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Looking for a warm place, possibly near the sea with excellent wifi


by @mariaplslourdes | 10mo  | 12 comments

hello :wave: Iโ€™m planning my next trip (from January/February), and Iโ€™m looking for a place where itโ€™s hot, with the sea, and good wifi.
At the moment I live in Paris and work with San Francisco times, so preferably I wouldnโ€™t go to Asia.
Iโ€™m thinking, South Africa or South America, what do you recommend?
Thank you

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@jaystan | 8mo

If you are interested, Oahu is great. you would be up around 5am, but be done at 1pm, all afternoon to surf and explore. hit me up if you like, I have a great place to stay.

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@travelingpm | 10mo

Cape Town is my favorite location, but theyโ€™re dealing with rolling blackouts at the moment and the timezone isnโ€™t great for SF based teams. Once their government and Eskom get their sh*t together the timezone challenge might be worth it. Itโ€™s an amazing city - geography, people, beaches, music, art, food. The place has it ALL.

I work remotely for a SF company as well, and have chosen Mazatlan. Itโ€™s in the CST timezone, on the Sea of Cortez, warm climate, friendly locals, and the coworking spaces have 100mb lines which are good enough for me.

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@danielnovaes | 10mo

Florianรณpolis! It is cheap depending on which part of the island youโ€™re at, hot place during the summer, cool people, a good night life and a safe place overall.

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@samniddam | 10mo

Buenos aires

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@martonfodor | 10mo

The Canary Islands

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@levelsio | 10mo
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@tamas | 10mo

I loved Costa Rica

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@fabiomarastoni | 10mo

hi tamas, any suggestion where to spend 1 or 2 months? nomad working not vacation :pray:t3:

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@slybridges | 10mo

Around US time zones, you could think of the caribbeans (Dominican Republic, Sint Marteen, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands). There are cruise ships that hop on and off those islands if thatโ€™s your thing (largest ones have insanely good wifi those days). Cartagena (Columbia) and surroundings are a nice spot as well.

Along EU time zones you could look into Mauritius in the INdian Ocean or the Canarias in the Atlantic?

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@jayfloyd | 10mo

Which ones? Thatโ€™s my primary concern if I ever have to take cruise ships. I wonder if you can work reliably from a boat lol

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@slybridges | 10mo

I was able to work very reliably for 2 weeks last year crossing the Atlantic from Barcelona to Miami onboard Symphony of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). I was the only working soul at my tiny bootstrapped startup at the time and was able to do everything from customer support, to bug fixing, sshโ€™ing on a server and deploying to prod in the middle of the ocean :joy:.

Iโ€™d recommend you target the newer & bigger ships, or possibly the recently refurbished ones. Sites like CruiseCritics should give you some hints as to internet speed and quality on a particular ship.

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@jayfloyd | 10mo

Omg thatโ€™s crazy! I definitely have to try that! Thanks for the advice :slight_smile:

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We are hoping to travel later this year and we will be working remotely - how do you ensure you get good WiFi in places such as in India where the signal isn't always great? Do you have any tips on where to go/ what equipment you have to get?

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Hi Guys,
Iโ€™m planning out my next stops after leaving Medellin, Colombia soon where I can hunker down and get some work done with fast wifi and cheap living. Will be in Mexico first so starting a look there but wondering if coming back down to South America might make more sense?
My main concerns are budget and fast enough wifi for me to work from home. Other considerations are some nomad community (ideally also some English speaking expats as my Spanish is basic) and warm enough weather.
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We are leaving for Greece in 60 days and need good wifi for the 3 months we plan on staying there, this is a must! Iโ€™ve heard mixed reviews and the 8-10 ranking on nomadlist are not super encouraging. Has anyone recently worked from there? What should we expect? We plan on renting an apartment after staying in airbnb and would like to work from the place we are staying in. Thanks so much for helping me decide if we can continue on or change plans.

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Hello All,
We are a nomad family starting our journey in Medellin. India / Mumbai to be specific is our next destination.
I am finding it very difficult to find properties in AirBnB within a reasonable budget and makaan and magicbricks is cumbersome.

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Any help greatly appreciated.

Ricardo

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I'm looking for a European city with a great connection to the outdoors. Help?

 

by @justinbosco | 3yr 3 years ago | 23 comments

Iโ€™m in the middle of doing some research for our next destination within Europe and Iโ€™m hoping to get some suggestions from some outdoor enthusiasts whoโ€™ve spent time on the continent.

