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A thoughtless follower of thought leaders... or so I thought. Living in Saudi Arabia. An independent Digital Experience Consultant and an advisor for early-stage startups and for a Swiss-based VC. Interested in creating a small clique of freelancers.

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16

trips

33,861

km

3%

of the world

5

countries

10

cities



Near people All people 2021 2019 2018 2017
  24 Sep '21 3mo 29 Dec '21 29 Dec '21
24 Sep '21

Riyadh

37ยฐC 99ยฐF
Saudi Arabia
  22 Sep '21 2d 24 Sep '21 24 Sep '21
22 Sep '21

Madrid

23ยฐC 73ยฐF
Spain
  17 Sep '21 4d 21 Sep '21 21 Sep '21
17 Sep '21

Mallorca

28ยฐC 82ยฐF
Spain

Beach, Books and Budding Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

  13 Sep '21 3d 16 Sep '21 16 Sep '21
13 Sep '21

Barcelona

26ยฐC 79ยฐF
Spain
  7 Sep '21 5d 12 Sep '21 12 Sep '21
7 Sep '21

Seville

29ยฐC 84ยฐF
Spain

Looking forward to meeting a few startups there

  3 Sep '21 3d 6 Sep '21 6 Sep '21
3 Sep '21

Madrid

23ยฐC 73ยฐF
Spain

Looking forward to meeting a few startups there

2019
  15 Oct '19 2yr 3 Sep '21 3 Sep '21
15 Oct '19

Riyadh

35ยฐC 95ยฐF
Saudi Arabia

Thank you Covid-19

  5 Oct '19 10d 15 Oct '19 15 Oct '19
5 Oct '19

Dubai

33ยฐC 91ยฐF
United Arab Emirates

GITEX Season

2018
  20 Oct '18 12mo 5 Oct '19 5 Oct '19
20 Oct '18

Riyadh

35ยฐC 95ยฐF
Saudi Arabia

Living Here

  12 Oct '18 8d 20 Oct '18 20 Oct '18
12 Oct '18

Dubai

33ยฐC 91ยฐF
United Arab Emirates

GITEX Season

 
 
  3 Feb '18 8mo 12 Oct '18 12 Oct '18
3 Feb '18

Riyadh

22ยฐC 72ยฐF
Saudi Arabia

Mostly within Saudi Arabia

  28 Jan '18 6d 3 Feb '18 3 Feb '18
28 Jan '18

Cebu

29ยฐC 84ยฐF
Philippines
  19 Jan '18 8d 27 Jan '18 27 Jan '18
19 Jan '18

Palawan

29ยฐC 84ยฐF
Philippines

Backpack traveling between multiple destinations within Palawan, working remotely (though horrible internet), reading, and of course island hopping!

  15 Jan '18 4d 19 Jan '18 19 Jan '18
15 Jan '18

Manila

29ยฐC 84ยฐF
Philippines
2017
  15 Dec '17 30d 14 Jan '18 14 Jan '18
15 Dec '17

Riyadh

21ยฐC 70ยฐF
Saudi Arabia
  8 Dec '17 7d 15 Dec '17 15 Dec '17
8 Dec '17

Amman

13ยฐC 55ยฐF
Jordan
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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (3 of 8)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (5 of 275)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Saudi Arabia

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  30°  86°   30°  85° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 91 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    4yr
    $3,291 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • Philippines

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  36°  96°   29°  84° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 16
    18d
    $1,700 / mo
    5 Mbps
    ร—
  • United Arab Emirates

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  30°  86°   28°  82° AQI 53
    18d
    $4,160 / mo
    8 Mbps
    ร—
  • Spain

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  18°  64°   18°  63° AQI 32
    17d
    $3,728 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Jordan

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  12°  54°   13°  55° AQI 6
    7d
    $2,377 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Riyadh

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  26°  79°   27°  81° AQI 95 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    5x
    $3,295 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • Dubai

    So/so. Is not a bad place to live. Standard of living is really high, apartments are amazing as well. There is basically any kind of cuisine you can think of. Great (and expensive) nightlife. 0% taxes is great if you are willing to go through the hoops. Cons: Is oppressively hot during summer. You need a car to get around or spend absurd amounts monthly on taxis. It might get really expensive but you can definitely save by buying smart. I would be back as a tourist but not for remote working on

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  30°  86°   28°  82° AQI 53
    2x
    $4,160 / mo
    8 Mbps
    ร—
  • Madrid

    Just returned after 1mo in Madrid. From a Male 35 year old perspective, I loved it. Endless night life, techno clubs, dive bars, live music, open jam sessions if that's your thing. If you're feeling lonely hit up Meetup and you'll find plenty of international meetups/pub crawls. Retiro park is green and huge when you need a break from the city. It's dense with tons of people from all walks of life. Multi-cultural population, students, professionals, travelers, English is spoken well my most loca

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  12°  54°   12°  54° AQI 25
    2x
    $4,549 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Amman

