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๐Ÿ“ Seattle now 
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1988-08
2019-01

@timomolenhuis

Driving the future of on-demand talent @Toptal where I connect companies with the top software engineering, design & finance talent in the world
51

trips

149,175

km

5%

of the world

10

countries

34

cities

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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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 9 Jan3d12 Jan12 Jan
9 Jan

Seattle, WA

6ยฐC
United States
 5 Jan4d9 Jan9 Jan
5 Jan

Austin, TX

21ยฐC
United States
2017
 26 Nov '171yr25 Dec '1825 Dec '18
26 Nov '17

Amsterdam

10ยฐC
Netherlands
 16 Nov '179d25 Nov '1725 Nov '17
16 Nov '17

Canggu, Bali

31ยฐC
Indonesia
 11 Nov '174d15 Nov '1715 Nov '17
11 Nov '17

Yogyakarta

32ยฐC
Indonesia
 2 Jun '175mo11 Nov '1711 Nov '17
2 Jun '17

Amsterdam

22ยฐC
Netherlands
 1 Jun '171d2 Jun '172 Jun '17
1 Jun '17

New York City, NY

27ยฐC
United States
 31 May '171d1 Jun '171 Jun '17
31 May '17

Woodstock

United States
 31 May '171d31 May '1731 May '17
31 May '17

Hudson

United States
 30 May '171d30 May '1730 May '17
30 May '17

Kingston

United States
 29 May '171d30 May '1730 May '17
29 May '17

Woodstock

United States
 26 May '173d29 May '1729 May '17
26 May '17

New York City, NY

19ยฐC
United States
 21 May '175d26 May '1726 May '17
21 May '17

Amsterdam

19ยฐC
Netherlands
 20 May '171d21 May '1721 May '17
20 May '17

Ballstรคdt

Germany
2016
 4 Oct '168mo20 May '1720 May '17
4 Oct '16

Amsterdam

16ยฐC
Netherlands
 4 Oct '161d5 Oct '165 Oct '16
4 Oct '16

Shanghai

24ยฐC
China
 4 Oct '161d4 Oct '164 Oct '16
4 Oct '16

Zhengzhou

18ยฐC
China
 29 Sep '165d4 Oct '164 Oct '16
29 Sep '16

Jiaozuo

China
 26 Sep '163d29 Sep '1629 Sep '16
26 Sep '16

Shanghai

30ยฐC
China
 23 Sep '163d26 Sep '1626 Sep '16
23 Sep '16

Hong Kong

32ยฐC
China
 9 Jan '169mo23 Sep '1623 Sep '16
9 Jan '16

Amsterdam

4ยฐC
Netherlands
 8 Jan '161d9 Jan '169 Jan '16
8 Jan '16

Cartagena

31ยฐC
Colombia
 4 Jan '164d8 Jan '168 Jan '16
4 Jan '16

Bonda

Colombia
 2 Jan '162d4 Jan '164 Jan '16
2 Jan '16

Santa Marta

42ยฐC
Colombia
2015
 30 Dec '153d2 Jan '162 Jan '16
30 Dec '15

Cartagena

32ยฐC
Colombia
 30 Dec '151d30 Dec '1530 Dec '15
30 Dec '15

Pereira

Colombia
 27 Dec '153d30 Dec '1530 Dec '15
27 Dec '15

Salento

24ยฐC
Colombia
 25 Dec '152d27 Dec '1527 Dec '15
25 Dec '15

Medellรญn

28ยฐC
Colombia
2014
 5 Oct '141yr25 Dec '1525 Dec '15
5 Oct '14

Amsterdam

16ยฐC
Netherlands
 28 Sep '147d5 Oct '145 Oct '14
28 Sep '14

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 26 Sep '141d27 Sep '1427 Sep '14
26 Sep '14

Hiroshima

26ยฐC
Japan
 24 Sep '141d25 Sep '1425 Sep '14
24 Sep '14

Kinosaki Onsen

Japan
 22 Sep '142d24 Sep '1424 Sep '14
22 Sep '14

Kyoto

28ยฐC
Japan
 19 Sep '143d22 Sep '1422 Sep '14
19 Sep '14

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 6 Jan '149mo19 Sep '1419 Sep '14
6 Jan '14

Amsterdam

4ยฐC
Netherlands
2013
 10 Dec '1327d6 Jan '146 Jan '14
10 Dec '13

Hong Kong

21ยฐC
China
 23 May '137mo10 Dec '1310 Dec '13
23 May '13

Amsterdam

19ยฐC
Netherlands
 20 May '133d23 May '1323 May '13
20 May '13

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
 18 May '131d19 May '1319 May '13
18 May '13

