digital nomad bread

Any experienced nomads here?

How old are you? How long have you been doing it? Which countries have you lived in? How long is your average stay, usually?

Do you think it's a meme or worth it?

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  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Frick all you dork homosexuals HUNCHED over your little MacBook screen, CROONING your little pencil neck, CLACKING up a storm writing your gay little swift code. Couldn’t be me pffff lol

    /THREAD

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      vr headset, sit up comfortably, bluetooth keyboard at comfortable height

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        >t. never wore a VR headset for more than 15 minutes

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          The $300 oculus quest 2 felt fine to use for hours. The apple thing will probably make 8+ hours of use feel fine.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Kek dorkie got clacked

          The $300 oculus quest 2 felt fine to use for hours. The apple thing will probably make 8+ hours of use feel fine.

          I’ll have you know my oculus 3pi750 has swivelthread technology which allows for incline depressuriza-pffffffffffLOL

          Dork!

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            DORK DESTROYER DENYING DORKS

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              The crazy thing is, in spite of my relentless attacks, I have yet to encounter a dorky who legitimately details a life that is counter to my description of them. There’s never once been a dorker who goes
              >lol you’re so pathetic dude, I make 8k a month, live in a 500 dollar condo in downtown Bangkok, and frick high end escorts every night/hit RCA and absolutely clean up with my entourage of worldly, tech-savvy 7/10 friends.

              It never happens. The only genuine high earners I’ve met overseas were all secretive, introverted, and basically lived the exact same life they would stateside except they work on a laptop on their balcony near the beach, and maybe occasionally frick hookers or have some very basic brown-skinned Thai gf. They don’t use their money to live some kind of opulent, great gatsby lifestyle. They don’t do anything cool.

              It’s very disappointing

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                >It never happens. The only genuine high earners I’ve met overseas were all secretive, introverted, and basically lived the exact same life they would stateside except they work on a laptop on their balcony near the beach, and maybe occasionally frick hookers or have some very basic brown-skinned Thai gf.

                This. I'm basically this but i'm in fricking China with no hookers or girlfriend. Just ugly fat co-workers & nosy chinks trying to get me to quit.

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                Here’s the game plan dorker. I’m assuming you’re location independent:
                >buy a Rolex with a diamond bezel
                Don’t get a completely iced out one, just the bezel. This is so you’re not like a chandelier in the club, but if someone looks in your direction longer than a glance they will see the diamonds. It’s a subtler flex. If possible, pat a premium for VVS diamonds that truly dance.
                >move to bankok and stay around nana plaza
                >frick hookers but also venture out to RCA and get bottle service with some other dweebs
                >make sure you use your left hand (with the rolex) to sign receipts, except/give change, so that you’re always periodically showcasing this classic indication of having *some* money (darker the club the better)
                >when you’re not doing any of this just hang out at patio seating and again, make sure you are using your Rolex hand to create mini spectacles of wonder as you except receipts or pay for services

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                dorkiest shit I've read this week

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                just frick off, you aren't fooling anyone

                There is no ruse you ferrets. It’s simply a game plan, whereupon the orchestration of such a scheme, will lead this dorkie to exalted heights of sublime joy. Betwixt the legs of the fairer skinned hi-so thai girl lies the rosy hibiscus flower…whose nectar grants the imbiber….access to the higher planes of existence….

                But only those with elite perception and tact may charm such a creature. Certainly…

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                >elite perception and tact
                >Rolex
                Had me right there.

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                Let’s hear about your obscure and opulent choice of watch shitbag

                400ish days left bro

                Time waits for no man…

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                just frick off, you aren't fooling anyone

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lol, enjoy getting targeted by thieves, touts and Black folk.
                Meanwhile I’ll be chilling with my six-fig salaried, 10 hour a week job; Dressing like a hobo and still pulling b***hes while putting everything I save into my investment portfolio.

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                What do you do anon?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                lol it is always some cringe alcoholic sales guy that says this shit

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                The crazy thing is, in spite of my relentless attacks, I have yet to encounter a dorky who legitimately details a life that is counter to my description of them. There’s never once been a dorker who goes
                >lol you’re so pathetic dude, I make 8k a month, live in a 500 dollar condo in downtown Bangkok, and frick high end escorts every night/hit RCA and absolutely clean up with my entourage of worldly, tech-savvy 7/10 friends.

                It never happens. The only genuine high earners I’ve met overseas were all secretive, introverted, and basically lived the exact same life they would stateside except they work on a laptop on their balcony near the beach, and maybe occasionally frick hookers or have some very basic brown-skinned Thai gf. They don’t use their money to live some kind of opulent, great gatsby lifestyle. They don’t do anything cool.

                It’s very disappointing

                Frick all you dork homosexuals HUNCHED over your little MacBook screen, CROONING your little pencil neck, CLACKING up a storm writing your gay little swift code. Couldn’t be me pffff lol

                /THREAD

                rent free

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                >>lol you’re so pathetic dude, I make 8k a month, live in a 500 dollar condo in downtown Bangkok, and frick high end escorts every night/hit RCA and absolutely clean up with my entourage of worldly, tech-savvy 7/10 friends
                This is cringe and pathetic compared to the introverted chad that saves what he earns while also enjoying the nomad lifestyle. Muh high end prostitutes, lmao

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                >they don't do anything cool
                too busy slaving away at work every day and my wages aren't FAANG so I'm not filthy rich, just middle class

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Why are you so obsessed man wtf "dorker" please find a new catch line.

                A dork earning a high salary in a lcol country is living a better life than like 80% of people on earth

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                He's just jealous because he feels trapped in a physical job.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                From the expat thread the muh dork anon is only 5'10 and weights 190 pounds like a true lardass

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yep I am.

                From the expat thread the muh dork anon is only 5'10 and weights 190 pounds like a true lardass

                Nice Larp anon, im 170. I look fine

                Honestly? I'd say just bust ass for a while and then take a long, long vacation. Slow travel for a few months off your earnings and shit.

                I say this because I've been working remote/gig for like 15 years now or so. When traveling, it just fricking sucks to be sitting around doing work while the world is out there to explore. That and you get pestered constantly just as you would back home.

                That said -- if you go the nomad route -- try to do whatever you can to get in a position that's very hands-off and without oversight. The type of shit you can do in batches or with an employer that looks at results vs micro managing the day to day. This way you can just grind out a day or two and then spend the rest enjoying the travel.

                >Honestly? I'd say just bust ass for a while and then take a long, long vacation. Slow travel for a few months off your earnings and shit.
                I’ve made peace with the fact that this is the path forward for me and the best I can do is refine it so that my time in America is as short as possible with seasonal work or some other arrangement. I am NOT learning to fricking code.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I am NOT learning to fricking code.

                Learn online sales TTT bro. You can work remote and creampie in Thailand.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                GRRRRRRRRR

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                *bonks to esg*

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                He can't learn shit, he has literal brain damage. No offense given to TTT-Black person, it is what it is. He has to live his life within his limitations, can't tell a quadriplegic to run.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yes he's a brain dead coomer, literally. He will be 60 year old working in a factory and lives for his coom time in Thailand kek

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                > Learn online sales TTT bro
                What is TTT

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                It’s me, TTT

                never tell anyone you are a digital nomad. it makes everyone seethe uncontrollably. from male wagies wishing they had your lifestyle to roasties wishing you'd stick around to betabux. its freedom on an indescribable level. we are the new aristocracy, internet dukes and barons. never let anyone tell you any different.

                Shut the frick up you dork homosexual

                He can't learn shit, he has literal brain damage. No offense given to TTT-Black person, it is what it is. He has to live his life within his limitations, can't tell a quadriplegic to run.

                Yes he's a brain dead coomer, literally. He will be 60 year old working in a factory and lives for his coom time in Thailand kek

                Kek I won’t be working in a factory but I’ll probably be a security guard ngl

                See [...] but anyways,
                Out of HS I immediately got a Helpdesk job while I worked through all the IT courses at my community college. I job hopped every 9-12 months for titles, attended any kind of IT event in person I could to network, and got certified at the same time. Easily between self study, school, work, and such I pulled ass for about 60hrs a week at 18-21ish. Got into a position where I was just asked to travel around the US but then went into a Sr. System Admin gig where it was work more just me doing the backend and another plugging in cables/servers/etc.

                Right now I am a Sr. Systems Engineer and travel wherever pretty much whenever.

                >Also how hard would you say it is compared to something like sysadmin?
                I'm a Systems admin because I didn't care for coding. Use comptia to get a feel on which area of IT you might like the most, just know it's going to take about 3-5 years and probably a certificate in your field of expertise to get to full digital nomad. You could get lucky and right off the bat for full remote ez gig, but it's highly unlikely you'll be able to enjoy digital nomad without some exp in IT.

                Good for you.

                lol

                The thing that kills most Digital Nomad talks is always 99% of people realize to do DN that you'll need generally above HD knowledge and exp, being that of 2-3 years MINIMUM. You'll basically stop caring about it all together.

                Companies got smart, they are pulling a fair amount of people back into the offices or hiring 'remote workers' at a cheaper price and buckling down on data entry people working abroad. This is more true the bigger the company while SMB/small enterprise still seems to be the sweet spot where people are more forgiving but you need to build up some tenure with the company.

                If you're not willing to commit to a 2 year grindfest working weekly in VMware workstation building labs, getting certs, understanding forum posts of other peoples issues they tackle, and be willing to do leaps of faith with companies. You're not going to make it in remote IT without prior experience, simple as.

                Yep, there’s no fricking way I’m doing any of that.

                In the position I’m in, I’ll only have to suffer for a year max before I can go coom again. That’s something I can live with. Im 32 and too set in my ways for any kind of dork sigma male grindset. Im gonna be a security guard coomer for the rest of my life. The pleasure of getting to sit on my ass for 80% of my shift outweighs the dream life of living perpetually in Thailand and cooming every single night indefinitely. It’s simply my constitution, and I have to live by it.

                Frickin dorkers

              • 11 months ago
                .

                what is online sales? cold calling people on Skype voip phone?

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Could you post in EVERY thread, please? Thanks.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      400ish days left bro

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      dude crooning means singing

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        I meant crane sry

        I have a nice e-comm that gives me around 3k dollars passive income per month but I like to keep my budget at 2k, to save some money in case of emergencies.

        What's the best city in SEA to settle down for like a month or two? Renting a modest place with good wifi and air-con and with nice street food?

        I'm currently torn between Saigon and Chiang Mai. Which one should I go for? Which one is cheaper?

        Fu you

        Bangkok. Saigon is just a shittier version of bkk.

        Thanks for settling this

        I'm a fully remote worker and I've been thinking of just staying in Japan for three months, the problem being that accomodations got a little bit extra expensive lately so I was wondering if renting a room would be enough. My problem is that I would still have to work on Eastern Time, meaning I'll probably have a meeting around 12am and 2-3 am which is probably going to be annoying for the rest of the people in the house. should I just try Airbnb and ask every single guy if it's okay to have calls in the middle of the night?

        Frick you

        That's because your a clicky clacky dorker narcissist who's obsessed with the money and "status" his dorker career brings him. Guess what, no one cares except you. You're still a dork

        Based dork derision dealer!!!

        >That's because your a clicky clacky dorker narcissist who's obsessed with the money and "status" his dorker career brings him.
        Care about my career? Far from it. I work to live, not live to work. That's why I spent the minimal effort needed to develop the skills that let me live comfortably. I work a few hours every day, go to the gym some days, and drink and sleep with pretty girls on other days.
        >Guess what, no one cares except you.
        Sounds like you care.
        >You're still a dork
        If you say so. I don't care about pejorative labels. Small-minded people use them.

        Frick you

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >you dork homosexuals HUNCHED over your little MacBook screen, CROONING your little pencil neck, CLACKING up a storm writing
      you do all this for free, holy kek

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Resident seething wagie pooping up the expat thread comes back for round 2 huh?

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Need some advice actually about being a full-remote digital nomad. I already got one foot in the door to do this.

    I am hired by an agency right now but i'm working on-site at a tech company and work as an English content writer, a lot of my fellow contractors are working remotely and I think its just a matter of renegotiating my work contract with my agency and finding another job that doesn't require me to be on site.

    My co-workers onsite are cringey toxically feminine fat chicks, so naturally I want to avoid them. But this is a step in the right direction, I use to work as a waiter at a hotel before I got this English content writing gig.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >English content writing gig
      The way you specify this makes me assume you are not white or American.

