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Any tips on renting a place in Ubud with decent Internet?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @tvrhe | 5yr  | 3 comments

Iโ€™m looking to rent a place for 3 months (or longer) that has relatively fast, reliable Internet.

I know this is Ubud weโ€™re talking about, but Iโ€™m not requiring Korea-like speeds. Anything that around 1MBps (= 4 to 8 megabits per second) and upload-speeds of around 100kbps (ยฑ megabits per second) will suffice, as long as itโ€™s stable.

Can anyone point me in the right direction and/or offer up any tips?
My plan thus far is to contact airbnb owners directly and ask for rates + a screenshot of their internet speeds.

Iโ€™m not on a tight budget, so Iโ€™m willing to spend a bit more.

Thanks so much! : )

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@tvrhe | 5yr

So as to answer my own question:

Thereโ€™s a FB group called โ€˜Ubud Communityโ€™. Join and place a request for a long-term apartment (describe kind of apt youโ€™re looking for, price indication, etc). Make sure you have a decent looking FB profile. This is how I eventually found my apartment.

An alternative is to go the Airbnb route. Some tips:

  • Most of the โ€˜ownersโ€™ on Airbnb are just middle men, because everyone in SEA is a middle man :wink: Request an appointment, check out the place, and discuss pricing with the actual person showing you the apartment. You should get it for a lot cheaper than the asking price on Airbnb (maybe even 100% cheaper).
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@adam_nubern | 5yr

Villa Bhuana Alit

http://www.bhuanaalitvilla.com

Didnโ€™t have to turn on our mobile hotspot the month that we were there. Quiet and a dude plays the gamelan every night. Walking distance into town. Banjar with a lot of Balinese ceremonies right down the alley.

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@kmander | 5yr

Definitely possible. Find somewhere that can either be connected to Biznet (http://www.biznetnetworks.com/en/business/internet/biznet-Metronet/) or Telkom Indihome. Both fibre connections that can deliver up to 100mb (but crazy expensive). Getting a 6mb connection works fine for us.

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How to get a UK residence address without renting/buying?


by @pavel_maximov | 2mo 2 months ago | 17 comments

Background:
Iโ€™m an EU national IT specialist, recently decided to become a digital nomad. I just left my permanent job in Germany and opened a UK based LTD (for a better taxation) to start a new career as remote working IT contractor. I also want to become a UK resident and pay personal income tax there BUT I donโ€™t want to rent/buy a place because I have no interest in physically living in the UK, as a nomad I will be traveling abroad 100% of the time.

So I just need a UK address where Iโ€™m registered as a resident and could receive mail, but I would never actually be there. I could rent a place and keep it empty but that would be a total waste of money.

Question:
How do I find somebody who could give me an official residence at his/her address and keep my name on the door? Iโ€™m ok with paying a reasonable monthly fee for this โ€œserviceโ€ (but not as high as a rent), and give assurance in whatever form that I will never pretend to physically live there. I have no close friends in the UK to ask for this favor, and trying to propose this to a random landlord would be just weird since they are not familiar with the needs of a digital nomad.

Maybe you guys can suggest me somebody who understand the situation and want to make some extra cash every month to pay the bills? Iโ€™m ready to meet in person, provide full proof of identity or any other document, and to make a written agreement that gives the landlord the freedom to cancel this โ€œsituationโ€ at any time.

Note:
This is NOT for tax evasion, itโ€™s the opposite! I WANT to pay full tax as UK resident, I just donโ€™t want to waste money on a rent which I will literally never use.

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Anyone have tips for preventing or getting over jet lag? ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ดโœˆ๏ธ


by @artofbryce | 2yr 1 year ago | 10 comments

We just finished our first stint around South East Asia and somehow survived 3 days of way too many flights, leaving me to feel like death.

Too much shitty airplane food, not enough sleep, big time difference from Mexico to SEA.

Anyone have tips to prevent that more in the future (aside from better flight plans)? More importantly, how do I recover faster from this horror?

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Pacific islands with decent internet speed to work online


by @paxai | 2yr 1 year ago | 1 comment

Any digital nomads that have lived for an extended period of time on a pacific island? I am planning on moving with my girlfriend for a 6 month period to a pacific island, and planning to live of copywriting and some other online work.

