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Which Canary Island should I go to?


by @jammingsloth | 5yr  | 11 comments

Itโ€™s getting cold! I would like to head to the Canaries for a bit come January, and Iโ€™m looking for recommendations.

Desired characteristics:
-good internet (10mb at the very least)
-not a tourist resort area
-accessible (no car required)
-donโ€™t need a party town, but not a geriatric town. Good hiking and outdoor activities.

Anyone have any town/city recommendations?

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Iโ€™m really interested in heading to Gran Canaria for a couple of months from late Jan, but (as usual) Iโ€™ve left it late to book. Iโ€™m hoping to head to Las Palmas, but slightly wary of just turning up in January and expecting to get something, especially as my Spanish is basic at best! And whatโ€™s left on Airbnb now is out of my price range.

I appreciate nobody can say for definite, but are there decent odds of finding an apartment for a couple of months at this time? It is worth taking a risk?

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@diginomad | 5yr

Both Tenerife and Gran Canaria will give you what you ask for, minus the no-car requirement. You will feel the lack of a car or, at least, a bike.
Tenerife could be more interesting than Gran Canaria if you love outdoor activities, as it has the biggest volcano in Europe, that also happens to be the third-highest in the world, after Hawaiiโ€™s Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.
In Tenerife, the north of the island is very green (and very German), while the south is dry, touristy and very English.
You will find good internet on any of the islands, and mobile phones work well too.
Tenerife has the good beaches all located on the south, and the weather needed to enjoy them will be there too.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are proper cities, you wonโ€™t feel that you are in a small island near Africa.

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@ani_goes_tweet | 5yr

The bus networks on both Gran Canaria and Tenerife look pretty comprehensive to me. If someone is (like me) used to and happy with relying on public transport to get around, then both islands look pretty ideal.

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@paulmanea | 5yr

In Tenerife, the town of El Medano is nice, but tends to be windy. La Laguna is also nice and ticks most of the bullet points, but tends to be rainy and cooler in the winter (and even in the summer). Santa Cruz de Tenerife is not bad either, you do feel like in a big city, not exactly on an island.

In Gran Canaria, Las Palmas has everything you want, just makes sure that wherever you rent a place they have an ADSL connection and the Internet will be fast. We found a 3 bedroom apartment for 1 month by simply asking real estate agencies that we found on the streets of the city, it helps if you speak Spanish though.

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@ppccat | 5yr

I spent a month in Tenerife a couple months ago and had a great time. There is 300mbit internet in many places (the house I was staying had 100mbit), so finding places with high speed internet shouldnโ€™t be a problem. In general, the south is more touristy and the north is less. Depending what youโ€™re looking for there are also many small towns in the south which also may fit your bill of not a tourist resort area. I would highly recommend Santa Cruz de Tenerife (major city, no cars needed, bus connections anywhere you want to go) or if youโ€™d like to be outside of major cities, the town of Peurto De La Cruz is on the coast, accessible and is cheaper to stay than Santa Cruz.

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@jammingsloth | 5yr

@Ani and @gsalgado thanks for the recommendation. How did you find your housing? At this point, I suppose since winter-time is โ€œhigh seasonโ€ Airbnb seems overpriced and limited. Any other good month-month options for apartments less than 1000euros/month?

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@ani_goes_tweet | 5yr

Actually I have found cheap accommodation using Airbnb. Iโ€™m renting a room rather than the whole place, but itโ€™s only ยฃ210 a month, and itโ€™s very nice and located in a beautiful historical neighbourhood. I booked it in early August but will not be there until winter, so perhaps thatโ€™s why Iโ€™ve got a good deal. There is another thread on the site though where a site member who is from the Canaries says that you get the best deal by waiting until you arrive and renting a flat from an estate agent. In that case you could just begin by booking something for a week or so and then look around after youโ€™ve arrived. I had been especially interested in Tenerife, and because the Airbnb offering there really is too expensive (at least for me based on what was available at that time), I changed my mind and decided to go to Las Palmas, but I may try again another year but go through an estate agent instead of Airbnb.

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@gsalgado | 5yr

I got a room in a flat share, through segundamano.es/pisocompartido.com, but those are usually for long-ish term (min 3 months). Iโ€™d check them out anyway as you might be able to find something. Failing that, as Ani said, you might be able to get a good deal through a local real estate agent

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@aaron | 5yr

I stayed in Tenerife for over a month. I rented a 6th century home, owned by the sweetest old woman.

