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Anyone stayed through burning season in Chiang Mai?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @jlengstorf7yr  | 7 comments

Has anyone stayed through the burning season in Chiang Mai before? Iโ€™ve been here for a few days (I wasnโ€™t aware of burning season before I got here) and saw some reports about air quality that are a bit alarming. Does anyone have firsthand experience?

If youโ€™ve stayed through it before, did you notice any health effects? I know itโ€™s supposed to clear up soon-ish, so Iโ€™m mostly looking to find out if my concerns are paranoid or if I should be legitimately worried.

Thanks!

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I was just there at the beginning of March (2015) and I didnโ€™t know about any Burning Season. Googling what it is now - โ€œFrom mid February to early April, Peaks in mid Marchโ€ - Iโ€™m a bit puzzled as I had no trouble with the heat at all. I have not seen anyone wearing any kind of mask.

Temperatures peaked at 36ยฐ C (97ยฐ F) in the afternoon, and sure that is hot, but quite bearable as the air is a lot cleaner up North than it is in, say, Bangkok. If you work during the day, with air condition, I think you should be fine.

Seeing Chiang Mai at the top of Nomad List now, Iโ€™m seriously considering living there for 6 - 12 months.

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I stayed last year and Iโ€™ve got friends who are there now. Itโ€™s not unbearable so long as you donโ€™t have existing respiratory problems.

Having said that, I left this year. I left the second week of March after the first bad weekend, and wonโ€™t return till the second week of April.

If youโ€™re already bought tickets, youโ€™ll survive, but if you can avoid it you should.

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For sure. We found out after we arrived (it hadnโ€™t occurred to me that air quality was something I needed to look into before this), and we have a place booked for six weeks. Right now itโ€™s looking like weโ€™ll probably just power through, staying indoors when itโ€™s really bad out. In the future, though, Iโ€™ll be sure to plan for a different time frame.

Thanks for the responses, everyone!

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@destiny7yr

Itโ€™s kinda bad now, flights to Chiang Mai yesterday had to return to BKK due to poor visibility.

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Iโ€™ve spent a few weeks during the burning season and it was awful. To be safe you need to wear a N95 mask (check out the 3M store on Wualai road) and you should avoid going outside if you can. You can buy a particle filter for your A/C unit at the Home Pro store near the CentralFestival shopping mall, that helps a lot with indoor air quality.

When I was there I used to spend most of my time at Maya, thereโ€™s a comfortable Starbucks there for work and a co-working space (CAMP). Thereโ€™s also a Fuji restaurant where you can get a great meal for 500-1000 bath.

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I havenโ€™t, but am due to arrive there in May. From the recent news Iโ€™ve read, it looks like wearing a mask, and maximizing time spent under A/C for a while is a smart move.

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Thatโ€™s what Iโ€™ve been reading, too. Weโ€™ve been doing most of our working/eating indoors, and it hasnโ€™t bothered us much.

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Chiang Mai accommodation


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @bertieb7mo 7 months ago | 0 comments

Can anyone recommend a good accommodation website for Chiang Mai?

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Is anyone travelling right now?


by @viktor7mo 7 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 @germanrobert7mo 7 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 @wouternomad12mo 11 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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Did you learn any Thai before staying in Chiang Mai?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @digitaldiva1yr 1 year ago | 0 comments

Iโ€™m curious to know how many people learned some Thai before going there. Learning languages is a hobby of mine but Iโ€™m very put off by how complex the writing system is, and if I decide not to learn it Iโ€™ll probably cross Chiang Mai off my bucket list. I prefer to be at least conversational in a language before I do an extended stay in a country. Iโ€™m curious how people who learned no Thai did getting by. And Iโ€™m curious, from people who did learn some, if itโ€™s any easier than it seems? Thanks!

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


by @viktor1yr 1 year 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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Has anyone created a list of co-living spaces around the world?


by @keegansard2yr 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_lightstone2yr 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 @jackgopack2yr 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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Where to go and what to do for Christmas and NYE in Chiang Mai?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @shasha2yr 1 year ago | 0 comments

Hi everyone,

Iโ€™m currently in Chiang Mai and will be here for Christmas. Maybe for NYE too. Planning to go out and meet people and enjoy the holiday season. Any events or places to recommend?

Iโ€™d love to meet new friends too. Leave me a message if you are interested in hanging out.

Cheers! :cocktail:

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


in Valencia, Spain by @charliemartel2yr 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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Shikoku,can anyone help me with information about living there please


by @lofty3yr 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 @artofbryce3yr 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 @raz3yr 3 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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Does anyone plan on applying to the Vermont $10,000 remote work incentive?


by @wagmanben3yr 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 @abstaa3yr 3 years ago | 0 comments

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

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Ho Chi Minh City, Chiang Mai or Bali for Jun-Jul-Aug for work?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @chelocoach3yr 3 years ago | 8 comments

Hi experienced nomads!

Iโ€™ve been nomading around SE Asia, HK and China for the last 4 to 5 months. Iโ€™ve been moving a lot and now I need to settle down for 3 months to finish some work. So the idea is to be in a stimulating city where I can find nomads, start-ups, self growth, self improvement, spirituality environments.
I already been for one month in Chiang mai, and liked it a lot in this respect, but wanted to try somewhere new, so was thinking to go to Ho Chi Minh or Bali. As I will be working mainly most of the time, the idea is not to spend much this three months, so my idea is to spend around 1200usd per month.

Would appreciate any opinions on this.

Best place to sit down and work for three months on a 1200usd budget a month?

Thnx :slight_smile:

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Has anyone from EU bought tickets at Ticketmaster.com and Fandango.com for USA


by @gmisjura14yr 3 years ago | 2 comments

Hey everyone,

I got into situation when nothing really helped me, and now searching for alternatives.

Two web site where I was trying to buy tickets for Tribeca film festival and just cinema do not let me to buy tickets and the websites are quite big -

Ticketmaster.com
Fandango.com

My question is , does anyone know alternative where I could buy tickets for example Madisson Square show and AMC Cinema screening. Eventbite worked fine for example with European card.

Best,

Georgius.

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Anyone here resident in Portugal with incorporation elsewhere in the EU? Need some advice


in Portugal by @solardive4yr 3 years ago | 0 comments

Hi everyone!

Currently looking at ridding myself of the 9-5 and becoming a freelance consultant. Iโ€™m not planning to go full erm, โ€œtax optimisationโ€, as I believe in taxes as a concept, but I would like to pay less of them so I can get my business off the ground with more peace of mind.

Iโ€™ve decided I want to apply for the Portugal NHR (Iโ€™m a EU citizen), but I donโ€™t want to incorporate there. Anyone here has experience with being a Portugal tax resident and running a company elsewhere? If yes, where and why did you choose that country/place? Is it a a lot of hassle?

Thanks!

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Has anyone worked from Sihanoukville, Cambodia?


in Sihanoukville, Cambodia by @keybrownhill4yr 3 years ago | 6 comments

Hey everyone,

Has anyone visited Sihanoukville recently? I would like to visit and give it a try for working but I am a little unsure about the following:

  • Internet reliability (power cuts and speed)
  • 4G connection as backup
  • specific areas to live

In anyone can offer any info, suggestions on specific areas or recommended accommodation that would be great. I visited around 8 years ago so I am assuming the place has changed quite a bit since then.

Thanks!

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