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FinTech product designer. DeFi enthusiast. Love improv comedy, exploring the outdoors, painting, scriptwriting, and being near the ocean. Based in Lisbon.
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 21 May '1728d18 Jun '1718 Jun '17
21 May '17

Hoi An

33ยฐC
Vietnam
 
 3 May '1716d19 May '1719 May '17
3 May '17

Istanbul

22ยฐC
Turkey
 25 Apr '178d3 May '173 May '17
25 Apr '17

Amsterdam

14ยฐC
Netherlands
 22 Apr '173d25 Apr '1725 Apr '17
22 Apr '17

Cologne

16ยฐC
Germany
 16 Apr '1714d30 Apr '1730 Apr '17
16 Apr '17

Amsterdam

14ยฐC
Netherlands
 2 Apr '1714d16 Apr '1716 Apr '17
2 Apr '17

Berlin

17ยฐC
Germany
 26 Mar '177d2 Apr '172 Apr '17
26 Mar '17

Paris

12ยฐC
France
 
 5 Mar '1721d26 Mar '1726 Mar '17
5 Mar '17

Lisbon

19ยฐC
Portugal
 
 1 Feb '171mo4 Mar '174 Mar '17
1 Feb '17

Penang

31ยฐC
Malaysia

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Introduce yourself โ€” who are you, where are you and what do you do?

 

by @coffeeshopceo  | 672 comments

tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.

We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.

You know the ones - where are you from, whereโ€™ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.

The novelty of answering these questions wears off after maybe a week, but theyโ€™re nonetheless insightful and no matter how much we hate them, we find ourselves asking others.

So letโ€™s bring the dreaded backpacker questionnaire to NomadForum and introduce ourselves shall we?

**

  • whatโ€™s your name?
  • where are you from?
  • how long have you been away from home?
  • what do you do?
  • where are you currently?
  • where are you going?
  • what has been memorable for you so far?
  • will you go home anytime soon?
  • what have you learnt during your time as a nomad?
  • [insert your own question here]

**

No need to answer them all if you donโ€™t want to :smile:
But the more you shareโ€ฆ The merrier!

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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (2 of 9)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (7 of 276)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Malaysia

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 38° 100° 31° 88°๐ŸฅตAQI 57
    1mo
    $1,026 / mo
    20Mbps
    ร—
  • Vietnam

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 40° 104° 31° 88°๐ŸฅตAQI 18
    28d
    $988 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Netherlands

    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
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 38
    22d
    $4,058 / mo
    41Mbps
    ร—
  • Portugal

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 27
    21d
    $2,353 / mo
    30Mbps
    ร—
  • Germany

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 28° 82° 26° 78°๐ŸฅตAQI 44
    17d
    $2,841 / mo
    30Mbps
    ร—
  • Turkey

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 32° 90° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 48
    16d
    $961 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • France

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 32
    7d
    $3,303 / mo
    31Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Amsterdam

    Housing is an issue (so cost of living is high) but the city is beautiful and summer in Amsterdam is hard to beat with all the cultural activiies and music festivals. Would not want to live in the actual city center (inside the "grachtengordel") but have been living in East for over 2 years now and aside from the price (and size) of apartment life is just good here. Biking everywhere is bliss. Winter can be cold though.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 73
    2x
    $4,964 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Penang

    The noise pollution here is insane. The prayer calls from the mosques seem to reverberate throughout Penang. Seems like they are competing for who can be the loudest. This really ruined Penang for me and I cut my time short.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 43° 109° 32° 89°๐ŸฅตAQI 57
    1x
    $1,073 / mo
    21Mbps
    ร—
  • Lisbon

    Pros: -Great airport for connections to Africa and South America. -Has some really beautiful views. -Great fruit and fish. -Native Portuguese people are generally friendly and helpful. -Wonderful moderate climate (better than Spain) Cons: -The dirtiest major city I've seen in Europe. Filthy buildings and dog crap everywhere. -Unsafe - most other women I spoke to said they feel unsafe walking alone here (being leered at, whistled at and followed by the mostly immigrant men is a common occurrenc

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 28
    1x
    $2,191 / mo
    26Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Paris is wonderful, and I love it here, but the stereotypes some real truth to them. I stepped off the plane to a protest, my airbnb host was incredibly stylish yet didn't wear deoderant, and I met the rudest waiter I've ever encountered in my entire life on day 3 (though most Parisians are super nice!)

