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2012-03
2018-10

@paulantwilliams

Founder at ๐ŸŽบ Fanfare. Previous โšฝ๏ธ journalist, made ๐Ÿ“ฑ magazines, got 12m+ ๐Ÿ“บ YT views, and appeared in ๐Ÿบ GoT.
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Brisbane

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Australia
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Bangkok

34ยฐC
Thailand
 31 Aug7d7 Sep7 Sep
31 Aug

Melbourne

14ยฐC
Australia
 1 Aug1mo31 Aug31 Aug
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Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 21 Jul10d31 Jul31 Jul
21 Jul

Los Angeles, CA

29ยฐC
United States
 10 Jul11d21 Jul21 Jul
10 Jul

San Francisco, CA

22ยฐC
United States
 19 Jun20d9 Jul9 Jul
19 Jun

Los Angeles, CA

25ยฐC
United States
 24 May26d19 Jun19 Jun
24 May

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
 21 May3d24 May24 May
21 May

Kuala Lumpur

33ยฐC
Malaysia
 23 Apr27d20 May20 May
23 Apr

Bangkok

36ยฐC
Thailand
 6 Apr16d22 Apr22 Apr
6 Apr

Tokyo

19ยฐC
Japan
 5 Mar3d8 Mar8 Mar
5 Mar

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 7 Feb2mo5 Apr5 Apr
7 Feb

Bangkok

34ยฐC
Thailand
 6 Feb7d13 Feb13 Feb
6 Feb

Kuala Lumpur

33ยฐC
Malaysia
 7 Jan29d5 Feb5 Feb
7 Jan

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
2017
 18 Dec '1719d6 Jan6 Jan
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Manchester

8ยฐC
United Kingdom
 24 Oct '173d27 Oct '1727 Oct '17
24 Oct '17

Chiang Mai

31ยฐC
Thailand
 14 Oct '172mo18 Dec '1718 Dec '17
14 Oct '17

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 2 Oct '1711d13 Oct '1713 Oct '17
2 Oct '17

Manchester

15ยฐC
United Kingdom
 7 Aug '172mo1 Oct '171 Oct '17
7 Aug '17

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 1 Jul '171mo6 Aug '176 Aug '17
1 Jul '17

Manchester

21ยฐC
United Kingdom
 16 Jun '1714d30 Jun '1730 Jun '17
16 Jun '17

Los Angeles, CA

25ยฐC
United States
 2 Apr '1721d23 Apr '1723 Apr '17
2 Apr '17

Bangkok

36ยฐC
Thailand
2016
 14 Oct '166d20 Oct '1620 Oct '16
14 Oct '16

Belfast

14ยฐC
United Kingdom
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22 Aug '16

Paris

25ยฐC
France
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Belfast

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Paris

24ยฐC
France
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New York City, NY

6ยฐC
United States
2014
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Manila

32ยฐC
Philippines
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Tokyo

25ยฐC
Japan
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Cebu

32ยฐC
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Manchester

13ยฐC
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 3 Jan '143mo6 Apr '146 Apr '14
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London

7ยฐC
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2013
 29 Jun '136mo3 Jan '143 Jan '14
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Amsterdam

22ยฐC
Netherlands
 8 Feb '133mo1 May '131 May '13
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Los Angeles, CA

17ยฐC
United States
2012
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Manchester

8ยฐC
United Kingdom
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14 Mar '12

San Francisco, CA

17ยฐC
United States
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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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๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
3.34/5
209 reviews
๐Ÿ’ต Cost
bad
๐Ÿ“ก Internet
okay
๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
great
๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
great
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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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