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What do we need to provide for you to choose Croatia as your destination?

 

in Croatia by @mirko | 5yr  | 38 comments

Hello everyone! Weโ€™re a few IT professionals from Croatia, having our own companies/startups in various cities (on the coast) but all of us also own and manage properties for tourists (villas, houses, B&Bs, et.). We would like to use those properties and connect them with our passion for IT by making them available for digital nomads out there.

Those are all high quality accommodation so during a high season I think it would be too expensive, but off season (October till April, depending on the place) weโ€™re able to cut prices A LOT because our main motivation is to network with other IT people out there and promote our location.

Obvious advantage (we believe) is that weโ€™re IT people, so Internet connection (mostly 8 Mbit to 120 Mbit cable or DSL) and other technical issues would not be a problem like in other mostly tourist-oriented places. We also have personnel to assist you in any needs you might have (laundry, paperwork, information, etc); we have contracts with surrounding restaurants and probably could get a good price-cuts for your stay; we could rearrange some space to offices or meeting rooms; because weโ€™re in several different cities (like Split and Zadar) we could arrange a โ€œtourโ€ of several cities or you can choose to be static in one of the cities, etc.

But the question remains, does this make sense to you and what do you need to make Croatia your next destination? We would love to try and meet all those requirements if possible and would appreciate any comment.

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@gohomebase | 5yr

Hi @mirko. Iโ€™m building a startup that helps digital nomads find housing solutions, so they can easily & affordably live for a couple months in different places. If you have a good digital-nomad-friendly place in Croatia, Iโ€™d love to include it. To start, Iโ€™m building it as a house rotation model among remote workers, so itโ€™s an exchange as opposed to a rental. If that could work for you, Iโ€™d love to put Croatia on the homebase map. Any place needs to be very conducive to remote workersโ€ฆโ€œmustsโ€ include reliable wi-fi, a desk/office/work space of some sort, and high walkability. I also am personally looking for spots next yearโ€ฆIโ€™ve spent the last year living in a different city every month, and need some new spots! DM me if I can be helpful!

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@katelynmsmith | 5yr

I spent a month in Croatia recently as a digital nomad. To me, itโ€™s have co-working spaces with locals and good internet - across Croatia. I was in Cavtat and although small, it would be nice to have some sort of cool (even if small) co-working space. We had to use the hotel internet which couldnโ€™t handle our usage (we were 70 digital nomads) so we had to bring in our own in addition to the hotels. That being said, for the smaller areas like Cavtat, more cute quiet coffee shops with random seating areas (couches etc), good vibe, plugs everywhere and good internet so digital nomads feel they can prolong their stay a few hours to work. Prague has great coffee shops for digital noamds. Something you could use as reference. La Bohemme was my favourite and something with that energy would probably do well in Croatia.

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@midlifenomad | 5yr

Hiya Mirko,
We are more midlife digital nomads with a motorhome looking for a place to park for at least a month mid October. Prefer a quieter location with good wifi, place to park the motorhome that has access to power, toilets and showers.

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@mirko | 5yr

Hi @MidlifeNomad ,
Croatian coast is pretty popular among motorhome tourists and there are numerous camping sites. Unfortunately I donโ€™t know much about their offer. I think a good start would be: http://www.camping.hr/

The only camping site I visited was Solaris complex near Sibenik which is one of the best camping sites in Croatia, but I donโ€™t think itโ€™s โ€œquietโ€ :slight_smile: Itโ€™s humongus with hotels, water parks, etc. In Split area where I live, very popular is the one just 5 minute drive out of split, in Stobreฤ: http://www.campingsplit.hr/

I suggest to check and double check Internet access quality directly with camping site.

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@deb_auchery_ | 5yr

I would say that neighbouring Serbia is a better choice. Croatia is nice in summer, but is very boring the rest of the year. Zagreb is known as probably the most boring capital city in Europe. Serbia is cheaper, and Belgrade and Novi Sad are great cities to live in

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@mirko | 5yr

Deb, thanks for helping us find answer on topic question :smile:
I donโ€™t want to follow off topic and compare cities in the region, but I can say that Iโ€™m pretty sure you can find a bit for every taste in Croatia. A getaway from crowds in little places, to crowded cities with more nightlife and events.
But still, its important question and I also wondered how important night life is for nomads. Iโ€™ve seen many running away from crowds, not even liking shared co working spaces, and some other that prefer a crowd.

