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Hi, I'm Lauren ๐Ÿ‘‹ Originally from Cork, Ireland, I've lived in Tokyo for the past 10 years ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต I'm not a full-time nomad but have been traveling a lot recently and plan to do much more! I recently took a career break and trying to figure out my next steps atm ๐Ÿต ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
17

trips

32,667

km

5%

of the world

10

countries

16

cities



Near people All people
  14 Sep '22 3mo 25 Dec '22 25 Dec '22
14 Sep '22

Tokyo

25ยฐC 77ยฐF
Japan
  3 Sep '22 10d 13 Sep '22 13 Sep '22
3 Sep '22

Santorini

25ยฐC 77ยฐF
Greece
  29 Aug '22 5d 3 Sep '22 3 Sep '22
29 Aug '22

Athens

32ยฐC 90ยฐF
Greece
  28 Aug '22 24h 28 Aug '22 28 Aug '22
28 Aug '22

Lugano

26ยฐC 79ยฐF
Switzerland
  26 Aug '22 24h 26 Aug '22 26 Aug '22
26 Aug '22

Lake Como

23ยฐC 73ยฐF
Italy
  21 Aug '22 8d 29 Aug '22 29 Aug '22
21 Aug '22

Milan

27ยฐC 81ยฐF
Italy
  20 Aug '22 24h 21 Aug '22 21 Aug '22
20 Aug '22
S

San Marino

San Marino
  13 Aug '22 7d 20 Aug '22 20 Aug '22
13 Aug '22

Florence

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Italy
  7 Aug '22 6d 13 Aug '22 13 Aug '22
7 Aug '22

Rome

29ยฐC 84ยฐF
Italy
  3 Aug '22 4d 7 Aug '22 7 Aug '22
3 Aug '22

Amsterdam

20ยฐC 68ยฐF
Netherlands
  30 Jul '22 4d 3 Aug '22 3 Aug '22
30 Jul '22

Paris

22ยฐC 72ยฐF
France
  22 Jul '22 8d 30 Jul '22 30 Jul '22
22 Jul '22

London

21ยฐC 70ยฐF
United Kingdom
 
 
  1 Jul '22 21d 22 Jul '22 22 Jul '22
1 Jul '22

Tokyo

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Japan
  27 Jun '22 4d 1 Jul '22 1 Jul '22
27 Jun '22

Ubud, Bali

28ยฐC 82ยฐF
Indonesia
  25 Jun '22 2d 27 Jun '22 27 Jun '22
25 Jun '22

Canggu, Bali

29ยฐC 84ยฐF
Indonesia
  11 Jun '22 14d 25 Jun '22 25 Jun '22
11 Jun '22

Nusapenida

Indonesia
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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (2 of 8)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (10 of 275)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Japan

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    44°     44° AQI 23
    4mo
    $3,953 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Italy

    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
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    47°     48° AQI 61
    21d
    $5,065 / mo
    13 Mbps
    ร—
  • Indonesia

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  36°  97°   29°  84° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 61
    20d
    $1,155 / mo
    17 Mbps
    ร—
  • Greece

    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    48°   10°  50° AQI 61
    15d
    $4,200 / mo
    11 Mbps
    ร—
  • 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    41°     46° AQI 38
    8d
    $4,934 / mo
    18 Mbps
    ร—
  • France

    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    46°     48° AQI 60
    4d
    $4,243 / mo
    24 Mbps
    ร—
  • Netherlands

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค  Feels    41°     46° AQI 28
    4d
    $5,257 / mo
    35 Mbps
    ร—
  • Vietnam

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  22°  72°   22°  72° AQI 35
    24h
    $1,157 / mo
    6 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • 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 OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    43°     45° AQI 5
    2x
    $4,708 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Hanoi

    Hanoi feels more like a "large village" than a proper city. It's also what I call "unapologetically Vietnamese" given the way most places and shops are occupied and used by locals. English penetration isn't bad, but maybe because I speak Vietnamese I never had much of a problem in Hanoi. Prices for coffee, juice, smoothies, and food are insanely affordable. I wouldn't say the locals are "friendly to a fault" and mostly have left me alone. Yes, the old town city center is dirty, garbage on the

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  22°  72°   22°  72° AQI 7
    1x
    $1,146 / mo
    5 Mbps
    ร—
  • Canggu

    What can I say that hasn't already been said? Canggu has so much energy and excitement. I think that's partly due to the cost of living plus the weather. People are very nice here but expect general life for the locals to revolve around tourism. You're not going to get an authentic Indonesian cultural experience. It's definitely not perfect and not an easy place to live but considering how cheap it is what can you expect? I think the pros outweigh the cons and cons are plentiful (dirty, cash soc

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  36°  97°   29°  85° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 61
    1x
    $1,948 / mo
    31 Mbps
    ร—
  • Ubud

