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Anyone has some digital nomad horror stories to share?


by @ricricucit | 5yr  | 2 comments

Hi Nomads!

Iโ€™m looking for someone with one or more โ€œDigital Nomad horror Storiesโ€ to share with other Digital Nomads here (as a comment of this post) or even better:
in Berlin (actually outside Berlin in a beautiful workation retreat), in mid-August, around a campfire organized by http://coconat-space.com/ .

If anyone has some stories to share, Weโ€™ll be happy to host him/her in Coconat for couple of days in exchange of his/her horror story :slight_smile:

Thank you!

<15>P.S.
Digital Nomadsโ€™ horror stories are those โ€œhorrorโ€ stories happened to a digital nomad while travelling, while working. They could be about a client lost because of a no-internet-connection-situation, a important flight lost, an exploding server that couldnโ€™t had been reached, a transfer from-city-to-city where a Laptop got stolen, etc.

Anything that could remind that Digital Nomadism could become horror for non-experienced travellers/nomads.
Something that might remind people that Digital Nomad is a choice (with ups and downs), and not only a simple vacation.

โ€“ It doesnโ€™t have to end up to be the scariest story ever.
โ€“ It can be an horror-comedy story or even have an happy ending :wink:
โ€“ It can even be a story that didnโ€™t even happen, but that โ€“at leastโ€“ includes a bit of realism (a sort of Digital Nomad Fabel :slight_smile: )
โ€“ It can have been happen to someone else youโ€™ve met (as long as the person youโ€™ve met is ok with you telling it)

Thank you for sharing.

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@skatkov | 5yr

Iโ€™ve been helping out some charities in Thailand and with one particular one which got a lot of traction in press. As all charities we had some money issues and we looking forward for anyone to chip in with โ€˜goodโ€™ donation so we could raise his public status in Thailand. (giving press and some connections)

Weโ€™ve meet one guy who had business related to selling forests/food. Those guys are well connected and have some money in their pocket, but most of guys iโ€™ve seen before are quite spoiled/not pleasant people to deal with (itโ€™s a tuff business to get into, you have to have some connections or good parents). But this guy weโ€™ve meet was extremely nice, totally not โ€œthat typeโ€ of people iโ€™ve seen doing that business.

We showed him around thailand had some good time with him. And decided to offer him to cheap in to this โ€˜projectโ€™. he was happy to help and even more happy to get some positive press about him. Iโ€™ve noticed some small strange โ€˜thingsโ€™ about him, but failed to connect those red flags to get full picture.

  • He was extremely energetic about some of his sexual experiences. And was trying to share his experience with all of us, but nobody cared.
  • At his home, iโ€™ve noticed a lot of cheap phones lying around. (itโ€™s not a good sign, because some people use those one time to arrange some โ€˜dirtyโ€™ deals and then throw them away).
  • He was extremely knowledgable about how kids in different school grades look like (schools have different rules how children should look like)
  • He really wanted us to be on his side. Tried to lure us on his side, he was trying to promise me some of his business (even iโ€™ve told him, iโ€™m not that interested). He really insisted i should do business with him, later on trying to find other approaches towards me. Later on I understood, that he was trying it with all of us separately.

Obviously, we ran into problems because of him. He managed to lure in one of our team mates to his side and told him some strange things about us. Weโ€™ve had some trust issues between us and only after we sit down without him, we connected all the dots and understood that is happening.

This guy turned out to be a pedophile and we helped a wrong guy, with positive image in Thailand. I was thinking about turning him in, but all those clues we got are hard to prove. So we just made sure that people in our circle knew who he is.

So, my lesson would be : be extremely aware with who you are dealing with (especially in Thailand). If someone is extremely friendly and nice without a reason, ask yourself โ€œwhy?โ€.

Iโ€™m not saying that there nice people are not existent. Iโ€™m just saying that most horrible kind of people (like Chikatilo) are publicly known as โ€˜very nice guysโ€™.

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@ricricucit | 5yr

Ok, this really sounds like an horror story.
Thank you for sharing.

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by @rodriigovieira | 5mo 5 months ago | 19 comments

Hello everyone! Iโ€™m new here and probably this is a very newbie question, but it doesnโ€™t leave my head.

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by @noam_lightstone | 6mo 6 months ago | 16 comments

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