      Does this sort of job actually pay well?
      Aren't you worried about how it'll all be automated by AI soon? Or at least how the wages will be driven down because of that?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        I get paid a little under US$40K annually, but I live in an area of China where the average is about $8k a year. I got investments back home so I take this job as more of a laid back job in between actual careers.

        I don't think AI can replace these jobs anytime soon, it's not so simple as to write English content. It's content that's specific to internal guidelines that you need to funnel through buggy unresponsive internal software mixed with slow bureaucratic shit management. AI can't replace organizations of people desperate to maintain their jobs.

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Frick is Chat-GPT going to frick all the prospects for Digital remote jobs in the future?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      depends on the job. Low skill stuff will probably get automated

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        What's even considered as "low skilled" nowadays? Theres GPT powered sites now that can generate entire fricking websites with code within 10 seconds, doing that manually by humans was regarded as high-skilled not even 5 years ago.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Okay, and there are people who have jobs that are not remote who also do those same things
          I think digital nomads will benefit more than hurt

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      For a lot of stuff yeah, but the model needs a lot of human guidance and engineering around it.

      It looks like a more accelerated version of earlier software advancements. Shit like open source OS and compilers made highly specialized assembly programmers less unique, but also made a ton of stuff more economical and you saw evolution of business software. Then you had the midwit langs and tooling like node and js and python, and the web invading in general, and suddenly programmer worth exploded even more despite lowering the overall talent barrier.

      I bet you this will turn out the same. We'll have lots of people b***hing about getting automated, but all the business models previously unworkable will catch the wave, and all the entirely new use cases will do the same thing web did.

      Just like you see "uses excel real good" as an actual job (under a different title of course) you will see "talks to chatbot real good" emerge.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      chatgpt can write code but the code it writes is pretty poor quality
      i tried asking it a few questions like how to write programs to do simple stuff. like, write a program to convert degrees C to F, that kind of thing
      the first answer it comes up with is always like someone just learning a language at school. you point out what it did wrong and it's always like "oh sorry what i really meant was" and it gives a different answer that is usually a bit better but still not what an experienced programmer would write
      i kind of wonder if they did this deliberately
      anyway it's not taking any decent programmer's job any time soon

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        chat gpt has been made increasingly shit over time
        there are much better private AI models

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    While the dork rambles about asian pussy, I'll ask another question.

    Suppose I move to a different country every few months, such that I never pass the 183 day threshold and become a tax resident. Does this mean that I don't have to pay any taxes to anyone _at all_?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Basically

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. I have been doing this for almost a decade and never had an issue.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Which countries have you been hopping between? What citizenship?

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

          It's the stinky life for me.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      are you american? you still need to pay taxes there even if you are abroad

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        >not putting your earnings into BTC

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          good luck bro BTC is the easiest asset to trace

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nah, if you use coinjoin and lightning properly its at least as good as xmr. The problem is it's not as dumb simple so normies will frick it up

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              >if you use coinjoin and lightning properly its at least as good as xmr
              lol no

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I have no idea how any of this works but some dude told me monero is better
                Yes xmr is better for total morons like yourself. Stay in your lane.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        I am not american put I think that's wrong. That only works above a certain threshold iirc

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        I guess I'm a digital nomad. I just day trade a stack of crypto and do a bit of forex. Collect about 2k a month (average), which lets me live a simple but acceptable life for my 20-ish hours of work a week.

        I don't need to do anything.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          lmao based.

          I left my home country and live in a tax haven working remotely. Earning well with a pretty young virgin gf.

          Never been happier

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          how to git gud anon?

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes as an American you need to pay taxes. But you can utilize FEIE and get a tax benefit. I saved about $20,000 in taxes every year.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      here is a link which explains some of it.
      https://nomadlist.com/not-a-resident-in-any-country-what-are-your-experiences/7854

      i get paid to an offshore company in HK and they ask for a document where i am resident or they charge 8% iirc personal tax if i don't/can't supply it. i wasn't resident anywhere because of moving around for 5 years.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why not become a tax resident in Georgia and pay 1% tax instead of 8%?

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are always a tax resident somewhere in practical terms. Unless you are moving all your money in cash you can't just receive your money in a bank account for 5 years and then claim tehee I'm not a resident anywhere actually so no tax.

        To prevent being taxed somewhere you need to prove residence somewhere else.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unless you're a United States citizen

  5. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Question

    I'm European and going to Asia trying digital nomadism for the first time, so I'll be bringing my work laptop. I would stay for 4-6 weeks for starters.

    Is it worth going to Bali for the people, if I'm just looking to genuinely meet interesting / lively company? As far as I understand, Bali is in its 25th hour, getting completely shitted up with overtourism. But right now it's also the highest concentration of like-minded people, who just want to GTFO of EU / USA.

    I thought about just going to a Thai island, but it if's just full of yolo vacationers, I'm afraid I would not fit in and have any fun.
    I'm just so fed up with all the shit at home. Would be nice to make some friends who share the same experience and means to get away from it too.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to say I'm 32. Feel old as frick, however I would have about 4000€ left over each month. So spending up to 2000€ is really no big deal at this point.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/oEqzd9M.png

      Forgot to say I'm 32. Feel old as frick, however I would have about 4000€ left over each month. So spending up to 2000€ is really no big deal at this point.

      I'd say either go to Bangkok/Chiang Mai or Bali. Thai islands are mostly russian tourists, kek.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Bali has its share of digital nomads. They mostly aren't as long term as the nomads in Thailand, but admittedly I haven't met too many in Bali. The ones I did meet were basically just IT workers on vacation. (Kind of like you - no offense - just spending 4-6 weeks vacation away from home.)
        By comparison, Chiang Mai is full of nomads (most of them steadily losing money and will eventually go home broke, but lots of long-term nomads too). Other cities like Bangkok and Saigon (pre-covid, now not so many in VN because of the shortened visas) have them too but they're sprinkled among the larger expat communities. You'll come across them in Phuket (mostly Phuket Town, lots of nomadic mongers in Patong). Siem Reap has a few dozen you'll see if you spend time in the coffee shops.
        If it's simply numbers and per-capita you're looking for, go to Chiang Mai, but be aware that most of the nomads you meet there are either not self-sufficient or only just barely hanging on.

        By the way, don't let me discourage you. I've made friends and some good contacts in all of the places I mentioned. I just want to set your expectations.
        You can meet other nomads either by being social when you see them around, coincidentally at non-IT/nomad meetups (check meetup.com for that stuff), or at IT/nomad themed meetups. If you become friends with expats who own restaurants and businesses, they'll put you in touch with other expats/nomads who do similar work.

        Thanks friends

        Why is Bali not discussed more on this board? Seems like a no brainer destination even with its obvious downsides.
        I'm really afraid of settling down for one city, such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Kuala Lumpur, because what if I run out of things to do after 2 weeks? Bali seems to be so overloaded with events and points of interest in comparison, it's looking like a decent choice for me

        Also, I am not looking for hookers, only normal guys/girls who would help me get the hang of living in Asia (I've only been to Europe at this point)

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Bali isn't discussed as much here because it's not as easy to reach as the rest of SEA for non-Australians, has a reputation for mostly being about partying, sun, and surfing, and the cooming scene is just average.
          However, not all of these things are true.
          Bali isn't my number one destination, but I wouldn't try to talk you out of it. If that's the place that interests you the most, go for it.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Then I'm trying to get information from those who have been to Bali. Would you recommend it to a solo traveller (digital nomad style), who's also not yet fully degenerate? Why is it hard to reach?

            Chiang Mai is also appealing. I have a Thai friend who's from there, but warned me of the burning season.
            I'm really conscious of bigger and dense cities, like Bangkok or Phuket. What if they feel like another soulless metropolis, overly crowded and everyone busy, or just on a 2 weeks vacation. I want to find places which I can like and return to another couple of months later... or at least find people who are planning to do the same around SEA and stay in touch with them.

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Then I'm trying to get information from those who have been to Bali.
              i've been several times
              >Would you recommend it to a solo traveller (digital nomad style), who's also not yet fully degenerate?
              depends. a lot of the island is quite rural and there is frick all to do or places to eat etc. if you want decent reliable internet, plenty of places to buy food etc then you have to stay in one of the built up areas like denpasar (the "capital") which are also the areas where there are most tourists
              >Why is it hard to reach?
              i live in malaysia most of the time so it isn't hard to reach. there are also direct flights to most other countries in the region

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bali has its share of digital nomads. They mostly aren't as long term as the nomads in Thailand, but admittedly I haven't met too many in Bali. The ones I did meet were basically just IT workers on vacation. (Kind of like you - no offense - just spending 4-6 weeks vacation away from home.)
      By comparison, Chiang Mai is full of nomads (most of them steadily losing money and will eventually go home broke, but lots of long-term nomads too). Other cities like Bangkok and Saigon (pre-covid, now not so many in VN because of the shortened visas) have them too but they're sprinkled among the larger expat communities. You'll come across them in Phuket (mostly Phuket Town, lots of nomadic mongers in Patong). Siem Reap has a few dozen you'll see if you spend time in the coffee shops.
      If it's simply numbers and per-capita you're looking for, go to Chiang Mai, but be aware that most of the nomads you meet there are either not self-sufficient or only just barely hanging on.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        By the way, don't let me discourage you. I've made friends and some good contacts in all of the places I mentioned. I just want to set your expectations.
        You can meet other nomads either by being social when you see them around, coincidentally at non-IT/nomad meetups (check meetup.com for that stuff), or at IT/nomad themed meetups. If you become friends with expats who own restaurants and businesses, they'll put you in touch with other expats/nomads who do similar work.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        How expensive is Chiang Mai? I didn't think it was that expensive, I figured if you had any sort of real remote income you'd be putting money away even living a pretty cushy lifestyle. What would you expect to spend, let's use USD for simplicity, to live solo in Chiang Mai?

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          If you are acclimatized to SEA and rent a room/apartment, you can easily live on $1000/month in Chiang Mai. If you are new to SEA but thrifty and don't eat all your meals in Western/tourist restaurants, don't in bars too often, and don't monger, you can also live off $1000/month, but you'll feel constrained.
          If you rent Airbnbs or stay in mid-level hotels, eat 2-3 meals a day in places with English menus, drink and socialize in bars, and you've got a taste for p4p women, then $2000/month has you living comfortably.
          If you are living like a two-week millionaire - typical tourist who wants to see the sights, looks up Michelin graded restaurants, hits meetup events every possible time and drinks freely at them, rents a motorbike without shopping around, has one or two Thai girls going all the time - well, the sky is the limit, but I put my time in doing that at $500-1000/week.
          Chiang Mai is cheap, but the country is fine tuned to suck the money out of your pockets. If you don't set a budget for yourself, it can easily get out of hand, especially for a new arrival who wants to do everthing.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Doesn't sound too bad - my current experience is Japan and Korea but I'm planning on doing SEA at some point. I pull down around 1750 USD a month (which isn't very impressive compared to the average Nomad) and my income has been pretty okay for that.

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              How did you manage to live in Japan/Korea for $1750 per month?

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not too difficult if you're willing to live relatively frugally. I actually ended up spending more than $1750 a month in Japan to live more like a tourist than a local. But if you know where to look and get the right deals, you can get surprisingly cheap rent - i.e. about $400 USD a month for a room in a house.
                Korea I ended up living a pretty boring lifestyle to make up for my spending in Japan but it wasn't too bad. Got fleeced a bit on rent though cause I can't speak Korean and Koreans love to nickel and dime foreigners.

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm going to apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Japan to stay for 1 year. The ideal outcome would be to keep my current full remote job in Europe, since it pays nice and I'm only working 3 hours a day tops, but even though I have a flexible schedule (they literally don't care for anything else than meetings), I'm not sure if they would allow that, for legal or tax reasons that I'm not aware of. So, my plan is to apply for another job in Japan, get an offer and a few weeks before I leave my country, ask about working in Japan to my current company. If they say yes, I would keep my current job, if they say no, I'd be taking the new job.

                Shared house, I guess, that's my plan at least. It's the best way to make new friends.

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                Have you considered just not mentioning this to your employer and continuing to work?