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 24° 75° 24° 75°AQI 32
    1x
    $3,853 / mo
    32Mbps
    ร—
  • Berlin

    Berlin is overall a great city to be. Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business. Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from. Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0) Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket. No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here. Biggest downsides IMO: service quality at restaurants - not that people are rude, but they don't seem to particular

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29° 84° 27° 81°AQI 51
    1x
    $3,101 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Cologne

    Although I would not praise Cologne as the top destination for digital nomads I have certain doubts about some negative aspects listed here. Hospitals: How can hospitals be pretty bad if Germany has one of the best medical systems in the world? This judgments compares it with remote 3rd world cities which is by definition not logical. Germany, and therefore also Cologne, has most likely the best emergency system in the world (ambulance must arrive within max. 12 minutes - independent of traffi

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 52
    1x
    $2,529 / mo
    33Mbps
    ร—
  • Istanbul

    I spent one year in Istanbul and it's absolutely amazing. The city is really safe, I went back home really late during the night, walking, without any problem. Parties are really fun and there are all kinds of spots to have fun (bars, nightclubs, restaurants...). The city has a lot of cafรฉs to work at and most of them have free and reliable wifi. Definitely recommend!

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29° 84° 27° 81°AQI 21
    1x
    $1,092 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Hoi An

    I stayed in Hoi An much longer than I planned (10 days) because it was so pleasant. Yes, tourists everywhere. But my hotel was gorgeous and cheap and the wifi was plenty fast for work. When not working I biked out to the beach or through the paddies or into town (too crowded for a bike most times but functional if needed) or just around the countryside. Had some of my friendliest encounters here and as a single woman, always felt safe - night or day.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 40° 104° 33° 92°๐ŸฅตAQI 4
    1x
    $1,024 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Penang

    The noise pollution here is insane. The prayer calls from the mosques seem to reverberate throughout Penang. Seems like they are competing for who can be the loudest. This really ruined Penang for me and I cut my time short.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 43° 109° 32° 89°๐ŸฅตAQI 57
    1mo
    $1,073 / mo
    21Mbps
    ร—
  • Hoi An

    I stayed in Hoi An much longer than I planned (10 days) because it was so pleasant. Yes, tourists everywhere. But my hotel was gorgeous and cheap and the wifi was plenty fast for work. When not working I biked out to the beach or through the paddies or into town (too crowded for a bike most times but functional if needed) or just around the countryside. Had some of my friendliest encounters here and as a single woman, always felt safe - night or day.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 40° 104° 33° 92°๐ŸฅตAQI 4
    28d
    $1,024 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • Amsterdam

    Housing is an issue (so cost of living is high) but the city is beautiful and summer in Amsterdam is hard to beat with all the cultural activiies and music festivals. Would not want to live in the actual city center (inside the "grachtengordel") but have been living in East for over 2 years now and aside from the price (and size) of apartment life is just good here. Biking everywhere is bliss. Winter can be cold though.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 73
    22d
    $4,964 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Lisbon

    Pros: -Great airport for connections to Africa and South America. -Has some really beautiful views. -Great fruit and fish. -Native Portuguese people are generally friendly and helpful. -Wonderful moderate climate (better than Spain) Cons: -The dirtiest major city I've seen in Europe. Filthy buildings and dog crap everywhere. -Unsafe - most other women I spoke to said they feel unsafe walking alone here (being leered at, whistled at and followed by the mostly immigrant men is a common occurrenc

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 28
    21d
    $2,191 / mo
    26Mbps
    ร—
  • Istanbul

    I spent one year in Istanbul and it's absolutely amazing. The city is really safe, I went back home really late during the night, walking, without any problem. Parties are really fun and there are all kinds of spots to have fun (bars, nightclubs, restaurants...). The city has a lot of cafรฉs to work at and most of them have free and reliable wifi. Definitely recommend!

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29° 84° 27° 81°AQI 21
    16d
    $1,092 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Berlin

    Berlin is overall a great city to be. Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business. Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from. Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0) Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket. No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here. Biggest downsides IMO: service quality at restaurants - not that people are rude, but they don't seem to particular

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29° 84° 27° 81°AQI 51
    14d
    $3,101 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Paris is wonderful, and I love it here, but the stereotypes some real truth to them. I stepped off the plane to a protest, my airbnb host was incredibly stylish yet didn't wear deoderant, and I met the rudest waiter I've ever encountered in my entire life on day 3 (though most Parisians are super nice!)

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 24° 75° 24° 75°AQI 32
    7d
    $3,853 / mo
    32Mbps
    ร—
  • Cologne

    Although I would not praise Cologne as the top destination for digital nomads I have certain doubts about some negative aspects listed here. Hospitals: How can hospitals be pretty bad if Germany has one of the best medical systems in the world? This judgments compares it with remote 3rd world cities which is by definition not logical. Germany, and therefore also Cologne, has most likely the best emergency system in the world (ambulance must arrive within max. 12 minutes - independent of traffi

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 52
    3d
    $2,529 / mo
    33Mbps
    ร—
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