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of the world

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โ˜€๏ธ Waking up early๐ŸŒ™ Staying up late๐Ÿˆ Cats๐Ÿถ Dogs๐Ÿฉ Samoyeds๐Ÿต Teaโ˜•๏ธ Coffee๐Ÿธ Cocktails๐Ÿท Wine๐Ÿบ Beer๐Ÿพ Drinking alcohol๐Ÿฅ› No alcohol๐Ÿƒ 420๐Ÿ– Paleo๐Ÿฅฉ Eating meat๐ŸŸ Eating fish๐Ÿฅ’ Vegan๐Ÿฅ’ Vegetarian๐ŸŸ Pescetarian๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korean food๐Ÿฃ Japanese food๐ŸŒฏ Mexican food๐Ÿ Italian food๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Chinese food๐Ÿ’ช Crossfit๐Ÿ’ช Fitnessโ›ฐ Hikingโ›ฐ Climbingโ›ฐ Outdoors๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Yoga๐Ÿ™ Spiritual๐ŸŒŠ Diving๐Ÿ„ Surfing๐ŸŽ Kitesurfing๐ŸŠ Swimming๐Ÿƒ Running๐Ÿšด Cycling๐Ÿ Motorcyclingโ›ต๏ธ Sailing๐Ÿ‚ Skateboarding๐Ÿ‚ Snowboardingโ›ท Skiing๐Ÿ’ช Fight sportsโšฝ๏ธ Football๐ŸŽ Race sportsโ›ณ๏ธ Golf๐ŸŽพ Tennis๐Ÿ“– Reading๐Ÿ‘พ Gaming๐Ÿ˜ Extrovert๐Ÿ˜ณ Introvert๐ŸŒ Third Culture Kid๐Ÿ‘ผ Youngest child๐Ÿ‘ถ Middle child๐Ÿง’ Oldest childโ›ฑ Beach๐Ÿ› Shoppingโ›ช๏ธ History๐Ÿ“บ Documentaries๐Ÿค” Philosophy๐ŸŽž Movies๐ŸŽธ Acoustic music๐ŸŽน Electronic musicโœ๏ธ Writing๐Ÿ“ธ Photography๐ŸŽž Film making๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Cooking๐ŸŽจ Drawing๐ŸŽค Singing๐ŸŽ’ Backpacking๐Ÿš Vanlife๐Ÿ’ƒ Dancing๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽค Partying๐Ÿš Urbex๐Ÿ’ช Feminism๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Progressive politicsโš–๏ธ Centrist politics๐Ÿ‘ด Conservative politics

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Tokyo

25ยฐC
Japan
 24 Jun '162d26 Jun '1626 Jun '16
24 Jun '16

Kyoto

28ยฐC
Japan
 22 Jun '162d24 Jun '1624 Jun '16
22 Jun '16

Osaka

28ยฐC
Japan
 21 Jun '161d22 Jun '1622 Jun '16
21 Jun '16

Tokyo

25ยฐC
Japan
 
 2 May '162mo21 Jun '1621 Jun '16
2 May '16

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 29 Apr '163d2 May '162 May '16
29 Apr '16

Bangkok

36ยฐC
Thailand
 
 27 Feb '162mo29 Apr '1629 Apr '16
27 Feb '16

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 19 Feb '168d27 Feb '1627 Feb '16
19 Feb '16

Tel Aviv

18ยฐC
Israel
 9 Feb '1610d19 Feb '1619 Feb '16
9 Feb '16

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 6 Feb '163d9 Feb '169 Feb '16
6 Feb '16

Manila

30ยฐC
Philippines
 
 12 Jan '1625d6 Feb '166 Feb '16
12 Jan '16

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 7 Jan '165d12 Jan '1612 Jan '16
7 Jan '16

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
2015
 29 Nov '151mo7 Jan '167 Jan '16
29 Nov '15

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 28 Nov '151d29 Nov '1529 Nov '15
28 Nov '15

Johor Bahru

31ยฐC
Malaysia
 
 11 Oct '152mo28 Nov '1528 Nov '15
11 Oct '15

Singapore

32ยฐC
Singapore
 7 Oct '154d11 Oct '1511 Oct '15
7 Oct '15

Ubud, Bali

29ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 23 Aug '152mo7 Oct '157 Oct '15
23 Aug '15

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 22 Aug '151d23 Aug '1523 Aug '15
22 Aug '15

Malacca

31ยฐC
Malaysia
 11 Aug '1511d22 Aug '1522 Aug '15
11 Aug '15

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 6 Aug '155d11 Aug '1511 Aug '15
6 Aug '15

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 
 6 Jul '151mo6 Aug '156 Aug '15
6 Jul '15

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 26 Jun '1510d6 Jul '156 Jul '15
26 Jun '15