Ko Pha Ngan

31ยฐC
Thailand
 14 May '133d17 May '1317 May '13
14 May '13

Ko Samui

31ยฐC
Thailand
 10 May '134d14 May '1314 May '13
10 May '13

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
2011
 17 Jul '112yr10 May '1310 May '13
17 Jul '11

Amsterdam

21ยฐC
Netherlands
 14 Jul '113d17 Jul '1117 Jul '11
14 Jul '11

Ferropolis

Germany
 11 Jul '113d14 Jul '1114 Jul '11
11 Jul '11

Berlin

23ยฐC
Germany
2006
 19 Aug '0612d31 Aug '0631 Aug '06
19 Aug '06

Nijmegen

23ยฐC
Netherlands
 14 Aug '065d19 Aug '0619 Aug '06
14 Aug '06

Saint-Raphaรซl

France
 13 Aug '061d13 Aug '0613 Aug '06
13 Aug '06

Monaco

28ยฐC
Monaco
 9 Aug '063d12 Aug '0612 Aug '06
9 Aug '06

Saint-Raphaรซl

France
 9 Aug '061d9 Aug '069 Aug '06
9 Aug '06

Marseille

30ยฐC
France
 4 Aug '065d9 Aug '069 Aug '06
4 Aug '06

Paris

25ยฐC
France
1988
 3 Aug '8813yr3 Aug '013 Aug '01
3 Aug '88

Nijmegen

23ยฐC
Netherlands
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  • Netherlands
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.05 5
    7148 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
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    good
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°22°71°AQI24
    20yr
    $ 3,662 / mo
    35Mbps
  • China
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.11 5
    35922 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 28°82°27°80°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI75
    1mo
    $ 1,346 / mo
    10Mbps
  • Colombia
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.04 5
    3742 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    very bad
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34°92°28°82°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI52
    15d
    $ 1,370 / mo
    5Mbps
  • Japan
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.06 5
    7010 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25°77°23°72°AQI42
    14d
    $ 3,012 / mo
    22Mbps
  • France
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.06 5
    7172 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 24°75°21°70°AQI36
    13d
    $ 3,114 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Indonesia
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.2 5
    7830 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 42°108°32°90°AQI31
    13d
    $ 863 / mo
    8Mbps
  • United States
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.88 5
    121670 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 26°79°25°76°AQI24
    13d
    $ 3,184 / mo
    38Mbps
  • Thailand
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.32 5
    6826 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 45°112°33°92°AQI45
    11d
    $ 1,222 / mo
    17Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Frequent visits

  • Amsterdam
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.26 5
    226 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Getting a place to stay is a challenge, and renting an apartment might be a challenge unless you can show proof on stable income job. most leases are 6-12mths minium

    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25°77°22°72°AQI35
    9x
    $ 5,794 / mo
    17Mbps
  • Nijmegen
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.15 5
    185 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°23°73°AQI24
    2x
    $ 3,315 / mo
    24Mbps
  • New York City
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.57 5
    215 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    One of the most well known cities, few will be surprised by what they see and experience. Very high cost of living can make it tough for many nomads. A lot of things to see and do but most of that costs money. Can feel overwhelming and oppressively business oriented (ie, full of very serious yuppies and places catering to them), especially in Manhattan south of Harlem. Ton of single people, which is good on paper but means everyone you date will get distracted by another person, or multiple, unless you are extremely exceptional, before you have a chance to meet again, never ends. Weather sucks hard from July to August and January to March/April. It's an okay city if you're a biker and varies a lot. Some areas are quite protected, others have no bike lanes. In general, it can be dangerous if you want to commute by bike, it's not Amsterdam. Friendliness of the people varies a lot. I think income/wealth, where they grew up, where they live within NYC, their job, etc. can often give you an idea of what to expect. Service at stores is usually pretty unhelpful and unfriendly but, again, it varies, even within the same store. Internet is fast for the most part. Great selection of food, just a bit pricey besides some of the cheaper pizza slices. Transportation system is good, no need for a car. However, the subway lines are notorious for having issues during rush hour and are usually jam packed. Also, the stations look decrepit and are way out of date. It's pretty safe. Street scams are more prevalent in tourist areas, pick-pocketing and random phone snatching isn't really anything most people worry about. Can be very noisy depending on where you live. You may wake up to extremely loud construction every morning.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°23°74°AQI21
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  • Shanghai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.37 5
    213 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    I also want to share that no matter where you are in China, the fucking GFW is going to ruin your internet experience to max

