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People, words, sustainability. Musicals, dancing, exploring. Spanish, swimming, chips & mayo. Ethical fashion consultant, geeking out on all things transparency
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40,323

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of the world

9

countries

15

cities



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 22 Apr '181mo5 Jun '185 Jun '18
22 Apr '18

Lisbon

18ยฐC
Portugal
 10 Apr '1812d22 Apr '1822 Apr '18
10 Apr '18

London

13ยฐC
United Kingdom
 4 Apr '186d10 Apr '1810 Apr '18
4 Apr '18

Morzine

France
 27 Mar '188d4 Apr '184 Apr '18
27 Mar '18

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

France
 13 Mar '1814d27 Mar '1827 Mar '18
13 Mar '18

London

11ยฐC
United Kingdom
 27 Feb '1814d13 Mar '1813 Mar '18
27 Feb '18

Berlin

9ยฐC
Germany
 15 Feb '1812d27 Feb '1827 Feb '18
15 Feb '18

Amsterdam

9ยฐC
Netherlands
 6 Feb '189d15 Feb '1815 Feb '18
6 Feb '18

Paris

12ยฐC
France
2017
 11 Dec '172mo6 Feb '186 Feb '18
11 Dec '17

London

9ยฐC
United Kingdom
 29 Nov '1712d11 Dec '1711 Dec '17
29 Nov '17

New York City, NY

10ยฐC
United States
 
 5 Oct '172mo29 Nov '1729 Nov '17
5 Oct '17

Medellรญn

24ยฐC
Colombia
 3 Oct '172d5 Oct '175 Oct '17
3 Oct '17

Bogota

16ยฐC
Colombia
 
 12 Sep '1721d3 Oct '173 Oct '17
12 Sep '17

Quito

17ยฐC
Ecuador
 11 Sep '171d12 Sep '1712 Sep '17
11 Sep '17

Bogota

16ยฐC
Colombia
 
 1 Jul '172mo11 Sep '1711 Sep '17
1 Jul '17

Medellรญn

25ยฐC
Colombia
 21 Jun '1710d1 Jul '171 Jul '17
21 Jun '17

Bogota

16ยฐC
Colombia
 
 18 May '171mo21 Jun '1721 Jun '17
18 May '17

London

17ยฐC
United Kingdom
 
 28 Apr '1719d17 May '1717 May '17
28 Apr '17

Bogota

17ยฐC
Colombia
 23 Apr '175d28 Apr '1728 Apr '17
23 Apr '17

Mexico City

24ยฐC
Mexico
 
 4 Apr '1719d23 Apr '1723 Apr '17
4 Apr '17

San Cristรณbal de las Casas

21ยฐC
Mexico
 
 9 Mar '1726d4 Apr '174 Apr '17
9 Mar '17

Mexico City

24ยฐC
Mexico
 
 9 Feb '1723d4 Mar '174 Mar '17
9 Feb '17

San Francisco

Mexico
2016
 8 Dec '162mo9 Feb '179 Feb '17
8 Dec '16

Mexico City

20ยฐC
Mexico
 30 Nov '168d8 Dec '168 Dec '16
30 Nov '16

Guanajuato

21ยฐC
Mexico
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Introduce yourself โ€” who are you, where are you and what do you do?

 

by @coffeeshopceo  | 672 comments

tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.

We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.

You know the ones - where are you from, whereโ€™ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.

The novelty of answering these questions wears off after maybe a week, but theyโ€™re nonetheless insightful and no matter how much we hate them, we find ourselves asking others.

So letโ€™s bring the dreaded backpacker questionnaire to NomadForum and introduce ourselves shall we?

**

  • whatโ€™s your name?
  • where are you from?
  • how long have you been away from home?
  • what do you do?
  • where are you currently?
  • where are you going?
  • what has been memorable for you so far?
  • will you go home anytime soon?
  • what have you learnt during your time as a nomad?
  • [insert your own question here]

**

No need to answer them all if you donโ€™t want to :smile:
But the more you shareโ€ฆ The merrier!

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Colombia

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34° 92° 27° 80°๐ŸฅตAQI 34
    5mo
    $1,123 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34° 92° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 30
    5mo
    $1,301 / mo
    14Mbps
    ร—
  • United Kingdom

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18° 64° 18° 65°AQI 23
    4mo
    $4,123 / mo
    26Mbps
    ร—
  • Portugal

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 22
    1mo
    $2,494 / mo
    32Mbps
    ร—
  • France

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 21° 69°AQI 23
    23d
    $3,457 / mo
    30Mbps
    ร—
  • Ecuador

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21° 70° 21° 69°AQI 40
    21d
    $1,362 / mo
    15Mbps
    ร—
  • Germany

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 23
    14d
    $2,865 / mo
    32Mbps
    ร—
  • United States

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 86° 28° 82°AQI 50
    12d
    $3,412 / mo
    45Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Bogota

