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Low Cost European Destination for August?


by @jcw4yr  | 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.

Coffee shops or a co-working space would be a bonus.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I have a rental right in town on the island of Vis, in Croatia. Itโ€™s walking distance to the city beach and all local shops and restaurants. Wifi is being installed, and although itโ€™s small, itโ€™s comfy for a family. Send me a private message if youโ€™re interested. Hereโ€™s the island: www.vis-croatia.net

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@lena4yr

I just spend a few weeks in Lviv in the Ukraine and can highly recommend it. Itโ€™s surprisingly modern and has a bit of a feeling like Vienna or Italy. Food and activities are amazing and super cheap. Many high quality Italian and Sushi restaurants. A typical meal for two persons with a main course, a desert and a drink each was about 12โ‚ฌ.
There is a lot to do, also for kids. A coffee mine, where they heat your coffee with a torch, a castle on a hill, etc. We stayed close to the center in a fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment (airbnb) for about 350โ‚ฌ a month. We had good wifi and dirt cheap SIM cards.

Next time, weโ€™ll check out Odessa, which is close to the sea.

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Have you checked out โ€œCondado de Alhamaโ€, in Alhama de Murcia. I donโ€™t know the summer rates, but militarybreaksplus.com has many units for rent that you can view online. Off season, we were paying E350 / month plus electric for a 3 bedroom furnished apartment, with internet 10 down 2 up. You can walk to the Al Kasar center, where there is a grocery store, 4 - 5 restaurants, a bakery, a spa/salon, bike/golf bag rental, etcโ€ฆ All the restaurants serve drinks or coffee outside. Itโ€™s a very popular British destination. Hope that recommendation helps. We were there from December till yesterday 5/15. We are headed to the Italian mountains for a quieter summer, and less hot. Weโ€™d love to hear where you ended up. Good luck.

Edit: url was wrong, itโ€™s fixed now: militarybreaksplus.com

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@jcw4yr

Thanks that sounds good but itโ€™s about 1000 euros a month during that period.

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by @martinratinaud2yr 1 year ago | 4 comments

All members of my family has different needs and hobbies so how do you pick the perfect places?

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Planning ahead for the winter. Iโ€™ll be in Spain in the Fall and want to go someplace warm for the winter in or near Europe, but not Schengen. Was first thinking Cape Town, but the internet is slow and it is very far. Was also thinking:
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Looking to spend around 6 weeks somewhere in Europe this winter skiing and working. Donโ€™t need a big tech community but care more about it being affordable and having at least half decent skiing.

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Hi there, Iโ€™m currently looking at Allianz Global and IM Global as a health insurance for long-term travel in Asia. Any experiences with those two or are there better options for European residents?

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I heard from an American friend that he has several cards similar to the APEC Business Travel Card (link to Wikipedia ) that allow him to get priority treatment at immigration line in certain countries.
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by @justinbosco4yr 4 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.

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I hold South African/Portuguese dual citizenship, however I was born and (officially) reside in South Africa. Any recommendations for a nomad friendly european bank account ? Ie, one that does not require residency, proof of address, or have easy ways to get around these.
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Looking for tax representative offices, logistic solutions and Company incorporation in Netherlands. ?

I will be in Amsterdam coworking and checking these companies out? Honestly I do not want to end up with a hidden fees companyโ€ฆ

Cheers from Berlin,

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Iโ€™m dying to spend some time in a beautiful place (especially a place with mountains and a good climate) where itโ€™s possible to enjoy the outdoor cafe culture without breathing in lots of secondhand smoke! There must be some places that are kinder to non-smokers than others.

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(Bhutan is no goodโ€ฆ its daily tourist visa is way out of my reach!)

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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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Hi fellow nomads!

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A cheer for slow living! :camel:

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Hey guys!

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by @kfk5yr 5 years ago | 6 comments

Ok, I was just writing a PM here on banks and the question popped in my head. I am not a digital nomad, but I am very close to that way of living, in the sense that I donโ€™t want to commit to any specific physical location, long term investment (maybe only private pension), long term in general actually.

Now, I use Deutsche Bank. Nothing against them, but:

  • I hate to have an account manager that calls me telling me I should invest my money
  • The online banking is good but not great
  • Services are ok, but I donโ€™t use most of them and the one I would like (online everything please) are not there

So, I was wondering if any of you is happy with any of the digital banks out there? Criteria for a good online bank:

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  • they donโ€™t request a physical address and they DO NOT SEND PAPER STUFF to my mailbox

Anything like this?

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by @yago15yr 5 years ago | 12 comments

Hi fellow DNโ€™s
Iโ€™m searching for a DN โ€œlast minuteโ€ type website / service out there?
Maybe something similar to travelzoo.com and skyscanner.com or tripalertz.com but with more focus for DNโ€™s ? What I mean is I donโ€™t really care about the location - if I go to Mexico, Canada or Shanghai. If there is a good deal I might be seriously interested.
Maybe there is nothing like this yet in that case it would be something interesting to create.
Best Y

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by @oskar5yr 5 years ago | 15 comments

Hi guys

Does anybody know if there are special visas for self employed people in European countries? I dont have a European passport but i would like to stay a bit longer than the time allowed to tourists. I know Germany have some kind of visa but are there any other countries in the region? what about the UK?
Thanks!

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by @rxs5yr 5 years ago | 3 comments

I hear more and more about digital nomads (mainly from the US and Canada) flying cheap (almost for free) by taking advantage of bonuses given by banks / credit card companies. Iโ€™m not exactly sure how the system works.

Is it also possible to do for Europeans ? If so, how ?
If not, do know any other hacks to fly cheaper ?

Many thanks for your help.

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