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Is Fukuoka, Japan a good city for nomads?


in Fukuoka , Japan by @dries 7yr  | 2 comments

Dear Nomads,

Fukuoka is increasingly mentioned as an affordable location to live in Japan and as a more easygoing alternative to bustling Tokyo. Itโ€™s just across the pond to South-Korea (3 hours by boat), has a well connected airport and has recently been chosen by Monocle as one of the most liveable cities (nr 12).

I would love to welcome Fukuoka on the Nomadlist, so letโ€™s gather some intel here. What was your experience with the city? How much did you pay for rent, food and other? How to go about getting short-stay appartments? Please share!

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Iโ€™ve just got back from Fukuoka and itโ€™s so much better than Tokyo. The food is way better, itโ€™s generally much cheaper, the weather is hotter and it also has an amazing beach. The only real big expense is accommodation (probably around 80-100 GBP per night for even the smallest property) - probably because everyone wants to go there, especially at the weekend. There are also a huge amount of chinese/korean tourists which are increasing rent costs. On a budget it might make sense to stay outside the main city.The transport links are pretty good and you can use a bicycle as well. Itโ€™s nice to have a beer next to the river, there are loads of food stalls lined up at night all the way down the river. You wonโ€™t find any bad food in Fukuoka - I promise. You might have more problems here with the language than in Tokyo (there are not so many people who speak English).

We ate out in an izakaya and had enough beers and food for 3 people. This cost us 26 GBP in total - which I thought was an amazing price. If only it cost this much in London (where Iโ€™m from), people might be able to go out together and enjoy themselves!

A real first for me this time was having Crab Sashimi. You have to eat it straight away because it cooks/degrades in normal room temperature. Oishi!

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Iโ€™m headed to Tokyo in two weeks. And then later to Osaka. Interested to try out Fukuoka. Thanks for the tip and keep me posted!

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in Bari , Italy by @mitch_dina 3yr 2 years ago  | 7 comments

Greetings!
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in Mauritius by @wakkos 3yr 2 years ago  | 14 comments

Hello all,

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in New Zealand by @goldsaj 3yr 3 years ago  | 2 comments

Hi All! Iโ€™ve heard Spark and Vodafone are the best. I plan to move around, so I care mostly about having good coverage, and all Iโ€™ll need is around 1 GB of data or so.

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Is Three's 'Go Roam' package any good for British nomads?


by @alexnapierholland 4yr 3 years ago  | 2 comments

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in South Africa by @kirst85 4yr 3 years ago  | 12 comments

Iโ€™m a South African about to become a Nomad next year. I will still be employed by a South African company and receive a salary into my FNB bank account monthly.

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Iโ€™m moving to London for a year and would like to know where Iโ€™ll have the best โ€œaccessโ€ to other digital nomads as well as facilities such as coworking spaces. If possible (I know itโ€™s asking a lot for London), Iโ€™d prefer to live somewhere cheap (a relative term I know, but Iโ€™m looking to spend no more than ยฃ1,000), but still have the aforementioned items. Any help, guidance, or just simple insider advice would be much appreciated! Thank you =)

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My girlfriend and I started our DN life this March and went straight to Chiang Mai because of itโ€™s ease of living. We love it. CM is great โ€“ we got a scooter for 2700 THB, a nice apartment for 8000 THB all in, we get our laundry done for 50 THB, eat out at nice places every day for less than 100 THB etc. Arriving here needed nearly no preparation โ€“ it just worked out all by itself.

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Hi there,

Iโ€™ve been wanting to visit the Philippines for a while. I need a stable connection to make skype calls and get my work done. I have some questions:

  • If Iโ€™d spend a total of 2/ 3 months there, and would stay minimum 3 weeks and max 1.5 months in one place, which would you advise me to visit?
  • Any coworking spaces in those places? How is the Wifi availability in cafeโ€™s/ restaurants?
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  • Is it safe for a woman alone?
  • Is it easy to meet other nomads there?
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  • What was your average spending per month?
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  • Any major events that I should experience?
  • Howโ€™s the food?
  • Any other Philippines tips?

I know some of these questions are relative, but please give me your own honest opinion and advice.

Thanks!
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What's next for remote work and digital nomads?

 

by @levelsio 5yr 5 years ago  | 21 comments

Weโ€™ve seen A LOT happen over the past 2 years. Digital nomads have gone pretty mainstream and about half of my normal friends in some way or another travel a lot and are starting to work remotely for their companies now. Over half of startups have people working remotely.

The housing problem that we talked about back then? Lots of companies have popped up to try coliving projects and thereโ€™s now countless fixed and temporary retreats around the world.

I tried to add my bit by adding the social grid to the digital nomad scene letting people meet each other on here, organizing meetups and building out this site.

Butโ€ฆwhatโ€™s next? What can we do/organize/build now?

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by @ramblurr 5yr 5 years ago  | 24 comments

For some of us maintaining a US Based Bank is just a necessity. Either we never pick up residency abroad, or have a US based business for which a US based account makes life easy.

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Anyone know of similar services for small business online?

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in Croatia by @jbroomeresearch 5yr 5 years ago  | 40 comments

Iโ€™m thinking of spending August-October in Europe; Berlin was a strong contender, but Iโ€™m hearing good stuff about Zagreb. Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) to share?

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Has anyone registered a company in Japan as a means to acquiring a visa?


in Japan by @kko 5yr 5 years ago  | 1 comment

Iโ€™ve done reading on this topic but wanted to see if anyone actually had experience doing something like this personally. Iโ€™m thinking of setting up a GK (Godo Kaisha), which is equivalent to an LLC, as a branch of my Delaware-registered corporation for my startup, and granting myself a work visa through this new entity so that I can stay in Japan long-term.

Iโ€™m curious about how long the process can take, what the lawyer fees might look like, and what obligations one has post-incorporation. Thanks in advance!

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