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Kota Kinabalu

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Malaysia
 
 9 Jun1mo9 Jul9 Jul
9 Jun

Nha Trang

34ยฐC
Vietnam
 
 11 May29d9 Jun9 Jun
11 May

Chiang Mai

35ยฐC
Thailand
 
 11 Apr29d10 May10 May
11 Apr

Siem Reap

35ยฐC
Cambodia
 
 12 Mar29d10 Apr10 Apr
12 Mar

Ho Chi Minh City

33ยฐC
Vietnam
 
 11 Feb29d11 Mar11 Mar
11 Feb

Manila

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Philippines

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Warm and dry place - June to November


by @nomadsince2010 |  | 4 comments

I have been doing Southeast Asia during June to November for 11 years. Rainy, Typhoons - is wild - still warm but ya - getting older so not as into that. Where can go is warm and dry - not super hot like Vegas but warm and has to be DRY. Good Internet and affordable. Ty

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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?

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  • 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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Where do you spend winter?

 

by @sebastian88 |  | 22 comments

Winter is comingโ€ฆ Brrrr. Iโ€™m in Europe at the moment.

Iโ€™ve spent winters in SE Asia, Thailand, south on the beaches, and North in Chiang Mai. I love Thailand. But also Iโ€™ve been to Vietnam, Bali, Laos, Camobodia, and Malaysia.

Down in South America I spent a winter around Playa Del Carmen.

Where are you going this winter?

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How to save filter settings on Nomad List?


by @krzemian |  | 3 comments

Hey, is there currently a way to save filter settings? I feel like it would be helpful for planning the trip as I have several ideas on what to target and would like to cycle between them

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How do you avoid settling in one place?


by @sukienniko |  | 10 comments

As a follow up to my previous question (I guess I donโ€™t have the right to post links here?), but on a larger scale: if living as a nomad in a place for, say, more than a month (which will be beneficial for the sake of getting work done), how to you prevent yourself from getting too involved in the local society?

I find that every time I stay somewhere for a significant amount of time, I naturally start to settle into the idea that Iโ€™ll be there permanently, or at least long term. I guess this is human nature: wanting to have a stable lifestyle, with stable friends, relationship, workplace, recreational activities, etc. But, indeed, that is not my goal-- I believe the benefits of the nomadic lifestyle are far greater at this stage in my lifeโ€ฆ

So, for those of you who have successfully avoided settling somewhere time despite staying for months at a time, what strategies do you use to stay afloat, as in, not getting too deeply integrated locally?

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๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (5 of 276)

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Vietnam

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 57
    2mo
    $928 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Malaysia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 37° 99° 30° 85°๐ŸฅตAQI 44
    1mo
    $1,057 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • Philippines

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 35° 94° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 36
    29d
    $1,540 / mo
    7Mbps
    ร—
  • Cambodia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 31° 88° 28° 82°AQI 42
    29d
    $1,238 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Thailand

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 32° 90° 29° 83°AQI 43
    29d
    $1,383 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Manila

    Manila is an incredibly welcoming city and cheap to live. Accommodation in ultra luxurious condos is reasonable, foot massage whilst tapping out emails (ยฃ7 per hour) makes working from here a no brainer. Agree living in the Greenbelt area is a no brainer. Vegetarian choices can be limited in some places but excellent (and so cheap!) Delivery services are available, including diet chef stuff which is unaffordable anywhere else. The streets feel safe inside Makati and the areas around greenbelt

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°AQI 38
    1x
    $1,479 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    It used to have a lot of character and charm but all the construction is making the city lose its culture. Apartments and accommodation are ridiculously expensive. 300 to 500 a month for tiny rooms in a shared house. For single guys go elsewhere. Women here are rude, ultra conservative and have flat personalities with nothing going for them. Food is okay but plenty of MSG and food safety is atrocious. In addition motorists are aggressive and plenty of accidents take place. Don't live here i