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@travis | 5yr

Iโ€™m probably not the typical DN, but I travel with my wife and young son, so nightlife is not a priority at all for us :laughing:. Again, probably not representative of most people, but Iโ€™m sure some people prefer a quieter, relaxing atmosphere.

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@mirko | 5yr

One more update, this time about accommodation. I managed to find several small apartments and rooms in the center of Split (old town). All those are very nice because they are rented during summer, 100 - 150โ‚ฌ per night. Off season (and in the old town Split it is from November 1st till April 1st), I will probably manage to arrange price with owners for about 600-900โ‚ฌ per month. Price includes all costs (no extra electricity, etc) and weekly cleaning and new sheets/towels. For a little extra, you could have laundry service and cleaning whenever you want. ALL those will have (or already have) download speed of 42 to 60 Mbit and upload speed of 10,50 to 15 Mbit.

Therโ€™s a lot of variation in type of places. You have B&B like places with 3 to 10 units in one place so there is a good chance you could meet other nomads but still you donโ€™t share anything, there are places where you share terraces and kitchens, there are places that are regular apartments/flats alone, with no other units nearby.

On top of this, especialy for those that rent rooms because they donโ€™t want to cook themselves. Iโ€™m pretty sure I can arrange breakfast + lunch or dinner in nearby restaurants for as low as 10โ‚ฌ daily per person!

Now, price-wise, and considering that this is in the old town of Splitโ€ฆ do you think those prices could work for anybody off season?

P.S: Iโ€™m also investigating if it is possible to throw in a decent chair to work on, not Aeron but decent, like this: http://www.velinac.hr/ea/wp-content/forum/uploads/2015/03/Sit-Net-1-470x470.jpg I believe it will be possible to have this for free.

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@mirko | 5yr

Iโ€™m spending some time asking around about some services and even looking up for some apartments. itโ€™s taking me some time and is slower than I expected. For now, lowest offer I got for off-season monthly bike rental in Split is 100โ‚ฌ. Somehow I guess it should go down to about 65โ‚ฌ but am still waiting for some offer. Also for scooters. Will post it here.

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@poppyjikko | 5yr

Croatia is on our shortlist for January and February !

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

croatia is pretty popular with the DN community. judging by the conversation in the #croatia channel on #nomads, there are several people there right now. And I can see why. I was only in Split a few days but I liked it and I could see staying there for a few months.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

I loved it there. I want to live there at some point. I made it a point to try cevapi in a different place every time and found some amazing places. i dream about it. lol

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@mirko | 5yr

@hannahvictorius, Solin is nice, but still it hurts me you havenโ€™t been much to Split. I still have few days available in September in my place and I offer you a free room/apartment there for a day. So miss that late bus and spend a day in Split :slight_smile: Iโ€™ll DM you with links.

@tomislavmamic, yes, we can do a lot, but to be honest Iโ€™m surprised how live this thread is. I was prepared for months of slow general comment, not related to Croatia but to housing in general, and then 4 nomads already at your place!? Wow. I have some time, Iโ€™m ready to invest it in this. I hope we can do something quickly.

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That is so generous! I will check it out right now and try to arrange a meet up with some people for the same time :smiley:

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@tomislavmamic | 5yr

@mirko youโ€™ve hit the right spot!
And weโ€™ll have 6 nomads in our place from next week. Possibly more!
@theunis wanted to be here for a day or two and ended up here for two weeks.

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Iโ€™m so pleased to hear that. I lived there for a while and Sarajevo has had my heart ever since. I think Iโ€™m most excited to have the food again though :stuck_out_tongue: Cevapi, sirnica, Sarajevski sahan, dolma, baklava, tufahija - all of it!

