Have any of you worked from Zanzibar? It’s mostly a vacation destination but the Internet is relatively good so we are planning to give working there a try in mid-July. Do you know any hotels, coffee shops or restaurants that might be particularly good for getting work done?
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The last few years I’ve spent mostly in Asia (Thailand/Indonesia) and Europe (Spain/Italy), but I run a company in the US and need to coordinate with 10 US based employees and business partners. The time zone issues between EU/US and SEA/US are exhausting even if I love the locales.
I’d really like to try romping around the Americas for a while, but I’ve never been south of Baja California and really can’t find much positive having been said about remotely working from CA/SA as a DN.
I know some hippy, surfer, artist, musician, yoga teacher types calling various locals home, but no one making a living online… more than a few people have told me it’s fabulous down there until you go to Thailand/Bali and then you wonder why all those ExPats are suffering in CA/SA. Of course you only really know when you go yourself.
I’d love to see nomadlist.io get filled out with more details on Central and South American cities. It seems really sparse coverage at the moment, but maybe that’s simply because it’s not good and no one stays there for long.
Nomad-to-be here, wondering about destinations that offer a good mix of:
- Low cost of living
- Decent internet
- Scuba diving
Phuket seems an obvious choice, but I’m hoping there are some nomad scuba divers here who can share their experiences.
I was thinking about packing today and I’m curious: what’s the weirdest thing you guys have in your bags? Nomads are, by nature, minimalists, but I’m sure we all do it differently. I have a friend who travels with BASE jumping gear, another a sequin dress. So, what’s the most unusual thing in your bag?
Mine is probably that I travel with a dog.
so I’ve heard many great things about the Canary Islands but only from people who are not digital nomads. I’ve been on Tenerife in February 2011 and 2012, but only as a tourist (and with a student budget living at a friends house, so very different experience) and I saw a lot of old people. People say the same about Gran Canaria, especially in the winter, since a lot of the German and British retirees overwinter there.
Everything I read about especially the biggest city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is more or less about the city, the food, the beaches, the weather, the nature and so on but less about the people. I know I’d have to learn Spanish to speak to the locals (and I want to). I want to go somewhere at beginning of next year and LPA is on the top of my list. After my Tenerife experience and everything I read I’m sure I will like the location itself but it’s never fun if you’re somewhere alone for too long. Maybe the people who live(d) there can share their experiences about the digital nomad scene, or more specifically: How about the international crowd, are there a lot of people from say … mid 20s to mid 30s that are meeting up regularly for leisure (not work/tech related meetups)?
I am strongly considering ditching SEA for East Africa this summer. I just doing the cost analysis, but I am not sure how much food, drink and neccessities will be per month in Nairobi (and Kenya in general). Has anyone been lately who could advise?
My cost analysis so far is:
Flight - £350 (from Europe one way)
Visa - £35
Accom - £250 (airbnb)
Co-working space - £110
Gym - no idea?!
Food, drink, entertainment - ???!!!
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Why do you think south east asia attracts far more 1st world digital nomads and tourists than latin america does? i have some theories but i would like to know your opinions because most of the people in this forum are from 1st world countries
Is it because is cheaper? safer? closer? more “cool” ?
So… common sense says that the best places to work are those with good, fast, stable WiFi connections. At the same time, the thing I like best about my location independence is the ability to spend long stretches of time in places I wouldn’t normally get to spend much time in. So I’m determined to make West and Central Africa happen in 2017, specifically Benin, Togo, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Rwanda and Congo-Brazzaville. (And a month off in the DRC, but the latter will just be an offline holiday.)
If anyone has any experience with the reliability of the Internet in the region and the availability of data SIM cards in any of the countries I’ve mentioned, I’d be super grateful about insights, tipps and heads-ups, AirBnB recommendations, et cetera. I know it’s not going to be a fast, luxurious, spotless connection for most of the time, and that’s fine, I just need it to be mostly reliable, speed is secondary.
