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๐Ÿ“ Barcelona now 
2003-02
2018-05

@twahlin

Founder of @packhacker. Digital nomad. Formerly: @infatuation, @apple, @coverpay (acquired by @velocityapp), @space150 & @the_nerdery
101

trips

254,867

km

18%

of the world

34

countries

67

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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 26 May8d3 Jun3 Jun
26 May

Barcelona

23ยฐC
Spain
 9 Apr2mo25 May25 May
9 Apr

Detroit, MI

17ยฐC
United States
 7 Apr2d9 Apr9 Apr
7 Apr

New York City, NY

17ยฐC
United States
 2 Apr4d6 Apr6 Apr
2 Apr

Minneapolis, MN

14ยฐC
United States
 21 Mar12d2 Apr2 Apr
21 Mar

Detroit, MI

6ยฐC
United States
 17 Mar4d21 Mar21 Mar
17 Mar

Las Vegas, NV

25ยฐC
United States
 12 Mar5d17 Mar17 Mar
12 Mar
J

Joshua Tree

United States
 9 Mar2d11 Mar11 Mar
9 Mar
P

Palm Springs

United States
 28 Jan1mo9 Mar9 Mar
28 Jan

Detroit, MI

5ยฐC
United States
 26 Jan1d27 Jan27 Jan
26 Jan

New York City, NY

6ยฐC
United States
 4 Jan21d25 Jan25 Jan
4 Jan

Detroit, MI

5ยฐC
United States
2017
 25 Dec '1710d4 Jan4 Jan
25 Dec '17

Los Angeles, CA

23ยฐC
United States
 19 Dec '176d25 Dec '1725 Dec '17
19 Dec '17

Minneapolis, MN

-3ยฐC
United States
 11 Dec '178d19 Dec '1719 Dec '17
11 Dec '17

New York City, NY

5ยฐC
United States
 25 Oct '172mo11 Dec '1711 Dec '17
25 Oct '17

Detroit, MI

20ยฐC
United States
 22 Oct '173d25 Oct '1725 Oct '17
22 Oct '17

Minneapolis, MN

15ยฐC
United States
 18 Oct '174d22 Oct '1722 Oct '17
18 Oct '17

Detroit, MI

20ยฐC
United States
 26 Sep '1722d18 Oct '1718 Oct '17
26 Sep '17

Minneapolis, MN

24ยฐC
United States
 20 Sep '176d26 Sep '1726 Sep '17
20 Sep '17

Columbus, OH

25ยฐC
United States
 16 Sep '174d20 Sep '1720 Sep '17
16 Sep '17

Detroit, MI

24ยฐC
United States
 10 Sep '176d16 Sep '1716 Sep '17
10 Sep '17

Minneapolis, MN

24ยฐC
United States
 4 Sep '176d10 Sep '1710 Sep '17
4 Sep '17

Detroit, MI

24ยฐC
United States
 30 Aug '175d4 Sep '174 Sep '17
30 Aug '17

Minneapolis, MN

25ยฐC
United States
 16 Aug '1714d30 Aug '1730 Aug '17
16 Aug '17

Austin, TX

36ยฐC
United States
 4 Aug '1712d16 Aug '1716 Aug '17
4 Aug '17

Nashville, TN

30ยฐC
United States
 30 Jul '175d4 Aug '174 Aug '17
30 Jul '17

Los Angeles, CA

29ยฐC
United States
 28 Jul '172d30 Jul '1730 Jul '17
28 Jul '17

Salt Lake City, UT

34ยฐC
United States
 14 Jul '1714d28 Jul '1728 Jul '17
14 Jul '17

New York City, NY

29ยฐC
United States
 30 Jun '1714d14 Jul '1714 Jul '17
30 Jun '17

Minneapolis, MN

27ยฐC
United States
 29 Jun '171d30 Jun '1730 Jun '17
29 Jun '17

Los Angeles, CA

25ยฐC
United States
 24 Jun '175d29 Jun '1729 Jun '17
24 Jun '17

Tokyo

25ยฐC
Japan
 22 Jun '172d24 Jun '1724 Jun '17
22 Jun '17

Chiang Mai

33ยฐC
Thailand
 20 Jun '172d22 Jun '1722 Jun '17
20 Jun '17
K

Ko Yao Yai

Thailand
 12 Jun '178d20 Jun '1720 Jun '17
12 Jun '17

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
 7 Jun '175d12 Jun '1712 Jun '17
7 Jun '17
T

Taipei City

Taiwan
 3 Jun '174d7 Jun '177 Jun '17
3 Jun '17

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 2 Jun '171d3 Jun '173 Jun '17
2 Jun '17