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

yeah. i was only there a short time. was supposed to be 2 days, stayed 5. would have stayed longer but had a flight booked from Belgrade. I really liked it and will definitely go back.

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@lightmotif | 5yr

Sorry you ended up so far out, @hannahvictorius, but sounds like itโ€™s been working out. I would advise you to ride the wave and not give in to the home sickness, not yet! :smile:

We ought to think about creating a couchsurfing-type service just for nomads. I think it would be easier to find and share couches within our community (rather than using Couchsurfing) โ€“ thatโ€™s exactly what Iโ€™ll be doing my first couple of days in Split, which will give me a chance to look at apartments and meet owners in person once I get a sense of the neighborhoods.

Anyway, Iโ€™m definitely up for meeting up with folks end of week/ weekend! :smile:

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It is a great little town, thatโ€™s for sure!

If you need a sofa, we have one here at our apartment in Solin. Not as nice as being central, but itโ€™s a great space :slight_smile:

Iโ€™m going to Sarajevo on Friday until Sunday but perhaps we can try and arrange something for Thursday eve. I will see who I can collar at Amosfera when I drop by this week.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

sarajevo is awesome!! have fun and eat some cevapi for me! :smile:

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Oh I will! Plenty of it :wink:

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@travis | 5yr

Iโ€™m very interested in something like this. Croatia has been on our list (myself/wife/son) to visit for a while now. @mirko please feel free to DM me with more information :slight_smile:

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I agree @suuzin, apartment hunting is pretty rubbish, even if you do your research in Croatian. Online just isnโ€™t easy. As Split is the first time Iโ€™ve gone nomad, I wanted to have as much set up as possible, so weโ€™ve ended up in Solin which is a 15 min bus ride away.

Itโ€™s a good location and the apartment is excellent (although the 10mb internet gets slow with two of us - one coding php and the other editing photos and writing).

Yet Iโ€™ve only found myself venturing into Split once so far and the last bus back home is 23:30. Otherwise itโ€™s a 90min walk, which is possible, but not great. I might go into the city tomorrow and see if I can negotiate a cheap monthly bicycle rent. If you know of anywhere @mirko, Iโ€™d be happy for you to share.

Also, this is a test run for me. I have enough money but not a lot and Iโ€™m definitely feeling a little home sick. Have thought about abandoning ship earlier than planned, but going to try and ride the wave. So if anyone wants to meet up while theyโ€™re here, it would be great to chat to some friendly people :slight_smile:

For comparisons sake, we found our apartment through Airbnb for $800 for the whole month, so between two it isnโ€™t bad and is cheaper than my rent in the UK. Itโ€™s got a double and single room, sofa bed and air con. Kitchen is good and washer/shower also great. Only downside is a lack of balcony, but thatโ€™s minimal.

Iโ€™ve found most people happy to provide details of internet speeds, but Iโ€™m going to get the 5GB data sim top up today that @levelsio mentioned, and use that as back up.

Airbnb link for further info

Really good thread though, and Iโ€™m keen for Croatia to mean more to tourism than just beaches and festivals. The ruins in Solin and the fortress at Klis are so beautiful.

Hiked 4.5 miles to the top of one of the surrounding mountains yesterday and the view of the peninsular and mountains was amazing. Croatia is stunning!

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@tomislavmamic | 5yr

Hey Hannah,
I live very close to Solin so I know how disappointing it is to have the last bus at 23:30h. But on other side, this small town is so lovely and calm, itโ€™s great place if you want to get away from crowd.
We have a small group of nomads here in Amosfera, they are all so great, they even went to Plitvice lakes together this week! It will be great meeting you!

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Hey!

You are right, it is lovely. Definitely fallen for it :smiley: Looking forward to meeting you guys. Thanks for making me feel so welcome.

