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๐Ÿ’ฌ What's happening in Phuket now?

refuseillusion  
7h
Cheapest iPhones available in China are grey-imports smuggled in from HK
refuseillusion  
7h
Huaqiangbei in Shenzhen, just across the HK border
loren  
7h
I had similar thoughts about buying a Chinese market XR for the dual sim. Hoping Nokia's 7.1 Plus (Global X7) will work for less cash. Doesn't seem to be missing anything critical.
refuseillusion  
7h
If you plan on buying from a Chinese seller I'd ask them directly - the amount of knowledge they have is vast
refuseillusion  
7h
Android phones can be purchased with Global ROM flashed so it comes with Google Apps
refuseillusion  
7h
Although you need to trust the seller that the phone is indeed new and not refurbished (box needs to be opened to flash)
refuseillusion  
7h
Not sure that answers your question
refuseillusion  
7h
In HK I had a good experience buying at Sin Tat Plaza (actually some of the phones there are grey imports from Taiwan)
refuseillusion  
7h
This site can give you an idea of prices in HK https://m.price.com.hk/product.php?p=126985
loren  
7h
It's not always just a different ROM. Chinese market models can be missing things like NFC too.

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โœˆ๏ธ People who traveled to Phuket previously

๐Ÿ›ซ Where do people go after Phuket?

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4.97/5
216 reviews
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good
๐Ÿ“ก Internet
okay
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good
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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 โ€“ my current co work place runs at 600.

๐ŸŒง  37°C 99°F AQI ๐Ÿ‘Ž72
+38
$1,397 / mo
๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
4.81/5
209 reviews
๐Ÿ’ต Cost
good
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okay
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good
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I just got back here in late 2018 and it\'s better than ever. People who say \"Chiang Mai is overrun by nomads\" are really mistaken. I hardly saw them. I did see lots of Chinese and some Korean tourists, but they were all quite nice and mostly around Nimman. There\'s also the few American vegan midlifer\'s in the Old City center, but that\'s about it. Chiang Mai is cool and breezy, there\'s now public bicycles literally everywhere that you can rent for 250 THB or $6 (per month!) with the MoBike app. The red buses (or Songthaew\'s) are now legit and don\'t rip tourists off anymore, so you can drive everywhere for 30 THB or $1. People are nice. It\'s still super safe, even late a night. The food is better than ever. And thanks to the nomad wave of 2014 in Chiang Mai, there\'s now lots of hip cafes that allow coworking too. It\'s a great city.

๐ŸŒฅ  35°C 95°F AQI48
+19
$1,001 / mo
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3.58/5
200 reviews
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okay
๐Ÿ“ก Internet
good
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good
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great
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Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you\'re there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.

๐ŸŒฅ  43°C 109°F AQI ๐Ÿ‘Ž81
+12
$2,875 / mo
๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
2.88/5
185 reviews
๐Ÿ’ต Cost
good
๐Ÿ“ก Internet
okay
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okay
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good
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๐ŸŒฅ  46°C 115°F AQI25
+11
$1,514 / mo
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3.68/5
186 reviews
๐Ÿ’ต Cost
good
๐Ÿ“ก Internet
okay
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bad
๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
okay
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Whanted to write a review, wrote about 200 words than pressed the arrow key and left the page and the review was gone. Fix this shit. You obviously don\'t give a rats ass about UX

๐ŸŒง  37°C 99°F AQI29
+9
$1,208 / mo
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2.91/5
173 reviews
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good
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okay
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okay
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okay
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๐ŸŒฅ  45°C 113°F AQI25
+7
$904 / mo
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4.01/5
189 reviews
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good
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okay
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good
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okay
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Ho Chi Minh City is a big hot spot for digital nomads. Currently experiencing huge growth in the number of co-working spaces available. It has a slower pace of life compared to other cities. Ho Chi Minh City is well known for its coffee culture (many local cafรฉs), traditional architecture, and friendly locals. Prices for food and accommodation are low in comparison to other South East Asian locations. Added bonus: weekend getaways at the beach are just a bus ride away.

๐ŸŒฅ  41°C 106°F AQI38
+4
$1,056 / mo
๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
3.51/5
205 reviews
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bad
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good
๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
great
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The price rating bar is definitely wrong. Hong Kong is way more expensive than any other city I have been to, including London.

๐ŸŒฅ  34°C 93°F AQI42
+4
$3,112 / mo
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