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2014-08
2018-01

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52

trips

127,300

km

5%

of the world

10

countries

29

cities

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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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 7 Jan '181mo6 Feb '186 Feb '18
7 Jan '18

Bandung

31ยฐC
Indonesia
 2 Jan '185d7 Jan '187 Jan '18
2 Jan '18

Yogyakarta

31ยฐC
Indonesia
2017
 25 Dec '178d2 Jan '182 Jan '18
25 Dec '17

Dieng

Indonesia
 
 8 Dec '174mo24 Mar '1824 Mar '18
8 Dec '17

Bandung

32ยฐC
Indonesia
 3 Dec '175d8 Dec '178 Dec '17
3 Dec '17

Seoul

1ยฐC
South Korea
 1 Dec '171d2 Dec '172 Dec '17
1 Dec '17

Kuala Lumpur

32ยฐC
Malaysia
 27 Nov '174d1 Dec '171 Dec '17
27 Nov '17

Hyderabad

30ยฐC
India
 24 Nov '173d27 Nov '1727 Nov '17
24 Nov '17

Jaipur

28ยฐC
India
 21 Nov '172d23 Nov '1723 Nov '17
21 Nov '17

Agra

26ยฐC
India
 19 Nov '171d20 Nov '1720 Nov '17
19 Nov '17

Delhi

27ยฐC
India
 10 Nov '178d18 Nov '1718 Nov '17
10 Nov '17

Seoul

9ยฐC
South Korea
 
 12 Sep '172mo9 Nov '179 Nov '17
12 Sep '17

Bandung

34ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 15 Aug '1727d11 Sep '1711 Sep '17
15 Aug '17

Seoul

28ยฐC
South Korea
 6 Aug '178d14 Aug '1714 Aug '17
6 Aug '17

Bandung

33ยฐC
Indonesia
 3 Aug '172d5 Aug '175 Aug '17
3 Aug '17

Jakarta

33ยฐC
Indonesia
 1 Aug '172d3 Aug '173 Aug '17
1 Aug '17

Denpasar, Bali

29ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 4 Jul '1728d1 Aug '171 Aug '17
4 Jul '17

Bandung

32ยฐC
Indonesia
 22 Jun '1711d3 Jul '173 Jul '17
22 Jun '17

Jember Regency

Indonesia
 20 Jun '171d21 Jun '1721 Jun '17
20 Jun '17

Surabaya

31ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 10 Apr '172mo19 Jun '1719 Jun '17
10 Apr '17

Bandung

33ยฐC
Indonesia
 8 Apr '171d9 Apr '179 Apr '17
8 Apr '17

Jakarta

32ยฐC
Indonesia
 7 Apr '171d8 Apr '178 Apr '17
7 Apr '17

Kuala Lumpur

32ยฐC
Malaysia
 4 Apr '173d7 Apr '177 Apr '17
4 Apr '17

Seoul

19ยฐC
South Korea
 3 Apr '171d4 Apr '174 Apr '17
3 Apr '17

Jeju Island

17ยฐC
South Korea
 2 Apr '171d3 Apr '173 Apr '17
2 Apr '17

Seoul

19ยฐC
South Korea
2016
 19 Jun '167d26 Jun '1626 Jun '16
19 Jun '16

Mountain View

United States
 17 Jun '161d18 Jun '1618 Jun '16
17 Jun '16

San Francisco, CA

20ยฐC
United States
 13 Jun '164d17 Jun '1617 Jun '16
13 Jun '16

Mountain View

United States
 30 May '1611d10 Jun '1610 Jun '16
30 May '16

Bandung

33ยฐC
Indonesia
 29 May '161d30 May '1630 May '16
29 May '16

Hong Kong

28ยฐC
China
 22 May '166d28 May '1628 May '16
22 May '16

Seattle, WA

18ยฐC
United States
 21 May '161d22 May '1622 May '16
21 May '16

Decatur Island

United States
 14 May '166d20 May '1620 May '16
14 May '16

Seattle, WA

18ยฐC
United States
 13 May '161d14 May '1614 May '16
13 May '16

Redmond

United States
 6 May '167d13 May '1613 May '16
6 May '16

Seattle, WA

18ยฐC
United States
 
 26 Mar '161mo5 May '165 May '16
26 Mar '16

Bandung

32ยฐC
Indonesia
 20 Mar '166d26 Mar '1626 Mar '16
20 Mar '16

Guangzhou

23ยฐC
China
 16 Mar '164d20 Mar '1620 Mar '16
16 Mar '16

Xiamen

20ยฐC
China
 15 Mar '161d16 Mar '1616 Mar '16
15 Mar '16

Manila

33ยฐC
Philippines
 1 Mar '1614d15 Mar '1615 Mar '16
1 Mar '16

Bandung

32ยฐC
Indonesia
2015
 30 Dec '154d3 Jan '163 Jan '16
30 Dec '15

Surakarta

31ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 30 Sep '151mo1 Nov '151 Nov '15
30 Sep '15

Bandung

34ยฐC
Indonesia
 29 Sep '151d30 Sep '1530 Sep '15
29 Sep '15

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 27 Sep '151d28 Sep '1528 Sep '15
27 Sep '15

