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28

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100,486

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of the world

5

countries

10

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๐Ÿ•ธ Web Dev๐Ÿ’ป Software Dev๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile Dev๐ŸŽจ UI/UX Design๐Ÿ‘พ Game Dev๐Ÿ˜Ž VR Dev๐Ÿ“‡ Startup Founder๐Ÿ’ฐ Finance๐Ÿ’ฐ Crypto๐Ÿค  Product Manager๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Education๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ Medical๐Ÿšฉ Politics๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Creative๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Law๐Ÿ“ฐ Journalism๐Ÿ“ Blogging๐Ÿ‘Š Coach๐Ÿ“ˆ Data๐Ÿ’ช Fitness๐Ÿค Community๐Ÿ’ผ Marketing๐Ÿค‘ Sales๐Ÿ›’ Ecommerce๐Ÿ“Š SaaS๐Ÿ™‚ Support๐Ÿ—บ Geo๐Ÿƒ Sports๐Ÿšš Logistics๐Ÿก Architecture๐Ÿ‘‹ Hospitality
๐ŸšŒ High School๐Ÿ“œ Bachelor's Degree๐ŸŽ“ Master's Degree๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ PhD

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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 6 Sep '171d7 Sep '177 Sep '17
6 Sep '17

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 5 Sep '171d6 Sep '176 Sep '17
5 Sep '17

Ko Pha Ngan

31ยฐC
Thailand
 30 Aug '176d5 Sep '175 Sep '17
30 Aug '17

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 27 Aug '173d30 Aug '1730 Aug '17
27 Aug '17

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 26 Aug '171d27 Aug '1727 Aug '17
26 Aug '17

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 29 Jun '172mo25 Aug '1725 Aug '17
29 Jun '17

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 27 Jun '171d28 Jun '1728 Jun '17
27 Jun '17

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
 21 Jun '176d27 Jun '1727 Jun '17
21 Jun '17

Utrecht

23ยฐC
Netherlands
 4 May '172mo27 Jun '1727 Jun '17
4 May '17

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 30 Apr '174d4 May '174 May '17
30 Apr '17

Phuket

32ยฐC
Thailand
 21 Apr '179d30 Apr '1730 Apr '17
21 Apr '17

Bangkok

36ยฐC
Thailand
2016
 8 Nov '165mo21 Apr '1721 Apr '17
8 Nov '16

Boston, MA

10ยฐC
United States
 6 Sep '162mo8 Nov '168 Nov '16
6 Sep '16

Utrecht

18ยฐC
Netherlands
 17 Apr '165mo5 Sep '165 Sep '16
17 Apr '16

Boston, MA

14ยฐC
United States
 16 Mar '161mo16 Apr '1616 Apr '16
16 Mar '16

Utrecht

13ยฐC
Netherlands
2015
 16 Nov '156d22 Nov '1522 Nov '15
16 Nov '15

Boston, MA

10ยฐC
United States
 29 Aug '151d29 Aug '1529 Aug '15
29 Aug '15

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 25 Aug '151mo7 Oct '157 Oct '15
25 Aug '15

Utrecht

22ยฐC
Netherlands
 25 Aug '153d28 Aug '1528 Aug '15
25 Aug '15

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 22 Aug '153d25 Aug '1525 Aug '15
22 Aug '15

Ko Pha Ngan

31ยฐC
Thailand
 20 Aug '153d23 Aug '1523 Aug '15
20 Aug '15

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 16 Aug '155d21 Aug '1521 Aug '15
16 Aug '15

Ko Tao

32ยฐC
Thailand
 29 Jul '1518d16 Aug '1516 Aug '15
29 Jul '15

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 28 Jul '151d29 Jul '1529 Jul '15
28 Jul '15

Krabi

32ยฐC
Thailand
 6 Jul '1522d28 Jul '1528 Jul '15
6 Jul '15

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 29 Jun '157d6 Jul '156 Jul '15
29 Jun '15

