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Discuss living and working remotely in Indonesia: Best place in South East Asia to live for 6+ months per year How to find a place to rent in Canggu for short-term? What vaccinations should I get traveling from US to Indonesia?


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Best place in South East Asia to live for 6+ months per year


in Indonesia by @miklaskroager |  | 1 comment

We're looking for a country in South East Asia that can function as our base, mainly for tax purposes. Meaning it will have to be a place where we can stay for the 183 days required without too much hassle.

We've been looking at Thailand, but have heard that it's very hard to do visa runs etc., so what other can you recommend? Indonesia looked like a good option, but the income rate is a flat 20% and very high for the region.

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How to find a place to rent in Canggu for short-term?


in Canggu, Indonesia by @mrtkawa |  | 2 comments

Hi ,

I will be staying in Canggu for approx. 3 weeks but still I havent found the place to stay yet.
I will be arriving on 5/19 and thinking of doing house search for first few days in Canggu.

If you know any good place around Canggu for short housing I would appreciate your advice!

Its my first time being nomad worker and any suggestion would appreciate.

Thank you!

Tetsushi

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What vaccinations should I get traveling from US to Indonesia?


in Indonesia by @metamas |  | 5 comments

What are the vaccinations I should get traveling from US to Indonesia? I read the CDC suggstions, but Iโ€™m curious on more anecdotal knowledge from experienced travelers to Indonesia.

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Experience with "Adobe Connect" in Bali/Ubud or Canggu?


in Canggu, Indonesia by @hg.weber_nomads |  | 1 comment

Hello, is there anybody around with experience with โ€œAdobe Connectโ€ meetings?

We are thinking to move to Bali - Canggu or Ubud, however our business demands working with this Adobe platform. Our concern is if latency is good enough and connection stable to do the teaching job from Bali to European located Adobe Connect servers.

Thanks so much fore any hint on this.

You can test the connection quality with Adobe Connect from your location to different servers worldwide from this page - for Europe there is a UK-based server listed to test:

Thanks again!
Gunter

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How much is scooter hire in Ubud?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @jameswander |  | 3 comments

Hi,

How much should I expect to pay for scooter hire in Ubud?

Thanks,
James

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Is Ubud Walkable?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @mementomoriblog |  | 8 comments

Hello,

Currently living in Chiang Mai and loving it.

Iโ€™m trying to figure out where Iโ€™ll go once burning season hits in late Feb, as I donโ€™t want to be here then.

Iโ€™m definitely considering Bali - but I donโ€™t ride motorbikes, and I donโ€™t really want to learn if I can help it.

Is there anybody who has lived in Ubud and gotten around entirely by foot? If so, what was your experience like?

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How is the quality of wifi & 3G in Amed, Bali?


in Amed, Indonesia by @adrienbetweets |  | 3 comments

Hi all!

I am considering going for 1+ month in Amed (to get more into freediving).

I need to be able to make Skype calls & other work-related tasks. I need a speed equivalent to one allowing me to watch Youtube videos.

Ubud is way more connected in comparison, so I donโ€™t expect anything wonderful.

Wondering if anyone has done this before & if yes: what 3G
provider they used, or what cafe/restaurant/hotel had a good/reliable
enough wifi connection.

Note that I went to Amed last year & the 3G connection on the 2 providers I used at the time was terrible. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m asking for help.

Thanks in advance!

p.s. I also posted this question on travel.stackexchange.com/questions/82403/quality-of-wifis-3g-reception-in-amed-bali

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What's the difference between Ubud and Canggu in Bali?


in Canggu, Indonesia by @edmoyse |  | 4 comments

Hey nomads,

Iโ€™m hoping for some advice from people whoโ€™ve lived in Ubud or Canggu. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each place? If youโ€™ve lived in both, which did you prefer and why? (e.g. surfing vs yoga, or varying WiFi availability, or better accommodation, or number of nomads)

Thanks!
Ed

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Bali: Legian, Kuta, Seminyak - coffee shop to work from?


in Seminyak, Indonesia by @bobz_zg |  | 7 comments

Im in Legian atm, arrived today.
Anyone can suggest a decent place to do some work?
And not to be coworking space, something like coffee shopโ€ฆ?

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Looking for mid-term accomodation in Canggu (ยฑ3 months)


in Canggu, Indonesia by @tvrhe |  | 11 comments

Hi,

any tips, suggestions? Itโ€™s for Jan-2015 through March-2015.

Iโ€™m ideally looking for a nomad house-style type of setup, in which 4 or more digital nomads all live together in a nice, modern villa. But Iโ€™m not sure if there are too many of those around in Canggu.

Otherwise a private room+bathroom or private apt. for around $600-800 will be fine (depending on the speed of the Internet).

