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How is the safety in Bangkok after the bomb attack of August 2015?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @hydrofog | 5yr  | 2 comments

Hey everyone, I havenโ€™t actually set out into the digital nomad lifestyle yet, but plan to within this year. Bangkok is (was) a place that I was looking into very deeply as my first location to go.

But today a bomb went off near the centre of the city:

This scares me massively, and worries me to ever travel thereโ€ฆ after this event would you still recommend going to Bangkok?

I hope everyone who is in Bangkok that is apart of this forum is okay, Iโ€™m pretty sure I read that 6 foreigners died in the blastโ€ฆ RIP to all the souls who were lost.

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@fabhk | 5yr

Iโ€™d like to echo Joshโ€™s answer. There are about 25m tourists per year in Thailand, so your chance of being killed in a terrorist attack is about 1 in a million (this year), or somewhat similar as your chance of dying in a plane accident on the way there.

As Josh also suggested, itโ€™s generally sensible to avoid crowds and the most obvious targets (holy sites, dodgy clubs, skyscrapers), but even if you donโ€™t, chances are youโ€™ll be fine. Your coworking space or local restaurant are unlikely to be attacked.

Thereโ€™ve been attacks in Tunisia, Italy, India, Bali, Oklahoma, New York - would you suggest that everyone leave those places?

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@josh_works | 5yr

Six people died (sad) and 10x, at least, died in the last week on motorcycles, and that will continue to continue until you arrive.

Humans are terrible at statistics. This is why terrorism as a tactic is so effective. Youโ€™re 100x more likely to die in a car accident and get hit by lightning, and 100x more likely to get hit by lightning than be close enough to a terrorist attack to count as being a โ€œwitnessโ€, and probably 100x more likely to witness a terrorist attack than be killed by one.

Avoid visible unrest (protests, riots) and sketchy parts of town (in every city youโ€™re in) and you are almost guaranteed to never have a violent interaction with someone else.

Iโ€™ll be in BKK sometime next year. Maybe see you there?

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I would like to avoid having to come right back home, ya know? <3

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in Bangkok, Thailand by @andrea3018 | 3yr 3 years ago | 14 comments

Hello Nomads,
I would like to move in Thailand for 6-9 months starting from August.
Iโ€™ll definetely stay in Chiang Mai as base for most of the time but Iโ€™d like to do the first month (August) in Bangkok or somewhere else.
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Iโ€™ll move to Chiang Mai from september anyway but I would just like to start somewhere else since I have to wait for my girlfriend to come during september.

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in Vienna, Austria by @srg_b | 3yr 3 years ago | 3 comments

Iโ€™m coming to Vienna in August. However most appartments donโ€™t seem to have A/C โ€ฆ given that temperatures go over 30 degrees even now (June), is A/C really not needed during the night or do people there just have high heat tolerance?

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

Weโ€™re thinking of going nomadic for a month in August/early September with the kids in tow.

Ideally, weโ€™d like to hire a two bedroom place somewhere warm (or warmer than England) without breaking the bank. Also, easy travel from the south of England (Gatwick or Heathrow) would be good.

Near a beach would be good or a place with lots of outdoors stuff for young kids to do.

Either 4 weeks in one location or 2 weeks in 2 locations would be good.

Both of us parents work remotely so weโ€™d need reliable internet at the place of stay.

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Ho Chi Minh Safety


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

I am considering moving to Ho chi Minh to work on some projects for several months. I was all set to go until I was reading about the issues with bag snatching and reading blogs about getting robbed. I lived in manila and Iloilo for awhile and in the Philippines and had no issues but I was also younger and more care free.

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by @elirang | 4yr 3 years ago | 5 comments

Hi ,
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Where should we go as a family? Manila, Cebu or Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @kaizenpreneur | 4yr 4 years ago | 6 comments

Hi all,

I am looking to get some advice from the collective on where to set up a temporary base for 4-6 weeks in either BKK, Cebu or Manila.

Iโ€™m looking to spend 4-6 weeks somewhere with my wife and 3-month-old boy as a trial run on being a little more nomadic in work / life balance. In the months leading up to the birth of my son, my work situation become a lot more flexible. So, although I am doing all my work from my home-base, I really am not tied to being here for any other reason than it is where I am at present.

