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2007-12
2016-01

@philsalesses

American travel addict. Chief Creative Officer @WaylensCamera from @frogdesign and @apple. MIT @MediaLab Alum. DC Area Native.
65

trips

225,977

km

12%

of the world

24

countries

38

cities

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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 16 Jan '161mo16 Feb '1616 Feb '16
16 Jan '16

Tel Aviv

18ยฐC
Israel
2015
 20 Dec '1527d16 Jan '1616 Jan '16
20 Dec '15

Vienna

5ยฐC
Austria
 19 Dec '151d20 Dec '1520 Dec '15
19 Dec '15

Berlin

5ยฐC
Germany
 13 Dec '156d19 Dec '1519 Dec '15
13 Dec '15

Pyongyang

1ยฐC
North Korea
 12 Dec '151d13 Dec '1513 Dec '15
12 Dec '15

Beijing

5ยฐC
China
 4 Nov '151mo12 Dec '1512 Dec '15
4 Nov '15

Shanghai

19ยฐC
China
 12 Oct '1523d4 Nov '154 Nov '15
12 Oct '15

Boston, MA

21ยฐC
United States
 9 Oct '153d12 Oct '1512 Oct '15
9 Oct '15

San Francisco, CA

23ยฐC
United States
 1 Oct '158d9 Oct '159 Oct '15
1 Oct '15

Boston, MA

21ยฐC
United States
 28 May '154mo1 Oct '151 Oct '15
28 May '15

Shanghai

28ยฐC
China
 24 May '154d28 May '1528 May '15
24 May '15

Sydney

20ยฐC
Australia
 22 May '152d24 May '1524 May '15
22 May '15
H

Hamilton Island

Australia
 18 May '154d22 May '1522 May '15
18 May '15

Brisbane

24ยฐC
Australia
 15 Mar '157mo9 Oct '159 Oct '15
15 Mar '15

Shanghai

16ยฐC
China
 15 Mar '151d15 Mar '1515 Mar '15
15 Mar '15

Chicago, IL

7ยฐC
United States
 18 Feb '1525d15 Mar '1515 Mar '15
18 Feb '15

Washington, DC

11ยฐC
United States
 13 Feb '155d18 Feb '1518 Feb '15
13 Feb '15

Boston, MA

5ยฐC
United States
 12 Feb '151d13 Feb '1513 Feb '15
12 Feb '15

Newark

United States
 1 Feb '1511d12 Feb '1512 Feb '15
1 Feb '15

Shanghai

13ยฐC
China
 30 Jan '152d1 Feb '151 Feb '15
30 Jan '15

Hong Kong

20ยฐC
China
2014
 25 Aug '145mo30 Jan '1530 Jan '15
25 Aug '14

Shanghai

35ยฐC
China
 25 Aug '141d25 Aug '1425 Aug '14
25 Aug '14

Manila

32ยฐC
Philippines
 21 Aug '144d25 Aug '1425 Aug '14
21 Aug '14

Ubud, Bali

27ยฐC
Indonesia
 18 Aug '143d21 Aug '1421 Aug '14
18 Aug '14

Manila

32ยฐC
Philippines
 1 Apr '145mo18 Aug '1418 Aug '14
1 Apr '14

Shanghai

24ยฐC
China
 23 Feb '141mo1 Apr '141 Apr '14
23 Feb '14

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 14 Feb '149d23 Feb '1423 Feb '14
14 Feb '14

Phuket

33ยฐC
Thailand
 13 Feb '141d14 Feb '1414 Feb '14
13 Feb '14

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 2 Feb '1411d13 Feb '1413 Feb '14
2 Feb '14