My favorite cities are Innsbruck, Austria and Bergen, Norway because you can be downtown having a beer one minute and thenโ€ฆ boomโ€ฆ up the mountain in the middle of nowhere 15 minutes later. Iโ€™m looking for a similar place to spend a month or two this winter. Places like these are hard to find because โ€œmid-size european cities with great hiking nearbyโ€ doesnโ€™t return too many relevant results on Google. Great adventure towns are usually in the middle of nowhere, the kind of places youโ€™ll need to rent a car to get to the grocery store, and places with good public transportation are usually concrete jungles. But places like Innsbruck and Bergen manage to combine the best of both worlds.

Has anyone come across similar places theyโ€™d recommend?

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Best WiFi on the beach in Playa del Carmen


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Been in Playa for a day working at Nest. Good spot - but I forget Iโ€™m in a tropical locale. Does anyone have positive WiFi experience with a bar, restaurant, cafe on the beach in Playa del Carmen? It doesnโ€™t have to be rocket fast - just not a slow, unreliable connection.

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Has anybody ever encountered a travel gear manufacturer that makes gear that is solid and durable, but that is intentionally designed to look old and crappy? For international travel, I want good, durable gear, but Iโ€™m uncomfortable walking around with slick, brand-new-looking, expensive-looking gear (especially with my family in tow). Iโ€™m happy to snatch up any good used gear (reduce, reuse, recycle) that weโ€™re lucky enough to encounter, but selection is limited, and durability is often compromised. Seems like thereโ€™d be a decent market for some durable but ragged-looking travel gear. What i have in mind is luggage, backpacks, laptop cases, smartphone cases, camera bags, infant/toddler carriers, etc. Iโ€™m sensitive to the preppy fad of clueless, well-off westerners dressing up like the poor in naive but trendy mockery, but thatโ€™s not what Iโ€™m after, here. I just want good gear that doesnโ€™t put a target on my back as we traipse around various parts of the world. Anybody have any thoughts on thisโ€ฆ?

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I want to volunteer at a Sledge dogs training school in the city of Inuvik ( north of Canada) from June onwards. As a travel blogger, this destination is very interesting, mainly due to the Midnight sun at this time of year. However, wifi availability is a real concern. Of course I donโ€™t expect to find coworking spaces but wifi is an essential work tool for us. Any experiences ?

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Looking a for a flat to rent in Barcelona from January for 6 months. Anyone?


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Hi guys, as I wrote in the title I am planning to move to Barcelona with my girlfriend starting from January 2017 and I am looking to rent a flat for 6 months, possibly in the Born area, but open also to other neighborhoods. My budget is around โ‚ฌ800 per month. Is anyone looking to rent out something that could fit my request? Any help would be appreciated!

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What alternatives are there for bad WiFi in Latin America?


by @ryanleonard1989 | 4yr 3 years ago | 10 comments

Hey gang, Iโ€™ve traveled pretty extensively through Central America and was recently in Colombia.

I love Latin America and want to continue to travel/work here, but internet connectivity is a constant issue. Hostel wifi is always hit or miss and when it does work, itโ€™s often slow or thereโ€™s no convenient place to work.

Cafes are even worse most of the time.

Iโ€™ve tried local sim cards with data and sometimes that works well, but skype calls eat the data right up and in many locations, the speeds are slow.

Iโ€™m willing to pay more for more reliable internet, but I havenโ€™t found anythingโ€ฆ

Wondering what most of you fine folks do and if anyone has any suggestions.

Also, what are some alternatives to hostels?

I know you can use AirBnB, but the locals jack the prices up on there (if youโ€™re in an area you can find anything on AirBnB). Apartment rentals can be found pretty inexpensively, but I like to stay moving and usually donโ€™t want to stay somewhere for even a month.

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Looking for a place to hibernate and surf in Jan/Feb/March - any tips?


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Hi all,

For Jan through March Iโ€™m looking for a place that as a) friendly people, b) warm climate, c) surfing, and d) reliable internet (either in cafes or a coworking space).

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  • Canggu, Bali (already was there last year, but too busy with work then)
  • Phillippines (I donโ€™t know where yet, but Iโ€™ve read Baler might be nice)
  • Mexico (but havenโ€™t yet researched)
  • Nicaragua (but havenโ€™t yet researched)

If anyone has some good info on this, please share! : )

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


in Amed, Indonesia by @adrienbetweets | 4yr 3 years ago | 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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How do you stay safe on public WiFi?

