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In , You've traveled 43,062km26,757mi, across 3 countries and 2 continents, or 2% of the world. You've been 1 times around the ๐ŸŒ Earth and 0.1 times to the ๐ŸŒ• Moon.

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I'm from the Philippines but spent 9 yrs inside US as an expat. I took everything I learned there, and now run a bootstrapped, server hosting company called Hostari! ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
13

trips

43,062

km

2%

of the world

3

countries

8

cities



Near people All people 2025 2024 2022 2021 2019 2015
  18 Jun '25 1mo 21 Jul '25 21 Jul '25
18 Jun '25

San Francisco, CA

17ยฐC 62ยฐF
United States
2024
  7 Oct 7d 14 Oct 14 Oct
7 Oct

Makati

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Philippines

Back home to visit family and to link up with teammates.

 
 
  7 Aug 2mo 6 Oct 6 Oct
7 Aug

Bangkok

32ยฐC 90ยฐF
Thailand

Back to Thailand for monk mode purposes.

 
 
  21 Jul 17d 7 Aug 7 Aug
21 Jul

Makati

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Philippines

Back home just to visit family, and to link up with teammates.

  9 Jul 12d 21 Jul 21 Jul
9 Jul

Bangkok

33ยฐC 91ยฐF
Thailand

Booked a spontaneous trip to Bangkok to get some work done and eat some food. My first digital nomad trip so to speak!

  6 Jul 3d 9 Jul 9 Jul
6 Jul

Makati

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Philippines

Sipping espressos in Rockwell Mall

  4 Jul 2d 6 Jul 6 Jul
4 Jul

Boracay

28ยฐC 82ยฐF
Philippines

I was with Francois & Jess and we went to Discovery Shores and went partying and sailing and ate a bunch of Filipino food.

  28 Jun 5d 3 Jul 3 Jul
28 Jun

Manila

31ยฐC 88ยฐF
Philippines

Went back home after 9 years cosplaying as an expat in the United States.

2022
  22 Sep '22 2yr 28 Jun 28 Jun
22 Sep '22

Chicago, IL

23ยฐC 73ยฐF
United States

Camaraderie and vengeance.

2021
  17 Nov '21 10mo 22 Sep '22 22 Sep '22
17 Nov '21

Manila

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Philippines

Registering as an OFW

 
 
  1 May '21 7mo 17 Nov '21 17 Nov '21
1 May '21

San Francisco, CA

14ยฐC 57ยฐF
United States

Alamo Square Park

2019
  20 Jul '19 2yr 1 May '21 1 May '21
20 Jul '19

Martinez

United States

Go BART

2015
  14 Aug '15 4yr 20 Jul '19 20 Jul '19
14 Aug '15

Orange

United States

Go Panthers





๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (2 of 8)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (3 of 275)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United States

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  31°  88°   28°  82°
    8yr
    $3,999 / mo
    56 Mbps
    ร—
  • Philippines

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  33°  91°   28°  81° ๐Ÿฅต
    11mo
    $1,563 / mo
    12 Mbps
    ร—
  • Thailand

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  34°  93°   29°  84°
    12d
    $1,384 / mo
    31 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Manila

    I'm staying in BGC as I write this, and so far PH most aggressively mediocre place I've travelled to in Asia. While I'm used to free/cheap wifi, friendly people, and great food living in place like Thailand, even staying in the most modern area in the country lacks all of those (no free Wifi even at Starbucks, and I've seen "cooked fresh" restaurant food taken out of the freezer before cooking). Social culture is very uncanny valley, people are "polite" but it's extremely fake, which you'll noti

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  32°  90°   27°  81° ๐Ÿฅต
    2x
    $1,490 / mo
    53 Mbps
    ร—
  • Makati

    Makati greenbelt and rockwell are nice enough to stay long-term. Especially greenbelt is clean and safe, the greenbelt mall and park is outstanding. Around greenbelt you have three decent sized parks available. Outside of this small bubble of cosiness its chaos dirt and sketchiness. Stay away from Poblacion, its just disgusting. Best bet for a clean and comfortable place to stay are hotels and serviced apartments. Avoid airbnb, its all trash. BGC is another alternative, tough I don't like it muc

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  32°  90°   27°  81° ๐Ÿฅต
    2x
    $1,636 / mo
    12 Mbps
    ร—
  • San Francisco

    How did SF get scored #98 on Nomad score? I agree with most of the reviews posted here. I generally work from home, but we recently rented a small conference room for a meeting. It was $250 per hour.. (yes Per Hour... no typos here).