Have been looking at islands like Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands ++. Main problem is that many places seem to have expensive/bad internet speeds and access.

I dontยดt need superfast internet, but it has to be good enough for me to surf, send e-mails, download pictures, update webpages and so on. Either good internet cafes or the possibility to rent appartments with internet that doesnt suck or blow our budget.

Any recommendations for the perfect pacific island for working online?

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Living in Dubai for a month. Tips?


in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by @cyrilgupta | 2yr 2 years ago | 2 comments

Heya!
I have to be in Dubai by end of the month to finish the formation of my company and residency etc. Iโ€™ve stayed at hotels earlier, but that sounds pretty impractical considering I will be living there nearly for a month.

Anyone got any tips about renting a short-stay apartment for a month? Maybe even a few leads?

What about living in Dubai? I will be working hard, but I donโ€™t want to be bored out of my mind. Places I can hang out, things I can do?

Please share :slight_smile:

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Tips for nomads in Granada, Spain?


in Granada, Spain by @katieuniacke | 3yr 2 years ago | 0 comments

Hi everyone. Iโ€™ve just moved to Granada in Andalucia to live with some friends I met in Mexico. Planning on staying a few months and then seeing where the wind takes me, but in the meantime, I wanted to know if there are any fellow nomads around, or if anyone has any tips for coworking spaces/cafes? Thanks in advance! :smiley:

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Parenting whilst nomads


by @figoshow | 3yr 2 years ago | 13 comments

My wife and I are both nomadic performers traveling the world full time for the last 10 years, we tend to stay in a place for around 3 months then move on. We are about to have our first kid, our main concern is how our kid is going to make friends and build relationships being nomadic, How do you deal with this and help your kids with this aspect of our lifestyle.

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What's a good and warm place in April to surf with fast internet?


by @jakegibson | 3yr 2 years ago | 9 comments

I landed a remote job that is fully remote with only one team skype meeting a week. Iโ€™m looking to leave around March 13th and stay 1 - 3 months in each place. The first place I want somewhere that is warm with good surf. For the group video chat I need at least 5/2 down/up reliable internet. Any recommendations for a place that meets that end of March - April?

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in Canggu, Indonesia by @hg.weber_nomads | 3yr 3 years ago | 1 comment

Hello, is there anybody around with experience with โ€œAdobe Connectโ€ meetings?

We are thinking to move to Bali - Canggu or Ubud, however our business demands working with this Adobe platform. Our concern is if latency is good enough and connection stable to do the teaching job from Bali to European located Adobe Connect servers.

Thanks so much fore any hint on this.

You can test the connection quality with Adobe Connect from your location to different servers worldwide from this page - for Europe there is a UK-based server listed to test:

Thanks again!
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How much is scooter hire in Ubud?


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Hi,

How much should I expect to pay for scooter hire in Ubud?

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Any tips for nomad'ing from Tanzania to South Africa?


in South Africa by @tylertringas | 3yr 3 years ago | 3 comments

Hi nomads! Iโ€™m headed to Tanzania in mid-July and working my way down to Cape Town over about 2.5 months. Itโ€™s my first time in the region. Any tips or warnings for typical nomad concerns in Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa?

Iโ€™m anticipating worse than usual wifi speed but any tips on connectivity would be great.

What are the best sites or strategies for accommodation? I usually use Airbnb, hostelworld or booking.com and target guesthouses in the $50/night or cheaper range. Is that realistic?

Most importantly what should we do?! Iโ€™ve already research the obvious highlights: Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Zanzibar, Victoria Falls, etc. Any off the beaten path things to do and/or good spots to post up for a few weeks and enjoy/work?

Thanks :smile:

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Staying in Italy for a few months - internet?


in Italy by @ld | 4yr 3 years ago | 8 comments

Hello,

My boyfriend and I would like to spend a few months in Italy - nowhere major like Milan, maybe Tuscany region or more south. Iโ€™ve been there before, but not in a work capacity. We need decent internet both where we stay (maybe airbnb) and are hoping to find some cafes or work spots around.

I donโ€™t see too much on here about Italy. And it certainly doesnโ€™t make any list of โ€˜best places for digital nomadsโ€™ - so Iโ€™m curious about that. Is it a bad spot for people like us that survive off of the internet? Is it not reliable?