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@mirko | 5yr

Thx all for such a great comments and tips. Weโ€™re already working on some. A few comments about mentioned topics:

Weather: (@Ani and @skat)
It all depends where youโ€™re coming from. Croatian coast (Dalmatia) is a sunny place. It almost never snows and hardly ever reaches 0, even in the middle of the winter. Average high in winter is 12-15 Celsius (day/night average is 7). But almost every week, even in the middle of the winter, there are sunny days when everybody goes out. in general Dalmatia likes to live โ€œoutโ€. As soon as you see the sun, everybody is out in cafes, etc. So, for a Scandinavian, our winter is like a summer :slight_smile: but yes, for a guy working in Thailand it is not. Take a look here for Split which is an average for Dalmatia: http://www.holiday-weather.com/split/averages/
Of course, Dalmatia in the summer is a fantastic place, temperatures up to 38 C, swimming, diving, sailing, full of tourists, but Iโ€™m worried about pricing then. We rent our rooms or apartments for 100-150โ‚ฌ per night then! And we sell 95-100% capacity easily then. In that period, your only option is short-period rent of apartments outside of the city center and that means youโ€™ll be alone in a flat without much services available or company of other nomads (other than in co-working places).
Off season, price can drop dramatically and you can find peace on some places or a lively larger cities like Split is.

Community, meeting locals, networking (most of you mentioned this) - we will look into this and have a few meetings on our locat IT events. I donโ€™t think this would be a problem at all.

landing package and other services (@hannahvictorius, @wanderingdev ) - this is easy :smile: SIM cards, bus tickets, etc. Bikes and scooters are also easy. Remember weโ€™re full during summer with all those services in our cities to serve much more tourists. When off season comes, with us locals working on it, we can get great deals on those because they sit in garages waiting for the summer anyway.

Coworking (@levelsio ) - the only one I know is Am!osfera. There are iniciatives in several cities on the coast to work with our local governments to improve this. @marko_zd is doing it in Zadar and several IT companies in Split already had few meetings with the city government but administration is slow here and I believe at the end itโ€™s going to be a private initiative. But in the meantime, we know several IT companies on the coast and are very sure you could find a working spot in one of those too, for free and together with some networking and meeting people. If anyone is interested, I can help there too, until we make it more organized.

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@tomislavmamic | 5yr

Hey @mirko,
your idea is absolutely great! Weโ€™ve had many requests from DMs for help with finding an apartment, buying a monthly bus ticket or renting a bicycle. What I have seen, general case is that DMs pay much more for their apartment over Airbnb than local people. I think that a website with list of good apartments would be great! If you do it, we will surely use it!
Also, if youโ€™re interested we can organize a digital nomad meetup in Split, I think there is at least a dozen of them here!

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@lightmotif | 5yr

Hi @mirko - I work as a UX Designer and will arrive in Split in a few days. So Iโ€™ll happily take any recommendations for apts! I think the other suggestions here sound great โ€“ meetups for nomads always appreciated.

I went through a rather confusing housing โ€œpre-searchโ€ recently, I guess you could call it, because the basics of fast internet and some other things werenโ€™t provided in the off-season rentals I was offered โ€“ I felt like I had to dig for details like is there an oven and washer provided, etc. And I didnโ€™t (and still donโ€™t) have a clear idea of what different neighborhoods are like.

A friend also was very surprised at the quality of place she rented on AirBnB when she showed up, and had to switch. (Iโ€™m sorry to report I also have a Croatian-American friend who nearly got scammed on a rental in Croatia!) So Iโ€™ve decided to not rent until I show up in person to see places and meet the ownersโ€ฆ and I know Iโ€™ll have to play the whole negotiating game, which is time-consuming. Still, Iโ€™m looking forward to itโ€ฆ but I think a list of nomad-approved apartments with reviews of not just the apts but the neighborhoods would be a great help! Thanks for asking.

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@levelsio | 5yr

Iโ€™m in Croatia now (in Split). I really like it. Itโ€™s very mellow, relaxed, people are exceptionally friendly, I had some old Yugoslavic/Soviet prejudice that people would be cold and angry, but itโ€™s completely the opposite. Also the food is fresh everywhere, even in the touristic fast food places, really surprised (in a good way)!

Itโ€™s also very cheap (especially housing).

