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Best places for local, organic food and strong internet outside of South East Asia?


by @jmacattak | 4yr  | 8 comments

Where can I find locally sourced, organic (or at least non-GMO) and also be able to work with strong internet?
I did a search but didnโ€™t find much info. We love Bali and the food here is amazing, we are just looking to try somewhere else out (preferably somewhere in Europe) after a long time in Asia. We also loved the Northern Rivers area in Australia and want to find similar food offerings and compare our options!

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@jmacattak | 4yr

Thanks, that is great feedback! Any specific cities you liked in Switzerland, Slovenia, or Belgium?

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@gigigriffis | 4yr

Europe, for sure! In most European countries, GMOs are banned from being grown, which means anything local is non-GMO. Youโ€™ll also find tons of organic (called โ€œbioโ€ here) all over the place. In particular, Iโ€™ve had great luck with organic options everywhere from Switzerland to Slovenia to Belgium. There are only a couple European countries that do allow GMOs (Spain is the big one), but for the most part youโ€™re in good shape if you are buying local.

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@ivan_brkljac | 4yr

I think you should consider Mokrin House. Our location is urban but rurally located, it has internet that has download speed of 100mbps and we by most of our food from local farmers, and even grow some of our food on the estate.

We are located in Serbia, Europe, only 2 km from the Romanian border and 20 km from the Hungarian. Check out this video that I did a few days ago.

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@kmander | 4yr

Chiang Mai has plenty of healthy food. Byron Bay in Australia is another hippie enclave. I live in Bali and enjoy the great healthy food. Although I love GMOs too.

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Bite the bullet and hit the Big Apple. The Union Square Farmers market is the best on the planet. Thereโ€™s true raw pressed juice everywhere. Starbucks internet is better than India. Organic, health consciousness in the States is way better than Europe. Supplements and superfoods are all over. New York is easier than London. Only trick is to ace a flat.

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@kathrynoh | 4yr

The Starbucks comment is meant to be ironic, right?

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@toto2000 | 4yr

Iโ€™m curious were is the Northern Rivers area of Australia? I have asked 3 Australian and none of them know what you mean.

In answer to your question you may want to give more information. Are you happy with a wet climate then Ireland might be suitable for your needs. What is your budget? Iโ€™m sure Italy would provide a lot of what you are looking for and France too. In fact I think any country you wanted in Europe could but it would ultimately boil down to the other factors you are looking for.

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@jmacattak | 4yr

Thanks for the response toto. The Northern Rivers area is in Northern NSW, about 2 hours south of Brisbane. Byron Bay is a pretty big surf town and there are some great organic farmers markets. The internet could be stronger but I was able to get a fast enough connection to work well and it was an amazing spot. Highly recommend it.
I would be happy with a wet climate if that meant that the local food is grown without GMOs. I know the beef in Ireland is all pasture raised and grass fed, which is awesome, but couldnโ€™t find enough info on the regulations about GMOs.
We are lucky enough that we can go with a higher budget.
The main thing is I ant to be able to trust that the local food has not been doused with dangerous pesticides and that I would be able to walk into any cafe or restaurant and eat without worry about the sourced food there.
Any info would be appreciated, I was hoping for great first hand experience because all of my research doesnโ€™t show it online. Thanks!

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Hey everyone,

Looking for blogs by individuals who document their progress/business in South East Asia - ideally Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos - but also Thailand/Myanmar too.

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in Oaxaca, Mexico by @azurio | 1yr 1 year ago | 0 comments

Hi guys!

If youโ€™ve been to Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Zipolite, etc, please share your experience with the internet there.

  • What speeds did you get up/down? Where?

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Hi! I am looking to slow travel Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Managua, Granada, Ometepe and then on to Liberia area in Costa Rica. Does anyone have experience with the internet in these places? I have to do Skype consults during the week and really need reliable internet.
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by @nomad4 | 1yr 1 year ago | 3 comments

Hi everybody,

weโ€™re a family of 4 from Canada (Quebec province) leaving to Thailand on December 1st.
Our plan is to take things slowly and live in a peaceful environment while working a little and doing homeschooling to our 6-year-old son (plus escaping Canadian-cold winter :smile:)

This is roughly what our plan would look like:

  • arriving in Bangkok, staying there for about a week (air bnb probably)
  • moving to Chiang Mai then Krabi (most likely Ao Nang, Ao Tha Lane, Railay) or Koh Pha Ngan (North part) or Koh Chang (2-3 months)
  • then Indonesia (Bali/Gili islands) (1,5 months)
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Weโ€™re not city dwellers, and love being surrounded by nature.
Knowing that, what would be the best places for a family who want something quiet, walkable and with reliable Internet service?

