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 15 Feb
15 Feb

Tokyo

10ยฐC
Japan
2018
 4 Nov '187d11 Nov '1811 Nov '18
4 Nov '18

New York City, NY

11ยฐC
United States
 
 14 Sep '182d16 Sep '1816 Sep '18
14 Sep '18

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 
 5 Apr '182d7 Apr '187 Apr '18
5 Apr '18

Kagoshima

21ยฐC
Japan
 4 Apr '181d5 Apr '185 Apr '18
4 Apr '18

Miyazaki Shi

Japan
 3 Apr '181d4 Apr '184 Apr '18
3 Apr '18

Nobeoka Shi

Japan
 2 Apr '181d3 Apr '183 Apr '18
2 Apr '18

Beppu Shi

Japan
 1 Apr '181d2 Apr '182 Apr '18
1 Apr '18

้ป’ๅทๆธฉๆณ‰ (Kurokawa Hotspring)

Japan
 31 Mar '181d1 Apr '181 Apr '18
31 Mar '18

Kumamoto

Japan
 30 Mar '181d31 Mar '1831 Mar '18
30 Mar '18

Shimabara Shi

Japan
 28 Mar '182d30 Mar '1830 Mar '18
28 Mar '18

Nagasaki Shi

Japan
 27 Mar '181d28 Mar '1828 Mar '18
27 Mar '18

Fukuoka

14ยฐC
Japan
2017
 19 Nov '173d22 Nov '1722 Nov '17
19 Nov '17

Seoul

9ยฐC
South Korea
 14 Nov '173d17 Nov '1717 Nov '17
14 Nov '17

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 11 Nov '1715d26 Nov '1726 Nov '17
11 Nov '17

Taipei

24ยฐC
Taiwan
 
 5 Apr '1710d15 Apr '1715 Apr '17
5 Apr '17

Tokyo

19ยฐC
Japan
2016
 28 Nov '162yr14 Feb14 Feb
28 Nov '16

Seattle, WA

10ยฐC
United States
 15 Nov '168d23 Nov '1623 Nov '16
15 Nov '16

Tokyo

17ยฐC
Japan
 
 29 May '161d30 May '1630 May '16
29 May '16

Osaka

25ยฐC
Japan
 29 May '161d29 May '1629 May '16
29 May '16

Himeji Shi

Japan
 28 May '161d28 May '1628 May '16
28 May '16

Nara Shi

Japan
 25 May '163d28 May '1628 May '16
25 May '16

Kyoto

26ยฐC
Japan
 24 May '161d25 May '1625 May '16
24 May '16

Takayama Shi

Japan
 23 May '161d24 May '1624 May '16
23 May '16

็™ฝๅท้ƒท (Shirakawa-go)