Any help or tips are more than welcome : )

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How is Medan, Indonesia for digital nomads?


in Medan, Indonesia by @philhudson91 |  | 3 comments

How is Medan, Indonesia for DNs?

Flights seem well priced from CNX, accommodation seems cheap and it looks like a cool place!

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Any tips on renting a place in Ubud with decent Internet?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @tvrhe |  | 3 comments

Iโ€™m looking to rent a place for 3 months (or longer) that has relatively fast, reliable Internet.

I know this is Ubud weโ€™re talking about, but Iโ€™m not requiring Korea-like speeds. Anything that around 1MBps (= 4 to 8 megabits per second) and upload-speeds of around 100kbps (ยฑ megabits per second) will suffice, as long as itโ€™s stable.

Can anyone point me in the right direction and/or offer up any tips?
My plan thus far is to contact airbnb owners directly and ask for rates + a screenshot of their internet speeds.

Iโ€™m not on a tight budget, so Iโ€™m willing to spend a bit more.

Thanks so much! : )

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Is it fairly common and/or safe for a young single woman to rent a villa in Ubud, Bali?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @nihilista |  | 3 comments

Would this be considered relatively safe or is it advisable a single woman stick to some other accommodation?

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Any fast internet spots in Canggu or Ubud, Bali?


in Canggu, Indonesia by @mark_nagelmann |  | 5 comments

Looking for a connection I can work from, 2+mb/s would be awesome! Just leaving Seminyak, Bali and heading north to Canggu. Iโ€™m desparate for good internet so I can get some work done. Iโ€™m a programmer and need to download/upload ~200mb files on the reg. If you have any fast internet spots near Canggu or Ubud, youโ€™d be helping a nomad out!

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Which Indonesian visa is the most hassle-free for staying there for 6-12 months?


in Indonesia by @david |  | 6 comments

Which Indonesian visa is the most hassle-free for staying there for 6-12 months? By hassle free I mean reasonably easy to obtain, not too expensive, and ideally without frequent renewals. I will arrive in Bali in April 2015.

The visas that come to mind are:

  • 1 year business visa (but the first stay can only be 60 days, any following stay as long as I want?)

  • Half-year sosial visa (but I have to renew monthly and cannot leave for a few days without an exit/re-entry permit?)

  • Tourist visa which I convert into a sosial visa (probably itโ€™s cheaper and more hassle-free to do the sosial right away before arrival?)

Which did you try, and which were easiest? Do I need a local invitation, and what is the easiest way to get one without getting into obligations?

Would anyone be so nice and invite me for a business visa? If yes please PM me, we can talk of course before you agree to help me out on this one.

What I want to do in Indonesia (starting in Bali) is surfing, looking into starting an online business, or โ€˜looking into investment opportunitiesโ€™ (if arriving on a business visa).

By the way, I have an EU passport.

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How do we find accommodation with decent internet in Canggu, Bali?


in Canggu, Indonesia by @poppyjikko |  | 3 comments

How do we find accommodation with decent internet in Canggu ?

Last time we just tried every single guesthouse in our are of interest and found interesting places. We will come back for july-september (quite high season) and wonder if we could find better deals (villa or flat sharingโ€ฆ).

Any experience to share ?

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My wife and I are in Ubud โ€“ would anyone like to meet up?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @danielgenser |  | 2 comments

Hi everyone, my wife, Devon, and I made it to Ubud yesterday, and have been hanging out at Hubud a bit today and otherwise wandering around. Iโ€™m wondering if anyone would like to meet up? We donโ€™t really know anyone here and would love to make some connections. This is our first nomad stop โ€“ weโ€™d love to hear your stories, find out more about what to do here in Bali, and otherwise get to know some new people.

Letโ€™s meet up!

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Anyone in Ubud, Bali and San Francisco wants to swap houses with Zagreb?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @lora |  | 1 comment

Hi everybody!
I actually started writing a post asking for help in finding a cheap, but cool accommodation in Ubud, Bali (May) and San Francisco (June, July), but then it hit me maybe someone here could be interested in swapping houses?

We are one or two couples (one is still deciding), software developers, and we want to try out digital nomadism. But, accommodation is so expensive!

I have a cute little flat in Zagreb, Croatia, available throughout the year, and my parents have an apartment in Novalja, island Pag (seaside! :wink: ) available until 1.6. and after 5.9. If you are interested and have places in Ubud or San Francisco, send me a message, and Iโ€™ll send you links to these properties. Fingers crossed!!

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Do you know any gyms around Ubud, Bali?


in Ubud, Indonesia by @rad4ever |  | 3 comments

Whatโ€™s the best gyms in Ubud, Bali? Preferrably looking for something with a pool and spa near to it tooโ€ฆ

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