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Introduce yourself โ€” who are you, where are you and what do you do?

 

by @coffeeshopceo | 6yr  | 670 comments

tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.

We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.

You know the ones - where are you from, whereโ€™ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.

The novelty of answering these questions wears off after maybe a week, but theyโ€™re nonetheless insightful and no matter how much we hate them, we find ourselves asking others.

So letโ€™s bring the dreaded backpacker questionnaire to NomadForum and introduce ourselves shall we?

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  • whatโ€™s your name?
  • where are you from?
  • how long have you been away from home?
  • what do you do?
  • where are you currently?
  • where are you going?
  • what has been memorable for you so far?
  • will you go home anytime soon?
  • what have you learnt during your time as a nomad?
  • [insert your own question here]

**

No need to answer them all if you donโ€™t want to :smile:
But the more you shareโ€ฆ The merrier!

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@joetravels | 8d

Hey everyone! Let's see, I'll chime in:

โ€ข whatโ€™s your name? Joe Frabotta

โ€ข where are you from? Cleveland, OH

โ€ข how long have you been away from home? I'm not a full-time nomad but I travel throughout the year. Right now I'm in Asheville, NC.

โ€ข what do you do? I'm the Director of Marketing for Anyplace.com, a housing platform for digital nomads (let me know what you think about it, if you check it out)

โ€ข where are you currently? Asheville for the moment, waiting for things to cool down.

โ€ข where are you going? In the fall โ€“ Cleveland, and hopefully San Diego and LA

โ€ข what has been memorable for you so far? I was in Bali all of February and it was amazing

โ€ข will you go home anytime soon? Yep, visiting family in Cleveland in August

โ€ข what have you learned during your time as a nomad? I started working remotely and traveling 3 years ago. I learned a lot โ€“ how to be productive anywhere, how to work with teammates in very different time zones, how to stay mentally/physically fit (take frequent breaks). It's a constant, evolving process!

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@mcostello | 8d

Nice to see another Clevelander in here!

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@joetravels | 7d

Word!

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@stasfilin | 25d

Hi all,

My name is Stanislav Filin, I'm 26 from Ukraine.

> how long have you been away from home?

Currently, I'm back to Ukraine, 'cause we have this global situation with the virus

> what do you do?

I'm a Senior Software Engineer at London Based company. Main programming language - Python

> where are you currently?

Ukraine

> where are you going?

Probably Japan. But first, I want to travel again to London.

> what has been memorable for you so far?

Met Alice Merton in Prague, first US trip to NYC

> will you go home anytime soon?

Right now at home

> what have you learnt during your time as a nomad?

To be more communicative and polite

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Hi Nomads! My name is Andrew, and Iโ€™m a senior at Stanford (and current Nomad due to Covid). I am working on a project aimed at improving remote working and office communication. Iโ€™d love to hear your thoughts on remote work. Iโ€™d be happy to help you all however I can as well. Please message me if you have a few minutes to spare - thank you in advance!

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@mfyz | 5mo

Hi Nomadlist peeps,

Iโ€™ve been a member for year+ but finally got the motivation to get involved and get engaged with the community here in the forums.

My name is Fatih. Iโ€™m a product/team manager with full-stack engineer background and father by night. My home base in Brooklyn, New York immigrated from Istanbul, Turkey 10 years ago and occasionally nomadic living human being.

I had a year-long moving around + cross country from the US east coast to the south then west and north route with my wife and twin daughters. We started when they were 1 year old and returned back to Brooklyn 5 months ago. Iโ€™d love to tell more about my journey taking 10 flights in 2 months in Europe with twin babies then spending 7 months on the road, driving coast to coast while managing a multi-time zone team of 6-10 people and trying to run agency/startup business.

Because of my kids, we sort of settled in our home base for now but I have a long time itch to do a southeast Asia for 3+ months with them and perhaps meet with some of you in person!

I would love to share more on this topic if anyone is interested.

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@adeohluwa | 6mo

Hi there!

Iโ€™m Adeoluwa Adejumo, Nigerian prince.

i stay in Ibadan, calm city and good weather for the most part

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@nomadsince2010 | 6mo
whatโ€™s your name? Dean
where are you from? Vancouver, Canada
how long have you been away from home? Since 2010 - 11 years now - only home average 1 week a year since left as still have Mother there.
what do you do? Own a packaging business I can run from anywhere.
where are you currently? Manila
where are you going? Want to do Cambodia - both big cities. Vietnam - the 2 big cities. And Chiang Mai. Have done the rest - and always end up back in Manila - English is so good and the people are nice. Internet getting better =) But ya - June to November - storm and rainy - sucks.
what has been memorable for you so far? Just seeing all of asia - swimming in some 30 floors above city pools etc. The beaches - wow.
will you go home anytime soon? Go home in June when can as my Mom nears her 80th so I try to catch every bday I can.
what have you learnt during your time as a nomad? Have to be patient. I get they doing best they can. Have come to accept culture will always be different no longer how long I am somewhere or know someone - will never really know them as didn't grow up like them.

