Maybe some of you know good tips ?
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Maybe some of you know good tips ?
Thank you for helping.
I’ve been in Seoul for almost 3 Months this year. From what I’ve seen there are quite many rooms being rented on Craigslist and many of the posts are serious and not some rip-offs like in other places. I’ve stayed in a room from Craigslist and it was great and I saw there were quite a few others too.
Personally I would not recommend Itaewon because it’s really a foreigner ghetto there. I’ve been in Songpa (one of the less central areas) and I was quite happy there. Obviously many people do not speak English, but I’ve had the impression they usually try their best to be able to communicate, and learning the Korean characters is super easy which also helps (took me about 4 hours).
One of the things I really enjoyed in Seoul is that there are tons of 24h cafes, which was great for me because I usually work at night.
I was wondering if anyone found out anything more since the last post in April '15.
The habang.co.kr link above isn’t working anymore.
I’m planning to stay in Seoul for a few weeks this spring. Last time I was there I tried the Goshiwon and wouldn’t want to do that again. I also stayed in some ridiculously expensive AirBnBs, two of the three I tried having been of pretty low quality, so I’d be curious how to find a better option. Anything besides Craigslist?
Ok let’s go to Hanoi this year
I lived in Seoul for 4 years.
Its a tough housing market because of the key money concept. Basically, the landlord asks for 6-8 months rent up front as a security deposit.
You could look for goshiwon/goshitels. They are one room places that cater to students. I just found this site http://www.habang.co.kr/b_go_se_en?ckattempt=1
The other thing you could do is look into Itaewon/Haebangchon, the foreign ghetto. It can suck, but the language barrier won’t be so bad.
Aha, Japan is pretty much the same but it’s not a deposit, it’s a non-returnable gift. Are guesthouses for foreigners popular in Seoul? They are common in Tokyo and not as pricey, also available for one month or more.
I only spent a few nights in Seoul but all the Koreans I met complained about the price of housing there.
Hi @kathrynoh, I am also planning to visit South Korea for 3 months from July to October this year. Have been looking through AirBnb and Couch Surfing but yet to find any good deals. Most of the Couch Surfers are looking at a few days while longer term would be AirBnb and hostels. Do you think house sitting is available in Seoul or something?
I’ve been thinking about going to Seoul for a while this year and would be interested in knowing too.
I have had a look through Airbnb listings and some are by companies that you can google and book with direct, possibly making it a bit cheaper.
Hey travellers, how are you doing?
Do you have problems to plan your trip choosing any currency they want? For example, I’m going to the UK but would like to plan my trip (How much will I spend in housing/food/having fun/attending attractions?) in US Dollar or Euro or any other money.
How do you guys do it easily?
I am trying to figure out three things. An average of how much data everyone uses per month, a low end of how little data is used, and a high end of how much data can be used? I am not interested in your methods of acquiring data. I am just interested in how much you use as a whole. This includes both work data usage and your personal data usage.
I’m just interested on anyones experience of renting short term (1-3 months) accommodation in Medellin, Colombia.
I had a look on Airbnb of course, lots of places, on the more expensive which isn’t a huge issue… I’m just wondering if in anyones experience it’s better to take a room for a week and shop around when I get there or whether I should just book a month upfront? I recently had a bad experience with Airbnb so not dying to go down that road again just yet if I’m honest.
I’ll be arriving in Medellin from November onwards over the Xmas period and likely through till January, maybe longer. Another friend is coming with me so we could potentially rent a 2 bed apartment, or I’d also be happy in a studio or a private room in a decent house even. I’m thinking El Poblano or Laureles, as we are two girls with limited Spanish.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks
I’ve been doing some research about Guanajuato, SMA, Taxco and others. I haven’t really gained any definitive winners of the contest for best non-coastal town. I don’t mind a decent amount of foreigners as it will be my first foray into digital nomadism.
That being said, I do speak Spanish and plan on practicing it - but do not want to rely on it 100% of the time. I am planning on spending 2-3 weeks in Playa del Carmen or Tulum.
For me “best” means a. quality Internet b. traditional/Spanish colonial Mexico c. sufficient amount of activities within or near the town for 4 weekends / some weekdays.
Any answers are helpful! Thank you!
Out of the 3 Areas which would be most beneficial for a foreigner moving to SK?
(If you have experience with areas specifically I’d love to discuss the specific schools that are offering her a position - Not posting that here for obvious reasons.)