Kuala Lumpur

33ยฐC
Malaysia
 27 May '176d2 Jun '172 Jun '17
27 May '17

Auckland

17ยฐC
New Zealand
 22 May '175d27 May '1727 May '17
22 May '17

Brisbane

24ยฐC
Australia
 17 May '175d22 May '1722 May '17
17 May '17
T

Toowoomba

Australia
 24 Apr '1723d17 May '1717 May '17
24 Apr '17

Canggu, Bali

31ยฐC
Indonesia
 29 Mar '1726d24 Apr '1724 Apr '17
29 Mar '17

Ho Chi Minh City

34ยฐC
Vietnam
 27 Mar '172d29 Mar '1729 Mar '17
27 Mar '17

Melbourne

27ยฐC
Australia
 9 Mar '1718d27 Mar '1727 Mar '17
9 Mar '17

Sydney

24ยฐC
Australia
 26 Feb '1711d9 Mar '179 Mar '17
26 Feb '17

Perth

30ยฐC
Australia
 22 Feb '174d26 Feb '1726 Feb '17
22 Feb '17

Los Angeles, CA

17ยฐC
United States
 18 Feb '174d22 Feb '1722 Feb '17
18 Feb '17

Las Vegas, NV

19ยฐC
United States
 8 Feb '1710d18 Feb '1718 Feb '17
8 Feb '17

San Francisco, CA

15ยฐC
United States
 23 Jan '1716d8 Feb '178 Feb '17
23 Jan '17

Minneapolis, MN

-1ยฐC
United States
 7 Jan '1716d23 Jan '1723 Jan '17
7 Jan '17

Chiang Mai

30ยฐC
Thailand
 4 Jan '173d7 Jan '177 Jan '17
4 Jan '17
M

Mueang Chiang Rai

Thailand
2016
 30 Dec '165d4 Jan '174 Jan '17
30 Dec '16
M

Mae Hong Son

Thailand
 28 Dec '162d30 Dec '1630 Dec '16
28 Dec '16
P

Phitsanulok

Thailand
 4 Dec '1624d28 Dec '1628 Dec '16
4 Dec '16

Mui Ne

30ยฐC
Vietnam
 2 Dec '162d4 Dec '164 Dec '16
2 Dec '16

Ho Chi Minh City

32ยฐC
Vietnam
 29 Nov '163d2 Dec '162 Dec '16
29 Nov '16

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 26 Nov '163d29 Nov '1629 Nov '16
26 Nov '16
P

Phitsanulok

Thailand
 18 Oct '161mo26 Nov '1626 Nov '16
18 Oct '16

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand
 10 Oct '168d18 Oct '1618 Oct '16
10 Oct '16

Austin, TX

28ยฐC
United States
 5 Oct '165d10 Oct '1610 Oct '16
5 Oct '16

Phoenix, AZ

35ยฐC
United States
 25 Sep '1610d5 Oct '165 Oct '16
25 Sep '16

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 19 Sep '166d25 Sep '1625 Sep '16
19 Sep '16

Kyoto

28ยฐC
Japan
 16 Sep '163d19 Sep '1619 Sep '16
16 Sep '16
N

Niigata Prefecture

Japan
 2 Sep '1614d16 Sep '1616 Sep '16
2 Sep '16

Tokyo

26ยฐC
Japan
 1 Sep '161d2 Sep '162 Sep '16
1 Sep '16
Q

Qatar

Qatar
 23 Aug '169d1 Sep '161 Sep '16
23 Aug '16

Warsaw

25ยฐC
Poland
 21 Aug '162d23 Aug '1623 Aug '16
21 Aug '16
S

Swinoujscie

Poland
 3 Aug '1618d21 Aug '1621 Aug '16
3 Aug '16

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
 16 Jul '1618d3 Aug '163 Aug '16
16 Jul '16

Berlin

23ยฐC
Germany
 12 Jun '164d16 Jun '1616 Jun '16
12 Jun '16

Hamburg

22ยฐC
Germany
 5 Jun '167d12 Jun '1612 Jun '16
5 Jun '16

Copenhagen

19ยฐC
Denmark
 31 May '165d5 Jun '165 Jun '16
31 May '16

Malmo

16ยฐC
Sweden
 26 May '165d31 May '1631 May '16
26 May '16

Stockholm

15ยฐC
Sweden
 23 May '163d26 May '1626 May '16
23 May '16

Oslo

16ยฐC
Norway
 18 May '165d23 May '1623 May '16
18 May '16
L

Lofoten

Norway
 16 May '162d18 May '1618 May '16
16 May '16
B

Bodo

Norway
 12 Mar '1611d23 Mar '1623 Mar '16
12 Mar '16
D

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic
2015
 10 Feb '158d18 Feb '1518 Feb '15
10 Feb '15