My question - where is good place to go June to November for dry and warm weather? I need warm - like 28 Celsius and above =)

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@sv | 7mo

Hi, Iโ€™m Stefan Vetter and I just joined :wave: I am the founder of Wortspiel, a digital marketing agency from Switzerland. Weโ€™re a team of 11, working remotely since our start 5 years ago. Our clients include WordPress/Automattic, Swiss Post and the city of Zurich. My next trip will be to :thailand: Thailand in January. Iโ€™m looking forward to meeting you :wave:

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@saratravels | 8mo

Hello awesome nomads- Iโ€™m Sara!

Where are you from?
Iโ€™m originally from Texas.

How long have you been away from home?
Iโ€™ve moved around the globe a bit for the last 10 years. However, I like to stay in each place for a few years before the next adventure :smile:

What do you do?
Iโ€™m the Founder of a new pet sitting and travel app called Pet Digs :dog::cat:

Iโ€™m excited to help other nomads travel more easily! The idea is that you get a free place to stay in exchange for taking care of a pet! We just launched in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are currently available to US residents and citizens, however, we hope to expand to international travelers soon. Please contact me for details if you would like to join our community!

Where are you currently?
Iโ€™m currently based in Barcelona and go back and forth between here and the US (with some other travels on the side).

What has been memorable for you so far?
The unexpected friendships that I have created along the way have been the most memorable part of the nomad experience. Even if I was somewhere for a few weeks or months, it was wonderful to make a connection and stay in touch.

Look forward to connecting with other nomads here! Feel free to say hello!

Happy travels!
Sara

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@lunchbag | 8mo

Hi everyone, nice to meet you all! :wave:

Whatโ€™s your name?
Jen

Where are you from?
Toronto, Canada

How long have you been away from home?
I spend half of the year in Toronto and the other half (yes, the colder half) abroad. Earliest this year, my husband and I spent time in Fukuoka, Japan and next year, weโ€™ll be in Taipei, Taiwan from January through May.

What do you do?
I am the founder and one-woman show behind Lunch Money (lunchmoney.app), a multicurrency budgeting tool for the modern-day spender. I also maintain a personal blog at lunchbag.ca

Thatโ€™s my gist! Thanks for reading and looking forward to being part of this community.

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@samsou | 10mo

Hiii Nomads !
Iโ€™m Samantha from Switzerland, Iโ€™m heading to bangkok to escape the winter in December-January till June 2020

Iโ€™m helping people who hate their 8-17 job and lifestyle to become digital nomads actually, thatโ€™s my job :smiley: and I love to travel 6 month a year, and stay in Switzerland in Summer.

In Bangkok I will be staying in a condo but I donโ€™t know yet in which neighbourhood, and I would like to be working a lot, be productive, and also meet nomads who are in the same mindset in the moment (grow their business, not chilling)

Do you know some places, cool coworkings, or group of people that I could join to meet DNโ€™s ? :smiley:

Looking forward to meet more of you, and if youโ€™re in BKK, message me!

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@luchesigui | 1yr

Whatโ€™s your name?
Guilherme Luchesi

Where are you from?
Brazil

How long have you been away from home?
Iโ€™ve lived in Ireland for a year but in this new adventure it has been only 4 months

What do you do?
I am a WordPress developer and thatโ€™s what has brought me so far, but Iโ€™m trying to find new ways for a living as teaching financial hacks and also considering dropshipping

Where are you currently?
Portugal

Where are you going?
Spain > France > Italy > Turkey > ???

Will you go home anytime soon?
As long as my girlfriend and I still have money to keep travelling, I donโ€™t think so

What have you learnt during your time as a nomad?
Actually, Iโ€™m still on the process of learning, that now I am a nomad and not a tourist haha

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@mgordon | 1yr

Hello!

My name is Matthew Gordon. Iโ€™m 26, from California, and acquired a remote software developer job about three months ago. Iโ€™m extremely excited to travel, meet new people, and see what experiences the world has to offer. I have been in Mexico for a bit, but now deciding where to go next. My top choices at the moment are Prague, Budapest, and Belgrade. But please hit me up if you have recommendations, Iโ€™m open to many things.

I LOVE trying new foods/restaurants, finding unique bars for drinks, dancing, road trips, really anything as long as itโ€™s with good people. I also play guitar, read novels, and am starting to get into photography.

As an ice breaker, Iโ€™ll start with a short story. One of the best things Iโ€™ve ever done was buy and ride a motorbike across Vietnam. It took about two and a half weeks. I started In Hanoi and ended in Ho Chi Minh City. Even though the bike would break in a different way every day, and the storms would loose winds that tried to blow me off the road I had the time of my life. I was in no way unique doing this but the people I met, the adventures I had, and the sense of freedom made it unforgettable.

Please hit me up if you want to talk about cities, traveling, guitar, or anything you want. Iโ€™m also quite easy to convince when deciding on a place to travel to.

I look forward to meeting everyone!

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