    Honestly, this is an awesome place to be if you're actually trying to get work done. It's a bit of an older vibe than Canggu, and there's certainly a big chunk of yogi's kicking around โ€” but I liked it much better than Canggu and found it less pretentious. Plus, you can drive down there in 45mins whenever you want some beach or party vibes. As others mentioned, there's some great coworking spaces, cheap warungs, some really nice spots to stay cheaply if you go just outside of the mad tourist

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  34°  93°   28°  82° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 61
    1x
    $2,052 / mo
    16 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
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    48°   10°  50° AQI 38
    1x
    $5,319 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Lived there last September and October and am coming back later this year. Yes, it is expensive, but after a while I learned about affordable places to eat and realized I could choose neighborhoods farther from city center, and it would still be nice. City feels super safe, even at nigh! Internet is crazy fast (I got 500mb on my airbnb) there are tons to do and see and I did not encounter the super rude Parisians people talk so much about, mostly everyone spoke English and were very polite. Rent

    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
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    45°     46° AQI 500 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $5,435 / mo
    19 Mbps
    ร—
  • Amsterdam

    A top city. Everything works, beautiful greenery (hehe), cycling everywhere, happy people, great nightlife... Lots to love about. For nomads? Not a chance. Price of housing is outrageous, and the city is expensive af. They charge you 4.5-5 eur for a capuccino, completely shameless. An hour of public transport is 3 euros. I could go on and on. I'd love to live there, but it's not worth it.

    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
    ๐ŸŒค  Feels    41°     47° AQI 28
    1x
    $6,548 / mo
    14 Mbps
    ร—
  • Rome

    Itยดs difficult to make friends here. Generally speaking, lifelong friends are made in school and then thereยดs family. People are very nice and sociable but forget about making friends. Lots of really bad restaurants (tourist traps) so you have to be careful where you go. Iยดve lived here for two years so I have gotten to know some good places. Tons of tourists and overcroweded public transport. Yes, itยดs a beautiful city but quite unlivable.

    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
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  12°  54°   12°  53° AQI 50
    1x
    $5,643 / mo
    13 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • 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 OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  great
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    43°     45° AQI 5
    4mo
    $4,708 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Santorini

    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
    ๐ŸŒฆ  Feels    48°   11°  52° AQI 46
    10d
    $5,421 / mo
    11 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
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    48°   10°  50° AQI 38
    8d
    $5,319 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • Milan

    Didn't like this city that much. Been there twice and honestly it has nothing so special. Just the DUOMO in the center is the main great scenery but besides that, nothing in particular to bother for.

    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
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    46°     47° AQI 3
    8d
    $6,280 / mo
    13 Mbps
    ร—
  • Florence

    Florence is one of the most beautiful city in the world! Here you have the opportunity to taste real genuine, fresh and organic food and experience great wines (such a Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Bolgheri Sassicaia, Ornellaia and much more) ! Think that Italy is the only country in the world where each region produce a different kind of wine with different kind of local grapes. It is a real bless for palate. Italians are friendly and locals even more. Almost e

    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  11°  52°   11°  53° AQI 55
    7d
    $5,550 / mo
    13 Mbps
    ร—
  • Rome

    Itยดs difficult to make friends here. Generally speaking, lifelong friends are made in school and then thereยดs family. People are very nice and sociable but forget about making friends. Lots of really bad restaurants (tourist traps) so you have to be careful where you go. Iยดve lived here for two years so I have gotten to know some good places. Tons of tourists and overcroweded public transport. Yes, itยดs a beautiful city but quite unlivable.

    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
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  12°  54°   12°  53° AQI 50
    6d
    $5,643 / mo
    13 Mbps
    ร—
  • Athens

    I am a Greek living abroad just the last couple of years. I accidentally discovered this page and noticed the comments below. What I can recommend to people considering living in Athens is to explore places a bit outside of the city center. I agree with people that there are many areas very close to the city center that are dirty and perhaps not very safe to walk around at night. Explore areas like Glyfada, Voula, Kifisia, Marousi, Psychiko, Marousi and you will be amazed with how different it i

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค  Feels    48°   10°  50° AQI 160 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    5d
    $3,849 / mo
    9 Mbps
    ร—
  • Ubud

    Honestly, this is an awesome place to be if you're actually trying to get work done. It's a bit of an older vibe than Canggu, and there's certainly a big chunk of yogi's kicking around โ€” but I liked it much better than Canggu and found it less pretentious. Plus, you can drive down there in 45mins whenever you want some beach or party vibes. As others mentioned, there's some great coworking spaces, cheap warungs, some really nice spots to stay cheaply if you go just outside of the mad tourist

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  34°  93°   28°  82° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 61
    4d
    $2,052 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
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