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Anyone (almost) exclusively traveling in Latin America?


by @danielaf | 4yr  | 7 comments

Is there anyone around who spends most of their time in Latin America? After short trips to Peru earlier this year, Iโ€™ve now come back to Lima to stay for another three months and will then head to Buenos Aires. Lima will be kind of my home base but I aim to explore as much as possible of Latin America in the next couple of years. No interest in Asia, Africa or North America and no intention to go back to Europe.

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@nomadcook | 4yr

Hi Daniela, Iโ€™m actually doing that, for now Iโ€™ll be traveling through SA for the rest of the year and probably early 2018, I started in April in Chile, then Argentina, Paraguay and now I just arrived to Brazil, I was planning to stay longer in the different countries, but while I was in Valparaรญso I got an idea and started a Youtube channel with videos about the food of the places I stay in. So I decided to stay in the countries for 2-3 months in average. After Brazil, Iโ€™m planning to go to Bolivia, Perรบ, Ecuador and Colombia, to keep recording the videos for my project. To finally finish in Mexico, probably in the Yucatรกn peninsula area. Hoping to cross paths with other fellow nomads.

Cheers!!
Luis

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@0frontiers | 4yr

Hi Daniela,

been traveling between Europe , Oceania and SEA back and forth for 3-4 years.
Last year i decided to hit back Latin America, first time i was on travel it was in 05-06 (there were almost no digital nomads, nomads yes!). And iโ€™m loving it again. Its less dense population wise than Asia, wider and somehow wilder (more adventour), also culturally better FIT here (being of italian/latin origin). If you handle well the language thatโ€™s another plus.

Currently in love with Mexico (Guadalajara-Jalisco), I have been in Mexico for 1 year now, no other latin American country draws me more than where i am. Combination of prices, food, culture, friendlinessโ€ฆ Previously i was in Brasil, Argentina, Paraguay, Guatemala. Iโ€™m more of a settled nomad so to say, which means I prefer to stay 12-15 months in one country / city and get to know it really well.

Possible next destinations? :slight_smile: Iโ€™d like to travel fast trough Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and then settle in Ecuador (Loja,Cuenca) for another 1 1/2 years!

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@chase_buckner | 4yr

Nice! I settled in Puerto Vallarta where I opened Vallarta CoWork with some friends. I LOVE GDL as well and spend as much time there as possible. Do you ever make it to the coast?

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@0frontiers | 4yr

Hi! I should come visit you, craving some pool and sun time. November my flat contract is out and Iโ€™m currently planning next moves, from the sounds Puerto Vallarta could be on my list !

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@georgebaltak | 4yr

I will definitely spend my time in Latin America for the foreseeable future! :smiley:

I spent a bunch of time out in Asia early on and was a great place to meet DNs, share ideas, connect, etc. But honestly Latin America is 1000x more exciting to me in terms of culture, music, food, people, etc.

Plus I deal with companies in the U.S., being in the same time-zone has been a game-changer for my productivity and sanity!

Currently in Mexico. Will return to Medellin, Colombia for the last quarter of 2017 (spent time there before and loved it!). Then on to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for the first quarter of 2018.

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@vero_cuba | 4yr

Hi Daniela
I am also like you, From Europe (Czech rep.) but in love with LA. I currently live in Cuba but from December I am planning to stay few months in Panama, Colombia and maybe also Nicaragua.
If you want to visit these places, let me know.
Hasta luego

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@georgebaltak | 4yr

Was just in Havana and found the internet situation impossible. How do you manage?

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Is anyone travelling right now?


by @viktor | 4mo 4 months ago | 3 comments

Winter is coming and Iโ€™m feeling the ache of travelling after being stuck in the same place since the Pandemic started. Wondering if anyone is travelling right now? If so, where are you currently located and how is the situation where you are?

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Anyone up to explore some city which is kinda virus safe?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @germanrobert | 4mo 4 months ago | 2 comments

Hello World!

I'm an experienced Digital Nomad and after being in Lockdown in Bangkok and Germany for one year I would like to team up with someone to visit a new place. Or just doing some exchange about what destinations would be interesting currently.

I take the virus seriously and still I think we can still be able to take our life in our own hands. So I'm aiming for cities/countries which are not in full lockdown, are not too complicated about immigration (I'm looking at you Thailand, your state quarantine costs like 1k USD and is basically a prison) and is also rather safe regarding the virus. I tend to stick for rather big cities and like culture. I'm not a beach or nature person. I'm pretty flexible about the money topic.