Paris

27ยฐC
France
 
 15 Apr '152mo26 Jun '1526 Jun '15
15 Apr '15

Singapore

32ยฐC
Singapore
 10 Apr '155d15 Apr '1515 Apr '15
10 Apr '15

Bangkok

36ยฐC
Thailand
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  • Singapore
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.23 5
    426 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 43°109°33°91°AQI34
    1yr
    $2,692 / mo
    20Mbps
  • Thailand
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.47 5
    6854 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 44°111°33°91°AQI50
    18d
    $1,230 / mo
    17Mbps
  • France
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.71 5
    7206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°22°71°AQI33
    10d
    $3,111 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Israel
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.36 5
    1514 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30°85°28°82°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI59
    8d
    $3,967 / mo
    13Mbps
  • Japan
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.55 5
    7194 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32°90°30°86°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI65
    7d
    $3,031 / mo
    22Mbps
  • Indonesia
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.37 5
    7626 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 39°102°32°89°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI132
    4d
    $846 / mo
    8Mbps
  • Philippines
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.24 5
    3628 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 41°106°32°89°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI55
    3d
    $1,340 / mo
    6Mbps
  • Malaysia
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.44 5
    2868 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 44°111°33°91°AQI0
    2d
    $938 / mo
    10Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Singapore
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.24 5
    213 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you're there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 43°109°33°91°AQI34
    10x
    $2,692 / mo
    20Mbps
  • Bangkok
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.63 5
    231 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Bangkok has some of the best private hospitals in the world. Which is interesting if you're in Asia a lot and you want medical care better than you can get in your home country. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is ranked #7 in the world. I did an executive health checkup there and it was great. Prices range from $250 to $750 depending on how many checks you want. You can get blood count, X Ray, ultrasound, hormone check, etc. They also have most other medical disciplines. I also got vaccinations renewed. The hospital is private so it's so much better than the overloaded public healthcare systems of Europe, Canada and UK where everyone tries to avoid helping you, is overworked and angry. In Bangkok they're super nice and helpful and you can make appointments straight with a specialist. Not blocked by a GP like in your home country.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 47°117°35°94°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI93
    4x
    $1,444 / mo
    19Mbps
  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.71 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    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).

    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 35°95°31°88°AQI1
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    $3,518 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Paris
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.62 5
    221 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Not a very "freelance/artist" friendly city. The look of someone working inside a coffeeshop is still unusual and unappreciated. Extremely not accessible and not disable friendly (Metro, bus, building, coffeeshops and restaurants...)

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°22°71°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI65
    1x
    $4,073 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Malacca
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.63 5
    148 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42°108°32°89°AQI
    1x
    $867 / mo
    11Mbps
  • Ubud
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.27 5
    198 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    I like it here better than Canggu. It's more walkable, more cheap warungs, more convenient. You could find all kinds of shop catering to different type of visitor, from cheap to luxurious. Not a party place if you're looking for it, which made it even more perfect. More female than male, great for dating.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 36°97°30°87°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI132
    1x
    $1,302 / mo
    6Mbps
  • Johor Bahru
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.56 5
    191 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 44°111°33°91°AQI
    1x
    $860 / mo
    13Mbps
  • Manila
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.12 5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    Really bad city to live and to visit unless you have money to live in BGC.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 47°117°34°93°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI55
    1x
    $1,275 / mo
    6Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • Singapore
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.24 5
    213 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you're there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 43°109°33°91°AQI34
    1yr
    $2,692 / mo
    20Mbps
  • Bangkok
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.63 5
    231 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Bangkok has some of the best private hospitals in the world. Which is interesting if you're in Asia a lot and you want medical care better than you can get in your home country. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is ranked #7 in the world. I did an executive health checkup there and it was great. Prices range from $250 to $750 depending on how many checks you want. You can get blood count, X Ray, ultrasound, hormone check, etc. They also have most other medical disciplines. I also got vaccinations renewed. The hospital is private so it's so much better than the overloaded public healthcare systems of Europe, Canada and UK where everyone tries to avoid helping you, is overworked and angry. In Bangkok they're super nice and helpful and you can make appointments straight with a specialist. Not blocked by a GP like in your home country.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 47°117°35°94°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI93
    18d
    $1,444 / mo
    19Mbps
  • Paris
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.62 5
    221 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Not a very "freelance/artist" friendly city. The look of someone working inside a coffeeshop is still unusual and unappreciated. Extremely not accessible and not disable friendly (Metro, bus, building, coffeeshops and restaurants...)

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°22°71°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI65
    10d
    $4,073 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Tel Aviv
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.19 5
    198 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    One of my favorite places. It is a bit more expensive, but if you are ok with spending more for living, you will get sun, beaches, safety (I never felt threatened), culture. Jerusalem is just an hour bus ride away for touristing (bus prices are super cheap). You have to be ok with soldiers with guns walking around. And you have to get used to getting your bags searched every time you go into a mall or movie theater. I got used to it pretty quickly. I loved Tel Aviv.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29°84°27°80°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI59
    8d
    $4,476 / mo
    12Mbps
  • Ubud
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.27 5
    198 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    I like it here better than Canggu. It's more walkable, more cheap warungs, more convenient. You could find all kinds of shop catering to different type of visitor, from cheap to luxurious. Not a party place if you're looking for it, which made it even more perfect. More female than male, great for dating.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 36°97°30°87°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI132
    4d
    $1,302 / mo
    6Mbps
  • Manila
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.12 5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    Really bad city to live and to visit unless you have money to live in BGC.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 47°117°34°93°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI55
    3d
    $1,275 / mo
    6Mbps
  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.71 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
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    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).

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