Kyoto

28ยฐC
Japan
 25 Sep '151d26 Sep '1526 Sep '15
25 Sep '15

Osaka

28ยฐC
Japan
 21 Sep '154d25 Sep '1525 Sep '15
21 Sep '15

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 
 1 Sep '1519d20 Sep '1520 Sep '15
1 Sep '15

Bandung

34ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 25 Jun '155d30 Jun '1530 Jun '15
25 Jun '15

Bandung

32ยฐC
Indonesia
 22 Jun '153d25 Jun '1525 Jun '15
22 Jun '15

Singapore

32ยฐC
Singapore
2014
 13 Aug '1418d31 Aug '1431 Aug '14
13 Aug '14

Bandung

33ยฐC
Indonesia
 5 Aug '147d12 Aug '1412 Aug '14
5 Aug '14

Taipei

34ยฐC
Taiwan
 1 Aug '149d10 Aug '1410 Aug '14
1 Aug '14

Bandung

33ยฐC
Indonesia
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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Indonesia
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.37 5
    7626 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 39°102°32°89°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI132
    1yr
    $846 / mo
    8Mbps
  • South Korea
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.41 5
    2528 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 31°88°29°84°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI153
    2mo
    $1,846 / mo
    20Mbps
  • United States
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.47 5
    121644 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30°86°27°81°AQI25
    1mo
    $3,197 / mo
    38Mbps
  • China
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.12 5
    36146 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 33°91°30°85°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI89
    11d
    $1,312 / mo
    1Mbps
  • India
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.16 5
    23490 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 48°118°38°100°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI82
    10d
    $972 / mo
    5Mbps
  • Taiwan
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.54 5
    1828 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 36°97°30°86°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI59
    7d
    $1,369 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Japan
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.55 5
    7194 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32°90°30°86°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI65
    7d
    $3,031 / mo
    22Mbps
  • Singapore
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.23 5
    426 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 43°109°33°91°AQI34
    3d
    $2,692 / mo
    20Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Bandung
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.75 5
    188 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34°93°30°87°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI153
    14x
    $722 / mo
    8Mbps
  • Seoul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.3 5
    224 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (๊น€๋ฐฅ์ฒœ๊ตญ) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (์ž์žฅ๋ฉด) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (์‚ฐ๋‚™์ง€). If you're really brave try ๋ณด์‹ ํƒ• before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30°86°29°84°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI158
    5x
    $2,361 / mo
    20Mbps
  • Seattle
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.43 5
    211 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14°57°14°58°AQI38
    3x
    $4,113 / mo
    40Mbps
  • Kuala Lumpur
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.09 5
    198 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Mostly great weather year round and some of the best food in the world at cheap prices. Probably the best standard of living for the cost in an international city. Good but not excellent public transport. Some questionable reviews being left here by people who possibly never visited,

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 45°113°33°91°AQI
    2x
    $1,226 / mo
    11Mbps
  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.71 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    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).

    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 35°95°31°88°AQI1
    2x
    $3,518 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Jakarta
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.46 5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    "Don't go to Jakarta" is what people from Jakarta tell you. But you do. It can't be that bad, right? Then you arrive. Although "arriving" is a big word for getting stuck in traffic first for hours. When you do finally arrive in your apartment, you open the windows and wonder why you can't see further than 10 meters. It must be a foggy day? No, it's not fog, it's smog, and it's an every day occurrence in Jakarta, a city that is now competing with Beijing for worst air quality in the world. What's good about Jakarta? It's one of the few places in Indonesia (except maybe Bali) that's open-minded. Jakartans are friendly, helpful and warm acting as if Jakarta is still just a small Indonesian village and that's great. It's also one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. It's cosmopolitan. But all that doesn't weigh up to the negatives that is Jakarta right now. Clean up the air, fix the traffic, and Jakarta might be liveable in a decade. "Don't go to Jakarta" is what people from Jakarta tell you. They're right.

    ๐ŸŒค Feels 37°99°33°91°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI152
    2x
    $1,217 / mo
    8Mbps
  • Hyderabad
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.23 5
    207 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    One of Indiaโ€™s top cities for tech workers

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 76°169°42°108°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI137
    1x
    $735 / mo
    11Mbps
  • Jaipur
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.11 5
    192 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒซ Feels 41°106°40°104°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI103
    1x
    $670 / mo
    5Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • Bandung
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.75 5
    188 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34°93°30°87°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI153
    1yr
    $722 / mo
    8Mbps
  • Seoul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.3 5
    224 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
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    Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (๊น€๋ฐฅ์ฒœ๊ตญ) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (์ž์žฅ๋ฉด) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (์‚ฐ๋‚™์ง€). If you're really brave try ๋ณด์‹ ํƒ• before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.

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  • Seattle
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.43 5
    211 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
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  • Taipei
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    4.11 5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
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    great
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    Really friendly and social people, laid back, easy to get around, food is good, 4g is great. Heavy clouds for the 4 days I was here in December, which was depressing as hell.

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  • Guangzhou
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    3.17 5
    185 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36°97°30°85°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI70
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  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.71 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
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    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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  • Yogyakarta
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.56 5
    173 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
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    Jogja is good for me, all the air quality and religious stuff is true. It is also very 'dirty' and chaotic, which most westerners probably wouldn't like.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42°108°33°91°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI152
    5d
    $786 / mo
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  • Surakarta
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.36 5
    169 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 46°115°35°95°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI152
    4d
    $635 / mo
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