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Anyone want to share an airbnb villa in Mexico?


in Mexico by @wouternomad | 9mo 8 months ago | 3 comments

I will be traveling/working through Mexico with my dog February to April. My plan is to stay in Sayulita for about 2-4 weeks, then travel south along the cost.

Is there anyone who wants to share an airbnb apartment? I was thinking of renting a private villa, but because these are large and have multiple rooms, I was wondering if there are fellow nomads wanting to share? Iโ€™m open to other locations as well (Puerto Vallerta, Oaxaca, and everything in between these two locations.

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How to get SMS verifications for banks while traveling?

 

by @jackgopack | 11mo 11 months ago | 39 comments

Any suggestions for seamlessly receiving SMS Verifications from US financial institutions and other sites while traveling internationally continuously? Wonโ€™t keep my US Verizon account due to cost and currently plan to use local sims at each destination (T-Mobile and Project Fi are NOT an option as they terminate for continuous roaming). In summation, I wonโ€™t have a US mobile account.

Unless Iโ€™m missing something, which is very possible, this appears to be the single most complex issue Iโ€™ve encountered in my preparations, and one that no one addresses. I would greatly appreciate any possible solution that works 100% of the time. Canโ€™t afford surprises in this regard. Many Thanks! Jack.

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Anyone wants to learn to sail in the Mediterranean? (Sep or Oct)


by @viktor | 12mo 11 months ago | 1 comment

I'm thinking about taking a sailing (yachting) course in the Mediterranean Sea this coming September or October. Thus far from my research, it seems that most courses are held in locations with not many digital nomads. My thinking is that it would be more fun to go to a place with like-minded people. Therefore, I'm wondering if anyone else is interested in taking a sailing course in the Mediterranean this fall? If not, do you know a location that offers good sailing courses, where there is also many digital nomads / nomad infrastructure?

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What's the best SIM card you can get for traveling to Spain?


in Spain by @gabygarreau | 1yr 1 year ago | 3 comments

Hi! I want to relocate to Spain and I was wondering if someone can recommend a SIM card with a good data package.

Thanks

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Has anyone created a list of co-living spaces around the world?


by @keegansard | 1yr 1 year ago | 4 comments

Iโ€™m a big believer in co-living but Iโ€™m finding hard to find all the options available in different cities.

I have found the major players like Roam, The Collective, and WeLive but havenโ€™t found many others.

Has anyone seen a list or should I start making one?

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Anyone know an accountant for Canadian nomads/expats?


by @noam_lightstone | 1yr 1 year ago | 16 comments

Hey guys, this was my first year as a Canadian nomad.

As far as I know of, Canadians donโ€™t pay taxes if they do not live in the country for 6 months.

But Iโ€™d like to talk to an accountant or someone who does Canadian taxes specifically for expats and nomads to get clear on the rules and for help on my return coming up.

Does anyone know someone who specializes in Canada who can help? Iโ€™ve seen plenty of US recommendations but none for us canucks.

Thanks guys!

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Has anyone been terminated by Project Fi?


by @jackgopack | 2yr 1 year ago | 15 comments

Any long terms Project Fi users cancelled?

Planning on being outside of the US for a year or more and disappointed to just discover their โ€œtermination for excessive international roamingโ€ fine print (similar to T-Mobileโ€™s) as follows:

โ€œThe Services must be primarily used in the United States and are not intended for extended international use. Further, the Services are designed for use predominantly within our network. If your usage outside our network is excessive, abnormally high, or cause us to incur too much cost, we may, at our option and sole discretion, suspend your Project Fi account, terminate your service, or limit your use of roaming.โ€

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Best place for Digital Nomad in Latin America?


by @rose_davis | 2yr 1 year ago | 7 comments

Hi!

I am planning to move to Latin America for 3-4 months (Oct-January). Iโ€™ve narrowed down 6 different places that I want to visit before committing to settling down, but Iโ€™d love to get some community input.

Here are the cities Iโ€™m considering:

  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Medellin, Columbia
  • Cartagena, Columbia
  • Antigua, Guatemala
  • San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

The most important things Iโ€™m looking for:

  • Fast/easily accessible internet
  • Easy to meet other nomads/make friends in general
  • Safe for women
  • Some sort of spiritual community (Iโ€™m also a yoga teacher)
  • Easily walkable city

Anyone have any experience with these places and can give some insight? Iโ€™m also completely open to other recommendations.

Thanks!
Rose

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What is your ergonomic set-up while traveling?


by @caseyr | 2yr 1 year ago | 18 comments

What is your ergonomic set-up while traveling?

I personally have an external keyboard, and am currently exploring getting a laptop stand, some lumbar support, and a trackball-mouse.

What do you use? How are you balancing health / portability?

