,066 / mo
    21Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Auckland

    Busy city. Lots of fun. Lots of different choices for food. Great night life

    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 16° 61° 15° 59°AQI 22
    2x
    $3,080 / mo
    24Mbps
    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 Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 21° 70°AQI 38
    1x
    $3,575 / mo
    15Mbps
    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 Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 22° 72° 22° 71°AQI 24
    1x
    $3,163 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Seoul

    Really enjoying Seoul so far. It is very hard to make friends at first as not many people will speak English or are too afraid to. Maybe easier in Itaewon. For phone service, I was able to get month to month service on KT with unlimited data for only 35,000 won a month. Check out the desk with a sign in Thai on the electronics floor at IPark Mall connected to Yonsan station for this deal. They speak great English as well.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 21° 71°AQI 57
    1x
    $2,243 / mo
    19Mbps
    ร—
  • Bangkok

    Don't believe the prices on here for an apartment. 686 usd/month refers to an apartment in a high class condo, right in the city centre and seconds away from the BTS(train station). Just remember this, people working at supermarkets make 2 usd/per hour. If you want to live like a local, then you can save a lot of money. If you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk from the BTS, then you can easily get a one bedroom apartment for 300 USD per month, in a high class condo, plus with free golf cart ser

    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 40° 104° 31° 88°๐ŸฅตAQI 54
    1x
    $1,408 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • Frankfurt

    Very luxurious yet has some parts of the city that are charming and have gothic architecture. A lot of tourists and people from Balkans who work in region. Pretty expensive. If you are not very rich just visit it and choose to stay in some other, more modest german city. In my opinion Frankfurt is city nr 3 in Germany after Berlin and Munich and I have travelled through much of Germany. Hamburg and Cologne are somewhere with the Frankfurt, but Frankfurt is more luxurious.

    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 18° 64° 17° 62°AQI 62
    1x
    $2,871 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Frankfurt

    Very luxurious yet has some parts of the city that are charming and have gothic architecture. A lot of tourists and people from Balkans who work in region. Pretty expensive. If you are not very rich just visit it and choose to stay in some other, more modest german city. In my opinion Frankfurt is city nr 3 in Germany after Berlin and Munich and I have travelled through much of Germany. Hamburg and Cologne are somewhere with the Frankfurt, but Frankfurt is more luxurious.

    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 18° 64° 17° 62°AQI 62
    2mo
    $2,871 / mo
    16Mbps
    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 Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 21° 70°AQI 38
    27d
    $3,575 / mo
    15Mbps
    ร—
  • Auckland

    Busy city. Lots of fun. Lots of different choices for food. Great night life

    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 16° 61° 15° 59°AQI 22
    26d
    $3,080 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Bangkok

    Don't believe the prices on here for an apartment. 686 usd/month refers to an apartment in a high class condo, right in the city centre and seconds away from the BTS(train station). Just remember this, people working at supermarkets make 2 usd/per hour. If you want to live like a local, then you can save a lot of money. If you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk from the BTS, then you can easily get a one bedroom apartment for 300 USD per month, in a high class condo, plus with free golf cart ser

    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 40° 104° 31° 88°๐ŸฅตAQI 54
    21d
    $1,408 / mo
    25Mbps
    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 Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 22° 72° 22° 71°AQI 24
    20d
    $3,163 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Seoul

    Really enjoying Seoul so far. It is very hard to make friends at first as not many people will speak English or are too afraid to. Maybe easier in Itaewon. For phone service, I was able to get month to month service on KT with unlimited data for only 35,000 won a month. Check out the desk with a sign in Thai on the electronics floor at IPark Mall connected to Yonsan station for this deal. They speak great English as well.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 21° 71°AQI 57
    8d
    $2,243 / mo
    19Mbps
    ร—
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