Marrakesh

20ยฐC
Morocco
2013
 6 Apr '136d12 Apr '1312 Apr '13
6 Apr '13

Tokyo

19ยฐC
Japan
 2 Apr '134d6 Apr '136 Apr '13
2 Apr '13

Hong Kong

25ยฐC
China
2012
 11 Dec '125d16 Dec '1216 Dec '12
11 Dec '12

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 5 Dec '126d11 Dec '1211 Dec '12
5 Dec '12

Tokyo

11ยฐC
Japan
 2 Dec '123d5 Dec '125 Dec '12
2 Dec '12

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 12 Apr '122d14 Apr '1214 Apr '12
12 Apr '12

Rome

20ยฐC
Italy
 9 Apr '123d12 Apr '1212 Apr '12
9 Apr '12
M

Metropolitan City of Venice

Italy
 5 Apr '124d9 Apr '129 Apr '12
5 Apr '12
C

Capri

Italy
 2 Apr '123d5 Apr '125 Apr '12
2 Apr '12
M

Metropolitan City of Naples

Italy
 1 Apr '121d2 Apr '122 Apr '12
1 Apr '12

Rome

20ยฐC
Italy
2005
 15 Mar '056d21 Mar '0521 Mar '05
15 Mar '05
P

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
 11 Mar '054d15 Mar '0515 Mar '05
11 Mar '05
C

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
 8 Mar '053d11 Mar '0511 Mar '05
8 Mar '05
T

The Bahamas

The Bahamas
 5 Mar '053d8 Mar '058 Mar '05
5 Mar '05
J

Jamaica

Jamaica
2004
 10 Mar '049d19 Mar '0419 Mar '04
10 Mar '04
M

Mexico

Mexico
2003
 1 Mar '034d5 Mar '035 Mar '03
1 Mar '03
N

Netherlands

Netherlands
 1 Mar '031d1 Mar '031 Mar '03
1 Mar '03

Rome

18ยฐC
Italy
 26 Feb '033d1 Mar '031 Mar '03
26 Feb '03
V

Vatican City

Vatican City
 22 Feb '034d26 Feb '0326 Feb '03
22 Feb '03
A

Austria

Austria
 16 Feb '036d22 Feb '0322 Feb '03
16 Feb '03
S

Switzerland

Switzerland
 12 Feb '034d16 Feb '0316 Feb '03
12 Feb '03
F

France

France
 8 Feb '034d12 Feb '0312 Feb '03
8 Feb '03
G

Germany

Germany
 4 Feb '034d8 Feb '038 Feb '03
4 Feb '03
B

Belgium

Belgium
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๐ŸŒ Top countries

๐Ÿ›ฌ Frequent visits

  • TokyoTokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.29/5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ 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).

    ๐ŸŒง 46°AQI34
    5x
    $4,130 / mo
    21Mbps
  • New York CityNew York City
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.44/5
    202 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ 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.

    โ˜€๏ธ 37°AQI37
    4x
    $5,416 / mo
    25Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Longest stays

  • TokyoTokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.29/5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ 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).

    ๐ŸŒง 46°AQI34
    1mo
    $4,130 / mo
    21Mbps
  • Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh City
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.36/5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    "omagad they like totally stole my iphone", "it's like the worst, everybody is like so aggressive" welcome to the Real World, maybe you now learn to appreciate your cosy first world country and stop bitching about your oppression and your rights. Ho Chi Minh is an awesome upcoming city. It has an original and still traditional look and vibe to it, interesting colors (check out japanese district) not swamped with brand shops (the local coffee shops dominate starbucks in terms of quality and design and some are open 24h !). The nightlife also has plenty of options and be sure to enjoy the view from a the many rooftop bars in the city. You get to see a city full of energetic, young people growing their country after a devastating war and under an authoritarian regime. You get a choice between older buildings in D1 or totally new apartment buildings in D2 all at great value prices. There are a lot of people coming here to work remotely and also to start businesses. Decent sports facilities readily available (check out mach's gym, UFC center). If you don't want to spend money on the gym you can always do a workout on one of the many parks that have bars for chalistenics available. However, beware the pollution and always wear a mask, especially in D1. This is the biggest con here in my opinion.

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  • New York CityNew York City
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    202 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
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    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.

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