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                I think this would be an awful idea for several reasons
                >They can monitor my network
                They don't normally care, I think. But if they see that I'm working from a Japanese IP I'm sure this will raise an alarm. This could be fixed by setting up a VPN, but it's kinda cumbersome
                >What happens if I get sick
                I would need to go to the doctor to ask for sick leave. It's possible to do it online for mild things like flu or constipations but what if I break a leg?
                >Time difference
                Even though I have a flexible schedule they expect me to go to meetings, and sometimes they are held at 4pm. If I say I'm in Japan I could avoid those meetings. I definitely don't want to be hanging out and having to go outside to attend a meeting with my phone.
                >What if they ask me to go to the office or a coworker wants to meet in person because they happen to be in my city
                Of course I can reject once or twice but apart from being quite odd from my side (I have a very friendly personality with coworkers), it would raise an eyebrow
                >Social media
                And I don't only mean my own, which I have quite controlled. Who knows if someone knows a coworker of mine and finds out because they uploaded a picture with me in a Karaoke
                >More scenarios I didn't think about
                Shit happens and I don't want to book a return ticket to my country for the next day in case I have to pretend I'm still living there. I think the most probable scenario is that they won't care and that's it, but I have a plan B in case something goes wrong

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >This could be fixed by setting up a VPN, but it's kinda cumbersome
                Are you an iToddler without an ethernet port on your lappytoppy? Look up what a travel router it. It's dead easy.

                >What happens if I get sick
                Work while you're sick. And by work, I mean do you usual 2 hours max. You are a WFH coder, right?

                >Time difference
                okay grandpa

                >What if they ask me to go to the office
                Just don't go? How often are you called in anyways?

                >Social media
                Don't post stuff on your identifying accounts

                You are SUCH a little pussy.

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                >How did you manage to live in Japan/Korea for $1750 per month?
                1750/mo is fricking over kill what the hell are you doing to go over that?

                Hostel private rooms are GOAT in saving funds same with business hotels. I think 2 weeks in a hotel in matsumoto was about 300-350 for me, or 700/mo. If you're doing 1k in food a month learn to lose some weight fatty

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >1750 is overkill
                >just stay in le hostel bro
                Clearly it is not overkill if the alternative is staying in a hostel

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hostel private rooms are pretty great I'll never understand SighSee's hate for them. You often get a good rate for the location, fully stocked kitchen, decent hangout lounge, and generally more social people. I'm paying avg 18-25 a night in Japan and Korea coming up for private rooms in fairly good places.

                I

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                Bruh how the frick are you spending 1750 USD in Seoul for a month
                What the frick are you buying

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Western Style hotel: 30/night
                >Food: 20-25/day
                >Sim card: 50 dollars a month
                >sub costs: 15/wk
                >rest for cooming once a month

                How the frick would it be lower?

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you can afford it, that's ok but there are obvious ways to lower that expense.
                >Western style hotel
                Just rent a regular apartment and/or share it with more people. Instead of 900/month it can go down to 400/month
                >Food
                Cook your own shit. From 750 to 300/month
                In total, that's close to 1000 that you can save every month.

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Western Style hotel: 30/night
                Rent an apartment bro
                >food: 20-25/day
                bruh, how
                >Sim card: 50 dolalrs a month
                I paid less than 20
                >sub costs
                okay, depends on how much you ride it I guess. Subway isn't really that expensive in Seoul, but I only ever used it on weekends really

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                As an american it's impossible to survive on less than 30$ a day in meals. It's the second most expensive thing on whilst taking holiday for us.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                learn2cook

  6. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did it from about 29-39. I got sick of it after a while but now I’m itching to do it again. The USA sucks.

  7. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Dude google fi is the shitties provider if you digital nomad they will cut you off if you are overseas for more than 3 months

    Why the frick didn't anyone tell me this is because people are using mobile data for literally everything? Not only that but you still have call and texts it's just data can be turned off with excessive usage.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for letting me know this. You saved me from potentially making the same mistake.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tge lesson is not to get it?

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lots of people ditch google fi because they think it's going to frick their text/calling over or there is a hard limit of time. It's really not, just don't use google fi for EVERYTHING. If wifi is there use it, I will never understand people who use their cell data for literally everything. Like in Japan my friends complained about the data costs but wouldn't use the free Tokyo Metro Wifi, lawsons, etc. Backing up videos or shit? bruh just cell data fr fr.

          Most people complaining about it seem to use it for hotspots where the people who have service longer tend to use the data sparingly. Google fi offers a lot since you can do calls/texts from your gmail and wifi for free. I was about to switch because I got worried then realized if it is shut off I simply just need to go grab a data sim, pop it into my second sim slot, and roll.

  8. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can the country I will be a nomad in know I work for a foreign company and thus, ask me for taxes? I want to move back east but keep my western comfy job. How could they find out? If I go the official route I don't think my employer would agree (we don't have an office in that country).

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get a router level VPN and don’t tell them.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, how would they know if you don't tell them?
      I get paid into an offshore bank account and it's not like they track my every expense. Even if they did, I could just tell them I have a few thousand in savings (which I do)
      Just don't go around bragging about it and telling every random stranger and you should be fine. The only issue is if you plan to stay for 183 days or more and are liable to pay taxes in the country, but in order to do that you need a proper Visa anyways as far as I'm aware - outside of Georgia, I don't think any country will allow you to stay more than 180 days visa-free.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was actually born in the country I want to be a nomad in. I know it sounds moronic, but I just don't want to leave my western job because it's better paid compared to my birth country. This is why I think visas don't apply to me.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly thinking about doing the same thing. I really need to find a remote job. I'm gonna ask my boss next year to work two more weeks overseas on Vacation so I can stay in Japan longer.

          Really wanna try dating over there and right now the $$ value is pretty damn good.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      generally if you stay over 6 months you become a tax resident. some countries will then have some ability to check if you have any KYC accounts.

      if you just move around on different tourist visas you pay no tax

  9. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not much bread in this thread. I carry two of these little b***hes - 2012ish macbook air 11". They're cheap, about 1.5kg with the charger (I bring two chargers too), and perfect for my life on the road.
    I've never actually needed to use the backup, but I keep two just in case. Getting another notebook that isn't overpriced shit in developing countries isn't easy.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      M2 Air is legit the best nomad laptop ever created. Very powerful, thin and can hold the charge for 10+ hours while actively using. Can't wait to take this bad boi to a nomad eurotrip

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Might have to pick one of these up, my current work laptop is in a sort of purgatory.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        I like them, but I need intel architecture for some stuff. And I'm also a cheap and cautious bastard. Ever since I had a laptop stolen (ironically in a rich developed country), I've always taken precautions as though I'll lose my rig at any time. I'll probably get an M2 in 5-10 years.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Did they steal it from your apartment or you left it in a public place unattended?

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            My apartment, which was a worse feeling than having it stolen from somewhere I'd expect to be less secure.

  10. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a nice e-comm that gives me around 3k dollars passive income per month but I like to keep my budget at 2k, to save some money in case of emergencies.

    What's the best city in SEA to settle down for like a month or two? Renting a modest place with good wifi and air-con and with nice street food?

    I'm currently torn between Saigon and Chiang Mai. Which one should I go for? Which one is cheaper?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bangkok. Saigon is just a shittier version of bkk.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Bangkok. Saigon is just a shittier version of bkk.
        I disagree. Different experiences fundamentally

  11. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >23
    >1.5 years (since I graduated )
    >lots of Caribbean countries, a few South American countries
    >max visa stay (30-90 days)

    I think it’s absolutely worth it, but maybe I’m a bit mentally fricked up honestly. The downsides are massive (always on the move, no permanent relationships), I just somehow see the upside (lots of new experiences which push me out of my comfort zone) to vastly outweigh the negatives. However, for any non moronic person, just living in a city and making permanent connections is a way better life style

  12. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >read any thread about DN's living in Portugal
    >it's locals reeeing about muh rent, muh evil nomads
    Why are they like this? How come people in Amsterdam or Prague are okay with high rents and tourists but not people in Lisbon?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Amsterdam or Prague
      The rents would be high regardless of digital nomads.
      Also, Spaniards are poor and stupid. They can't compete with nomads like a Dutch person could so they seethe.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Portugal wants the gibs for being in the EU but then they seethe that people from other parts of the EU are allowed to visit their country

  13. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Actually did this as a physician consultant. I held five states medical licenses. My situation is different than a lot of tech/business people interested in this.

    I mostly stayed in Europe and would work four 10 hours shifts Mon-Thurs, of which I typically worked at least 8.5-9 of those hours doing clinical work and would often need extra time to document, which I could largely do while traveling. I was able to pick my hours within a range of possible business hours which helped with the time zone difference. I had great staff support for random arguments with insurance or pharmacies as well as fielding patient calls, but when something was a shitshow, it was very hard to manage. I never really felt I had the time I wanted to enjoy places I was in either and found myself wanting to not be quite so active on my ongoing three-day weekends.

    I was in a few months a piece for Lisbon, Oslo, Prague, and Dubrovnik. I also did a couple weeks in Costa Rica around the time of taking a week vacation. I didn't try Asia but it probably would have been cheaper though the time zone would have been difficult for me.

    For me, it was fun in some ways but overall not worthwhile after around a year. I now have a job that pays better in-person, a nice home, and my days are much easier to disconnect from - I finish everything in the clinic. This potentially doesn't matter to some people but it also gets somewhat lonesome doing this. There are ex-pats and meet ups but I needed significant amounts of time on my own and many of the "digital nomad" types you run across have unhealthy levels of escapism in their lives.

  14. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a fully remote worker and I've been thinking of just staying in Japan for three months, the problem being that accomodations got a little bit extra expensive lately so I was wondering if renting a room would be enough. My problem is that I would still have to work on Eastern Time, meaning I'll probably have a meeting around 12am and 2-3 am which is probably going to be annoying for the rest of the people in the house. should I just try Airbnb and ask every single guy if it's okay to have calls in the middle of the night?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      rent a little office in a business centre like regus or some local equivalent. you should be able to find a place quite cheaply that is just big enough for yourself to work in that you can rent month by month.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      In my experience, a good headset allows you to talk quietly (not whisper) into it, and the other side can hear you fine.
      For cheap accommodations in Japan, look on Facebook groups for rooms for rent. Also consider using google translate to look on Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, etc, Facebook groups in the city you want to stay in.
      When you visit the house, tell them you work at night and demonstrate one of your calls and ask them if it's too loud. They've probably had louder roommates before.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hostel private rooms
      Get a mic for close to your mouth
      Don't stay in Tokyo, look to Osaka

      Also when are you going? Summer gets expensive as shit, you may want to look into Korea, it's easy to get a 1br for like 15/night still around cokrea.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Korea is WAY more expensive than Japan.
        Mental how people keep pushing this insane meme that Japan is expensive. It is not.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Korea is WAY more expensive than Japan.
          What? a private room in Seoul is still <20/night. Hell I can stay in a beach front private room hostel for about 30 bucks. I'm actually staying 2 months in Korea because it's so cheap. Are you simply looking at western style hotels or something?

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          ???
          Compared to a private room in Tokyo this is a cheaper option, most in tokyo are going to start around 25/night

  15. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone ever done GIS work remotely as a nomad? Got a good lead on a remote job, I know two monitors is necessary but I've heard you can get a laptop with a portable second monitor

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >portable second monitor
      i use one of those occasionally. mainly for attaching to devices that don't normally have a screen attached but also with my laptop when i'm onsite somewhere. it's pretty cool, about the same size screen as my laptop and it just attaches by usb-c, no troubles
      not sure i'd want to use it for intense graphical work for a long time though, it's still a bit small for that

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        me again
        actually it's not that different from the setup in the op pic, although that looks like an ipad rather than just a screen

  16. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why women get so mad about digital nomad bros going overseas?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Women are just jealous that men have many more years that we can frick around and still settle down and start a family in our 40s, 50s, or 60s. A single guy who takes care of himself will feel like life is just getting interesting at 31 years old, but a woman at that age is already starting to get desperate because her time is running out.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's because your a clicky clacky dorker narcissist who's obsessed with the money and "status" his dorker career brings him. Guess what, no one cares except you. You're still a dork

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          >That's because your a clicky clacky dorker narcissist who's obsessed with the money and "status" his dorker career brings him.
          Care about my career? Far from it. I work to live, not live to work. That's why I spent the minimal effort needed to develop the skills that let me live comfortably. I work a few hours every day, go to the gym some days, and drink and sleep with pretty girls on other days.
          >Guess what, no one cares except you.
          Sounds like you care.
          >You're still a dork
          If you say so. I don't care about pejorative labels. Small-minded people use them.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      women never want to see a man happy.