Japan
 22 May '161d23 May '1623 May '16
22 May '16

Kanazawa Shi

Japan
 18 May '164d22 May '1622 May '16
18 May '16

Tokyo

24ยฐC
Japan
 13 May '165d18 May '1618 May '16
13 May '16

Taipei

30ยฐC
Taiwan
 
 26 Mar '161d26 Mar '1626 Mar '16
26 Mar '16

Portland, OR

12ยฐC
United States
 24 Mar '161d25 Mar '1625 Mar '16
24 Mar '16

Vancouver

8ยฐC
Canada
 22 Mar '165d27 Mar '1627 Mar '16
22 Mar '16

Seattle, WA

11ยฐC
United States
 11 Mar '166d17 Mar '1617 Mar '16
11 Mar '16

Seoul

11ยฐC
South Korea
2015
 6 Dec '151d6 Dec '156 Dec '15
6 Dec '15

Lukang

Taiwan
 
 21 Nov '156d27 Nov '1527 Nov '15
21 Nov '15

Las Vegas, NV

24ยฐC
United States
 
 25 Oct '153d28 Oct '1528 Oct '15
25 Oct '15

Singapore

32ยฐC
Singapore
 23 Oct '151d24 Oct '1524 Oct '15
23 Oct '15

Shanghai

24ยฐC
China
 
 3 Jul '152d5 Jul '155 Jul '15
3 Jul '15

Monterey, CA

19ยฐC
United States
 
 22 May '151d23 May '1523 May '15
22 May '15

Prague

21ยฐC
Czechia
 21 May '151d22 May '1522 May '15
21 May '15

ฤŒeskรฝ Krumlov

Czechia
 20 May '151d21 May '1521 May '15
20 May '15

Hallstatt

Austria
 17 May '151d17 May '1517 May '15
17 May '15

Munich

21ยฐC
Germany
 16 May '151d16 May '1516 May '15
16 May '15

Rotterdam

20ยฐC
Netherlands
 15 May '1510d25 May '1525 May '15
15 May '15

The Hague

19ยฐC
Netherlands
 15 May '151d15 May '1515 May '15
15 May '15

Amsterdam

19ยฐC
Netherlands
2014
 27 Dec '143d30 Dec '1430 Dec '14
27 Dec '14

Beijing

5ยฐC
China
 25 Dec '142d27 Dec '1427 Dec '14
25 Dec '14

Nanjing

9ยฐC
China
 24 Dec '141d25 Dec '1425 Dec '14
24 Dec '14

Suzhou

11ยฐC
China
 22 Dec '142d24 Dec '1424 Dec '14
22 Dec '14

Hangzhou

6ยฐC
China
 20 Dec '142d22 Dec '1422 Dec '14
20 Dec '14

Shanghai

13ยฐC
China
 11 Dec '142d13 Dec '1413 Dec '14
11 Dec '14

Hong Kong

21ยฐC
China
 4 Dec '141d5 Dec '145 Dec '14
4 Dec '14

Taichung

23ยฐC
Taiwan
 2 Dec '141mo5 Jan '155 Jan '15
2 Dec '14

Taipei

19ยฐC
Taiwan
 
 23 Aug '141d24 Aug '1424 Aug '14
23 Aug '14

Las Vegas, NV

40ยฐC
United States
2013
 16 Nov '136d22 Nov '1322 Nov '13
16 Nov '13

Seoul

9ยฐC
South Korea
 11 Nov '134d15 Nov '1315 Nov '13
11 Nov '13

Beijing

9ยฐC
China
2012
 30 Dec '124yr11 Nov '1611 Nov '16
30 Dec '12

San Francisco, CA

15ยฐC
United States
2011
 15 Nov '113d18 Nov '1118 Nov '11
15 Nov '11

Chicago, IL

8ยฐC
United States
 
 15 May '113mo15 Aug '1115 Aug '11
15 May '11

Grand Rapids, MI

19ยฐC
United States
2010
 15 May '103yr15 Dec '1215 Dec '12
15 May '10

Bloomington, IN

24ยฐC
United States
2008
 23 Dec '081yr15 May '1015 May '10
23 Dec '08

Los Angeles, CA

23ยฐC
United States
 
 7 Jan '0812mo23 Dec '0823 Dec '08
7 Jan '08

Seoul

2ยฐC
South Korea
 5 Jan '081d6 Jan '086 Jan '08
5 Jan '08

San Francisco, CA

13ยฐC
United States
2007
 15 Jul '076mo5 Jan '085 Jan '08
15 Jul '07

Los Angeles, CA

29ยฐC
United States
 
 20 May '071d20 May '0720 May '07
20 May '07

Zhengzhou

31ยฐC
China
 19 May '071d19 May '0719 May '07
19 May '07

Luoyang

30ยฐC
China
 18 May '071d18 May '0718 May '07
18 May '07

Xinxiang

China
 
 2 May '071d2 May '072 May '07
2 May '07

Qufu

China
 1 May '071d1 May '071 May '07
1 May '07

Tai'an

China
 30 Apr '071d30 Apr '0730 Apr '07
30 Apr '07

Penglai

China
 30 Apr '071d30 Apr '0730 Apr '07
30 Apr '07

Jinan

23ยฐC
China
 28 Apr '071d29 Apr '0729 Apr '07
28 Apr '07

Dalian

18ยฐC
China
 27 Apr '071d28 Apr '0728 Apr '07
27 Apr '07

Dandong

China
 27 Apr '071d27 Apr '0727 Apr '07
27 Apr '07

Shenyang

20ยฐC
China
 
 8 Apr '071d8 Apr '078 Apr '07
8 Apr '07

Qinhuangdao

17ยฐC
China
 7 Apr '071d7 Apr '077 Apr '07
7 Apr '07

Chengde

China
 
 26 Feb '072d28 Feb '0728 Feb '07
26 Feb '07

Chengdu

11ยฐC
China
 24 Feb '072d26 Feb '0726 Feb '07
24 Feb '07

Chongqing

14ยฐC
China
 23 Feb '071d23 Feb '0723 Feb '07
23 Feb '07

Leshan

China
 21 Feb '073d24 Feb '0724 Feb '07
21 Feb '07

Chengdu

11ยฐC
China
 20 Feb '071d21 Feb '0721 Feb '07
20 Feb '07

Guiyang

11ยฐC
China
 20 Feb '071d20 Feb '0720 Feb '07
20 Feb '07

Kaili City

China
 19 Feb '071d19 Feb '0719 Feb '07