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  23°  73°   23°  73°
    1x
    $6,318 / mo
    105 Mbps
    ร—
  • Chicago

    I grew up in Chicago and still return fairly often. I love the character of the different neighborhoods, the variety of architectural styles, and as others have said, the food scene is incredible. It's easy to make friends in the suburbs, perhaps not so much in the city itself. I have never witnessed racial tension here, and have been pleasantly surprised by the interracial friendliness I have observed. There are a wonderful selection of forests and parks just about everywhere, and the museu

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  30°  86°   27°  81° AQI 32
    1x
    $4,908 / mo
    81 Mbps
    ร—
  • Boracay

    It's a fantastic spot for kitesurfing nomads within the season: you can kitesurf on the windy side of the island or go to the White Beach where the wind doesn't reach and chill on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It's a small island, so expect to start bumping into people you know after a couple of days, but it's got enough to offer to keep you entertained for a couple of weeks, and if you kitesurf even longer. There are some apartment with internet speed allowing you to work fr

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  34°  93°   29°  84°
    1x
    $2,242 / mo
    12 Mbps
    ร—
  • Bangkok

    (It seems my paragraph formatting is being removed due to the length of my comment, so sorry you'll have to deal with the wall of text if you want to read this, haha) Have been in Bangkok for the past 6 months. I've been nomadic for the past 4 years across Europe & the US, and as someone who is used to walking everywhere and greenery, I found it quite difficult living here. I spent my first 5 months living in Airbnbs, which were fine for around $6-800/m, and for the last month decided to live in

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  31°  88°   28°  82° AQI 46
    1x
    $1,355 / mo
    90 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Chicago

    I grew up in Chicago and still return fairly often. I love the character of the different neighborhoods, the variety of architectural styles, and as others have said, the food scene is incredible. It's easy to make friends in the suburbs, perhaps not so much in the city itself. I have never witnessed racial tension here, and have been pleasantly surprised by the interracial friendliness I have observed. There are a wonderful selection of forests and parks just about everywhere, and the museu

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  30°  86°   27°  81° AQI 32
    2yr
    $4,908 / mo
    81 Mbps
    ร—
  • Manila

    I'm staying in BGC as I write this, and so far PH most aggressively mediocre place I've travelled to in Asia. While I'm used to free/cheap wifi, friendly people, and great food living in place like Thailand, even staying in the most modern area in the country lacks all of those (no free Wifi even at Starbucks, and I've seen "cooked fresh" restaurant food taken out of the freezer before cooking). Social culture is very uncanny valley, people are "polite" but it's extremely fake, which you'll noti

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  32°  90°   27°  81° ๐Ÿฅต
    10mo
    $1,490 / mo
    53 Mbps
    ร—
  • San Francisco

    How did SF get scored #98 on Nomad score? I agree with most of the reviews posted here. I generally work from home, but we recently rented a small conference room for a meeting. It was $250 per hour.. (yes Per Hour... no typos here).

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  23°  73°   23°  73°
    7mo
    $6,318 / mo
    105 Mbps
    ร—
  • Bangkok

    (It seems my paragraph formatting is being removed due to the length of my comment, so sorry you'll have to deal with the wall of text if you want to read this, haha) Have been in Bangkok for the past 6 months. I've been nomadic for the past 4 years across Europe & the US, and as someone who is used to walking everywhere and greenery, I found it quite difficult living here. I spent my first 5 months living in Airbnbs, which were fine for around $6-800/m, and for the last month decided to live in

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  31°  88°   28°  82° AQI 46
    12d
    $1,355 / mo
    90 Mbps
    ร—
  • Makati

    Makati greenbelt and rockwell are nice enough to stay long-term. Especially greenbelt is clean and safe, the greenbelt mall and park is outstanding. Around greenbelt you have three decent sized parks available. Outside of this small bubble of cosiness its chaos dirt and sketchiness. Stay away from Poblacion, its just disgusting. Best bet for a clean and comfortable place to stay are hotels and serviced apartments. Avoid airbnb, its all trash. BGC is another alternative, tough I don't like it muc

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  32°  90°   27°  81° ๐Ÿฅต
    7d
    $1,636 / mo
    12 Mbps
    ร—
  • Boracay

    It's a fantastic spot for kitesurfing nomads within the season: you can kitesurf on the windy side of the island or go to the White Beach where the wind doesn't reach and chill on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It's a small island, so expect to start bumping into people you know after a couple of days, but it's got enough to offer to keep you entertained for a couple of weeks, and if you kitesurf even longer. There are some apartment with internet speed allowing you to work fr

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  34°  93°   29°  84°
    2d
    $2,242 / mo
    12 Mbps
    ร—
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