Where to go for my high-tech sabbatical
March 24, 2010 1:15 AM Subscribe
Help me find the perfect international destination for my high-tech sabbatical
I'm going to be taking a month off my job in the San Francisco Bay Area to go live and work abroad on building a web app that I hope to turn into a successful startup. Getting away from it all is key to me finding the time to focus on getting things done, similar to how a writer might seclude himself to work on a novel.
I'd like to go somewhere international that is fairly affordable, and so far the two destinations I have in mind are Argentina (Buenos Aires) and Thailand (not sure what city yet).
I'm willing to spend a few thousand on accommodations (my rent in SF is already $2500 per month) and a few things are important: I must be able to find food and entertainment without driving, and I need to have access to a reasonably fast Internet connection, preferably in the place that I'm staying.
What do you think? Am I even considering the right places? Is there anywhere else I should be adding to my list of contenders? Bonus points for thoughts from people who are in my line of work and understand what I'll need to get things done while I'm away, and from people who have been to either of these destinations and can add color that will help me figure out what place is best for a gay late-twenties startup geek who needs a break.