    Nice city. Need cash in many places still hence long lines for ATMs. Safe. Pretty. Goes from cloudy to sunny to cloudy to sunny. Take a bike tour to see the city. I stay in Chapinero which was nice. There a gym called Body Tech and they'll let you work out there for free your first time. No water fountains though so bring your own.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 15° 59° 15° 58°AQI 8
    4x
    $965 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    How did you guys classified Penge as rich? It is one of the worst neighbourhood I have ever been in London, the ammount of people I know that have been robbed there is appalling.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 38
    4x
    $4,308 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico City

    I'm the one who left the review complaining about how people don't speak English 2-3 months ago. I think it's only fair to leave another review as I projected a pretty negative overall picture of the place. I came back a second time and boy, I'm glad I did. The language barrier didn't disappear, but I came with a different mindset and made efforts to learn some basic Spanish. Being able to explain how you want your coffee even makes a huge difference. Mexican people are kind and warm-hearted.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 21° 70°AQI 88๐Ÿ˜ท
    3x
    $1,467 / mo
    20Mbps
    ร—
  • Medellรญn

    I don't understand why Medellin isn't tanking in the ratings right now. They are locking down again and have to wear masks outdoors lol. End the farce. We canceled our tickets. Better off spending money somewhere else so you can live your life.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 78°AQI 30
    2x
    $1,148 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Guanajuato

    I have stayed in Cuidad de Guanajuato on two separate occasions in 2020 (February and December) for a total of about a week. Overall, I spent around a month in Guanajuato state in 2020. In that time I spent most of my time in El Tigre, Xoconostle, and Yuriria. We really fell in love with Cuidad de Guanajuato. Having a major university in the city really changes the atmosphere and makes communicating a lot easier than in the rural areas like El Tigre. I was able to get by on my โ€œtwo year old

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 69
    1x
    $1,258 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • San Cristรณbal de las Casas

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 19° 66° 18° 64°AQI 30
    1x
    $1,121 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • Quito

    Carolina is not safe anymore. Agree with the rest. Live in Quito for 7 years

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 17° 62°AQI 34
    1x
    $1,048 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    I've lived in New York City - Brooklyn - for over 20 years. For visiting tourists, the best neighborhood to stay in is NOT Bushwick. Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Ft. Green or Brooklyn Heights is preferable. Plenty of good transportation in those areas - subway, buses or Uber. Easy access to beaches in Long Island and New Jersey. There's plenty to do in NYC. Great restaurants, Broadway plays (!), and in the summer you frequently can catch a free concert.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 111๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $5,115 / mo
    38Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Medellรญn

    I don't understand why Medellin isn't tanking in the ratings right now. They are locking down again and have to wear masks outdoors lol. End the farce. We canceled our tickets. Better off spending money somewhere else so you can live your life.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 78°AQI 30
    4mo
    $1,148 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    How did you guys classified Penge as rich? It is one of the worst neighbourhood I have ever been in London, the ammount of people I know that have been robbed there is appalling.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 38
    4mo
    $4,308 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico City

    I'm the one who left the review complaining about how people don't speak English 2-3 months ago. I think it's only fair to leave another review as I projected a pretty negative overall picture of the place. I came back a second time and boy, I'm glad I did. The language barrier didn't disappear, but I came with a different mindset and made efforts to learn some basic Spanish. Being able to explain how you want your coffee even makes a huge difference. Mexican people are kind and warm-hearted.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 21° 70°AQI 88๐Ÿ˜ท
    3mo
    $1,467 / mo
    20Mbps
    ร—
  • Lisbon

    Pros: -Great airport for connections to Africa and South America. -Has some really beautiful views. -Great fruit and fish. -Native Portuguese people are generally friendly and helpful. -Wonderful moderate climate (better than Spain) Cons: -The dirtiest major city I've seen in Europe. Filthy buildings and dog crap everywhere. -Unsafe - most other women I spoke to said they feel unsafe walking alone here (being leered at, whistled at and followed by the mostly immigrant men is a common occurrenc

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 24° 75° 24° 76°AQI 13
    1mo
    $2,212 / mo
    32Mbps
    ร—
  • Bogota

    Nice city. Need cash in many places still hence long lines for ATMs. Safe. Pretty. Goes from cloudy to sunny to cloudy to sunny. Take a bike tour to see the city. I stay in Chapinero which was nice. There a gym called Body Tech and they'll let you work out there for free your first time. No water fountains though so bring your own.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 15° 59° 15° 58°AQI 8
    1mo
    $965 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Quito

    Carolina is not safe anymore. Agree with the rest. Live in Quito for 7 years

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 17° 62°AQI 34
    21d
    $1,048 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • San Cristรณbal de las Casas

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 19° 66° 18° 64°AQI 30
    19d
    $1,121 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • Berlin

    Berlin is overall a great city to be. Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business. Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from. Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0) Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket. No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here. Biggest downsides IMO: service quality at restaurants - not that people are rude, but they don't seem to particular

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 22° 72° 22° 71°AQI 14
    14d
    $3,110 / mo
    33Mbps
    ร—
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