I think room for improvement would be getting more coffee shops with nice desks (just like most of Southern Europe, thereโ€™s only Italian-style coffee shops with round desks, and relaxing chairs, which suck for working and itโ€™s frowned upon to sit with a laptop).

I visited Am!osfera (the coworking space in Split), and itโ€™s a great start, and I hope it can modernize more soon. See https://hubbathailand.com or http://hubud.org as an example. Thereโ€™s only 1 coworking space in Split, probably a few more in the rest of the country, but there needs to be a lot more. Maybe you can ask the government to subsidize the building of more modern spaces to work.

I wish there was more taxis here, seems like only a few. Public transport is okay, but taxis would definitely help to get around more.

Internet has been pretty great and fast. The mobile 4G is great too (I use BonBon, with 5GB for I think 6 euros, pretty amazing).

So yeah, most importantly, more spaces to work!

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@skatkov | 5yr

I donโ€™t know how bad it gets in Croatia during winters. But only thing that could motivate me to go to cold is snowboarding.

The issue is iโ€™m not even prepared for cold weather.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

scooter rental is a great idea!

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Iโ€™m here right now with my brother in Solin.

Iโ€™ve been visiting Croatia since 2010, so Iโ€™m familiar with what it has to offer. For us, the shoulder season is good because it is still warm but prices are a little cheaper and we can still get cheap flights from the UK and other parts of Europe. It gets much harder over the winter months.

As @wanderingdev said, a landing package would be very useful. I know how to get a sim, but it can be quite confusing for travellers. Also, a multi trip bus ticket would be a great part of that too. Or even better, access to affordable monthly bicycle and scooter hire, because that seems non-existent.

I think organising some sort of community meet up would be very important, and getting to know some locals too. I know there is couchsurfing etc. but these things get a lot quieter from September onwards. Same with nightlife. It isnโ€™t a high priority for me, but a lot of organised events only run until early September.

Iโ€™d love to go for a beer and maybe catch a Hajduk Split game with some other nomads and tech/non tech locals. Iโ€™ve just realised I should probably check the fb meet up to see if anything is plannedโ€ฆ

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@ani_goes_tweet | 5yr

I follow the weather, so Iโ€™m not too sure about Croatia during the winter, at least for myself. But I would want a reliable WiFi connection (which as you say is a given here), a good desk, independent accommodation (i.e. no sharing of facilities), washer (I want to do my own laundry). Those are the top items on my list. If I find that I have to share, a peaceful (read: non-party), non-smoking environment is essential.

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@marko_zd | 5yr

Hi, everyone. Thank you, @wanderingdev & @gdpelican , for constructive feedback & ideas. It will help us a lot recognizing your needs and expectations regarding Croatia.
I am one of those IT professionals @mirko mentioned in the first post, located in Zadar, willing to host & meet DMs from around the world. Please, spread a word about this thread so we can get as much feedback as possible. Thanks once again!

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@gdpelican | 5yr

Iโ€™d be happy to get looped in on this as well; Iโ€™ll be looking for a place around late-October / early November.

As far as attracting DNs to Croatia, I think @wanderingdevโ€™s right on the money that itโ€™s a marketing effortโ€ฆ Game of Thrones has put Croatia on the map for a lot of people, and so itโ€™s decently well known at this point, and so offering affordable short-ish term housing with good internet and pretty pictures of the Mediterranean is a great start.

My other big draws as a DN are a) finding a community and b) being able to interact with locals (being a tourist / walking piece of money meat gets a little old and sad after a while), so those are good things to push into the marketing as well; (come join us, weโ€™ll show you around; Croatia rocks!)

Reaching out to some of the travelling communities (RemoteYear, Hacker Paradise, SunnyOfficeโ€ฆ Iโ€™m sure there are others too) and enticing them to bring a bunch of people your way might be a good way to go as well to get the word of mouth going.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

happy to help. yes, send me a DM and we can chat.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

I would totally be up for that! :slight_smile: Iโ€™m looking for somewhere to be from late November-late December if you want to make me a deal. :wink:

The big thing is just getting the word out. Perhaps build digitalnomadcroatia.com with the info? The DN community is small and Croatia is popular so you just need to get the word out. Offering coworking space, etc. is great for people who want that. Perhaps setting up meetings with the local tech/startup community for networking, etc.? Having a โ€œlanding packageโ€ so when they arrive they have a SIM card, a list of local places of interest, etc.? Host hackathons?