  17. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Which countries and towns in EU would you recommend to nomad in?

  18. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    can you do it unskilled?

  19. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    never tell anyone you are a digital nomad. it makes everyone seethe uncontrollably. from male wagies wishing they had your lifestyle to roasties wishing you'd stick around to betabux. its freedom on an indescribable level. we are the new aristocracy, internet dukes and barons. never let anyone tell you any different.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      > never tell anyone you are a digital nomad. it makes everyone seethe uncontrollably

      Can confirm. Although if I couldn’t work remote anymore, I’d be seething hard.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >mention a digital nomad when hanging out at the bar or common area
        >BRO HOW DO I DO THAT IT SOUNDS AWESOME
        >ask what skills they have in terms of tech or other skillset they can do remotely
        >DUNNO I JUST HAVE SOME SHIT DEGREE MY PARENTS FORCED ME TO GET LOL BUT HOW DO I LEARN TO CODE!?!?
        >Okay well you may want to start out with Java or HTML maybe even do Comptia if coding isn't up your alley
        >SURE CAN I LEARN THIS IN LIKE 2 MONTHS?!?!
        >nah probably will take a few years
        (insert explanation of how I started out in IT years ago right out of high school and had to work through some years of helpdesk)
        >notice eyes glossed over by the fact it isn't just a pick up PC and instant win job in the beaches

        It's almost useless unless the person I am speaking to has a tech background or a solidified career in something. I basically stopped telling people I DN because of how 99.9% of the time after telling someone you can't just 'do it' without some experience they all lose interest. No you're most likely not going to get free international roam and work abroad as someone who is a button presser or helpdesk money simply because you read a Comptia A+ book. It's only worse when you have to deal with a ideas guy who wants to pitch a moronic software thing that exists or is a videogame.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Can you even be a DN doing IT though?

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            yes it's one of the easiest fields to do. I manage an azure, google, and aws environment. What the frick would it matter if I am in an office or not when all my logistics for networking, application provisioning and delivery to clients, along with security, patching, and so on is done via a keyboard.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              Can you please spoonfeed me what your path was to getting that job? I heard cloud is hard to get into without experience

              Also how hard would you say it is compared to something like sysadmin? I'm a 100 IQ brainlet for reference

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                See

                >mention a digital nomad when hanging out at the bar or common area
                >BRO HOW DO I DO THAT IT SOUNDS AWESOME
                >ask what skills they have in terms of tech or other skillset they can do remotely
                >DUNNO I JUST HAVE SOME SHIT DEGREE MY PARENTS FORCED ME TO GET LOL BUT HOW DO I LEARN TO CODE!?!?
                >Okay well you may want to start out with Java or HTML maybe even do Comptia if coding isn't up your alley
                >SURE CAN I LEARN THIS IN LIKE 2 MONTHS?!?!
                >nah probably will take a few years
                (insert explanation of how I started out in IT years ago right out of high school and had to work through some years of helpdesk)
                >notice eyes glossed over by the fact it isn't just a pick up PC and instant win job in the beaches

                It's almost useless unless the person I am speaking to has a tech background or a solidified career in something. I basically stopped telling people I DN because of how 99.9% of the time after telling someone you can't just 'do it' without some experience they all lose interest. No you're most likely not going to get free international roam and work abroad as someone who is a button presser or helpdesk money simply because you read a Comptia A+ book. It's only worse when you have to deal with a ideas guy who wants to pitch a moronic software thing that exists or is a videogame.

                but anyways,
                Out of HS I immediately got a Helpdesk job while I worked through all the IT courses at my community college. I job hopped every 9-12 months for titles, attended any kind of IT event in person I could to network, and got certified at the same time. Easily between self study, school, work, and such I pulled ass for about 60hrs a week at 18-21ish. Got into a position where I was just asked to travel around the US but then went into a Sr. System Admin gig where it was work more just me doing the backend and another plugging in cables/servers/etc.

                Right now I am a Sr. Systems Engineer and travel wherever pretty much whenever.

                >Also how hard would you say it is compared to something like sysadmin?
                I'm a Systems admin because I didn't care for coding. Use comptia to get a feel on which area of IT you might like the most, just know it's going to take about 3-5 years and probably a certificate in your field of expertise to get to full digital nomad. You could get lucky and right off the bat for full remote ez gig, but it's highly unlikely you'll be able to enjoy digital nomad without some exp in IT.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                lol

                The thing that kills most Digital Nomad talks is always 99% of people realize to do DN that you'll need generally above HD knowledge and exp, being that of 2-3 years MINIMUM. You'll basically stop caring about it all together.

                Companies got smart, they are pulling a fair amount of people back into the offices or hiring 'remote workers' at a cheaper price and buckling down on data entry people working abroad. This is more true the bigger the company while SMB/small enterprise still seems to be the sweet spot where people are more forgiving but you need to build up some tenure with the company.

                If you're not willing to commit to a 2 year grindfest working weekly in VMware workstation building labs, getting certs, understanding forum posts of other peoples issues they tackle, and be willing to do leaps of faith with companies. You're not going to make it in remote IT without prior experience, simple as.

                Thanks, I wasn't expecting it to be easy but I might give it a shot

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          dude you're like some kind of clairvoyant

          Can you please spoonfeed me what your path was to getting that job? I heard cloud is hard to get into without experience

          Also how hard would you say it is compared to something like sysadmin? I'm a 100 IQ brainlet for reference

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            lol

            The thing that kills most Digital Nomad talks is always 99% of people realize to do DN that you'll need generally above HD knowledge and exp, being that of 2-3 years MINIMUM. You'll basically stop caring about it all together.

            Companies got smart, they are pulling a fair amount of people back into the offices or hiring 'remote workers' at a cheaper price and buckling down on data entry people working abroad. This is more true the bigger the company while SMB/small enterprise still seems to be the sweet spot where people are more forgiving but you need to build up some tenure with the company.

            If you're not willing to commit to a 2 year grindfest working weekly in VMware workstation building labs, getting certs, understanding forum posts of other peoples issues they tackle, and be willing to do leaps of faith with companies. You're not going to make it in remote IT without prior experience, simple as.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              which C E R T S would one want to get, in which order?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                dude they're literally shown in the order you take them

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                So just do CompTIA? Nothing else?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you can't complete a compTIA route then you're not going to be able to handle or get a job that will be viable for DN.

                It should give you an idea which area of IT you intend to work in.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              I got DN in under a year with zero qualifications and live large.
              Just be chad.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          See [...] but anyways,
          Out of HS I immediately got a Helpdesk job while I worked through all the IT courses at my community college. I job hopped every 9-12 months for titles, attended any kind of IT event in person I could to network, and got certified at the same time. Easily between self study, school, work, and such I pulled ass for about 60hrs a week at 18-21ish. Got into a position where I was just asked to travel around the US but then went into a Sr. System Admin gig where it was work more just me doing the backend and another plugging in cables/servers/etc.

          Right now I am a Sr. Systems Engineer and travel wherever pretty much whenever.

          >Also how hard would you say it is compared to something like sysadmin?
          I'm a Systems admin because I didn't care for coding. Use comptia to get a feel on which area of IT you might like the most, just know it's going to take about 3-5 years and probably a certificate in your field of expertise to get to full digital nomad. You could get lucky and right off the bat for full remote ez gig, but it's highly unlikely you'll be able to enjoy digital nomad without some exp in IT.

          lol

          The thing that kills most Digital Nomad talks is always 99% of people realize to do DN that you'll need generally above HD knowledge and exp, being that of 2-3 years MINIMUM. You'll basically stop caring about it all together.

          Companies got smart, they are pulling a fair amount of people back into the offices or hiring 'remote workers' at a cheaper price and buckling down on data entry people working abroad. This is more true the bigger the company while SMB/small enterprise still seems to be the sweet spot where people are more forgiving but you need to build up some tenure with the company.

          If you're not willing to commit to a 2 year grindfest working weekly in VMware workstation building labs, getting certs, understanding forum posts of other peoples issues they tackle, and be willing to do leaps of faith with companies. You're not going to make it in remote IT without prior experience, simple as.

          I’ll never experience a colder bucket of water dumped on my DN dreams. The bottom line is you simply have to be a high IQ frickin dork to be willing to do this. This is insanity

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Doing actual work for 60 hours a week for three years for your long term benefit is harder than working early onset Alzheimer's night shift 60 hours a week for three years just to blow it all in 6 months
            Dafuq?

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            You don't even need that, you just need to know time management and if you're dedicated for IT style of work it's a piss easy thing. I grew up building my first PC after getting a job because I wanted to play gmod, then helped some friends in HS with their PC issues and realized I could escape wage slave shit when I was 16 to work in IT. By the time I was 22 I was capping over 60k/yr because I just sat down and studied while prioritizing my work, school, and social aspects of shit. Sure I might have missed out on those WHACKY ADVENTURES AT BAND CAMP! or some shit in 4 year debt maker simulator: life long edition. But I see now it's like so worth it, my intent was never to be a DN it just kinda worked because while I was young I still was the only one without kids and could travel where boomers didn't want. I used it to my advantage to get work done 10x better so I could explore and pushed myself into automation and other fields, then once I was 24ish? I decided to just travel full time and have been doing that for the past few years.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              >you don’t even need that, you just need to grow up building computers!

              >Doing actual work for 60 hours a week for three years for your long term benefit is harder than working early onset Alzheimer's night shift 60 hours a week for three years just to blow it all in 6 months
              Dafuq?

              It won’t be three years you tard, after July 24 I’ll be lean, mean, and be able to frick off after only a year. If I have my weekend Panda Express, my Newports and squirt soda, and maybe a steam deck I can do that EZ. Don’t doubt my resolve. I’ve been here since 2019

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                What I am saying is you need the mindset to self motivate yourself into the IT field rather than thinking a crash course braindump camp will make you a king in IT where you can just DN. It helps the earlier you start but if you have no serious motivation or not kinda "I would do this as a hobby" style outlook on it, you're going to have a really hard time with the IT world in general.

                Most people who can actually enjoy Digital Nomad and keep it up for any length of time know this and have that thing that makes them click. There are tons of fields out there that can be done remotely, you just need to have some skillset or passion behind it to do it successfully. If your main goal is simply to escape boredom you're kinda in for a bad time IMO. It's very easy to get distracted in the escapism you're seeking and lose sight of your work/quality of work, only to lose your job and downward spiral into doomer posting.

                The over all point is that you really need to have a passion for the industry you are in, sure IT is the easiest to DN with, but if you don't have some level of dedication and simply looking to remote work to COOM and live some mystery life. Got bad news for you.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                My only motivation is money, remote DN would be nice too

                >you don’t even need that, you just need to grow up building computers!
                [...]
                It won’t be three years you tard, after July 24 I’ll be lean, mean, and be able to frick off after only a year. If I have my weekend Panda Express, my Newports and squirt soda, and maybe a steam deck I can do that EZ. Don’t doubt my resolve. I’ve been here since 2019

                You've been working since last year, so that'll be three years you moonkey. You're such a bad liar

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I got back March 2022 so it’s been a year and 4 months. By the time july 2024 comes around. That’ll be 2 years 4 months. Get it together chud.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                2.33 years of nightshift is equal to five of normal working

                Not that anon, but 400 a month is about right if you aren't skeleton mode and don't have access to a normal kitchen. That's roughly 10 bucks a day(yes rounding). In SEA that would be 2 decent meals, beer, and snack/water. If you are active or part of a gym, you're going to be spending 10-15 a day in food which is about there. This is assuming you intend to keep a balanced diet and not "bruh you can spend a few hundred Bhat on a ramen dish you can make in your hotel room! it has veggies it says!".

                I clock in 10-18km a day, that's a lot of calories just simply lost to walking. Add in going to the gym and normal calorie loss per day, yeah unless you're 5'5" skelly you're going to need decent meals.

                [...]
                DN is the worst way to do it then, if you get a remote job simply relocate to a lower cost of living area in your current country. Seriously, I'm buying a house when I get back and already have 2 friends willing to move in @ 600/mo which in term makes the house pay for itself and pocket change. Best of luck to you, if you do have a knack for computers seriously look up the comptia path, use VMware workstation or Virtual box for learning server/client relationships, building stuff and troubleshooting, etc. Anything that slightly resembles a gaming PC should be able to take that shit no issue.