Thanks! :slight_smile:
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My question is about the actual experience of staying outside of major cities, as well as where/how (on this site or elsewhere) to search to find questions and discussions about the same.

Sometimes I like being in the big city, but sometimes I like being away from it. For many people with โ€œregular jobsโ€ you have little choice but to be in a big metro area since thatโ€™s where the jobs are; for me, part of the appeal of considering DN is sometimes being able to work someplace quiet, remote, secluded and beautiful- rather than a concrete jungle.

Iโ€™m curious whoโ€™s actually done stuff like this. Because while it sounds great, I could also imagine all sorts of unpredictable problems that might not be an issue when one is way off the beaten path that wouldnโ€™t come up if one were in a big metro area.

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What are the most comfortable and affordable coworking places in Amsterdam?
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Is there any good and safe coworking space with fast internet in Costa Rica?


in Costa Rica by @sven | 2yr 1 year ago | 7 comments

Everything is in the title.

Iโ€™m working on a big project so I will need fast internet (>15 mbps).
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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.

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Hey guys โ€” Iโ€™m looking for the best cheap places to be a digital nomad in Central and South America. Priority list: 1) cheap 2) social 3) strong internet. Iโ€™m in debt and need to cut my cost of living as low as possible. But hey, I still have to live it up. THanks!

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by @mcdime | 3yr 2 years ago | 5 comments

Im looking to make my first venture into nomad living this September and keep leaning back towards Bocas del Toro.

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by @teacher | 3yr 2 years ago | 0 comments

Hi guys.

Iโ€™ll be travelling to Peru soon to volunteer and thinking to teach online in Cusco. Iโ€™m wondering what the best set-up would be for speeds high enough to teach via video-platform online. Iโ€™m open to getting a SIM Card with a data package, getting a dedicated internet provider for a private apartment or using an ethernet cable to increase speed.

Thank you,
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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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by @ibobriakov | 3yr 3 years ago | 6 comments

Hi guys!
Iโ€™m originally from Ukraine and now traveling through SEA.
And I was thinking about potential possibility to apply for US visa in any of South East Asian countries.
Does anyone has successful experience of getting US visa in SEA region?
Or maybe it is not possible and I have to apply from my home country?
(for example, friend of mine from Ukraine tried to apply for South Korean visa in Bangkok, but they refused to do so and asked him to apply for the visa from Ukraine)

Thanks in advance!

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Any good places in Krabi to rent a house for long stay?


in Krabi, Thailand by @zoxel | 3yr 3 years ago | 2 comments

Hey everyone,
We are nomad couple looking for some house we can stay for year or more.
Are there any known good places, like new villages with modern houses or something like this that we can check? Or any place you can recommend to look for a good (for European) house for rent?
Thx in advance for your help!

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Do I need vaccinations for traveling in Asia?


by @fredrivett | 3yr 3 years ago | 6 comments

Iโ€™ve been looking to travel for a few years now, and Iโ€™m finally at the point where Iโ€™m pretty much ready to get going, hopefully next month.

That said, Iโ€™ve not planned ahead well, and it only just occurred to me about vaccinations. Iโ€™ve done a bit of research and there are vaccinations available, but Iโ€™m unsure how necessary they are.

I plan to chat to my local nurse/doctor before going, but Iโ€™m also interested to hear whether most people do vaccinate at all before heading out or not?

In terms of specifics, Iโ€™m planning to fly to Japan and then move south, likely hitting up Thailand, Bali, Vietnam etc.

Not expecting any official health advice here, more just personal experience. Any thoughts appreciated :+1:

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How good is internet in Cuba?


in Cuba by @vi | 3yr 3 years ago | 6 comments

Hi all,

Iโ€™m going to Cuba in October and I need internet for my work. Iโ€™m concerned with the internet connection in Cuba. Is it possible to have a descent internet connection that I can use to get the work done?

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Where are the more hippy places in South and Central America


by @simonl | 3yr 3 years ago | 4 comments

Hi,

Iโ€™m looking for places in Central and South America that have more of a hippy vibe - yoga, good vegetarian/vegan food and good internet.

Let me know where youโ€™ve been.

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