 

by @skatkov | 4yr 3 years ago | 27 comments

Weโ€™ve seen some โ€˜coffee-spot listsโ€™ websites popping in, a lot of them consider wifi signal quality, some of them measure internet speeds. But i didnโ€™t see nobody considering Wifi AP safety.

If we consider co-working spaces, we would think that it should be safe to use internet there. But coffee shop are a different deal, especially while traveling in less touristy places. I would like to encourage community to gather a โ€˜Digital Nomad wifi access point safety checklistโ€™.

Doing work an a road we should consider safety of our computer. Itโ€™s not just a matter of your personal data, usually clients and company could be involved. I really hope everyone uses secure connection at least over the VPN while you guys are working.

There are very easy measures to avoid โ€˜men-in-the-middleโ€™ attacks and other nastyness. Lets list all the checks we can run against Access Point to verify it security at some level.

Iโ€™ll start:
โ€“ Go to access point login screen and verify that itโ€™s impossible to login with default passwords.
โ€“ Donโ€™t use wifi with WEP!

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Looking for somewhere with snow


by @jb510 | 4yr 4 years ago | 9 comments

We spend a ton of time in the tropics and are craving a little bit of winter. There was a thread about ski towns: What are good ski towns for digital nomads? but Iโ€™m actually wondering about non-ski towns.

  • On the cheaper side
  • Reasonable internet and/or coworking
  • Has good public transit
  • Has snow without being mind numbingly cold

Anywhere on the planet is of interest from Bulgaria to New Zealand, from Harbin to Matroosbergโ€ฆ i donโ€™t really care where on the planet it is, just that itโ€™s not to hard to get to/from.

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Bad Wifi Solution? What do we think about OpenCellular?


by @bananaeatsmonkey | 4yr 4 years ago | 1 comment

I feel bad connection has always been a DN restriction. I just came across this OpenCellular article, and it seems like a solution to rural area internet access

Any thoughts? Or any similar product recommendation?

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Coworking or free wifi in Szczecin, Poland?


in Szczecin, Poland by @katloughrey | 4yr 4 years ago | 0 comments

Hello everyone! Iโ€™m heading to Szczecin tomorrow and wanted to find somewhere to use wifi or a coworking space to do a little work. Not having much luck searching online โ€“ does anyone here have any recommendations please? Also any tips on things to see/do with just a few hours to spare would be welcomed too! Thank you!

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Canadian resident looking for advice on reducing taxes


by @yesmad | 4yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

My girlfriend and I are Canadian residents that make a full-time income online, though affiliate commissions and ad revenue. As of right now, we have bank accounts in the US and most income is earned in USD.

The thing is that our income taxes are quickly rising to the point that itโ€™s absurd and would be well worth the time and money spent to reduce them somehow.

Can anyone comment on our options here?

Weโ€™ve considered moving around and not staying in any one country long enough to owe taxes anywhere, but that seems very difficult as a Canadian resident:

Reading up on the stipulations for being a โ€œresident for tax purposesโ€ in Canada, they basically want you to sell all of your belongings and cut ties with your family in order to not be a taxed resident. Is this true?

Another option weโ€™re interested in is incorporating in an offshore country that has low or zero corporation taxes. Does anyone have any suggestions here?

Iโ€™ve been looking into setting up a Canadian corporation, but the corporation tax is still upwards of 15%, plus youโ€™re taxed on what you take out of the corporation.

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Best mobile app for finding the fastest wifi hotspots nearby?


by @thom801 | 4yr 4 years ago | 3 comments

Iโ€™m currently using Wifi Map Pro on iOS. Works pretty well, but no indication of speed or quality on that app. Any ideas?

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Looking for an LTE carrier/plan that covers most of Europe and is good for tethering?


by @thom801 | 5yr 4 years ago | 13 comments

Iโ€™m going to be traveling through and working in many countries in Europe this year and Iโ€™m hoping to either use my T-Mobile iPhone 6 (should work based on my research) or I can buy a hotspot to tether internet. This way I can work anywhere and not have to be asking for wifi passwords etc all the time. Does anyone know a good carrier/plan/hotspot? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Also: Iโ€™m always looking for great designers and developers to work with. Contact me if youโ€™re interested. I have plenty of work for you :slight_smile:

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