                Can you learn entirely with VM or do you need access to physical stuff at some point?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                A VM will create a virtual network, you can mimic exactly what you would see in most environments.
                If you want to go into networking, look up GNS3
                If you want to go into Windows,
                Simply build out a windows server VM 1cpu/2500MB ram is enough for literally most all services outside SQL
                For clients 1CPU 1280MB ram for windows 10 or 11 as "workstations" since you only need a proof of concept working

                Linux same thing, plenty of youtube videos out there CBTnuggets is easy to find on the web for free learning and can give you basic introductions
                AWS has similar free cert paths if you are willing to put in the effort, same with google
                For learning storage FreeNas or openfiler
                For learning virtualization Hyper-v(native windows 10 feature) or esxi which can run in vmware workstation

                For reference my first "lab" was an AMD 1055T, 16GB ram, 256GB SSD+1TB HDD. Got me my VCP, EMC, CCNP Datacenter, and some others I am forgetting. Books on amazon should be free in PDF if you have prime for most. Would look more to some online learning CBTnuggets is good and cheap, you can often find the course work free online if you look hard enough. I actually have my lab on my laptop now all it is being a Ryzen 5 pro, 32gb ram, and large NVME drive. Best advice for home lab is not to over provision, you just need to learn the "hey it works" portion.

                Think of it this way, if you're going to digital nomad you wouldn't be able to touch the hardware anyways. So you need to learn the software parts of things moreso than "ah shitty hardware features" like SighSee does.

                Just remember to enable AMD-V or intel VT in the bios, google should show you how. That will allow most any vm to run

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Aren't most entry level jobs centered more around hardware to some extent?

                Thanks for all the info, I screen capped. I'm going to start with studying for the A+, when should I start messing around with the VM/lab stuff?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Aren't most entry level jobs centered more around hardware to some extent?
                hardware support yes, but not entirely hardware oriented in terms of touching them. You may need to know when a computer or something is out of ram, cpu, or the drivers are fricked sure. Hell troubleshooting voip/audio issues can be a job of it's own. A comptia A+ cert is more than enough for entry level positions, networking (network+) is also valuable for skipping the front end grind stone.

                Really entry level things are going to be application troubleshooting and a mix of all things. My advice is to look at your local ISP for a helpdesk CSR level job, use that to grind out some EXP while you work on your certs. Hell one of the main reasons I got this job was due to the fact that I just used craigslist for a mom and pop PC shop but they did all kinds of odd things that paid off. If you can get an A+, you'll be set for a lot of jobs in entry level. It's a thing SighSee will meme on constantly but it's a HR/recruiters nightmare.

                Really for digital nomad to be viable you'll need to skip that HD on the phone thing, you never know the conditions of your next stop.

                Also, I have a gaming laptop. Is VM more CPU/RAM based? If it doesn't involve graphics at all I'd probably get a second laptop to work with so I don't burn out my gamer

                Depends what the lab or thing you are doing requires, the specs I provided will be enough to provide working proof of concept and "hey it works". Just know you might have to wait a bit longer for it to complete. Also useful setting assuming you have any modern SSD, will help make the most of memory. You'll generally run out of that first before CPU

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >when should I start messing around with the VM/lab stuff?

                forgot, the A+ covers HW and SW so you'll probably need to download windows server and windows client
                https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server
                https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

                Both are easy enough to download, IIRC it touches on linux a little and uses ubuntu. The A+ basically covers a little bit of everything, just realize IT is best specialized. Being a generalist is great and all but if you can specialize you can max your life work balance abroad

                best of luck

                >Dude you don’t even need a high IQ to do IT
                >proceeds to post nearly incomprehensible, incredibly technically dense dorkology with a bunch of acronyms

                You clearly lack the self awareness to realize you simply have a higher IQ and nobody off the street can just “grind this out.”

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                it’s not iq it’s learned material
                People with high iq can learn things faster but you can definitely grind it out

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I just read through the whole thread and I just wanted to say, thanks man. Currently learning JS online through a paid certif, and your advices got me even more motivated to work and learn on my own.

                Thanks anon.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >High IQ is literally doing normal post high-school brain dead teir self study

                lmao

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                He's right, you probably never interacted at length with people outside of your median+ IQ bubble.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                If basic IT work is "high IQ" I can't imagine what you think a doctor or lawyer might be, just straight up wizards?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Anyone with a university degree is high IQ. Median IQ is less than 100 in most of the world.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >this is what europoors actually believe

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I got two bachelors (working on getting a third) and two masters' degree. Am I literally Dr Manhattan ?

                You guys just don't realize how moronic humans really are. Having masters means you're at least 110 IQ which _is_ a lot.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I got two bachelors (working on getting a third) and two masters' degree. Am I literally Dr Manhattan ?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Am I literally Dr Manhattan ?
                not unless you also have a PhD
                until then you're just plain Mr Manhattan

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Touché lmao

                [...]
                You guys just don't realize how moronic humans really are. Having masters means you're at least 110 IQ which _is_ a lot.

                I'm very biased against IQ, since it is so highly skewed by socioeconomic status. One could argue that a child's development is largely influenced by the resources made available to him by his parents tho.

                Anyway I'm still learning the ropes in JavaScript right now so I might not be a good judge of how difficult computer science is to learn in general. Even high level languages seems mostly about logic and memorization, so you might be right in the end; it's not for everyone.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >it is so highly skewed by socioeconomic status
                Look at twin studies you moron. The skewing goes in the reverse direction, higher IQ leads to higher "socioeconomic status", at least until you hit real outlier 140+ eye que and lose the ability to communicate and deal with normies.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've skimmed through them, take a chill pill. You are right since it IS indeed in large part heritable (between 60 to 80% if I remember correctly?), but with substantial margins. A child that could have been at 120 in a wealthy family could turn out in low 100's in a middle income family - that'd be a shame, on an individual level.

                Not that I'm really emotionally involved in that discussion since I scored really high as a kid.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not anymore, some chart posted recently shows the distribution has a left tail in the 80s and 90s, probably a handful of 70 IQ droolers if theres a bulge at 80.

                University degrees stopped being about training anyone or anything remotely like that at least a couple decades ago, and has only gotten worse. Now they are basically just status signalling traps, and used to lower the fertility of rule followers while artificially inflating the status of morons.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Majority lawyers I met (and I used to work with a lot of law firms) are morons. I can only think of a couple who might have actually been smarter than me and I'm not very smart

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >when should I start messing around with the VM/lab stuff?

                forgot, the A+ covers HW and SW so you'll probably need to download windows server and windows client
                https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server
                https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

                Both are easy enough to download, IIRC it touches on linux a little and uses ubuntu. The A+ basically covers a little bit of everything, just realize IT is best specialized. Being a generalist is great and all but if you can specialize you can max your life work balance abroad

                best of luck

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Also, I have a gaming laptop. Is VM more CPU/RAM based? If it doesn't involve graphics at all I'd probably get a second laptop to work with so I don't burn out my gamer

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I resonate with what you say about a link of passion is necessary to make something work. Have you met or know of digital nomad designers/graphic artists? Currently have skills in that realm and would like to see if they could translate into a DN lifestyle.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Have you met or know of digital nomad designers/graphic artists?
                I had a roommate in Japan who was a graphic artist. He was a Japanese guy and otaku, but he could afford his rent and ordering UberEats every day. He used to design logos and stuff like that, but honestly I have no idea what he actually did.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Pass, I'll be a youtuber.

  20. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone pack a gaming system or console for their downtime?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why would you move to the other side of the world just to sit at home and play videogames?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Plane ride/train rides. I’m not gonna be in my hotel alot though.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're supposed to spend that time on reading and introspection.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not a digital nomad but I'm planning on packing a switch on my next vacation.
      >Why would you move to the other side of the world just to sit at home and play videogames?
      Why wouldn't you? You're not going to spend 100% of every single day running around talking to people and seeing something new, you'll be tired of it after a few weeks at most. What are you going to do when you hit that point? Sit in your room watching tv? Shitposting on your phone? Might as well play some games.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a USB controller and a bunch of emulators on my laptop

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you can't put down the bing bing wahoo for 5 minutes then I don't think the DN lifestyle is for you. Get into cloud gaming or get a Switch/Steamdeck if it really means that much to you.

  21. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly? I'd say just bust ass for a while and then take a long, long vacation. Slow travel for a few months off your earnings and shit.

    I say this because I've been working remote/gig for like 15 years now or so. When traveling, it just fricking sucks to be sitting around doing work while the world is out there to explore. That and you get pestered constantly just as you would back home.

    That said -- if you go the nomad route -- try to do whatever you can to get in a position that's very hands-off and without oversight. The type of shit you can do in batches or with an employer that looks at results vs micro managing the day to day. This way you can just grind out a day or two and then spend the rest enjoying the travel.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not really interested in traveling over se, I just want low cost of living and a steady drip of non fat women to coom in, something I'd never get in the united states pussy prison slave camp

  22. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Which country among those is easiest to rent normally (as through portal with offers, not FB or Airbnb): Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Austria?
    I meant to rent an apartment for a year, but as an UE resident (I got nice remote offer and super low taxes in my home country). I can pay 3 rents as a deposit, but want the contract official.
    I am just tired and need a home base, yet I don't want to live in my home country.

  23. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    How can I maneuver my way into a remote job?

    [...]

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get skillsets that can be done remotely

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Which ones specifically? How long from zero to competence?

  24. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >digital nomad visa
    >it's just a long-term residence visa in a single country
    governments are moronic

  25. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am tired of working in my cubicle. How do I join you digital nomads?

  26. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been Digital Nomad for the past 2 months. I'm currently in Malaysia, living comfortably on 1500€ (1700$) per month.

    I pay for my accommodations monthly via Airbnb because they offer discounts. It costs me about 700€ per month for a comfortable condo with a washing machine and rooftop pool. Airbnb is pricier compared to annual rentals, but I haven't found a better option for short-term leases of 1 to 3 months. If you have any recommendations, please don't hesitate to share.

    I move between Asian countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia...) as soon as my visa expires every 1 to 3 months.

    My other expenses are:
    400€ on food.
    100€ for transport, using Grab only.
    100€ for insurance. My current one (Chapka) is not good, but I'm committed until December. I'm looking for a different one in the meantime.

    The remainder goes to extras, parks, tourist sites, and flights to change countries.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      *sigh* frick you

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yo I'm in KL near Petaling Jaya where are you

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Last week I was not far from the center of Kuala Lumpur and this month I'm near Genting Highlands. It's less hot, and there's more nature.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >400€ on food.
      dios mio
      How fat are you?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not that anon, but 400 a month is about right if you aren't skeleton mode and don't have access to a normal kitchen. That's roughly 10 bucks a day(yes rounding). In SEA that would be 2 decent meals, beer, and snack/water. If you are active or part of a gym, you're going to be spending 10-15 a day in food which is about there. This is assuming you intend to keep a balanced diet and not "bruh you can spend a few hundred Bhat on a ramen dish you can make in your hotel room! it has veggies it says!".

        I clock in 10-18km a day, that's a lot of calories just simply lost to walking. Add in going to the gym and normal calorie loss per day, yeah unless you're 5'5" skelly you're going to need decent meals.

        My only motivation is money, remote DN would be nice too

        [...]
        You've been working since last year, so that'll be three years you moonkey. You're such a bad liar

        DN is the worst way to do it then, if you get a remote job simply relocate to a lower cost of living area in your current country. Seriously, I'm buying a house when I get back and already have 2 friends willing to move in @ 600/mo which in term makes the house pay for itself and pocket change. Best of luck to you, if you do have a knack for computers seriously look up the comptia path, use VMware workstation or Virtual box for learning server/client relationships, building stuff and troubleshooting, etc. Anything that slightly resembles a gaming PC should be able to take that shit no issue.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        68kg for 183 centimetres, so thin.

        I buy most of my meals on Grab, having them delivered from a restaurant. It's very convenient even if it's more expensive. I could cut down on costs a bit by purchasing street food, but I'm not yet accustomed to it.

