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What are your Zanzibar recommendations?


by @purplespatula | 5yr  | 7 comments

Have any of you worked from Zanzibar? Itโ€™s mostly a vacation destination but the Internet is relatively good so we are planning to give working there a try in mid-July. Do you know any hotels, coffee shops or restaurants that might be particularly good for getting work done?

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@purplespatula | 4yr

We ended up being based out of Dar Es Salaam which was a good decision for us. We stayed in a beach house at Mbezi Beach and got better prices than in Zanzibar with ready access to groceries, etc. We tethered and 4G was plenty fast.

We spent a weekend in Stone Town, Zanzibar and really enjoyed it but it would likely be hard to find a good Internet connection there. The townโ€™s charm comes largely from its stone buildings with very thick walls separated by narrow alleys. Turns out thatโ€™s just about the worst configuration for cell signal :laughing:. Itโ€™s possible to buy pretty good wifi access by the hour at Zanzibar Coffee House but that quickly gets expensive.

We didnโ€™t go all the way around the island but cell service was certainly better by the beaches.

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@kmander | 5yr

Have visited before, but it was around 8 hours ago. Certainly canโ€™t remember internet access being good back then, and there were also power issues at times. Are things really much better?

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@purplespatula | 5yr

Vague rumors suggest itโ€™s possible to get good WiFi. Weโ€™re developers so are mostly sending text around. It sounds like mobile data is fast and not too expensive so we always have the option of tethering if needed.

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@alexlielacher | 5yr

@lognaturel you should have most of your questions answered here, and if not feel free to reach out to Fiona (who wrote this). Just tell her you know me :slight_smile: http://smartmoneysmartliving.com/2016/06/20/digital-nomad-guide-zanzibar/

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@borowis | 5yr

According to data at http://opensignal.com/ I wouldnโ€™t call that good mobile internet (and usually I find opensignal pretty good indicator). Hope it works for you. Let us know how it was!

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@angelicism | 5yr

I donโ€™t actually have any useful information, itโ€™s just very high on my โ€œomg must visitโ€ list, although will probably have to be just a vacation destination for me (since I work US hours). Would love to know whatever else you find out though!

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

Hey, I know that @angelicism has it high on her list of places to visit, so maybe she has some info. Have fun!

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I have two passports from different countries and am trying to understand where can I travel now. Is there a publicly available map of countries open for visitors by passport country that I can use to see what are my options? I was pretty sure such a thing should exist, but cannot easily find any.

Maybe at least there're maps for specific passports? Mine are Russian and American.

If there's no such thing, I'd be down to build one, let me know if interested to collaborate :)

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Hello Everyone

I'm planning to stay in Seville for 6 weeks for mid January - end of February. Do you any recommandations for a coliving or a place to live in?

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I am planning to travel to Mexico City next weekend and stay for 7-10 days there. I wonder if cafes, stores and other places like these work? And if cafes work, do they work as usual or only for take away&delivery? Will be very thankful if someone can help here.

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Is anyone travelling right now?


by @viktor | 2mo 1 month ago | 2 comments

Winter is coming and Iโ€™m feeling the ache of travelling after being stuck in the same place since the Pandemic started. Wondering if anyone is travelling right now? If so, where are you currently located and how is the situation where you are?

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Medellin, Bogota or Panama? Any recommendations?


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Medellin, Bogota or Panama? Any recommendations on a 6 month stay with the intent of learning spanish and running an ecommerce business(good wifi)?

Where is a good place to learn Spanish? I am coming in with an intermediate level of Spanish.

Where is the internet quality good enough?

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Podcast recommendations?


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

Hello everyone. Which podcasts are you listening too? Iโ€™m interested in topics such as:

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Help: Canada Taxman (CRA) Coming After Digital Nomad Who Has Not Lived in Canada since 2011. Advice or Recommendations?


in Canada by @bestscifireads | 4yr 4 years ago | 7 comments

Hey guys.

Iโ€™m in the unfortunate situation (and true Digital Nomadโ€™s worst nightmare) where the Canadian tax man (i.e. the CRA) has decided to come calling. And calling hard.

Any recommendations for Canadian Tax Accounts / Tax Lawyers specializing digital nomads / expats / non residents?

Hereโ€™s the deal:

Iโ€™m a digital nomad living in Thailand who has NOT lived in canada since the middle of 2011, and in that time, only been back to canada three times for a brief visit (with a total period between all those years of less than 90 days out of the 5 years).

I make an online income (affiliates, adsense, and such) of which all if it does not derive from Canada. And as stated, I donโ€™t live there anymore and havenโ€™t in many years. I donโ€™t own houses, cars, or anything (I do have a personal bank account though and a DL โ€“ you need those to function mostly). Iโ€™ve only used Canada as my bank account, from which I would send money abroad to live while outside of Canada, which was the entire period of time.

Anyways, the taxman back in Canada doesnโ€™t know this (that Iโ€™m a non resident) and of course has now come to collect. I had income tax demands sent to an address (parentsโ€™) stating I owe a very high five figure balance in income tax and owe it right away.

The whole digital nomad thing has just come to life the past years and when I left Canada in 2011/2010, no one new much about making money online, how to pay taxes when you donโ€™t live in your home country, etc. I was doing this earlier than most (from this forum, I gather itโ€™s common now).

I assume Iโ€™ll probably need a Canadian tax accountant and mayhaps a tax lawyer versed inโ€ฆwellโ€ฆdigital nomads. Iโ€™m going to call the CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency) and try to explain that I donโ€™t live there and havenโ€™t (and I can prove it), but yea. It may take more than that.

At this point, Iโ€™ve been looking how to properly structure my affairs (creating an Estonian Corp, creating an Thailand corporation) to properly handle how I should structure things in the future, but in the meantimeโ€ฆ

Advice or a recommendation for a specific tax specialist (iโ€™m from BC, Canada if that helps) would be awesome.

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Iโ€™m looking to hire probably an English fluent individual to help me with pricing and selling inventory. Does anyone have any experience with and recommendations for virtual assistants who can handle this work?

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