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2019-02

@wimdodson

Creative Technology Writer | Journalist | Author | Speaker. ArtMarket.guru Contributing Editor for Emerging Technologies in the Art Market.
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 24 Feb12d8 Mar8 Mar
24 Feb

Lisbon

16ยฐC
Portugal
2018
 20 Nov '183mo20 Feb20 Feb
20 Nov '18

Seattle, WA

10ยฐC
United States
 7 Nov '1813d20 Nov '1820 Nov '18
7 Nov '18

Brussels

10ยฐC
Belgium
 
 30 Sep '181mo7 Nov '187 Nov '18
30 Sep '18

Seattle, WA

22ยฐC
United States
 27 Sep '183d30 Sep '1830 Sep '18
27 Sep '18

Paris

20ยฐC
France
 23 Sep '183d26 Sep '1826 Sep '18
23 Sep '18

Munich

18ยฐC
Germany
 
 15 Jun '183mo23 Sep '1823 Sep '18
15 Jun '18

Seattle, WA

20ยฐC
United States
 7 Jun '188d15 Jun '1815 Jun '18
7 Jun '18

Vienna

28ยฐC
Austria
 6 Jun '181d6 Jun '186 Jun '18
6 Jun '18

Prague

25ยฐC
Czechia
 1 Jun '185d6 Jun '186 Jun '18
1 Jun '18

Vienna

28ยฐC
Austria
 
 28 Mar '182mo1 Jun '181 Jun '18
28 Mar '18

Seattle, WA

11ยฐC
United States
 21 Mar '187d28 Mar '1828 Mar '18
21 Mar '18

Amsterdam

12ยฐC
Netherlands
 
 20 Jan '182mo21 Mar '1821 Mar '18
20 Jan '18

Seattle, WA

6ยฐC
United States
2017
 17 Dec '173d20 Dec '1720 Dec '17
17 Dec '17

Brussels

7ยฐC
Belgium
 10 Dec '177d17 Dec '1717 Dec '17
10 Dec '17

Barcelona

14ยฐC
Spain
 
 16 Jul '175mo10 Dec '1710 Dec '17
16 Jul '17

Seattle, WA

25ยฐC
United States
 
 1 Jul '1715d16 Jul '1716 Jul '17
1 Jul '17

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
 
 30 Apr '172mo1 Jul '171 Jul '17
30 Apr '17

Seattle, WA

13ยฐC
United States
 
 15 Apr '1715d30 Apr '1730 Apr '17
15 Apr '17

Paris

16ยฐC
France
 
 5 Jan '173mo15 Apr '1715 Apr '17
5 Jan '17

Seattle, WA

6ยฐC
United States
2016
 21 Dec '1615d5 Jan '175 Jan '17
21 Dec '16

Paris

8ยฐC
France
 
 15 Jul '165mo21 Dec '1621 Dec '16
15 Jul '16

Seattle, WA

25ยฐC
United States
 1 Jul '1614d15 Jul '1615 Jul '16
1 Jul '16

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
2014
 3 Jul '142yr1 Jul '161 Jul '16
3 Jul '14

Seattle, WA

25ยฐC
United States
 2 Jul '141d3 Jul '143 Jul '14
2 Jul '14

Jeju-do

South Korea
 
 14 May '142mo2 Jul '142 Jul '14
14 May '14

Suzhou

24ยฐC
China
 10 May '144d14 May '1414 May '14
10 May '14

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
 7 May '143d10 May '1410 May '14
7 May '14

George Town, Penang

32ยฐC
Malaysia
 1 May '146d7 May '147 May '14
1 May '14

Singapore

31ยฐC
Singapore
2013
 14 May '1312mo1 May '141 May '14
14 May '13

Shanghai

28ยฐC
China
 1 May '1313d14 May '1314 May '13
1 May '13

Chicago, IL

18ยฐC
United States
 
 10 Apr '1321d1 May '131 May '13
10 Apr '13

Suzhou

19ยฐC
China
 5 Apr '135d10 Apr '1310 Apr '13
5 Apr '13

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
 5 Apr '131d5 Apr '135 Apr '13
5 Apr '13

Suzhou District

China
 1 Apr '134d5 Apr '135 Apr '13
1 Apr '13

Batam

Indonesia
 
 10 Feb '132mo1 Apr '131 Apr '13
10 Feb '13

Suzhou District

China
 1 Feb '139d10 Feb '1310 Feb '13
1 Feb '13

Pune

29ยฐC
India
2005
 8 Aug '058yr1 Feb '131 Feb '13
8 Aug '05

Suzhou

32ยฐC
China
 
 21 Jul '0518d8 Aug '058 Aug '05
21 Jul '05

Kunming

21ยฐC
China
 14 Jul '057d21 Jul '0521 Jul '05
14 Jul '05

Shenzhen

32ยฐC
China
 2 Jul '0512d14 Jul '0514 Jul '05
2 Jul '05

Hong Kong

32ยฐC
China
 
 18 May '052mo2 Jul '052 Jul '05
18 May '05

Suzhou District

China
 8 May '0510d18 May '0518 May '05
8 May '05

Cebu

32ยฐC
Philippines
2004
 2 Jul '0410mo8 May '058 May '05
2 Jul '04

Suzhou

32ยฐC
China
 
 4 Jan '046mo2 Jul '042 Jul '04
4 Jan '04

Chicago, IL

3ยฐC
United States
2003
 1 Dec '031mo4 Jan '044 Jan '04
1 Dec '03

Beijing

5ยฐC
China
 
 6 Feb '0310mo1 Dec '031 Dec '03
6 Feb '03

Chicago, IL

8ยฐC
United States
2002
 16 Mar '0211mo6 Feb '036 Feb '03
16 Mar '02

Boston, MA

5ยฐC
United States
 
 1 Mar '0214d15 Mar '0215 Mar '02
1 Mar '02

Ankara

14ยฐC
Turkey
 
 29 Jan '021mo1 Mar '021 Mar '02
29 Jan '02

Istanbul

7ยฐC
Turkey
 29 Jan '021d29 Jan '0229 Jan '02
29 Jan '02

Frankfurt

2ยฐC
Germany
2001
 1 Jun '018mo29 Jan '0229 Jan '02
1 Jun '01

Boston, MA

25ยฐC
United States
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๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (18 of 193)