I stayed in the town of Los Silos. You can walk to several amazing beaches (15 - 30min). And you can catch a bus to bigger towns.

It is quiet. Not too many tourists. But there are so many incredible hikes that start from this town (well, more like a village.)

Here is a photo of where I stayed:

I can give you the contact info for the owner. But do understand that both him and his family do not speak Englishโ€”at all.

The WiFi was good enough for me to do some dev work at the time. No recollection if it was 10mbit or not, but it was much faster than other places Iโ€™ve stayed in the area (canโ€™t expect fast internet on islands like these.)

-Aaron

P.S. I negotiated the price down to somewhere between 700 - 800 euros for the month. Itโ€™s a newly remodeled studio with loft, built from volcanic rock. One of my best rental experiences ever.

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@gsalgado | 5yr

Same here; I came to Las Palmas 7 months ago because it has all of that plus decent surfing and kitesurfing. And Iโ€™m not planning to leave any time soon

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@ani_goes_tweet | 5yr

Iโ€™m going to Las Palmas because it ticks all of these boxes.

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What are some nice French beach towns?

 

in France by @amin | 2d 1 day ago | 0 comments

I'm thinking to head over to France during the winter and I'm looking for recommendations on a good French town that has beach and is warm enough during the winter.

What are your favourites? Any recommendation is appreciated.

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What is the best online insurance for digital nomads ?


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Hi guys ! hope you are doing well.

I would love to get your feedback regarding the best insurance for digital nomads. i'm traveling around Asia since 1 year and for next 4 or 5 years. Would love to buy an insurance to cover especially :

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


in Croatia by @ld | 9d 8 days 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.

Anyone else travel in and out of Schengen zone via car? Or know what I should do to properly handle the visa situation? I get unclear answers online. Hmm.

Appreciate your help!

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Introduce yourself โ€” who are you, where are you and what do you do?

 

by @coffeeshopceo | 13d 13 days ago | 672 comments

tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.

We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.

You know the ones - where are you from, whereโ€™ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.

The novelty of answering these questions wears off after maybe a week, but theyโ€™re nonetheless insightful and no matter how much we hate them, we find ourselves asking others.

So letโ€™s bring the dreaded backpacker questionnaire to NomadForum and introduce ourselves shall we?

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  • whatโ€™s your name?
  • where are you from?
  • how long have you been away from home?
  • what do you do?
  • where are you currently?
  • where are you going?
  • what has been memorable for you so far?
  • will you go home anytime soon?
  • what have you learnt during your time as a nomad?
  • [insert your own question here]

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No need to answer them all if you donโ€™t want to :smile:
But the more you shareโ€ฆ The merrier!

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Best/quickest way from Italy to Croatia?


in Croatia by @ld | 15d 14 days ago | 3 comments

Hello,

We are in Umbria until August 31. We've been here since March, but crisis-level visa extensions are over. After that we have to leave the EU. We would like to stay out of the USA (our home) due to it's covid crisis, at the same time we want to be responsible about travel. Ideally we would not travel at all, rather stay hidden in the countryside of Umbria forever until covid is more under control globally, but here we are!

So we must leave the Schengen zone. We should avoid USA. We should avoid long air travel.

We were thinking Croatia.

Do you recommend a route to Croatia? We are open to long train rides. Ideally not long ferry rides. Is there a ferry route under 4 hours? I read about it...I don't see it. If not, the other option is to make our way north and up over to Croatia via train.

I'd appreciate your thoughts and insights!

Thanks.

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Where should I set up my company as a remote worker?


by @beloruchka | 19d 19 days ago | 6 comments

Iโ€™m looking for any recommendations for services or people others have used to get answers on the best place to set up their businesses based on their personal circumstances.

Leaning towards Singapore after a ton of research, but would really like some concrete advice before jumping in.

Appreciate it!

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Anybody bring their car to Mexico instead of flying?


in Mexico by @digitaldiva | 20d 19 days ago | 1 comment

Iโ€™m curious whether anyone drove to Mexico instead of flying and used their car down there. Iโ€™ve heard bad stories of people driving down there but not sure I believe them. How safe is it to drive through rural areas, and to park in cities? It would be cool to have the car to explore while there.

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Did you learn any Thai before staying in Chiang Mai?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @digitaldiva | 20d 19 days ago | 0 comments

Iโ€™m curious to know how many people learned some Thai before going there. Learning languages is a hobby of mine but Iโ€™m very put off by how complex the writing system is, and if I decide not to learn it Iโ€™ll probably cross Chiang Mai off my bucket list. I prefer to be at least conversational in a language before I do an extended stay in a country. Iโ€™m curious how people who learned no Thai did getting by. And Iโ€™m curious, from people who did learn some, if itโ€™s any easier than it seems? Thanks!