19 Feb '07

Guilin

16ยฐC
China
 17 Feb '072d19 Feb '0719 Feb '07
17 Feb '07

Yangshuo

12ยฐC
China
 15 Feb '072d17 Feb '0717 Feb '07
15 Feb '07

Nanning

20ยฐC
China
 13 Feb '071d14 Feb '0714 Feb '07
13 Feb '07

Kunming

17ยฐC
China
 30 Jan '072d1 Feb '071 Feb '07
30 Jan '07

Xi'an

China
 19 Jan '071d20 Jan '0720 Jan '07
19 Jan '07

Jilin City

China
 17 Jan '072d19 Jan '0719 Jan '07
17 Jan '07

Harbin

-11ยฐC
China
2006
 30 Sep '062d2 Oct '062 Oct '06
30 Sep '06

Tianjin

29ยฐC
China
 
 23 Jun '061yr15 Jul '0715 Jul '07
23 Jun '06

Beijing

32ยฐC
China
 19 Jun '064d23 Jun '0623 Jun '06
19 Jun '06

Urumqi

31ยฐC
China
2005
 16 Jul '0511d27 Jul '0527 Jul '05
16 Jul '05

Urumqi

33ยฐC
China
2004
 17 Jul '0412d29 Jul '0429 Jul '04
17 Jul '04

Urumqi

33ยฐC
China
 14 Jul '041d15 Jul '0415 Jul '04
14 Jul '04

Beijing

31ยฐC
China
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  • United States

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.54/5
    113466 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 33° 91°AQI 30
    11yr
    $3,309 / mo
    30Mbps
  • China

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.74/5
    33782 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 44° 111° 32° 90°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 59
    1yr
    $1,393 / mo
    2Mbps
  • South Korea

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.34/5
    2364 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 31° 88° 27° 80°AQI 43
    1yr
    $2,121 / mo
    17Mbps
  • Taiwan

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.19/5
    1708 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 43° 109° 32° 90°AQI 44
    2mo
    $1,657 / mo
    18Mbps
  • Netherlands

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.87/5
    6720 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels 25° 77° 23° 74°AQI 34
    10d
    $3,803 / mo
    32Mbps
  • Singapore

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.4/5
    402 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 41° 106° 32° 89°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 51
    6d
    $2,889 / mo
    78Mbps
  • Czechia

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.39/5
    788 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 28° 83° 27° 81°AQI 46
    2d
    $2,374 / mo
    15Mbps
  • Austria

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3/5
    1470 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 85° 27° 81°AQI 14
    1d
    $2,956 / mo
    22Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Beijing

    The GFW is a *huge* bother in daily work. VPN is not a perfect mitigation as it is throttled and frequently completely blocked (Have tried shadowsocks, outline, lantern, openvpn and expressvpn to about equal success). The VPN availability seems to fluctuate with the political climate (for example if there is a party conference or such). The air quality is so-so. Worst in winter time. The streets seem very safe and their is little crime (Except maybe in tourist areas, beware the scammers). It is super easy to get by with a little English and a translation app. Metro system is super easy to use. Food is fairly cheap, and it can come as cheap as you want... but sometimes of questionable quality.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.01/5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 46° 115° 34° 94°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 131
    4x
    $2,183 / mo
    2Mbps
  • Seoul

    Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (๊น€๋ฐฅ์ฒœ๊ตญ) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (์ž์žฅ๋ฉด) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (์‚ฐ๋‚™์ง€). If you're really brave try ๋ณด์‹ ํƒ• before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 4.19/5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels 40° 104° 32° 89°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 72
    4x
    $2,398 / mo
    16Mbps
  • Tokyo

    Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year's salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it's not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It's technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don't come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they're somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you're not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it's really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it's not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you're dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.31/5
    213 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels 38° 100° 30° 86°AQI 1
    4x
    $3,681 / mo
    21Mbps
  • Urumqi

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 1.89/5
    155 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 37° 98°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 64
    3x
    $1,509 / mo
    2Mbps
  • Taipei

    Really friendly and social people, laid back, easy to get around, food is good, 4g is great. Heavy clouds for the 4 days I was here in December, which was depressing as hell.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.83/5
    200 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 43° 109° 31° 87°AQI 24
    3x
    $1,956 / mo
    17Mbps
  • San Francisco

    A mixture of piss, weed, unwashed nerdy men, overpriced reality estate, passive-aggressiveness, homeless people and freaks

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.2/5
    200 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 17° 63° 17° 63°AQI 13
    2x
    $5,943 / mo
    31Mbps
  • Los Angeles

    Nothing does a better job of explaining LAโ€™s beautiful diversity and different neighborhoods than the documentary about the late Jonathan Gold, our cityโ€™s greatest amabassador and the only food critic to ever win a Pulitzer Prize. It is called, โ€œCity of Goldโ€ and if you want to know LA, just watch this film. Trailer link: https://youtu.be/DmKTRDfz1zM

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.39/5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 28° 82° 26° 78°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 65
    2x
    $4,845 / mo
    23Mbps
  • Shanghai

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.25/5
    202 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 47° 117° 33° 91°AQI 39
    2x
    $2,082 / mo
    2Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • San Francisco

    A mixture of piss, weed, unwashed nerdy men, overpriced reality estate, passive-aggressiveness, homeless people and freaks

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.2/5
    200 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 17° 63° 17° 63°AQI 13
    4yr
    $5,943 / mo
    31Mbps
  • Bloomington

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 1.69/5
    177 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 46° 115° 32° 90°AQI 36
    3yr
    $3,744 / mo
    28Mbps
  • Seattle

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.76/5
    199 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 20° 69°AQI 13
    2yr
    $4,590 / mo
    23Mbps
  • Los Angeles

    Nothing does a better job of explaining LAโ€™s beautiful diversity and different neighborhoods than the documentary about the late Jonathan Gold, our cityโ€™s greatest amabassador and the only food critic to ever win a Pulitzer Prize. It is called, โ€œCity of Goldโ€ and if you want to know LA, just watch this film. Trailer link: https://youtu.be/DmKTRDfz1zM

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.39/5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 28° 82° 26° 78°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 65
    2yr
    $4,845 / mo
    23Mbps
  • Beijing

    The GFW is a *huge* bother in daily work. VPN is not a perfect mitigation as it is throttled and frequently completely blocked (Have tried shadowsocks, outline, lantern, openvpn and expressvpn to about equal success). The VPN availability seems to fluctuate with the political climate (for example if there is a party conference or such). The air quality is so-so. Worst in winter time. The streets seem very safe and their is little crime (Except maybe in tourist areas, beware the scammers). It is super easy to get by with a little English and a translation app. Metro system is super easy to use. Food is fairly cheap, and it can come as cheap as you want... but sometimes of questionable quality.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.01/5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 46° 115° 34° 94°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 131
    1yr
    $2,183 / mo
    2Mbps
  • Seoul

    Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (๊น€๋ฐฅ์ฒœ๊ตญ) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (์ž์žฅ๋ฉด) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (์‚ฐ๋‚™์ง€). If you're really brave try ๋ณด์‹ ํƒ• before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 4.19/5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels 40° 104° 32° 89°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 72
    1yr
    $2,398 / mo
    16Mbps
  • Grand Rapids

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.44/5
    168 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36° 97° 30° 86°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 53
    3mo
    $2,665 / mo
    31Mbps
  • Taipei

    Really friendly and social people, laid back, easy to get around, food is good, 4g is great. Heavy clouds for the 4 days I was here in December, which was depressing as hell.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.83/5
    200 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 43° 109° 31° 87°AQI 24
    2mo
    $1,956 / mo
    17Mbps
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