I appreciate any insights from your experiences!

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in Nairobi, Kenya by @alexlielacher | 4yr 3 years ago | 7 comments

I am strongly considering ditching SEA for East Africa this summer. I just doing the cost analysis, but I am not sure how much food, drink and neccessities will be per month in Nairobi (and Kenya in general). Has anyone been lately who could advise?

My cost analysis so far is:
Flight - ยฃ350 (from Europe one way)
Visa - ยฃ35
Accom - ยฃ250 (airbnb)
Co-working space - ยฃ110
Gym - no idea?!
Food, drink, entertainment - ???!!!

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :slight_smile:

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Is Ubud Walkable?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @mementomoriblog | 4yr 3 years ago | 8 comments

Hello,

Currently living in Chiang Mai and loving it.

Iโ€™m trying to figure out where Iโ€™ll go once burning season hits in late Feb, as I donโ€™t want to be here then.

Iโ€™m definitely considering Bali - but I donโ€™t ride motorbikes, and I donโ€™t really want to learn if I can help it.

Is there anybody who has lived in Ubud and gotten around entirely by foot? If so, what was your experience like?

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Looking for a place to hibernate and surf in Jan/Feb/March - any tips?


by @tvrhe | 4yr 3 years ago | 14 comments

Hi all,

For Jan through March Iโ€™m looking for a place that as a) friendly people, b) warm climate, c) surfing, and d) reliable internet (either in cafes or a coworking space).

So far, this is my short list:

  • Canggu, Bali (already was there last year, but too busy with work then)
  • Phillippines (I donโ€™t know where yet, but Iโ€™ve read Baler might be nice)
  • Mexico (but havenโ€™t yet researched)
  • Nicaragua (but havenโ€™t yet researched)

If anyone has some good info on this, please share! : )

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Other places like Ubud, Chiang Mai, Vienna, Prague...?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @rich | 4yr 3 years ago | 10 comments

Hi,
weโ€™re having trouble deciding where to go in the fall (September, October, November) or over the winter for that matter. We loved Chiang Mai, Ubud, Vienna, Prague, Lisbon and weโ€™re looking for a similar place to stay for 1-2 months. Weโ€™ll be in Germany and have a car. We wanted to go to Italy, but weโ€™re not getting excited about any place in particular - or we just donโ€™t know where to go. Any ideas?

What do we like? Pleasant weather, open minded people (whose eyes donโ€™t fall out when they see a black girl), healthy food (in restaurants and supermarkets) with vegetarian options, a chill vibe. Nice rentals (we use Airbnb a lot). A nice compromise between nature and not feeling like youโ€™re in the middle of nowhere. Oh, and no bugs or mosquitos please (they love us, but our bodies hate them. We get huge welts that stay for weeks).

Thanks!
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What's the difference between Ubud and Canggu in Bali?


in Canggu, Indonesia by @edmoyse | 4yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

Hey nomads,

Iโ€™m hoping for some advice from people whoโ€™ve lived in Ubud or Canggu. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each place? If youโ€™ve lived in both, which did you prefer and why? (e.g. surfing vs yoga, or varying WiFi availability, or better accommodation, or number of nomads)

Thanks!
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by @swechris | 4yr 4 years ago | 7 comments

What are some good strategies on taking care of Airbnb managment while on traveling mode?

//Chris

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by @adrienbetweets | 4yr 4 years ago | 2 comments

A friend based in Berlin (Germany) is interested in getting started as a video editor remote freelancer.
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Any specific tips for this field?
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by @travel | 4yr 4 years ago | 8 comments

What are the best tips you can give me for sleeping in an airport?

Hi folks! Planning a trip on a budget and Iโ€™m finding an 11 hour overnight gap I have in between flights where I can either book a quick airbnb at an odd hour of the night, or live the real nomad life and sleep in the airport!

This is the first time Iโ€™m able to plan staying the night in an airport, so Iโ€™m reaching out to know if thereโ€™s any โ€œdoโ€™sโ€ or โ€œdonโ€™tsโ€.

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Iโ€™ll arrive in Taipei in april and need a place for at least couple of months but Iโ€™m not eager to rent something from seeing the online listing alone.

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