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Should we go to South East Asia or Latin America with kids?


by @nomad4 | 2yr 1 year ago | 2 comments

Hi guys!

Weโ€™re leaving on Dec 1st for a 5-month DN experience with our kids, but we have second thoughts on our journey. We were supposed to do a trip in South-East Asia (Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia). Weโ€™re from Canada, and our clients are all in Canada right now (weโ€™re digital marketing consultants).

After comparing destinations, weโ€™re starting the think Latin America may be a better choice to make sure we keep most of our clients during these 5 months (same timezone). Also, it seems Latin America fits our needs too :

  • cheap (actually often cheaper than Chiang Mai according to Numbeo)
  • great weather (sunny while less hot than Asia)
  • business continuity : good wifi connection, limited time difference
  • learning opportunity : one single language = great opportunity to improve our Spanish
  • relaxed pace of life
  • kid-friendly
  • relatively safe (see countries below)

So here are our 2 options ; which one would you recommend for our criteria?

A: SEA : Thailand (Chiang Mai and a couple islands in the South), Indonesia (Bali and Lombok), Malaysia (Penang)
B: Latin America : Mexico (Playa Del Carmen/Tulum), Colombia (Medellin), Peru (Lima and other TBD towns), Chile (Santiago and other TBD towns), Argentina (Buenos Aires and other TBD towns).

Thanks!

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Can anyone recommend a good Spanish language learning program in Alicante or Valencia?


in Valencia, Spain by @charliemartel | 2yr 2 years ago | 0 comments

Iโ€™m looking to spend 1-3 months in Alicante or Valencia this fall and would like to take a Spanish class there.

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Where are the nomad hot spots in Central and South America?

 

by @jb510 | 2yr 2 years ago | 106 comments

The last few years Iโ€™ve spent mostly in Asia (Thailand/Indonesia) and Europe (Spain/Italy), but I run a company in the US and need to coordinate with 10 US based employees and business partners. The time zone issues between EU/US and SEA/US are exhausting even if I love the locales.

Iโ€™d really like to try romping around the Americas for a while, but Iโ€™ve never been south of Baja California and really canโ€™t find much positive having been said about remotely working from CA/SA as a DN.

I know some hippy, surfer, artist, musician, yoga teacher types calling various locals home, but no one making a living onlineโ€ฆ more than a few people have told me itโ€™s fabulous down there until you go to Thailand/Bali and then you wonder why all those ExPats are suffering in CA/SA. Of course you only really know when you go yourself.

Iโ€™d love to see nomadlist.io get filled out with more details on Central and South American cities. It seems really sparse coverage at the moment, but maybe thatโ€™s simply because itโ€™s not good and no one stays there for long.

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Shikoku,can anyone help me with information about living there please


by @lofty | 2yr 2 years ago | 3 comments

Hi,
My name is Nick,currently living in Australia and looking at moving to Shikoku next year to live for a couple of years.My wife is Japanese,but I dont speak much though I have lived in Tokyo for some years previously.
Any advice on best areas to look at would be greatly appreciated ,

Thanks in advance
Nick

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


by @artofbryce | 3yr 2 years 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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Can anyone recommend a good Swedish bank for European student?


by @raz | 3yr 2 years ago | 1 comment

The ideal bank will have an easy on-boarding as a European student studying and living in Sweden for a year and is merciful when it comes to sending GBP into the account.
Can anybody recommend a good Swedish bank? :raised_hands:

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Getting a Russian Visa while traveling


in Russia by @shaulsolomon | 3yr 3 years ago | 1 comment

I am an English/American currently in Israel, and heading in a week to Georgia/Armenia for two weeks and then want to head to Russia for a week.
As I am only in Israel for another week, would it be possible to apply for the visa in Israel and ask to receive it in Armenia (my last stop before I want to go to Russia)?
Or perhaps there is another better option that I have available?

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Does anyone plan on applying to the Vermont $10,000 remote work incentive?


by @wagmanben | 3yr 3 years ago | 5 comments

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vermont-pay-10-000-move-110056645.html

Hello All,
Saw Vermont rolled out an incentive to get more remote workers to live there, Does anyone plan on applying and If so why? Reason Iโ€™m asking is I work for an organization in Tulsa, Ok that wants to also bring in Nomads, and would love to hear your thoughts on what such a plan should look like

Any help would be Awesome!
Ben

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Anyone know a good hairdresser in Amsterdam?


in Amsterdam, Netherlands by @abstaa | 3yr 3 years ago | 0 comments

Anyone know a good hairdresser in Amsterdam? Looking for something reasonably to the center!

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