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • China
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.15 5
    36146 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 27°81°26°79°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI68
    10yr
    $1,312 / mo
    1Mbps
  • United States
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.42 5
    121668 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29°84°27°80°AQI26
    7yr
    $3,199 / mo
    38Mbps
  • Turkey
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.43 5
    4000 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 31°87°27°80°AQI46
    2mo
    $872 / mo
    9Mbps
  • France
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.71 5
    7206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°22°71°AQI33
    1mo
    $3,111 / mo
    24Mbps
  • United Kingdom
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.62 5
    11986 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°66°AQI27
    29d
    $3,258 / mo
    18Mbps
  • Belgium
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.79 5
    1930 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21°70°20°69°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI60
    16d
    $2,832 / mo
    36Mbps
  • Philippines
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.19 5
    3628 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 42°108°32°89°AQI50
    15d
    $1,340 / mo
    6Mbps
  • Austria
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.02 5
    1566 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 26°79°24°75°AQI11
    13d
    $2,842 / mo
    31Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Seattle
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.39 5
    211 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°23°73°AQI9
    10x
    $4,113 / mo
    40Mbps
  • Suzhou
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.72 5
    187 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 26°79°25°76°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI74
    4x
    $1,195 / mo
    9Mbps
  • Paris
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.57 5
    221 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    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...)

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 24°75°21°70°AQI38
    3x
    $4,073 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Chicago
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.03 5
    222 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Amazing nightlife and possibly the best overall food scene in the states (lots of michelin-level restaurants at far lower prices than NYC/SF). Avoid the winter and you'll love your time Chicago. It's a city of neighborhoods, so do some research to find which area suits you best. Lots of creative types live/work in the west side (West Loop, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, etc.)

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 17°63°17°62°AQI45
    3x
    $3,648 / mo
    61Mbps
  • Brussels
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.59 5
    227 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Been there in November 2017 and I didn't saw something special about it. Prices for each pocket with a big variety of products and so on.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 21°70°20°67°AQI50
    2x
    $2,832 / mo
    61Mbps
  • Boston
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.1 5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36°97°30°87°AQI34
    2x
    $4,167 / mo
    34Mbps
  • Vienna
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.25 5
    216 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Been there in January. Like Schonbrunn more than the old center of VIENNA. Honestly, I wouldn't go there during the winter, but in the summer will definitely return for a good look upon the stuff over there.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 27°81°25°78°AQI42
    2x
    $2,885 / mo
    36Mbps
  • Cebu
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.43 5
    211 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    By instant rock star status you mean the local idiots who point, laugh and stare and gossip in Bisaya? People are not friendly and should be kept at arm's length. Cebu is probably the best city in the Philippines though so all is not lost.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 43°109°33°92°AQI
    2x
    $1,331 / mo
    5Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • Suzhou
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.72 5
    187 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 26°79°25°76°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI74
    9yr
    $1,195 / mo
    9Mbps
  • Seattle
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.39 5
    211 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25°77°23°73°AQI9
    4yr
    $4,113 / mo
    40Mbps
  • Boston
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.1 5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36°97°30°87°AQI34
    2yr
    $4,167 / mo
    34Mbps
  • Chicago
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.03 5
    222 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Amazing nightlife and possibly the best overall food scene in the states (lots of michelin-level restaurants at far lower prices than NYC/SF). Avoid the winter and you'll love your time Chicago. It's a city of neighborhoods, so do some research to find which area suits you best. Lots of creative types live/work in the west side (West Loop, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, etc.)

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 17°63°17°62°AQI45
    1yr
    $3,648 / mo
    61Mbps
  • Shanghai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.89 5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 24°75°22°72°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI70
    12mo
    $1,941 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Beijing
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.79 5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    The GFW is a *huge* bother in daily work. VPN is not a perfect mitigation as it is throttled and frequently completely blocked (Have tried shadowsocks, outline, lantern, openvpn and expressvpn to about equal success). The VPN availability seems to fluctuate with the political climate (for example if there is a party conference or such). The air quality is so-so. Worst in winter time. The streets seem very safe and their is little crime (Except maybe in tourist areas, beware the scammers). It is super easy to get by with a little English and a translation app. Metro system is super easy to use. Food is fairly cheap, and it can come as cheap as you want... but sometimes of questionable quality.

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  • Paris
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    2.57 5
    221 reviews
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    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
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    okay
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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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  • Istanbul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.03 5
    226 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
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    Spent six months in Istanbul in 1993 when Turkey was really exotic. Didn't return till 2007, when I made mostly Kurdish friends in Sultanahmet, whom I'd see on frequent visits thereafter. Otherwise, I'd skip the city as like throughout Turkey bar the Kurdish areas there's anti Western feeling and targeting of visitors (I noticed that after a meal with alcohol, I'd nearly always be approached by a single male in the street near the restaurant inviting me to a bar certain. I'd suggest going to the first busy cafรฉ instead, at which point they'd excuse themselves. I suspect some waiters were part of a scam targeting single males).

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