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@mirko | 5yr

Ah some great tips @wanderingdev! I have already reserved a domain :slight_smile: I really like โ€œlanding packageโ€ idea. Personally, Iโ€™m in Split and local tech community is getting livelier every year. There is a Shift conference (http://www.shiftsplit.com/), first coworking spaces (http://amosferacoworking.strikingly.com/) and quite a few local and international IT gatherings. It wouldnโ€™t be a problem to organize something at all. In our properties or somewhere else in the town.

As for your stay, Iโ€™ll PM you, I donโ€™t want to turn this thread into โ€œrent-an-apartmentโ€. We honestly want advice how to provide best possible housing and services for digital nomads here.

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Where do I get good legal advice/support to have a long-term stay in Portugal?


in Lisbon, Portugal by @mzorrilla | 23d 22 days ago | 4 comments

Hello, everyone!

My idea is to stay as low as 6 months and as long as a year (maybe, who knows) over Lisbon after doing some analysis from many cities in Europe.

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How do I get Travel/Medical Insurance for Portugal for visa application from Australia?


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Video chat coworking solutions?


in Brazil by @essentiallyint | 1mo 1 month ago | 2 comments

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Is there a map of countries open for travel now?


in Russia by @vernon99 | 1mo 1 month ago | 7 comments

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.

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Driving from Italy to Croatia..how to handle passport?


in Croatia by @ld | 4mo 4 months ago | 3 comments

Hello, we are US citizens that have been able to stay in Italy past our standard visa stay due to covid. Now we must leave. We want to drive to Croatia as our โ€œout of EUโ€ stay. But Iโ€™m now wondering what considerations I need to take care of for my visa. I wonโ€™t go through an airport and get my passport stamped. But I assume I need to get my passport stamped as a way to prove Iโ€™m out of the EU.

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in Croatia by @ld | 4mo 4 months ago | 3 comments

Hello,

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by @martinratinaud | 10mo 10 months 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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How do you find the public transport information of your next destination?


by @nunoarruda | 2yr 1 year ago | 11 comments

Probably most of you do as I do, Google it first and then research further, if needed, on official transportation websites, travel guides, blogs, etc.

I travel each month to a new city and I find this task tedious, sometimes thereโ€™s not enough information in English or there might be a handy travel planning app or uber-like app that Iโ€™m not aware of.

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PS: Iโ€™m a developer and I might actually try and create something to โ€œfixโ€ this if a lot of people are experiencing this same โ€œannoyanceโ€.

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Thinking of Split Croatia next?


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Advice. Thinking of Split Croatia next?

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Hi all, need some help with schengen fuzzinessโ€ฆ Iโ€™m a US citizen.

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Hi fellow DNโ€™s
Iโ€™m searching for a DN โ€œlast minuteโ€ type website / service out there?
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Best Y

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Nomads in Split, would anyone like to have a meet up this month?

 

in Split, Croatia by @hannahvictorius | 4yr 4 years ago | 34 comments

Iโ€™ve chatted to a few of you on the threads these past few days, and now I want to meet you all!

How about next Wednesday 23rd Sept? Iโ€™m happy to arrange it and was thinking To Je To would be a good place. Let me know if another date would be better.

Whoโ€™s in? If we can get more than 10 I might be able to make it an official Nomad List meet up.

@suuzin @mirko @tomislavmamic @levelsio @theunis @FootprintsImprints

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What are the coworking spaces in Zadar, Croatia?


in Zadar, Croatia by @moraveklukas | 4yr 4 years ago | 6 comments

Hi all!
Does anybody know of any coworking space in Zadar, Croatia? (Or just some calm place with (free) WiFi to work from?)

Thank you :wink:

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