Phuket

32ยฐC
Thailand
 24 Jun '155d29 Jun '1529 Jun '15
24 Jun '15

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
 22 Jun '152d24 Jun '1524 Jun '15
22 Jun '15

Seoul

28ยฐC
South Korea
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  • PhuketPhuket
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.07/5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    If you are looking to retire here: Life can be cheap once you get past the initial euphoric stage where, you eat in expensive restaurants that cater to foreigners. Watch where the locals eat and you can really eat rice & โ€œgab kaoโ€ (any soup, stew or curry you decide to pour over it) for USD 1.50-2. A small bottled water 30 cents. (To put it into perspective minimum wage here is EUR10/day for locals, 2-3 people usually share a room which cost THEM โ‚ฌ135/mo. You can do the math.) Unofficially there is double pricing going on toward foreigners (foreigners pay more). Beware of Mosquitos, Dengue is serious. Sweating can bring itโ€™s unexpected problems. We are naturally covered in yeast which can be caused to accelerate growth in hot humid climates and especially during Monsoon season, you may find yourself subject to Yeast infections and skin Eczemaโ€™s, especially if you are overweight and insist on maintaining a bread (Yeast) based diet. Side walks are rare so, if you plan on getting exercise through walking, you will have to drive (transit) to places suitable for safe walking. Jungle walks are nice but with their own natural hazards. Biking, relatively dangerous, unless you go to a track. Automobile drivers practice โ€œinstinctive drivingโ€ and are ignorant of many rules. There is little consideration for pedestrians or bicycle riders. Properly organized public transportation has begun recently; the oldest form for locals was the Songteaw (an covered open sided, converyed truck with 3 long benches) however, the scheduling is unreliable. Snakes, lizards, spiders and ants are common. The common green garden snake is innocuous however, the mildly venomous, gliding Golden Tree Snake and Cobras are often sighted. Red ants with painful bites are ever present If you intend to build or buy a house, look for as little wood as possible, Termites love a nice wooden door or frame. Phuket is mainly Buddhist & Muslim so, if you want to attend Christan services you will have to transit to them as there are few places here (only 2 or 3 that I have heard of). Pets: plenty of strays (cats & dogs) you can take in or adopt but, please donโ€™t have a pet if you plan on moving away and abandoning it. Tap water cannot be consumed. Phuket is a great home base if you plan on exploring the โ€œorientalโ€ side of the globe. Work is hard to find unless you start your own business which, comes with plenty of itโ€™s own hassles - you will ALWAYS need a Thai intermediary, the system is not transparent and ALL the paperwork is in (bureaucratic) Thai. Please do not try to work locally if you do not have the right visa to do it, the trouble is not pretty. Retired tradesmen often innocently/inadvertently fall into the trap of doing small jobs illegally. If you get paid (money) for your activity, you ARE working. If you are not a repeat offender, you will get off with a salty fine. (Not nice if you are living on a budget). Finally, just let me say, HAVE A HOBBY, have a plan if you tetire here and stick to it. Create/find your routine and find your spaces, this will take about 2 years. Donโ€™t get โ€œdistractedโ€! .... or you may find yourself going back to your native country to escape or live off welfare .... or the parents. Get to know people (locals & expats) well before you share personal details, i.e. be guarded. Good luck!๐Ÿ€