I am keen to spend a few years slow travelling with my family while working as a DM. My wife is open / curious about this but needs a little more experience and convincing, hence a trial run somewhere.

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My wife is a Philippino-Australian so we have family and familiarity with Manila and the Philippines (although neither of us have been to Cebu).

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  • Reliable and as fast as possible internet access

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By way of a little background, I have a history in digital marketing, internet marketing startup consultancy, mentorship and business advisory services.

Based on the above - which location would you recommend that best fits the criteria? any recommendations on property rental? tips or advice for DCers on the ground?

Iโ€™m in BKK for DNX in a couple of weeks if anyone is attending and/or interested in meeting up for a coffee or talking further.

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in Bangkok, Thailand by @csilver34 | 4yr 4 years ago | 15 comments

Hey nomads!

Will be flying into Bangkok from NY the second week of March to start off my travels & then move to the South of Thailand.

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in Bangkok, Thailand by @djar | 5yr 4 years ago | 2 comments

Hello everyone,
i am currently in Bangkok and looking for a coworking place where taking some calls would not be a problem. I understand that i.e. programmers need silence to work, so what is the solution?

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in Bangkok, Thailand by @djar | 5yr 4 years ago | 0 comments

I am really a lucky guy. :slight_smile:

On my way to Koh Lanta, i dropped my MacBook from about 10cm. Enought to brake the fan, which is now making starnge noises. Good start to my first nomad experience. :slight_smile:

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When Iโ€™m in BKK, I usually work at Hubba, but thereโ€™s been a lot of new spaces popping up recently. Iโ€™ve heard about Launchpad, The Hive etc.

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in Costa Rica by @geo_care | 5yr 4 years ago | 8 comments

Hi everyone,

I did a bit of research about Costa Rica and got my feelings all mixed up. I know that it is considered safe in comparison with the rest of SA but how safe is it? I read on a forum that you cannot walk with your backpack every day as you will probably get mugged (gunpoint included). Is this true?
I am a solo female traveler and pretty easy target Iโ€™d guess. The other topics here on Costa Rica contain very little info. Your feedback would be much appreciated. :slightly_smiling:

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in Bangkok, Thailand by @iramalama | 5yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

I need to get a few documents legally certified and am not really sure where to start. Whatever certifying remarks (if any) would need to be in English. Anyone have any ideas where I could find this service without paying a law firm a small fortune for the 2 minutes it would take to do it? Would an embassy (like US Embassy?) be able to do something like this?

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in Bangkok, Thailand by @now | 5yr 4 years ago | 3 comments

Hello,

Iโ€™ll have a Skype interview in a few days. Does anyone have recommendation for a good place to do this ?
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in Bangkok, Thailand by @kirill | 5yr 5 years ago | 6 comments

Iโ€™m moving to Bangkok in November, and shooting to find an apt. with wifi for under $500 / month, for probably just a one month stay.

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What's the Thailand visa situation for digital nomads in 2015?


in Thailand by @opt | 5yr 5 years ago | 8 comments

This is a FAQ, a โ€œlightning rodโ€ of sorts, and there are whole sites dedicated to discussion about the topic, but what is the real Thai visa situation in 2015 for nomads?

Iโ€™ve spent hours reading about this, but with all the tangents and pointless debate in various forums, itโ€™s difficult to get straight facts and answers (to the extent possible, understanding that this can be a gray area).

One one hand there are people talking about staying 10+ years, but then thereโ€™s advice from, for example, @CoffeeShopCEO, saying: โ€œThai consulates are also beginning to reject people who have back to back visas in their passports, so after a year or so, go do some travelling.โ€

It seems confusing to talk on one hand (as so many video series and similar money-making ventures do) about all the great deals on apartments and long-term stays, and on the other about taking all your stuff with you on border runs, because you may not be coming back.

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What's the best area in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @douwe81 | 5yr 5 years ago | 5 comments

Hi all!

My girlfriend and I are moving to Bangkok in 2 months. Weโ€™ve both been there a few times, but only on holiday.

We would like to know if there are any tips of where to best find an appartment.

Also which area do you think is best to live and why?

Thanks in advance for your help and answers!!

Douwe

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