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🌇 Who's in 🇹🇭 Chiang Mai now?

There's lots of people here now, want to organize a 🍻 meetup? Post a message in #chiang-mai

💬 What's happening in 🇹🇭 Chiang Mai now?

ifdattic 
17h
Well I think if you paid enough they could make your joke a reality :stuck_out_tongue: :smile:
sylow 
17h
@ifdattic the nurse patched me up in Phuket was a tough mamacita, you would love her @ift
ifdattic 
16h
Nice
bobz_zg 
14h
Great. Thanks. I don't want to tether my phone anymore, it will ruin my battery
jakegarelick 
6h
Any chance someone could translate this better than Facebook can?
devrando 
6h
(unintelligible gibberish) !!! ha ha ha ha
devrando 
6h
oh, and taxi.
devrando 
6h
that's all i know. @slashdot or @austinmartin81 who both speak fluently probably can fill in the few small words I've missed.
foucist 
4h
Taxi driver said guy was rich because of something or other? Ha ha ha!
devrando 
3h
With jokes like those, who needs anemometers? 555555++

👍 Quick tips

💳 It is normal to tip 5% in Chiang Mai

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👩‍💻 Where to work in 🇹🇭 Chiang Mai?

Find more places at Places to Work in Chiang Mai.

🛬 Who's arriving in Chiang Mai soon?

✈️ People who traveled to Chiang Mai previously

🛫 Where do people go after Chiang Mai?

  • BangkokBangkok
    🎒 Nomad Score
    4.98/5
    218 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    good
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    You get somewhat acclimated to the weather after a while (and yes, the right wool fabric is the most breathable one so ignore that previous reviewer). I've stayed here on and off for about 4 years now. The expat crowd is great and there really is a lot of opportunity for collaboration. Many networking events every month and a vibrant startup community. The variety of food is some of the best in the world (although you will have to pay to get quality Western). Shopping is great. Nightlife could be better but should satisfy most people. The real downside is the traffic which has become basically as bad as Jakarta, although Bangkok has much better transporation (both skytrain and subway). Living expenses have risen lately so don't count on this being a budget trip unless you want to resort to street food. Internet speed generally has becoming really great. Fast 4G in all operators. If you stay in a new condo or hotel you will average at least 30Mbit – my current co work place runs at 600.

    🌧 37°99°AQI46
    +169
    $1,443 / mo
  • Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
    🎒 Nomad Score
    3.6/5
    187 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    bad
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Stay in luxury Airbnb with all mod cons for less than $700 per month. Eat for less than $5. It’s clean and has everything you need, including great supermarkets and restaurants. Stay away from KL if you want history etc, but if you’re an expat this ticks every box.

    🌧 43°109°AQI42
    +60
    $1,218 / mo
  • Ko LantaKo Lanta
    🎒 Nomad Score
    2.88/5
    185 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    okay
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    🌤 42°108°AQI11
    +33
    $1,353 / mo
  • PaiPai
    🎒 Nomad Score
    2.64/5
    175 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    bad
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    It’s easy to see why digital nomads head north from Bangkok and Chiang Mai to take advantage of the ast internet and cheap cost of living in idyllic Pai. Well-connected to Chiang Mai via bus and plane, Pai makes a great break from city life with its waterfalls, hot springs, spas, elephant treks and Pai Canyon.

    🌧 26°79°AQI29
    +32
    $1,769 / mo
  • Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh City
    🎒 Nomad Score
    4.4/5
    189 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    "omagad they like totally stole my iphone", "it's like the worst, everybody is like so aggressive" welcome to the Real World, maybe you now learn to appreciate your cosy first world country and stop bitching about your oppression and your rights. Ho Chi Minh is an awesome upcoming city. It has an original and still traditional look and vibe to it, interesting colors (check out japanese district) not swamped with brand shops (the local coffee shops dominate starbucks in terms of quality and design and some are open 24h !). The nightlife also has plenty of options and be sure to enjoy the view from a the many rooftop bars in the city. You get to see a city full of energetic, young people growing their country after a devastating war and under an authoritarian regime. You get a choice between older buildings in D1 or totally new apartment buildings in D2 all at great value prices. There are a lot of people coming here to work remotely and also to start businesses. Decent sports facilities readily available (check out mach's gym, UFC center). If you don't want to spend money on the gym you can always do a workout on one of the many parks that have bars for chalistenics available. However, beware the pollution and always wear a mask, especially in D1. This is the biggest con here in my opinion.

    🌥 42°108°ðŸ˜·AQI69
    +31
    $1,070 / mo
  • Hong KongHong Kong
    🎒 Nomad Score
    2.49/5
    206 reviews
    💵 Cost
    very bad
    📡 Internet
    good
    😀 Fun
    great
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    It's possible to live in Hong Kong on the cheap. You've got to live far out in the New Territories, or on an outlying island. I spent a summer living happily on Lamma Island for ~$500USD/month in rent for one bedroom in a shared flat. Rent is really the only tricky part--everything else is relatively cheap.

    🌥 13°55°AQI41
    +31
    $6,372 / mo
  • CangguCanggu
    🎒 Nomad Score
    5/5
    193 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    This is really great place to be as a digital nomad. It's not insanely Thailand/Laos cheap however if you're a bit older, 30+ and have a moderately successful business its a steal. If you've done Thailand, Laos, Vietnam etc and want a professional alternative to a backpacker lifestyle then Bali is for you. Internet is great. Food is insanely good, people are very nice- expats + locals. Really glad I found this place. Dojo has awesome wifi :)

    🌧 38°100°ðŸ˜·AQI67
    +25
    $1,216 / mo
  • UbudUbud
    🎒 Nomad Score
    4.07/5
    184 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    bad
    😀 Fun
    okay
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    This used to be the hotspot for digital nomads in Bali until 2016 when Canggu took over. It’s more deserted now and mostly filled with Chinese tourbuses, older Euro families and some yoga girls and yogi’s. Not as hip as it once was. Who knows when it will make a revival. I hope.

    🌧 39°102°AQI41
    +25
    $1,267 / mo
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