  27. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"Digital Nomad"
    >live in hostals to be social and meet people
    >invariably gets exhausting but seeing new places is nice
    >surrounded by trashy locals and fricking morons half of the time
    >hold up for a few months in cheap AirBNB monthlies to get sane again
    >Want to socialize without being a drunk
    >back to the hostal

    I hate Black folk.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>"Digital Nomad"
      >>live in hostals to be social and meet people
      obviously i can't speak for everyone but i have never stayed in a hostel and none of the people i know who would call themselves digital nomads have either. most live in serviced apartments or if they are planning on staying 6+ months just a normal house/flat rental. but i think once you get to 6 months you are stretching the "nomad" definition a bit
      also most of the digital nomads i know are couples and aren't that bothered about meeting locals. i think it's mainly just dysfunctional SighSee types that do it alone

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        DN-ing is nice, but it fricks up my diet/training regimen and harms productivity at work. I still plan to continue doing it for around a year but long term it's harmful imo.

        Digital nomad problems are like .5 world problems. Stfu

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          did you come into this thread just to get annoyed by it?

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            It’s basically just envy so I have to periodically lash out as a form of catharsis.

            I was in a discord with ultra rich dorks and they basically just ignored what I said and only acknowledged other rich people. They just took pictures of them at thong lor Starbucks and other pedestrian and mundane shit sprinkled with “what high priced material item should I purchase today”? Or they’d complain how their 3rd remote job interferes with their schedule it’s just so inspid, pretentious and obnoxious.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >also most of the digital nomads i know are couples and aren't that bothered about meeting locals.
        >most live in serviced apartments or if they are planning on staying 6+ months just a normal house/flat rental.

        Proving no points and read what I said. And I don't know any 'digital nomads' that aren't moving around seeing as much as they can regionally.

        In the 3 years since Covid created the 'digital nomad' meme (or at least launched it to popularity since MMT relies on outflows) I've met ONE couple and most of the single travelers do what I do and live in hostals.

        You're the one confused here. The only people getting rentals for more than a month or two work in the area or have to stay close to the USA for flights home.

        And DN/WFH abroad is also extremely uncommon despite all of the shilling. It's funny to see all of the failed investment in places like Costa Rica and Aruba that bought in when Covid started only to walk away from half finished projects or cut prices massively from their initial intentions.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Proving no points
          what? eh? i'm not here to "prove a point" i just made a random comment on a board that is supposed to be about travel
          >read what I said.
          yeah if that was you

          >"Digital Nomad"
          >live in hostals to be social and meet people
          >invariably gets exhausting but seeing new places is nice
          >surrounded by trashy locals and fricking morons half of the time
          >hold up for a few months in cheap AirBNB monthlies to get sane again
          >Want to socialize without being a drunk
          >back to the hostal

          I hate Black folk.

          what you wrote was some typical spergy self obsessed crap with a random Black person thing thrown in at the end. did you expect anyone to take it seriously?
          >I don't know any 'digital nomads' that aren't moving around seeing as much as they can regionally.
          >I've met ONE couple and most of the single travelers do what I do and live in hostals.
          ok great anon. we clearly move in different circles. you stay in yours i'll stay in mine.
          >You're the one confused here.
          ok anon. sheesh

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            >ok great anon. we clearly move in different circles. you stay in yours i'll stay in mine.

            The dipshit that can afford to live 5x his mean abroad as he can back home.

            You live in my circle, you're just in denial.

            Off topic: How long until Passport "Bros" (Black folk) frick up the easy visa policies for Americans. I know that moron Biden is using homosexuals and Black folk to alienate as much of America as possible for his chink buddies.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              are you drunk?

              • 11 months ago
                She was Italian, I fucked a nigger.

                c**t.

                >Verification not required.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                you could have just said yes

                It’s basically just envy so I have to periodically lash out as a form of catharsis.

                I was in a discord with ultra rich dorks and they basically just ignored what I said and only acknowledged other rich people. They just took pictures of them at thong lor Starbucks and other pedestrian and mundane shit sprinkled with “what high priced material item should I purchase today”? Or they’d complain how their 3rd remote job interferes with their schedule it’s just so inspid, pretentious and obnoxious.

                k anon you do you
                personally i don't hang around in starbucks or whatever. i rent an office in a local business centre. i get more done that way

  28. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any of you guys spent some time traveling around the US? Is it worth it? I’m currently in the Philadelphia area and have spent the last year, living periodically with different family all over Pennsylvania. I’m not working with a lot of money but I do have an insane amount of time on my hands right now and I’m extremely bored. I want to get around a bit but don’t want to leave the country for family reasons.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Go to DC, NYC, Miami, SF, SD, ID, everywhere else is dogshit

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        These cities are just too expensive to be worth it imo

  29. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    DN-ing is nice, but it fricks up my diet/training regimen and harms productivity at work. I still plan to continue doing it for around a year but long term it's harmful imo.

  30. 11 months ago
    She *FELL*

    I mean what kind of fricking lunatic wakes up and thinks it would be in any way entertaining to do an escape room of all things?

    And what kind of loser would go? Imagine sitting in a common area and hearing these two converse after the fact about their "Escape Room Experience" and have a beer together.

    How could you NOT think that they're the biggest homosexuals on Earth? How could you NOT have just the most vile fricking thoughts run through your mind?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're actually fricking moronic. It's not about the escape room, it's about meeting locals.

  31. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bros I'm starting to lose my mind working my current job - Its the same shit every day. I still like what I do but I NEED a change of scenery.

    I've got enough weight at the company to work remotely and they can't really say shit, so I've been thinking of saying frick it and going to SEA for a few months. Whats the best spot in SEA to work remotely? Japan would be sick but they don't allow remote workers and I don't want to risk getting banned if I get caught.

    Basically how did you guys figure out where to remote work? Did you visit beforehand?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're going to break the law by digital nomading wherever you go. No country lets you just work on a tourist visa without any paperwork and taxes.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        How do people normally digitally nomad? They just use their tourist visas, get out before it runs out and try not to get caught working while there?

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          >try not to get caught
          Yup.

          Countries are offering DN visas but they are pain in the ass to get and the implication is that you're going to stay in the country for half a year or more. It's not about "teehee move to a new c**t every 2-3 months!". See

          >digital nomad visa
          >it's just a long-term residence visa in a single country
          governments are moronic

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're going to break the law by digital nomading wherever you go. No country lets you just work on a tourist visa without any paperwork and taxes.

          That guy is trolling. You can absolutely digital nomad and work on tourist visa. You're not allowed to work and earn income from the local businesses. But they do not care if you're working for your company back home. Don't let this moron confuse you.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            >they do not care
            Doesn't mean that you're not breaking the law. You are not allowed to work on a tourist visa.

            Try telling that you're a digital nomad to an immigration officer and see how it goes, moron.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              I can tell you've never actually traveled abroad

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I can tell that you're a moron that doesn't know shit. Just returned from a two month-trip in Bangkok 2 days ago.

                Again, try telling the immigration officer that you're a DN and see how it goes.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Again, try telling the immigration officer that you're a DN and see how it goes.
                You always tell immigration officers what they want to hear and nothing more. Same reason you get a fake ticket out of the country just in case they ask
                Doesn't mean the immigration police are going to raid you for doing remote work, they don't give a shit. As far as they're concerned, you're bringing money into the country and aren't causing any trouble, so they got bigger fish to fry, like Pierre from Haiti and Jose from Venezuela.
                People also attend business meetings in other countries on tourist visas, technically that's working on a tourist visa

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You're not allowed to work and earn income from the local businesses
            You are actually not allowed to work at all

            >Don't care
            Just because you are working illegally in shithole countries that are not yet able to enforce the rules, does not mean they don't care. As soon as they have the ability to monitor it, you can bet they will care

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              Show me

              I can tell that you're a moron that doesn't know shit. Just returned from a two month-trip in Bangkok 2 days ago.

              Again, try telling the immigration officer that you're a DN and see how it goes.

              Idk then maybe you're not white
              Thai immigration basically carry my suitcase for me

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              Digital nomad and remote work is not illegal

              Are you thinking of WorkAway or WorkingAbroad? Where you physically show up and do general labor or clean a hostel for a free night and food? That's actually skirting the line to where it's actually illegal if you get services exchanged for said work.

              How do people normally digitally nomad? They just use their tourist visas, get out before it runs out and try not to get caught working while there?

              Simply don't tell people you're a digital nomad, you'll actually stop telling people you are a DN because of shit like

              >mention a digital nomad when hanging out at the bar or common area
              >BRO HOW DO I DO THAT IT SOUNDS AWESOME
              >ask what skills they have in terms of tech or other skillset they can do remotely
              >DUNNO I JUST HAVE SOME SHIT DEGREE MY PARENTS FORCED ME TO GET LOL BUT HOW DO I LEARN TO CODE!?!?
              >Okay well you may want to start out with Java or HTML maybe even do Comptia if coding isn't up your alley
              >SURE CAN I LEARN THIS IN LIKE 2 MONTHS?!?!
              >nah probably will take a few years
              (insert explanation of how I started out in IT years ago right out of high school and had to work through some years of helpdesk)
              >notice eyes glossed over by the fact it isn't just a pick up PC and instant win job in the beaches

              It's almost useless unless the person I am speaking to has a tech background or a solidified career in something. I basically stopped telling people I DN because of how 99.9% of the time after telling someone you can't just 'do it' without some experience they all lose interest. No you're most likely not going to get free international roam and work abroad as someone who is a button presser or helpdesk money simply because you read a Comptia A+ book. It's only worse when you have to deal with a ideas guy who wants to pitch a moronic software thing that exists or is a videogame.

              before anything. It gets insanely annoying to repeat yourself to CJ who's trying to get in on that DN work fr fr no cap! Wait I have to learn SHIEEEEET!

              Some countries do have DN visa's Thailand and Portugal I think have some programs. Why you would want to live +1 year in a country is beyond me, I'd rather have some game plan going in see what I want while working that night/morning spend 2-3 months checking off the to do list, and go somewhere else.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thailand's digital nomad visa requires you to earn 80k/year working for a publicly traded company that earns $150 million in revenue for the last three years. Alternatively you can get a work visa but that requires your employer to do some legwork.
      Philippines is going to announce a digital nomad visa at the end of October I think.
      Vietnam has an e-visa that you might be able to work remotely with.
      Malaysia has a digital nomad visa as long as you earn at least 24k/year, this seems like the easiest.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >IZ ILLEGAL GUISE!
      Notto tbh shitto agen
      Lemme spell this out for you all.

      Firstly, it's not illegal. It's not illegal unless the company you are doing work for or exchanges of goods and services for financial gain are exchanged by an entity residing within that country.

      Example1 :
      You're from the US you do support for Joe's BBQ chain making sure their network and website are up. They have no business outside North America or plans to move outside of NA. You go work in Japan for a few months remotely. You are only paid for work and a business entity residing in the USA.

      This is fine because you aren't competing against the local economy nor are you getting any payments that would be taxed, subject to pension funds, or so on.

      Example 2:
      You work for Kintama's Ramen which has locations in the US and Japan. You go to DN in Japan and continue working, but you are still providing services for a company in Japan now.

      This would be an issue as you are now performing business and getting payments for a local business. To do work legally in this instance you would need to visit on a Work Visa or refrain from working during your visitation

      I basically work 45-75 days in one country, hop to another one where I want to go see something, and continue rotating around. I couldn't imagine living in one country for more than 90 days at a time without a change of pace. For my DN is about seeing places I normally wouldn't not penny pinching.

      Depending what country you are coming from will determine the legality as well as the example above. Just don't show up and go YEAH BRO I'M HERE TO DO SOME REMOTE WORK! I'M GOING TO BE WORKING! because there is a greater than 75% chance that the border guard has 0 clue you actually mean digital nomad and will get confused. Just show him the basic documents needed, place of booking, intended onward travel, possible proof of funds, and some short itinerary. Boom done.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Digital nomad and remote work is not illegal

        Are you thinking of WorkAway or WorkingAbroad? Where you physically show up and do general labor or clean a hostel for a free night and food? That's actually skirting the line to where it's actually illegal if you get services exchanged for said work.

        [...]
        Simply don't tell people you're a digital nomad, you'll actually stop telling people you are a DN because of shit like [...] before anything. It gets insanely annoying to repeat yourself to CJ who's trying to get in on that DN work fr fr no cap! Wait I have to learn SHIEEEEET!

