After being told it's unworkable in Puerto Escondido, looking for alternatives :)
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|⛅️ Temperature (now)|
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|🎓 Education level|
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|🙊 English speaking|
|✌️ Peace (no pol. conflict)|
|🚦 Traffic safety|
|📶 Free WiFi in city|
|🖥 Places to work from|
|😁 Friendly to foreigners|
|🗯 Freedom of speech|
|🤚🏿🤚🏻 Racial tolerance|
|👩 Female friendly|
|🌈 LGBTQ+ friendly|
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|🌍 Region||Latin America|
|⏱ Average trip duration||2 days|
|📡 Internet speed (avg)||11 Mbps|
|⛅️ Weather (now)||🌥 18°C 64°F + 😊 Comfy (80%) = feels 19°C 66°F|
|💨 Air quality (now)||👍 60 US AQI 🍃 good|
|🚕 Best taxi app (in country)||Uber|
|🚑 Travel medical insurance||Safetywing|
|📱 Best wireless carrier||Telcel|
|💸 100 MXN in USD||USD 4.96|
|🏧 Suggested ATM take out:||MXN 10,000 = USD 496|
|💳 Cashless society||💵 No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)|
|💻 Best coworking space||Hub STN|
|💻 Best alt. coworking space||Mind Hub|
|🚰 Safe tap water||🚫 No, not drinkable|
|♻️ Return rate||3% of visitors return|
|👨👩👧👦 Population||1,300,000 people|
|👨👩👧👦 GDP per Capita||$8,444 / year|
|🏞 Foreign land ownership allowed||Yes|
|👫 Gender ratio (overall)||👨 50% 👱♀️ 50%|
|👫 Gender ratio (young adults)||👨 51% 👱♀️ 49%|
|⛪️ Religious government||Non-religious|
|💻 Online electronics shop||Linio|
|✈️ Best short-haul air carrier||Volaris|
|✈️ Best int'l air carrier||Aeromexico|
|💵 Cost of living for nomad||$2,420 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for expat||$522 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for family||$1,083 / month|
|💵 Cost of living for local||$309 / month|
|🏠 1br studio rent in center||$256 / month|
|🏢 Coworking||$44 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$2,820 / month|
|🏨 Hotel||$132 / night|
|🥤 Coca-Cola (0.3L)||$0|
|🍺 Beer (0.5L)||$1|
After being told it's unworkable in Puerto Escondido, looking for alternatives :)
If you’ve been to Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Zipolite, etc, please share your experience with the internet there.
What speeds did you get up/down? Where?
How solid and consistent was the connection?
How common are blackouts and loss of power?
Any other tips, favorite places to work, etc?
Which towns have decent internet?
Thanks so much!
I am planning to travel to Mexico City next weekend and stay for 7-10 days there. I wonder if cafes, stores and other places like these work? And if cafes work, do they work as usual or only for take away&delivery? Will be very thankful if someone can help here.
Hi, i live in mexico city and it is very normal. Some stores/restaurants close earlier, some limit the amount of people, but for what i can see, most of the places keep working as usual.
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? I’m open to other locations as well (Puerto Vallerta, Oaxaca, and everything in between these two locations.
I'm also interested. I'll be in PV Nov-Dec this year and Playa del Carmen in Dec - Feb 2021.
This post is quite old but I would be interested as well
Going in Cancun/Playa del Carmen for 3 months starting January 5th !
I could be into this. I’ll be there March 24th. I’m looking for someone to split costs with.
Know Mexico City?
We are here for 4 more nights. We want to get a good feel for how it would be to live here as nomads.
What neighborhoods should we check out? What cafés should we peep? What peeps should we meet?
Haha, thanks so much!
Just in case anyone stumbles across this later, I totally agree with Parque Espana as a fun place.
You can’t really go wrong staying anywhere along Tamaulipas. You can walk to a different restaurant for every meal for weeks on end. A lot of the places to stay here reflect that popularity which is good and bad. If you’re willing to pay above the market rate of surrounding areas you can almost always find a very nice place on Airbnb that’s available. If you have a lower budget then you’ll want to book pretty far in advance.
Roma Norte also has a great scene it’s worth checking out.
As far as good goes, do not pass up trying the tacos Por Siempre Vegana. Whether you’re vegan or not, these are some of the best tacos in Mexico City which means they’re among the best in the world!
If you’re feeling really adventurous, befriend a local and ask them to tell you about the Tepito neighborhood.
I went to CDMX for 1 month and ended up staying 2 and still didn’t feel like I scratched the surface. One of my favorite cities!
✅ Fast internet
✅ Lots of fun stuff to do
✅ Warm in the spring
✅ Good air quality on average
✅ Spacious and not crowded
✅ Very easy to make friends
✅ Easy to do business
✅ Great hospitals
✅ Roads are pretty safe
✅ People can speak basic English
✅ Safe for women
✅ Very friendly to LGBTQ+
✅ Not many people smoke tobacco
❌ Not very safe
❌ Quality of education is low
❌ Freedom of speech is weak
❌ Not family friendly
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I've lived in New York City - Brooklyn - for over 20 years. For visiting tourists, the best neighborhood to stay in is NOT Bushwick. Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Ft. Green or Brooklyn Heights is preferable. Plenty of good transportation in those areas - subway, buses or Uber. Easy access to beaches in Long Island and New Jersey. There's plenty to do in NYC. Great restaurants, Broadway plays (!), and in the summer you frequently can catch a free concert.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️5h🌇 Also went here17 people×
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Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️12h🌇 Also went here11 people×
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I stayed here for a month in July last year. There's lots of cool aspects to the city but I hated it when I was there. The city has a problem with British stag parties, so if you look like you're a British male and speak English expect to be treated with disdain (it's fair enough) The Hungarians can just generally be unfriendly, especially bartenders. It's a weird experience waiting to be served while 3 people ignore you. Or buying the same drink and getting charged whatever they want (700-1500⭐️ Score💵 Cost 📡 Internet 😀 Fun 👮 Safety ✈️13h🌇 Also went here8 people×
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