    ๐ŸŒง 41°106°AQI38
    2x
    $1,579 / mo
    20Mbps
  • SeoulSeoul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.83/5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Seoul is lovely but still has some challenges for nomads. Korean food is great, but most restaurants are used to serving groups, or at least couples. Many times you'll simply be refused service entering a restaurant alone. Unlike Japan, eating alone is stil frowned upon in Korea and mostly impossible. Exceptions are of course expat areas like Itaewon which are more used to it. Also outside signage and menus are mostly still in Korean, without any English translations generally. Even if you learn the Korean characters, you won't know the words, so this makes it impossible to order. This is slowly changing though, especially in hipster areas. You might ask "why does this reviewer care stuff is in English or not, they're in Korea, what does he expect?". Well, it's 2018 and Korea presents itself as an international country, English should be the default sub text. There's more challenges, it's very difficult to meet Koreans, you'll always be seen as the "token" foreigner in social groups. This is understandable and to be fair it's much worse in Japan than Korea. Unless you're in expat areas, you'll feel fairly isolated because Koreans will generally avoid you for fear of having to speak English. This makes it a potentially very lonely experience for any nomads. This is kinda vicious because Koreans look down on people that are alone. Hence the group-eating thing. Solutions to that? Come here with a group of friends. You'll have a MUCH easier time.

    ๐ŸŒฅ 36°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI75
    1x
    $2,420 / mo
    20Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Longest stays

  • PhuketPhuket
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.07/5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    If you are looking to retire here: Life can be cheap once you get past the initial euphoric stage where, you eat in expensive restaurants that cater to foreigners. Watch where the locals eat and you can really eat rice & โ€œgab kaoโ€ (any soup, stew or curry you decide to pour over it) for USD 1.50-2. A small bottled water 30 cents. (To put it into perspective minimum wage here is EUR10/day for locals, 2-3 people usually share a room which cost THEM โ‚ฌ135/mo. You can do the math.) Unofficially there is double pricing going on toward foreigners (foreigners pay more). Beware of Mosquitos, Dengue is serious. Sweating can bring itโ€™s unexpected problems. We are naturally covered in yeast which can be caused to accelerate growth in hot humid climates and especially during Monsoon season, you may find yourself subject to Yeast infections and skin Eczemaโ€™s, especially if you are overweight and insist on maintaining a bread (Yeast) based diet. Side walks are rare so, if you plan on getting exercise through walking, you will have to drive (transit) to places suitable for safe walking. Jungle walks are nice but with their own natural hazards. Biking, relatively dangerous, unless you go to a track. Automobile drivers practice โ€œinstinctive drivingโ€ and are ignorant of many rules. There is little consideration for pedestrians or bicycle riders. Properly organized public transportation has begun recently; the oldest form for locals was the Songteaw (an covered open sided, converyed truck with 3 long benches) however, the scheduling is unreliable. Snakes, lizards, spiders and ants are common. The common green garden snake is innocuous however, the mildly venomous, gliding Golden Tree Snake and Cobras are often sighted. Red ants with painful bites are ever present If you intend to build or buy a house, look for as little wood as possible, Termites love a nice wooden door or frame. Phuket is mainly Buddhist & Muslim so, if you want to attend Christan services you will have to transit to them as there are few places here (only 2 or 3 that I have heard of). Pets: plenty of strays (cats & dogs) you can take in or adopt but, please donโ€™t have a pet if you plan on moving away and abandoning it. Tap water cannot be consumed. Phuket is a great home base if you plan on exploring the โ€œorientalโ€ side of the globe. Work is hard to find unless you start your own business which, comes with plenty of itโ€™s own hassles - you will ALWAYS need a Thai intermediary, the system is not transparent and ALL the paperwork is in (bureaucratic) Thai. Please do not try to work locally if you do not have the right visa to do it, the trouble is not pretty. Retired tradesmen often innocently/inadvertently fall into the trap of doing small jobs illegally. If you get paid (money) for your activity, you ARE working. If you are not a repeat offender, you will get off with a salty fine. (Not nice if you are living on a budget). Finally, just let me say, HAVE A HOBBY, have a plan if you tetire here and stick to it. Create/find your routine and find your spaces, this will take about 2 years. Donโ€™t get โ€œdistractedโ€! .... or you may find yourself going back to your native country to escape or live off welfare .... or the parents. Get to know people (locals & expats) well before you share personal details, i.e. be guarded. Good luck!๐Ÿ€

    ๐ŸŒง 41°106°AQI38
    11d
    $1,579 / mo
    20Mbps
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