        Some countries do have DN visa's Thailand and Portugal I think have some programs. Why you would want to live +1 year in a country is beyond me, I'd rather have some game plan going in see what I want while working that night/morning spend 2-3 months checking off the to do list, and go somewhere else.

        Thanks for the quality posts. Care to share what kinda work you do and if freelance where is good place to find customers and you're not competing with low bid India

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm a SysAdmin made a fair amount of posts above. It's far easier in terms of insurance, taxes, etc, for me to work for some other entity than freelance. Unless you can do freelance work at home successfully you aren't going to have magical luck abroad, same with if you can balance a remote job from your home you'll likely fail abroad.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            That makes sense. Thanks
            I am a software dev currently but I'm finding any jobs that are truly fully remote don't pay well or tough competition

            Do your Co workers know where you're physically located at any time or does it simply not come up or do you lie?

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              I'm in a Sr. position and just tell my boss, as long as I am online he doesn't care. I was in Japan as soon as they opened and told my boss, so long as I was online for work functions what's the big deal? I have 3 months coming up simply asked him "hey doing some traveling again, do you need to know anything about what other than when I won't be available to work?" Just got a throw off time on the team notifications thing and rolling. Most my work is project based so as long as it's all done, I could get by with grinding 2.5 days Mon/Tues and have Weds->Sunday evening off.

              I never got the whole lying to your boss thing, I guess people do it. All my boss cares about is me putting time I will be unavailable on.

              I'm west coast so it does help a bit, Being in Japan or Korea I can basically snooze from 6-7PM to 1AM, work till 8/9AM then go out for the entire day to see whatever I want. I miss the morning rush usually but get to places before the main tourist rushes happen. If you're doing DN to party and sexpat I'm not sure what to tell you, to me DN is specifically for seeing countries and places I would normally not.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Sweet deal for you. Enjoy
                I'm guessing it's a smaller company

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Nah fairly large company but small team. It's just not FAANG or whatever SighSee jizzes over

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Do you need to go back to the US for Visa runs, or is it enough to just change countries between visits? I.e say you stay 80 days in Japan, then you go over to Malaysia or something over a couple of days, and then your return to Japan and they'll give you another 90 day tourist visa?

                tl;dr is is possible to hop between countries without ever having to go back home and just get new tourist visas?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                You don't need to go back to the US, doing up to 90 days in most countries before hopping around is normal.

                Whats the risk exactly assuming I just keep traveling and don't leave any belongins? The customs guy asking why I've been traveling for 4 months and I've gone between Thailand, Malaysia and Japan?

                Can't I just tell him I'm on vacation (Not entirerly untrue) and then the burden of proof is on the local goverment to even investigate me which they likely won't even bother with?

                >Whats the risk exactly assuming I just keep traveling and don't leave any belongins?
                There isn't one?

                The most they will do is ask for proof of funds or to check your bags or onward tickets. Basically the only "red flag" that comes up is they could think you are smuggling goods in.

                Best wait I know of how to avoid this is do the following
                1. Have a set place you want to stay ready to show them
                2. Provide or have a onward ticket to somewhere literally anywhere. Korea from Japan is so fricking cheap it works for most
                3. Have some itinerary ready to show basic shit like "Going to Visit kyoto 15th-30th" Going to Anime event in Tokyo... Examining Japanese language school

                Always, always let them look inside your bag if you DN it's much higher chances they are looking for drugs or some BS. Don't freak out if they want to turn on your PC they just want to see it's a PC, don't worry they have a sniffer dog or something. Just let them do their job. Remember that these people are essentially mall cop level individuals looking at key areas of things such as: Banned goods/foods/etc, failure to declare goods, drugs, gold, traffickers, and to make sure you intend to visit with reassuring feeling you are intending to leave.

                Having your documents ready and ready to answer questions while not looking like a begpacker brodude seriously goes a long way.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Best wait I know of how to avoid this is do the following
                >1. Have a set place you want to stay ready to show them
                >2. Provide or have a onward ticket to somewhere literally anywhere. Korea from Japan is so fricking cheap it works for most
                >3. Have some itinerary ready to show basic shit like "Going to Visit kyoto 15th-30th" Going to Anime event in Tokyo... Examining Japanese language school
                on your phone or do you print it out?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Do you apply for any kind of specific visa at all, or do you just show up in Japan with a return ticket and if anyone asks you why you are visiting tell them you are there on vacation?

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Upwork

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            Doesn't pay well. Competing against indians

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              I got into my $80k job there, git gut

  32. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this job ad legit? I really need a remote job and this is right up my alley. I can't even find work anywhere else, so if I sign up just to apply for this I want it to be real

    https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=8f0892ac58698e7f&from=serp

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why not and apply to find out? Doubt anyone here knows that company.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        True, but there are many fake job ads out there and I never really did remote work before

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not sure what to tell you anon, fake jobs will be there for anything from local and remote. Maybe just look up the company, go to their website and look for careers posted to verify it or apply on their main site?

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            I ended up applying for it. I searched and found good reviews and others posting about working for them. It was just a short application with CV, cover letter, basic info, and an assessment test. I guess I just wait and see if they respond within a week. I'll try to apply for other jobs meanwhile.

            https://i.imgur.com/IPMHdp4.png

            Do you need to go back to the US for Visa runs, or is it enough to just change countries between visits? I.e say you stay 80 days in Japan, then you go over to Malaysia or something over a couple of days, and then your return to Japan and they'll give you another 90 day tourist visa?

            tl;dr is is possible to hop between countries without ever having to go back home and just get new tourist visas?

            You can hop anywhere to go through immigration but let me tel you even if they don't care that much they will notice and can deny you reentry. If you left belongings there, too bad. You should get some sort of visa, if you risk doing this you might as well overstay and voluntarily leave later, then you may or may not be fined and have a ban for a few years

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              Whats the risk exactly assuming I just keep traveling and don't leave any belongins? The customs guy asking why I've been traveling for 4 months and I've gone between Thailand, Malaysia and Japan?

              Can't I just tell him I'm on vacation (Not entirerly untrue) and then the burden of proof is on the local goverment to even investigate me which they likely won't even bother with?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >burden of proof
                Anon they can deny you for no reason, they don't have to prove anything.
                I can't imagine they'd care if you're bouncing between multiple countries, and maybe they'd care if you go a day outside and then come right back, but maybe not, it's really up to their discretion.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Whats the risk exactly assuming I just keep traveling and don't leave any belongins? The customs guy asking why I've been traveling for 4 months and I've gone between Thailand, Malaysia and Japan?
                I've been traveling between Japan and SEA for a decade, years of 89 day visits in each, and I've never been questioned. Some countries/airlines asked to see a return or onward ticket. That's it.
                >Can't I just tell him I'm on vacation (Not entirerly untrue) and then the burden of proof is on the local goverment to even investigate me which they likely won't even bother with?
                Thailand is the only moronic (Asian) country that has IOs grill repeat visitors. Just remember, you are there to spend money and help their economy, don't feel nervous or act guilty of something. Look at them like they're crazy and tell them you have money and don't need to work. If Thailand is one of the country's in your rotation and some IO pulls that shit, then you either got a one-off IO butthole or you haven't been spending 3 months away between visits.

  33. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Britcel here. My job is now fully remote and I plan to go full nomad from September. Where's good to start?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ireland.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stay in your shithole and stop polluting the world with your existance.

      >Whats the risk exactly assuming I just keep traveling and don't leave any belongins? The customs guy asking why I've been traveling for 4 months and I've gone between Thailand, Malaysia and Japan?
      I've been traveling between Japan and SEA for a decade, years of 89 day visits in each, and I've never been questioned. Some countries/airlines asked to see a return or onward ticket. That's it.
      >Can't I just tell him I'm on vacation (Not entirerly untrue) and then the burden of proof is on the local goverment to even investigate me which they likely won't even bother with?
      Thailand is the only moronic (Asian) country that has IOs grill repeat visitors. Just remember, you are there to spend money and help their economy, don't feel nervous or act guilty of something. Look at them like they're crazy and tell them you have money and don't need to work. If Thailand is one of the country's in your rotation and some IO pulls that shit, then you either got a one-off IO butthole or you haven't been spending 3 months away between visits.

      I've gone in an out of Thailand around 10 times total in 2 years, without staying longer than 6 months a year, and never have I been bothered by immigration, just for reference to other people. I've also been travelling for 5+ years and my passport is filled up, never a question anywhere I go, or getting asked for onward ticket.
      Most people bothered by Thai Immigration are those that stay year-round there, or 6+ months a year, that might indicate economical activity in the country without proper visa.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Most people I know who get bothered by any customs don't have a place of booking at landing(big one), willing to state/show intent of onward travel, or people riding up to the visa free entry allowance.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        I always get asked about onward travel (5x in a row now) and have never had a ticket. I just bullshit an answer, like 'oh Im taking a bus to xyz country' or 'oh sorry Ive got accommodations for a month and havent decided whether Im going to x or y country after is that okay' and the guy asking always just shrugs and moves on.

        • 11 months ago
          Wouldn't recommend.

          In LatAM they won't let you on the plane without an onward ticket and the Wingo wienersuckers in CDMX wouldn't accept the bus bullshit either even those my US Passport is auto-entry into Colombia.

          Had to buy a ticket to Panama on the spot and then refund it. So there's no guarantee about that 'taking a bus' line working nor is there a guarantee about Thailand's border officers not being royal pieces of shit any given day. Last country on Earth at this point I'd dedicate a thought to regarding a visa run lifestyle.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Stay in your shithole and stop polluting the world
        >I've gone in an out of Thailand around 10 times
        sexpat projection

  34. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >just get a job lol
    >it's sooo easy
    >there's so many remote jobs
    >you have a masters degree and speak so many languages!!!

    Man if I am rejected from every single job despite being overqualified, there is no hope. That's why everyone is doing adult work, sex always sells and is always hiring. I make five hundred dollars in an hour, meanwhile I can't even get a job doing b***hwork for a company. And yes I sympathize with those stuck in slave labor, I really do, the world is incredibly ducked up and unfair.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I make five hundred dollars in an hour, meanwhile I can't even get a job doing b***hwork for a company
      Are you a roastie?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't speak moron, speak English

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Roastie confirmed kek

          So no, not everyone is whoring themselves, only people who don't have anything more to offer the world than their hole

          You have it on easy mode and still find a way to b***h

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            Learn how to write a resume

            Mentally challenged schizo confirmed

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Learn how to write a resume

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not easy to get a remote job. Who the frick said that? Your best bet is to either a) have a highly marketable skill or b) to have worked for a company for a long time and get in their good books enough for them to let you keep working remotely after COVID hit.

  35. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m very experienced as a nomad. I abandoned all technology for 30 years and lived in the jungle off the land in the Amazon rainforest. I’m 55 now, and I’m ripped.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Post body

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based.

      Are you buying new monitor, new setup every time you move?
      I can't work for 8 hours hunchedback in some coffeeshop - i have to have min: good monitor, good chair, adjustable office table would be perfect. But this is not very conductive to travelling

      I buy a new 4K monitor everywhere I go, because I stay for long stays, it's a huge increase in productivity that doesn't go unnoticed, as for a good chair that's optional for me, but it shouldn't be so expensive. I spend around 500€+ a month on food, why shouldn't I spend roughly 300€ for a one time purchase to not become a hunchback and work better? It can also be resold afterwards.

      I liek pomodoro method. Use the interval break to move yoyr body around a bit and recontextualize whatever you're working on, relieves any ergonomic strains pretty well without feeling a need to have some industrial battlestation to read docs and write a few lines.

      Working on a 15" laptop becomes unbearable if you have to stay in front of it for over 8 hours a day, at least for people doing real work that's not managed e-commerce.

      https://i.imgur.com/WZWv9Uf.png

      How do you deal with different meds having different legality status throughout the world? I'm considering getting on antidepressants but I'm afraid it would anchor me to a small set of countries.

      Read about SSRIs and sexual dysfunction, you will stop wanting to take them. The recs on the other anon's post are also good.