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 24°75°21°70°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI99
    2x
    $ 1,767 / mo
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  • Bangkok
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.71 5
    231 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
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    Bangkok has some of the best private hospitals in the world. Which is interesting if you're in Asia a lot and you want medical care better than you can get in your home country. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is ranked #7 in the world. I did an executive health checkup there and it was great. Prices range from $250 to $750 depending on how many checks you want. You can get blood count, X Ray, ultrasound, hormone check, etc. They also have most other medical disciplines. I also got vaccinations renewed. The hospital is private so it's so much better than the overloaded public healthcare systems of Europe, Canada and UK where everyone tries to avoid helping you, is overworked and angry. In Bangkok they're super nice and helpful and you can make appointments straight with a specialist. Not blocked by a GP like in your home country.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 56°133°37°98°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI79
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    $ 1,434 / mo
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  • Hong Kong
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.8 5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
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    good
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    It's possible to live in Hong Kong on the cheap. You've got to live far out in the New Territories, or on an outlying island. I spent a summer living happily on Lamma Island for ~$500USD/month in rent for one bedroom in a shared flat. Rent is really the only tricky part--everything else is relatively cheap.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32°90°27°81°AQI41
    2x
    $ 3,206 / mo
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  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.13 5
    222 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ 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).

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°23°73°AQI20
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    $ 3,747 / mo
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  • Cartagena
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.39 5
    201 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    The beaches are not good. You'll have to go to the islands or natural park if you want a nice beach. Unless you're looking fo a Miami remake, don't stay in the area with all the newer high-rises. The walled city is cute, but it's not worth staying there. Within a day you've seen it all and it's relatively expensive. Everyone is a tourist and it's super hot because there's no breeze with the walls. I recommend staying in a residential area south of the high-rises. It's a safe and charming place with friendly locals who are always out on their porches. Everyone says hello to you here. More culture, more affordable, laid-back, but no co-working.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 48°118°32°89°AQI43
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  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Longest stays

  • Nijmegen
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.15 5
    185 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°23°73°AQI24
    13yr
    $ 3,315 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Amsterdam
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.26 5
    226 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Getting a place to stay is a challenge, and renting an apartment might be a challenge unless you can show proof on stable income job. most leases are 6-12mths minium

    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25°77°22°72°AQI35
    7yr
    $ 5,794 / mo
    17Mbps
  • Hong Kong
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.8 5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
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    It's possible to live in Hong Kong on the cheap. You've got to live far out in the New Territories, or on an outlying island. I spent a summer living happily on Lamma Island for ~$500USD/month in rent for one bedroom in a shared flat. Rent is really the only tricky part--everything else is relatively cheap.

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  • Tokyo
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    4.13 5
    222 reviews
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    bad
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    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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  • Canggu
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    5 5
    208 reviews
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    good
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    Oppressively hot. Actually hard to find Balinesian food. There is a lot of overpriced, average, western, hipster food. People are incredibly kind and the Balinesian food is great when you can find it. The roads are ridiculously crowded while a lot of the restaurants, bars, and clubs were less than 30% full. Kind of sad for local business owners. Surrounding area is beautiful and relatively accessible. Aside from western food & beverage lodging, food and beverage can be very cost effective. Other parts of the island are better for experiencing the Balinesian life, but it is more of a challenge to mix socially with local people here than other places as most people work in service industries or agriculture. It is what it is. In the end, if you like oppressive heat & humidity, western millennial cuisine, crowded roads, and a small beach, this may be your place.

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  • Bangkok
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    4.71 5
    231 reviews
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    good
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    Bangkok has some of the best private hospitals in the world. Which is interesting if you're in Asia a lot and you want medical care better than you can get in your home country. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is ranked #7 in the world. I did an executive health checkup there and it was great. Prices range from $250 to $750 depending on how many checks you want. You can get blood count, X Ray, ultrasound, hormone check, etc. They also have most other medical disciplines. I also got vaccinations renewed. The hospital is private so it's so much better than the overloaded public healthcare systems of Europe, Canada and UK where everyone tries to avoid helping you, is overworked and angry. In Bangkok they're super nice and helpful and you can make appointments straight with a specialist. Not blocked by a GP like in your home country.

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  • Paris
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.48 5
    220 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
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    good
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    Not a very "freelance/artist" friendly city. The look of someone working inside a coffeeshop is still unusual and unappreciated. Extremely not accessible and not disable friendly (Metro, bus, building, coffeeshops and restaurants...)

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  • Yogyakarta
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    3.24 5
    172 reviews
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    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
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    bad
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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.

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