My Girlfriend has received 3 contract offers in Seoul/Surrounding area:
iii) Bundang, Gyenggido
We love being physically active through sport and weight-lifting, love exploring food culture, need good Coffee and live very modestly in terms of going out/expenditure.
I’m interested in renting in apartment in Playa del carmen, Mexico, for the month of March. I’d like to pay $400-600 US. Anyone know of any good ones that are within 10-15 minute walking distances of 5th avenue and the downtown Mega grocery store?
Any suggestions welcome.
I’ve been seeing a lot of budgeting questions floating around lately (not just here, but other nomad forums), so I thought it might be useful to start a thread where anyone who is sharing their nomadic budgets can drop a link (or the budget itself).
I know Betsy and Warren of Married with Luggage share theirs here: http://www.rtwexpenses.com/
My friend Ali isn’t full-time on the road, but she shares real budgets for her trips: http://www.aliadventures.com/category/real-travel-budgets/
Anyone else out there sharing budgets for nomadic life? Please share your links below!
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’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.
Hi fellow nomads,
my wife and I are traveling to Georgetown in October. We are looking for a small apartment with a kitchen, as we don’t want to eat out every day. Airbnb is pretty scarce or pretty expensive, e.g. 1,000 EUR/month an up.
Do you have any recommendations? We plan to work at @CAT but the room/apartment should have WiFi as well. Our budget is around 700 EUR per month, no shared bathrooms and a balcony would be awesome.
I’ve chatted to a few of you on the threads these past few days, and now I want to meet you all!
How about next Wednesday 23rd Sept? I’m happy to arrange it and was thinking To Je To would be a good place. Let me know if another date would be better.
Who’s in? If we can get more than 10 I might be able to make it an official Nomad List meet up.
Pretty much what the title says, I’ve been trying to find a few good blogs to follow by nomads in the mid-budget range. There seems to be a ton in the budget/backpacker range, trying to do everything as cheaply as possible or, in the mid-budget range but are short-term travellers.
There does seem to be a lack of blogs in the mid-budget, long term travel area that aren’t run by professional bloggers & full of sponsored posts. Am I looking in the wrong places or is it just that people in this niche are too busy making a living doing other work don’t bother blogging?
I follow Making It Anywhere, which is good but not updated much. Any other recommendations?
Me and my girlfriend are planning on staying 1-3 months in Santa Teresa, starting in May. Does anybody know how much we can expect to pay in rent, and if there are any good places online to look for apartments? Or is it better to look for a place once we’re there? So far we’ve mostly found more upscale options online but we just need a place that is safe, clean and that has a kitchen. A small studio would be fine.
Any help with this would be appreciated!
Hi there! I will be in Hanoi from 25 March and am looking to rent a room or share an apartment with someone. Probably around the West Lake area. If you have a spot in your place for me or want to team up and look for a place together, send me a message!
Or if anyone wants to grab a beer and show me the ropes that would also be much appreciated.
… or in any modern town (with multi-storey appt buildings).
Hi, I’m going to Alanya, Turkey this October/November (then moving to Goa). My plan for Goa is the following: I rent something via Booking/AirBnB for just 2-3 days so that we could be rested from the road. During these days I’m going to shop around for longer and less expensive accommodation. In India, they say, the best way is to do it “offline”: just go to streets and look for “Rooms to let” signs. It’s Ok, I believe, in rural area with 1-2 story houses, but how would one “shop offline” in a modern town like Alanya? I mean, you won’t go into a multi-storey apartment buildings and knock at the doors, will you? Any advices?
Maybe, there are some boards that locals use to rent flats? I don’t like prices on AirBnB, to be honest… Especially with current Rub-to-Euro conversion rate
Besides, our primary goal on this trip is to try living “like a native”; not interested in touristic attractions.
I’m looking for a good budgeting and expenses tracking software to track my expenses and my income, I don’t mind if it’s free or paid, but I can’t find any with all these characteristics which are fundamental for me. They always lack at least one or two.
What do you use?
I’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.
More curious about which neighborhoods to look for, something lively and fun as well. And any methods too, I’ve been looking at Airbnbs but get the feeling that it’s a little inflated on there.
What’s your approach/resources for finding medium term accommodation (I’m thinking 1 month-3 months as that tends to be the visa limit)?
Been building up my work this year whilst also being a traditional backpacker so moving far too quickly.
Next year is all about picking two or three locations and “settling” for a while.
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