      To answer the initial question, I have taken medications that require prescription across many countries without being asked because they're in a nice bag with other medication and bandages and such. I am also white and have a strong passport, which probably helps to never being checked. Only countries where I'd be careful with that are Japan and Israel, where you could get in real trouble, or at very best get them confiscated.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Only countries where I'd be careful with that are Japan and Israel, where you could get in real trouble, or at very best get them confiscated.
        Also be careful with muddy countries like Egypt. Some Brit spent years in jail for carrying Tylenol.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Working on a 15" laptop becomes unbearable if you have to stay in front of it for over 8 hours a day, at least for people doing real work that's not managed e-commerce.
        Black person people spend double that amount of time on a fricking phone every day. Youre just a prissy homosexual. Wheres the security guard when you need him

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Anon just needs glasses or learn how to adjust resolutions. Also most rooms in hotels come with a TV, HDMI cable going to fix that up. I've worked months at a time where I simply have work chats+meetings on my phone, everything else on my 14" laptop. I use to do a 17.3 inch but got tired of that shit in airports or trains being a pain in the ass. USB-C powered monitors are the way to go if you really need it but I find I work far faster/more efficiently with a single screen. Multiple screens I can get distracted and with everything I do is project based, getting shit done fast is a bonus for more time to go explore and enjoy the area.

          I think the last call center I worked in everything was 15.6" dual monitors.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not a fricking manlet that is happy with a 13" laptop like he is happy with his 3" dick, if your job is just writing or answering tickets that's all you need, but imagine if you need several dashboards and windows open at the same time to compare and analyze.
          >Black person people spend double that amount of time on a fricking phone every day
          Calling them people is an overstatement, and is also not even related as you can have your phone eye-level, while it's harder for a laptop without a stand.

          Anon just needs glasses or learn how to adjust resolutions. Also most rooms in hotels come with a TV, HDMI cable going to fix that up. I've worked months at a time where I simply have work chats+meetings on my phone, everything else on my 14" laptop. I use to do a 17.3 inch but got tired of that shit in airports or trains being a pain in the ass. USB-C powered monitors are the way to go if you really need it but I find I work far faster/more efficiently with a single screen. Multiple screens I can get distracted and with everything I do is project based, getting shit done fast is a bonus for more time to go explore and enjoy the area.

          I think the last call center I worked in everything was 15.6" dual monitors.

          >I think the last call center I worked in everything was 15.6" dual monitors.
          Different jobs different requirements. I also said I stay for longer periods which implies I usually rent instead of staying in hotels. Moving every 2 weeks is not enjoyable for me.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Different jobs different requirements. I also said I stay for longer periods which implies I usually rent instead of staying in hotels. Moving every 2 weeks is not enjoyable for me.
            Okay still I am able to manage multiple cloud environments with 2 screens 3 is overkill. Learn2windowmanage.

            Also what place are you renting that doesn't have a tv lmao

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              >3 screens
              I have never said I need three. I only use the 4k as main monitor with my laptop on the side that mostly is unused.
              >no tv
              TV != monitor. I want a dedicated work surface, then to relax when needed plugging the laptop to the TV and playing vidya or watching shows.

              I understand your pain because I used to use 3 screens, and switching to a 15" laptop was hell for a while, and worst of all was getting used to virtual desktops and needing to reorganize shit, watch for desktop alerts, etc.
              I got used to it though. And later I even downsized to 11-12" laptops. It's just such an amazing feeling of freedom to be able to put all my work gear in a tiny hard case and set up and tear down my workspace in 60 seconds, and work from anywhere.

              I can't seem to get used to small screens for a long time, and instantly feel at ease with a monitor.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            I understand your pain because I used to use 3 screens, and switching to a 15" laptop was hell for a while, and worst of all was getting used to virtual desktops and needing to reorganize shit, watch for desktop alerts, etc.
            I got used to it though. And later I even downsized to 11-12" laptops. It's just such an amazing feeling of freedom to be able to put all my work gear in a tiny hard case and set up and tear down my workspace in 60 seconds, and work from anywhere.

  36. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you buying new monitor, new setup every time you move?
    I can't work for 8 hours hunchedback in some coffeeshop - i have to have min: good monitor, good chair, adjustable office table would be perfect. But this is not very conductive to travelling

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you not know what a laptop is or desk in your room is?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        as i said i can't work hunched back over monitor staring at small screen - i need to be comfortable

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          I liek pomodoro method. Use the interval break to move yoyr body around a bit and recontextualize whatever you're working on, relieves any ergonomic strains pretty well without feeling a need to have some industrial battlestation to read docs and write a few lines.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          okay
          >17.3 inch laptop
          >USB-c powered 15.6 monitor
          >https://www.amazon.com/VILVA-Portable-Monitor-Laptop-Portable-Speakers/dp/B0BTSFVMLV/
          There are options, now you have dual monitors wherever you go and can work comfortably in your room or whatever. Or bring an HDMI cable with you, pop it into the TV boom second monitor. If you have to squint for a 14 inch or 15.6 inch screen you might need glasses.

          Not trying to sound mean but if you can't manage working off your laptop, DN is NOT the thing for you. I get everyone is different in how they do it but if the idea of working in an airport for a day+taking calls because your flights got fricked is a huge NO, this probably isn't the ideal pathfor you.

          So recently I've been teaching myself to code. My plan is working my way through this crash course python text book, then start working on github projects and maybe picking up any certifications/ other programming languages as needed.

          Realistically how long can I expect before I find a job? I know remote work is kind of broad and I didn't really specify a job because I really don't care what it is. Webshit, backend, frontend developer, database managing, it doesn't matter. I make ~30k/year now before taxes as an underemployed college grad. If I made a measly 40k/year I'd be happy.

          >Realistically how long can I expect before I find a job?
          Depends on your country and where you're willing to start.
          I know my roommate only will take a certain level of jobs now "monkey level shit" so he still works at subway...
          I know others who were willing to take anything even if shit work, build a resume, and then job hop after 6 months.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            well like I said, I'm an underemployed college grad making 30k a year. Dignity? What dignity? Of course I would take "monkey level shit" if it meant a few dollars extra an hour plus experience so I can effectively build a resume. Your roommate sounds like he should drop the haughtiness considering he works at subway lol.

            I guess I really just want to know if, say, I spent 2-4 hrs teaching myself to program everyday, and built a couple of github projects, could I reasonably expect a job within a year? I'm American too btw.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              >I guess I really just want to know if, say, I spent 2-4 hrs teaching myself to program everyday, and built a couple of github projects, could I reasonably expect a job within a year? I'm American too btw.
              That's more coding than I do and I make 250k/year, but I do have 10yoe and a degree, so I can talk the talk.

              The lost male with no connections getting into coding + taking a bad deal to get experience is a modern classic. go for it

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Fricking dork homosexual

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are coworking places that will give you a screen to use, but I'd recommend just trying to work on a laptop and to get used to it. And get a macbook.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        I bought a macbook m2 last year when I started coding and boy am I loving it. Best investment I've made in years. The transition from mac to pc was smooth af too.

        Can't wait to be a nomadic dickwad.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      i do. i also hate squinting into tiny screens.
      you can buy a reasonable monitor about 24" size plus a keyboard/mouse combo pack for under about £$€100 in lots of countries. obviously not top brands and probably not responsive enough for high end gaming or graphics stuff but good enough for most stuff.
      i have left stuff behind in some places. i don't bother trying to sell things, i either give it away or just leave it behind and someone else can have it.

  37. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    So recently I've been teaching myself to code. My plan is working my way through this crash course python text book, then start working on github projects and maybe picking up any certifications/ other programming languages as needed.

    Realistically how long can I expect before I find a job? I know remote work is kind of broad and I didn't really specify a job because I really don't care what it is. Webshit, backend, frontend developer, database managing, it doesn't matter. I make ~30k/year now before taxes as an underemployed college grad. If I made a measly 40k/year I'd be happy.

  38. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    My plan, after quitting what was essentially a non-remote government tech job that killed my soul:
    1) Live in Japan for 3 months, finish a few online/self-directed coding camps/lessons. I already have some coding background, but it's patchy.
    2) Live in SEA or Central Asia for 3 months, finish a simpler backend project to prove that my time was worth it. If I can't complete this, then move back to US and do a boot camp to get the basics down
    3) Move to Europe for 3 months, make a website that's been a passion interest of mine.
    4) Move to Latin America for 3 months, start making the company that I think would be very profitable, but complex.
    5+) Come back to the US for a while. If I can get someone else I know to help with my company, then it's probably worth pursuing, and I'll actually try to get a minimum viable product out. If not, I'll put the projects on my resume and try to get a normal remote dev job

  39. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do you deal with different meds having different legality status throughout the world? I'm considering getting on antidepressants but I'm afraid it would anchor me to a small set of countries.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      There's a lot of countries where antidepressants aren't available, but many of them will still allow you to bring in personal amounts (just bring your prescription with you). It depends what meds you get - prozac is allowed pretty much everywhere, but wellbutin is more like an amphetamine so it has more restrictions.
      That was my helpful advice, now for my unsolicited advice. Unless a doctor told you to get on antidepressants or you otherwise really feel you need them [can't get out of bed, suicidal ideation, etc], I recommend simpler solutions first. Try waking earlier (5am is a good number), seeing more sunlight (don't have to be out in it) especially early in the day, exercising most mornings, and improving your diet (add fruits and veg if you don't take them, or good sources of protein if you mostly eat carbs). These are things the average first world zoomer/millennial don't do, especially if you're browsing here. Try it now.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        I know from first hand experience that your unsolicited advice is good. I used to be in a rut, unemployed, depressed, etc. Started working out, waking up early, doing daily journaling. Ended up getting a high paying remote job, traveled, tried many things. It works.

        The problem is that I'm still the same anxious autist and I'd be happy to fix my hardware if it's possible. Since you mentioned it, I'm thinking about getting on something like wellbutin, not just SSRI.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm considering getting on antidepressants
      unless you're on the brink of offing yourself, don't do it. try everything else that is reasonable within your means.

  40. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only partially related, but any eurogays with experience working in East Asia for a Central European employer?
    My company is sending me to Japan for a 3-day conference and I could possibly extend my stay by up to 10 working days in either direction, so I'd have about 3 weeks in the region with by only taking 2 or 3 days off.
    Will the hours be too awful?
    I can schedule my meetings for (European) mornings, so I wouldn't end up working until midnight.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      9am in central Europe is 4pm in Japan. It's not a terrible time difference if you can finish your meetings early. It's a good schedule for exploring the nightlife. Make sure they don't put you in a hotel in the middle of nowhere.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah this.
        I work East Coast time so I pull the 11PM->7AM(but usually am done with work around 4:30-5am).

        Basically make sure you get all your shit done in the AM as you would be working till midnight->sleep->wake up. Just give yourself a good buffer time to get back to your hotel

  41. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any jobs that require a lot of travel or are more likely to have overseas postings? I have a programming/healthcare (not a data entry medical coder) background.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      tour manager for an international theatre group or rock band
      coach of a national sporting team
      bodyguard for a political leader
      or more realistically sales/presales or service/support engineer for a company that has customers around the world. see e.g. pic related. pay is a bit crappy tho

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know a crane operator who travels around the world. Apparently there's not so many crane operators willing to work in places like Congo. He works onsite for a couple of weeks, then typically has a week or longer dead time before he gets flown back.
      He's American but works a Canadian oil sand company, and that company sends him almost everywhere. I don't think he makes a lot of money, but he makes enough that he travels in his free time.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you have a country in mind, you can try and get into a globocorp that has operations in that coutry and move horizontally. Or you can switch to software/othher contracting and just negotiate

  42. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just Dubai, looking to go to Sea Q4

  43. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    can anyone compare phuket thailand to bali?
    -prices
    -nightlife
    -infrastruturce
    -dining

    haven't been to phuket yet and want to better understand

  44. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am only able to leave my country 1 month at a time due to 1 day of monthly obligations
    Any recommendations of cheap countries to stay in for ~2-3 weeks at a time? Preferably around EET time ... maybe outside Europe

  45. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a CEM monkey in a remote only company with 200 give or take employees around the world

    Right now I'm in Florida, no state tax chad, but want to GTFO to Europe and DN for at least 6 months

    >$110k salary Black person
    >single no kids
    >paying $2300/month downtown condo full amenities

    Was looking at airbnbs in Copenhagen, Brussels, Munich (have a college friend there). Just fricking around to see what the market is like and saw full equipped apartments for $1600-1800 a month

    Am I delusional or is EU the move now?

  46. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >post travel pictures on Hive
    >covers flights, and airbnbs in cheaper countries
    ezpz

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >post travel pictures on Hive
      >covers flights, and airbnbs in cheaper countries
      Isn't hive some project management platform? What's the point of doing that?

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