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36° 97° 29° 83°๐ŸฅตAQI 86๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $934 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • Siem Reap

    Siem Riep has a nice suburb feeling. At first sight it seems there's not much to do besides Angkor Wat and Pub Street, but you can go swimming, do bicycle tours, floating village day trip... I don't have best social skill, but in Siem Reap it was so easy to make new friends. Locals and tourists! I've worked at Garage Society Coworking Space. Pretty nice place. I don't understand the cons of slow internet. I've bought an LTE 4G Sim card for 10 USD with 10 GB. There's also free and mostly fast

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 31° 88° 28° 82°AQI 42
    1x
    $1,062 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life. It is still great and you can find really cheap apartments (300-400$) and restaurants (2-3$ for a main). Wouldn't recommend staying there during the burning season. The best area is Nimman, but it's also the most expensive. You can stay in the old city that's very nice but that gets noisy during the weekend for the night markets. Last but not least, very safe city. All in all would go back in a heartbeat.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 30° 86° 27° 81°AQI 59
    1x
    $1,095 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • Nha Trang

    City was cheap and pretty but there's not that many cafes to work from, plenty of tourists and it was hard to make friends. If you go here make sure to rent a motorbike and check out the nature but there are better places to live at in Vietnam.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 76°AQI 14
    1x
    $620 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Kota Kinabalu

    Nice and laid back city with good infrastructure. 4G coverage was good

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 32° 90° 28° 82°๐ŸฅตAQI 16
    1x
    $818 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Nha Trang

    City was cheap and pretty but there's not that many cafes to work from, plenty of tourists and it was hard to make friends. If you go here make sure to rent a motorbike and check out the nature but there are better places to live at in Vietnam.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 76°AQI 14
    1mo
    $620 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Kota Kinabalu

    Nice and laid back city with good infrastructure. 4G coverage was good

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 32° 90° 28° 82°๐ŸฅตAQI 16
    1mo
    $818 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Manila

    Manila is an incredibly welcoming city and cheap to live. Accommodation in ultra luxurious condos is reasonable, foot massage whilst tapping out emails (ยฃ7 per hour) makes working from here a no brainer. Agree living in the Greenbelt area is a no brainer. Vegetarian choices can be limited in some places but excellent (and so cheap!) Delivery services are available, including diet chef stuff which is unaffordable anywhere else. The streets feel safe inside Makati and the areas around greenbelt

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°AQI 38
    29d
    $1,479 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    It used to have a lot of character and charm but all the construction is making the city lose its culture. Apartments and accommodation are ridiculously expensive. 300 to 500 a month for tiny rooms in a shared house. For single guys go elsewhere. Women here are rude, ultra conservative and have flat personalities with nothing going for them. Food is okay but plenty of MSG and food safety is atrocious. In addition motorists are aggressive and plenty of accidents take place. Don't live here i

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36° 97° 29° 83°๐ŸฅตAQI 86๐Ÿ˜ท
    29d
    $934 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • Siem Reap

    Siem Riep has a nice suburb feeling. At first sight it seems there's not much to do besides Angkor Wat and Pub Street, but you can go swimming, do bicycle tours, floating village day trip... I don't have best social skill, but in Siem Reap it was so easy to make new friends. Locals and tourists! I've worked at Garage Society Coworking Space. Pretty nice place. I don't understand the cons of slow internet. I've bought an LTE 4G Sim card for 10 USD with 10 GB. There's also free and mostly fast

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 31° 88° 28° 82°AQI 42
    29d
    $1,062 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life. It is still great and you can find really cheap apartments (300-400$) and restaurants (2-3$ for a main). Wouldn't recommend staying there during the burning season. The best area is Nimman, but it's also the most expensive. You can stay in the old city that's very nice but that gets noisy during the weekend for the night markets. Last but not least, very safe city. All in all would go back in a heartbeat.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 30° 86° 27° 81°AQI 59
    29d
    $1,095 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
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