Hi everyone! I’m considering moving to Kuala Lumpur for about a year or so (mainly because it’s a great getaway to SE Asia islands). I was wondering what’s it like as a travel base? It would be great to hear the opinions of those of you who lived there! Thanks so much in advance!
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I was wondering why SE Asia locations like Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Ho Chi Minh City are recommended to visit in Q3 when they tend not to have much sunshine during these months. In Ho Chi Minh City, for example, there’s an 89% chance of rain and only 4% chance of a sunny day in July (http://www.holiday-weather.com/ho_chi_ming_city/averages/july). Thanks!
I’m a 25 year old Australian girl, newly single, working remotely for a SF startup. I’m looking for a location to settle for the next 6 months, starting in May. All countries are on the table (although stable wifi is required).
I’d love to be by a beach & somewhere that has a relatively bustling vibe, restaurants etc. Bonus points for surf or a gym.
Logistically, I have a visa to be able to stay in the Schengen zone for 4 years so Europe is doable. I guess I’m concerned about it being high season?
I’d love to hear any suggestions.
Is there any kind of gadget out there that people use for storing SIM cards when you move around different countries? They seem like something that would be so easy to lose or damage. Plus also having to keep track of them. I can imagine after a bit of travel, rummaging through my bag trying to find the right card for the country I’m in!
Is it even worth holding onto them or do you just get a new one if you return to the same country?
Are there any nice beach towns outside of Phuket in Thailand that have fast internet and are relatively cheap?
Hi there - I’m planning a coding retreat with my two cofounders somewhere in Thailand or Vietnam for a month.
Are there any nice beach towns outside of Phuket in Thailand that have fast internet and are relatively cheap in Thailand?
I’m living and working in Saigon, for an online company…and I need to plan our business retreat that will be held in Thailand later this year. I’m trying to decide between Phuket and Krabi Ao Nang- so I would really appreciate talking to someone on the ground in either location!
I could use some opinions/suggestions about whether either of these places would be suitable for a group of over 100 people to stay and the convenience of planning daily activities for such a large group? (I’ve already been looking for accommodations, and it seems like there are many options in each place- so really, it would just be nice to get some personal opinions from being in these places Thanks!
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