Shanghai

13ยฐC
China
 30 Jan '143d2 Feb '142 Feb '14
30 Jan '14

Siem Reap

31ยฐC
Cambodia
2013
 13 Sep '135mo30 Jan '1430 Jan '14
13 Sep '13

Shanghai

30ยฐC
China
 13 Sep '131d13 Sep '1313 Sep '13
13 Sep '13

Moscow

17ยฐC
Russia
 9 Sep '134d13 Sep '1313 Sep '13
9 Sep '13

Geneva

21ยฐC
Switzerland
 30 Aug '1310d9 Sep '139 Sep '13
30 Aug '13

Boston, MA

27ยฐC
United States
 30 Aug '131d30 Aug '1330 Aug '13
30 Aug '13

Tokyo

30ยฐC
Japan
 20 Aug '1310d30 Aug '1330 Aug '13
20 Aug '13
E

El Nido

Philippines
 15 Aug '135d20 Aug '1320 Aug '13
15 Aug '13

Manila

32ยฐC
Philippines
 14 Aug '131d15 Aug '1315 Aug '13
14 Aug '13

Tokyo

30ยฐC
Japan
 16 Jul '132mo9 Sep '139 Sep '13
16 Jul '13

Boston, MA

28ยฐC
United States
 15 Jul '131d16 Jul '1316 Jul '13
15 Jul '13

Dublin

19ยฐC
Ireland
 14 Jul '131d15 Jul '1315 Jul '13
14 Jul '13

Barcelona

28ยฐC
Spain
 13 Jul '131d14 Jul '1314 Jul '13
13 Jul '13
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Andorra la Vella

Andorra
 12 Jul '131d13 Jul '1313 Jul '13
12 Jul '13

Barcelona

28ยฐC
Spain
 11 Jul '131d12 Jul '1312 Jul '13
11 Jul '13

Dublin

19ยฐC
Ireland
 11 Jul '131d11 Jul '1311 Jul '13
11 Jul '13

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
 10 Jul '131d11 Jul '1311 Jul '13
10 Jul '13

Marrakesh

38ยฐC
Morocco
 9 Jul '131d10 Jul '1310 Jul '13
9 Jul '13

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
 8 Jul '131d9 Jul '139 Jul '13
8 Jul '13

Nottingham

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
 5 Jul '133d8 Jul '138 Jul '13
5 Jul '13

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
2011
 1 Oct '114yr9 Oct '159 Oct '15
1 Oct '11

Boston, MA

21ยฐC
United States
 25 Jul '113d28 Jul '1128 Jul '11
25 Jul '11

Istanbul

28ยฐC
Turkey
 19 Jul '116d25 Jul '1125 Jul '11
19 Jul '11

Vienna

29ยฐC
Austria
 16 Jul '112d18 Jul '1118 Jul '11
16 Jul '11

Salzburg

25ยฐC
Austria
 12 Jul '113d15 Jul '1115 Jul '11
12 Jul '11
L

Linz

Austria
 6 Jul '115d11 Jul '1111 Jul '11
6 Jul '11

Vienna

29ยฐC
Austria
 5 Jul '111d6 Jul '116 Jul '11
5 Jul '11

Amsterdam

21ยฐC
Netherlands
2009
 2 Nov '092yr5 Jul '115 Jul '11
2 Nov '09

Washington, DC

15ยฐC
United States
 30 Oct '093d2 Nov '092 Nov '09
30 Oct '09

Las Vegas, NV

30ยฐC
United States
 7 Jan '0910mo30 Oct '0930 Oct '09
7 Jan '09

Washington, DC

8ยฐC
United States
 1 Jan '096d7 Jan '097 Jan '09
1 Jan '09

Paris

3ยฐC
France
2008
 10 Jan '0820d30 Jan '0830 Jan '08
10 Jan '08

Washington, DC

8ยฐC
United States
 8 Jan '082d10 Jan '0810 Jan '08
8 Jan '08

Florence

8ยฐC
Italy
 6 Jan '082d8 Jan '088 Jan '08
6 Jan '08
P

Province of Pisa

Italy
 1 Jan '084d5 Jan '085 Jan '08
1 Jan '08

Florence

8ยฐC
Italy
2007
 1 Dec '071mo1 Jan '081 Jan '08
1 Dec '07

Washington, DC

8ยฐC
United States
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  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Frequent visits

  • TokyoTokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.67/5
    210 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    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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  • 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
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    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€

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