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Lisbon is the next remote work hub of Europe. There's many reasons why I think that: 1) it already has somewhat of a startup/tech scene because of the annual Web Summit conference 2) which means internet is fast, and there's lots of meetups and it's easy to make friends 3) it's relatively affordable for foreigners compared to Spain and the rest of Europe 4) Portuguese people are super friendly, a lot more friendly than in the rest of the Mediterranean and Europe 5) Lisbon is ideal to go on day/w⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 025Mbps×
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They say you get what you pay for. After having traveled the previous 4 months in India, Cambodia, VietNam, Myanmar and Thailand, Singapore was so easy! The subway system is a marvel, streets signs were easy to read, everyone speaks English (that just makes it easy for me as an English speaker) it is safe, clean, and parks are gorgeous. I was there as COVID 19 was breaking out fairly fast and that put a damper on my time but I was so happy to be there anyway and plan to go back. For digital⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 087Mbps×
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Shanghai is a giant city and your experience really depends on a few factors like: 1) where you live in the city 2) do you speak basic Mandarin 3) do you make nice money 4) do you have to use the internet If you can afford to live in Jing'an or the French Concession, you can live a fashionable metropolitan lifestyle like you would in New York City. There's amazing food (Asian, Western and fusion). You'll be surrounded by entrepreneurs, artists, fashion designers and models. Many of whom d⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 1x2Mbps×
Having lived in the Montreal region almost all my life, here are a few things to note: - Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings (restaurants, bars, stores, underground shopping malls, business and residential building (excluding your own living spaces), public transportation, etc. - English is harder to come by outside Montreal and certain parts of south shore but very common in the west end of Montreal - Montreal has 2 English universities: McGill and Concordia both of which are centrall⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 1x24Mbps×
I live in Indianapolis. Even though I don't want to live here in the future, I do now. And what I can tell you from this is that it is a beautiful family friendly city. Broad Ripple is a place for pets and children to come eat lunch and walk around. There are many shops from Ice Cream to Hiking stores. The inner city of Indianapolis though is the most fun. It may have been called a boring city but I highly disagree. I have a blast everytime I come to the city. Yes, there are problems and my tip⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 1x49Mbps×
Beautiful place but the crime is really bad. You can't really enjoy it at night and you have to be constantly aware of your surroundings. Im not sure how this ended up in the top 10 on NomadList.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 1x9Mbps×
I stayed in Cairo for a week as a solo female (21 years old). I was followed a lot and cat-called / asked for a 'view' or a kiss every 5 minutes even though I was completely covered up, so this is definitely not a place for the faint hearted. It was never with malicious intent though (no one forced themselves on me or even tried to mug me), the culture is just very different than western culture. Whilst they're pushy, they won't do anything unless you let them. It took a couple of days for me to⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 1x6Mbps×
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Beautiful place but the crime is really bad. You can't really enjoy it at night and you have to be constantly aware of your surroundings. Im not sure how this ended up in the top 10 on NomadList.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 2mo9Mbps×
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I stayed in Cairo for a week as a solo female (21 years old). I was followed a lot and cat-called / asked for a 'view' or a kiss every 5 minutes even though I was completely covered up, so this is definitely not a place for the faint hearted. It was never with malicious intent though (no one forced themselves on me or even tried to mug me), the culture is just very different than western culture. Whilst they're pushy, they won't do anything unless you let them. It took a couple of days for me to⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 29d6Mbps×
Nairobi is one of he best place to be a Nomad in Africa. Very low cost of living especially if you know where to look.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 29d10Mbps×
Financial services are shockingly backward and inefficient. Zero ease of doing business. This review is about Dakar specifically. Very difficult to find high quality consumer products in one centre of commerce, you have to go to random little shops all over the city. Most places don't have websites or have non-functional websites with bugs in online enquiry forms making it difficult to obtain information. E-commerce sites are poorly designed and barely function, and they don't accept credit card⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety 28d4Mbps×
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