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by @raynesio | 22d 22 days ago | 11 comments

Eager to find out what age most start out as a DN? (Me)โ€ฆ 27 and just started out in the last 6 months or so. Not presently 100% location independent, probably more like 90% as still required to visit the office from time to time

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by @jackgopack | 24d 24 days ago | 39 comments

Any suggestions for seamlessly receiving SMS Verifications from US financial institutions and other sites while traveling internationally continuously? Wonโ€™t keep my US Verizon account due to cost and currently plan to use local sims at each destination (T-Mobile and Project Fi are NOT an option as they terminate for continuous roaming). In summation, I wonโ€™t have a US mobile account.

Unless Iโ€™m missing something, which is very possible, this appears to be the single most complex issue Iโ€™ve encountered in my preparations, and one that no one addresses. I would greatly appreciate any possible solution that works 100% of the time. Canโ€™t afford surprises in this regard. Many Thanks! Jack.

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How do you ensure that you have good WiFi for working whilst travelling e.g. in places like India?


in India by @davda1546 | 25d 25 days ago | 4 comments

We are hoping to travel later this year and we will be working remotely - how do you ensure you get good WiFi in places such as in India where the signal isn't always great? Do you have any tips on where to go/ what equipment you have to get?

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Do you prefer co-living spaces or hostels or Airbnbs?


by @davda1546 | 25d 25 days ago | 5 comments

We are hoping to become nomads soon and have booked an AirBnB in September in Goa for our first destination. We are considering what would be the best option for accommodation after that. We are trying to decide between co-living spaces, hostels, or Airbnbs.

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Can Americans with EU Passports Travel to EU during COVID-19?


in France by @fqlx | 27d 26 days ago | 1 comment

I'm a dual citizen of America and France with my resident based in the America. Can I travel to the EU using my French passport?

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by @davda1546 | 27d 26 days ago | 1 comment

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We're looking for a country in South East Asia that can function as our base, mainly for tax purposes. Meaning it will have to be a place where we can stay for the 183 days required without too much hassle.

We've been looking at Thailand, but have heard that it's very hard to do visa runs etc., so what other can you recommend? Indonesia looked like a good option, but the income rate is a flat 20% and very high for the region.

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When will the Coronavirus travel restrictions from U.S. to Colombia be lifted?


in Colombia by @markm | 29d 28 days ago | 1 comment

I've heard travel to CO from USA is blocked until September. Any news on this and may this change anytime soon?

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Anyone wants to learn to sail in the Mediterranean? (Sep or Oct)


by @viktor | 1mo 1 month ago | 1 comment

I'm thinking about taking a sailing (yachting) course in the Mediterranean Sea this coming September or October. Thus far from my research, it seems that most courses are held in locations with not many digital nomads. My thinking is that it would be more fun to go to a place with like-minded people. Therefore, I'm wondering if anyone else is interested in taking a sailing course in the Mediterranean this fall? If not, do you know a location that offers good sailing courses, where there is also many digital nomads / nomad infrastructure?

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Where do you work from in Lisbon? ๐Ÿงณโ˜•


in Lisbon, Portugal by @dominiksobe | 1mo 1 month ago | 1 comment

Hi everyone,

I am going to move to Lisbon in July and I was wondering where you guys work from? Do you have any recommendations for working on a budget? Any good cafรจs or cheap coworking spaces?

I did some research and found some coworking spaces for > ~ 100โ‚ฌ p. month which is pretty reasonable but too much for me right now.

Thanks!

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What are the best blogs by individuals who have started businesses in Southeast Asia?


in Thailand by @haiducii | 1mo 1 month ago | 0 comments

Hey everyone,

Looking for blogs by individuals who document their progress/business in South East Asia - ideally Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos - but also Thailand/Myanmar too.

Thank you,

Haiducci

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Bali to focus on attracting remote workers when the island reopens for tourism


by @levelsio | 2mo 1 month ago | 0 comments

When reopening for tourism, Bali says it will focus on attracting remote workers to choose the island as their workplace:

"We will focus on a new pattern of how Bali is not just for leisure, but indeed to work in Bali as well"

thebalisun.com/bali-tourism-will-target-digital-nomads-and-those-who-work-online/

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