    Much more livable that I expected. Downtown is a bit dusty and unclean, but suburbs are great, with lots of restaurants and malls. Furthermore Jordan is smaller than it seems, there is basically one road crossing the country from North to South and you can always visit Petra or the beaches of Aqaba in a daytrip. Just avoid Ramadan as it can be very annoying for foreigners with all the restrictions.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  12°  54°   13°  55° AQI 6
    1x
    $2,377 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • Manila

    The worst. Everyone in Manila is controlled like Rats in a cage. I rented an Airbnb and a girl I met couldn't go swimming in the pool because she wasn't a "registered guest." The entire city stinks, the bathrooms in the nicest buildings in Makati stink, and it's awful. The rich treat the poor like dirt and take advantage of them on every opportunity. I will never visit it again. Horrible place. If you like a place where the rich treat the poor like dirt and keep them separated from them with big

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  38°  100°   30°  86° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 13
    1x
    $1,650 / mo
    5 Mbps
    ร—
  • Palawan

    Been there for a week, in March 2022, and If you happen to stay in El nido, you should definitely go to FRENDZ, where they have a nice open space where you can work, and the connection speed was like 300down/100up!!

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  39°  102°   30°  85° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 13
    1x
    $1,456 / mo
    6 Mbps
    ร—
  • Cebu

    I was reading previous reviews and there are digital nomads here calling locals idiots, i dont even know if i wanna be classified as a digital nomad because of these arrogant and privileged expats. better go back to your first world country and not travel. anyway, Cebu is a good jump off point for other islands but good internet is not easy to find unless you just stay at the center.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  39°  102°   30°  87° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 46
    1x
    $1,512 / mo
    5 Mbps
    ร—
  • Seville

    Amazing city for a week or two. Really beautiful and tons to do. Loved walking around the streets when I wasn't working!

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  20°  68°   19°  67° AQI 36
    1x
    $3,003 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Riyadh

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  26°  79°   27°  81° AQI 95 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    4yr
    $3,295 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • Dubai

    So/so. Is not a bad place to live. Standard of living is really high, apartments are amazing as well. There is basically any kind of cuisine you can think of. Great (and expensive) nightlife. 0% taxes is great if you are willing to go through the hoops. Cons: Is oppressively hot during summer. You need a car to get around or spend absurd amounts monthly on taxis. It might get really expensive but you can definitely save by buying smart. I would be back as a tourist but not for remote working on

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  30°  86°   28°  82° AQI 53
    18d
    $4,160 / mo
    8 Mbps
    ร—
  • Palawan

    Been there for a week, in March 2022, and If you happen to stay in El nido, you should definitely go to FRENDZ, where they have a nice open space where you can work, and the connection speed was like 300down/100up!!

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  39°  102°   30°  85° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 13
    8d
    $1,456 / mo
    6 Mbps
    ร—
  • Amman

    Much more livable that I expected. Downtown is a bit dusty and unclean, but suburbs are great, with lots of restaurants and malls. Furthermore Jordan is smaller than it seems, there is basically one road crossing the country from North to South and you can always visit Petra or the beaches of Aqaba in a daytrip. Just avoid Ramadan as it can be very annoying for foreigners with all the restrictions.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  12°  54°   13°  55° AQI 6
    7d
    $2,377 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • Cebu

    I was reading previous reviews and there are digital nomads here calling locals idiots, i dont even know if i wanna be classified as a digital nomad because of these arrogant and privileged expats. better go back to your first world country and not travel. anyway, Cebu is a good jump off point for other islands but good internet is not easy to find unless you just stay at the center.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  39°  102°   30°  87° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 46
    6d
    $1,512 / mo
    5 Mbps
    ร—
  • Seville

    Amazing city for a week or two. Really beautiful and tons to do. Loved walking around the streets when I wasn't working!

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  20°  68°   19°  67° AQI 36
    5d
    $3,003 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Madrid

    Just returned after 1mo in Madrid. From a Male 35 year old perspective, I loved it. Endless night life, techno clubs, dive bars, live music, open jam sessions if that's your thing. If you're feeling lonely hit up Meetup and you'll find plenty of international meetups/pub crawls. Retiro park is green and huge when you need a break from the city. It's dense with tons of people from all walks of life. Multi-cultural population, students, professionals, travelers, English is spoken well my most loca

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  12°  54°   12°  54° AQI 25
    5d
    $4,549 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Manila

    The worst. Everyone in Manila is controlled like Rats in a cage. I rented an Airbnb and a girl I met couldn't go swimming in the pool because she wasn't a "registered guest." The entire city stinks, the bathrooms in the nicest buildings in Makati stink, and it's awful. The rich treat the poor like dirt and take advantage of them on every opportunity. I will never visit it again. Horrible place. If you like a place where the rich treat the poor like dirt and keep them separated from them with big

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  38°  100°   30°  86° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 13
    4d
    $1,650 / mo
    5 Mbps
    ร—
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