Can anyone recommend a good accommodation website for Chiang Mai?
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What are the best places right now in the Caribbean/LatAM? (Also cheapest flights/accommodation?) Asking from the US.
I’m curious to know how many people learned some Thai before going there. Learning languages is a hobby of mine but I’m very put off by how complex the writing system is, and if I decide not to learn it I’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. I’m curious how people who learned no Thai did getting by. And I’m curious, from people who did learn some, if it’s any easier than it seems? Thanks!
I’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?
I’d love to meet new friends too. Leave me a message if you are interested in hanging out.
Does anyone have recommendations to handle physical mail? In the USA, I’ve noticed various services over the years where you get a physical address that you can change your address to, they receive your mail, scan stuff and send you PDF’s.
Has anyone used these types of services? Impressions?
Hi experienced nomads!
I’ve been nomading around SE Asia, HK and China for the last 4 to 5 months. I’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?
Hi, I live in France and I planned to travel to Chiang Mai in the 01/24.
We are in December, do you think there is enough time to vaccination, visa?
Can I take a touristic visa from 01/24 to 04/22? Do I need to bight round trip flight ticket to get it?
I am moving to Chiang Man for two months and am looking for a good Muy Thai gym. I have some previous training experience but am at the novice/intermediate level.
Can anyone who has trained Muy Thai in Chiang Mai recommend a school?
I have a mail management service in the UK which all my mail gets sent to. This works fine 90% of the time and most can be dealt with digitally.
The other 10%, I need the mail sent on to me, which they do offer as a service. However, where I struggle is giving them an address to send it to in the Philippines, namely Manila.
I’ve used DHL for really important stuff, like bank cards, but it would be nice to have an address where I can forward certain mail. Anyone been able to set something up like this in the Philippines? Would a virtual office allow me to receive mail?
Thanks in advance
Hey fellow nomads. I have an interesting situation.
I’m a Canadian Citizen who’s been a resident of the United States for the last 12 years (work VISA). I incorporated my LLC in Hong Kong and have been a nomad for about 6 months.
I just spoke to my Accountant and he says that I will only have to pay taxes to HK, because I’m not a resident of either US or CAN. That’s amazing news as both places suck for taxes.
I’m currently in Colombia but I spent the first 2 months of this year in Canada—I want to make sure I stay out of Canada long enough to remain a non-resident.
Does anyone know what that amount of time is?
We’re headed to Chiang Mai in July looking at our options for visas and came across this: http://www.cmlocals.com/1-year-ed-visa-hand-to-hand-combat/
Has anyone done it?
It looks amazing and beneficial for many reasons, but I’m a little skeptical without being able to read external reviews or hear of experiences from people who’ve successfully done it.
Thoughts and other options are appreciated!
p.s. right now we have a one-way ticket and are wanting to keep our options open to stay longer if we love it (which we’re anticipating)
My girlfriend and I started our DN life this March and went straight to Chiang Mai because of it’s ease of living. We love it. CM is great – we got a scooter for 2700 THB, a nice apartment for 8000 THB all in, we get our laundry done for 50 THB, eat out at nice places every day for less than 100 THB etc. Arriving here needed nearly no preparation – it just worked out all by itself.
We are still on tight budget and don’t want to give up much of CM’s quality of life but we want to see other places and we are now thinking about what could be our next destination. We are not really willing and able to spend more than what we spend now. Bali seems to be a good place according to what you all wrote.
How does it compare to Chiang Mai or Thailand in general?
CM can get very hot and we often acknowledge that we should have chosen an apartment with a pool here. Can I rent something in Bali for a few months with a pool for less than 250 USD?
Are there any Nomad-houses or similar projects at the moment that make it easy to connect to other people?
We don’t really hang out in co-working spaces, more in cafés. We source products in China and sell them to customers in Europe through e-commerce.
Any tips or experiences are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
The apartment manager suggested kaidee.com, but nothing there. Any suggestions anyone?
I’m currently touring South East Asia and I’m now in Koh Lanta (Thailand). I was planning to visit Chiang Mai on friday, but I’ve read the air quality in this period is so bad due to fires that are using as a method of cultivating crops there in the north. Is it something to take in consideration or just nothing to care about?
Thanks in advance!
And by the way, if anybody is in Chiang Mai and would like to grab a coffee would also be cool!
Maybe some of you know good tips ?
Thank you for helping.
I’m looking at heading to Cape Town in February/March. I am looking for a long term accomodation for about three months. I checked out GumTree and StayinCapeTown, but I was wondering if you had any more reccomendations on where to look! Airbnb is quite expensive and sparse.
Also, I would love to know your favourite areas in the city and hear about your experiences
I have been tempted by the digital nomad lifestyle for quite some time now.
I purposefully built a business that allowed me to work anywhere that has my PC and an internet connection, but then ended up renting an office and just going about life business as usual in the town I grew up in.
I finally booked tickets for a few months in Asia, and will be landing in Chiang Mai on the 17th of March
(which someone pointed out to me is actually the smokey season, which i’m reading about now)
For a first time digital nomad, what would you recommend as the first point of call when landing in a new city?
thanks for any shared wisdom all
I’m planning on 6 weeks in Chiang Mai soon and most of the stuff I’ve read about finding a place there says the best thing to do is to look in person. Considering the short time I’m there, I would prefer to prebook to say a couple of days of apartment hunting.
I was wondering about the options for short(ish) term accommodation and if pre-booking is worthwhile or if I’ll just get fobbed off with the worst room/apartment available.
I’m just looking for something basic - so long as it has air conditioning. Having a work space would be a definite advantage as would closeness to coffee. Other than that, things like a pool, gym, kitchen aren’t that important to me.
Looking to spend a couple of weeks in Jamaica and the Bahamas - Can anyone recommend the best value data sims for either or both countries. Not bothered about calls as will be using Skype.
Thanks - Jon
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