I'm thinking of going backpacking with a couple of friends in Southeast Asia for two weeks, and using a GPS tracker with an alert function. Only trouble is, who should I alert, and what could they do? [more inside]
posted by edbyford
on Oct 15, 2011 -
My wife and I are living in Manila and would like to get away for the long weekend in Late November/Early October. I was thinking of going to Japan but after watching a tv show on Taiwan, it looks amazing. I'm sure Asia has more to offer, so please help us pick a destination! [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Oct 13, 2011 -
I will soon have 12 days in Asia for a photoshoot and am trying to narrow down four choices of where to go. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on Sep 24, 2011 -
Have you had good European or American food outside of America or Europe? If so, where and when? I was watching "No Reservations" on Netflix and was struck by how many Western countries had good examples of Eastern food. I haven't traveled in the East at all, but I can't help but think that the opposite must have happened. Please tell me if you've had great Smothered Chicken and Biscuits in Beijing. I want to hear!
posted by bswinburn
on Sep 23, 2011 -
I'm looking for Asian music for background music for a slide show featuring Viet Nam, Thailand, China and Singapore. Suggestions would be appreciated.
posted by lanita333
on Sep 6, 2011 -
Old people have sex? Please help me find media representations of geriatric sexuality in various media such as in commercials, movies, posters, television, newspapers, and so on. [more inside]
posted by Knigel
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Ten days in Thailand and Malaysia. I need ideas of what to do, where to go and where to stay. I know ten days for two countries is short but that is all I have. I love adventure and I also love to kick back and relax. I will be leaving from Montreal. [more inside]
posted by alshain
on Aug 14, 2011 -
I moved/relocated four months ago to a small island in SE Asia. I never really thought much about dating before this - I always seemed to have a partner if I wanted one - but there are so few single guys here looking for Western women that it might become a bit of an issue. But if I try online dating, my matches are likely to be from hundreds of miles away which could end up with me not meeting anyone that way either. Should I give it a go? [more inside]
posted by mudkicker
on Jul 27, 2011 -
I live in Australia, and have noticed lot of the students I study with who are from somewhere in East Asia will adopt a Western name while they're over here, presumably to make things easier for thick-tongued Anglos. I'm curious about how these names are selected. [more inside]
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot
on Jun 3, 2011 -
Single female traveling solo for nine days in Kuala Lumpur and Bali. Please reassure me that I'm not going to be sad and lonely and freaked out the entire time. [more inside]
posted by ladybird
on May 19, 2011 -
I need to understand the Japanese cultural importance of "saving face" with respect to business, and how I can make myself less frustrated with an ongoing business negotiation I'm involved in. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 20, 2011 -
I'm looking to find doctors who practice private/concierge medicine in Europe and Asia. These doctors typically charge an upfront fee and gives you significantly more attention (ie, he has 500 instead of 3000 patients; is available immediately 24/7). They usually practice family medicine or internal medicine.
This type of doctor is growing in the US, but I can't seem to find them elsewhere in the world...
posted by JiffyQ
on Apr 20, 2011 -
Foreign Rights to a Book: How much should I charge?
In the last week, two agents from two different big literary agencies in a rich Asian country (not China) have, apparently independently, come calling for one of my non-fiction how-to books.
One gave this pitch, which seems to me low-ball: [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 8, 2011 -
If you had five nights to spend on stopovers en route to Australia, and your options were Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Auckland, how would you apportion your time?
posted by smackfu
on Feb 21, 2011 -
Do they make portable seats for use on Asian/Indian squat toilets
? Can you recommend one? I have an older relative that wants to travel to India but he's got bad knees and that makes it difficult or impossible for him to use the squat toilets found throughout the subcontinent. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by exhilaration
on Jan 31, 2011 -
At the last minute, I'm going to Singapore (+Indonesia/Malaysia?). Not too
excited, even though I should be. I don't "do" vacation. Help me plan a worthwhile 7 days! [more inside]
posted by hasna
on Jan 27, 2011 -
I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form.
I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Jan 23, 2011 -
Hi friends. Planning a RTW trip with no time limit. I have a good amount of funds set aside, but I'd really like to settle somewhere in SE Asia (prefer Thailand or Vietnam) for at least 3-6 months and survive on about $10-$15 per day. Is it possible for an American to find decent (i.e. not too dangerous or dirty) accommodation and eat at that price? I'm not including any party dollars (alcohol, night life etc) in that amount...just the basics to survive.
Would prefer to live near a city, or at least a small town...just not too far into the country side.
Also, I will be splitting the expenses with a friend.
Any useful experiences or knowledge to share?
posted by Yunani
on Dec 28, 2010 -
The Great Blizzard of Christmas 2010 has severely derailed my plans (love snow as I do). I was supposed to fly from Newark to Hong Kong on Dec. 26th at 3:30, arrive in HK at 8:30pm Dec 27th, then fly Air Asia Hong Kong-Bangkok on the morning of Dec. 28th with a connecting flight immediately following from Bangkok - Luang Prabang, Laos.
Newark is supposed to get a foot plus of snow tomorrow. I am feeling a little screwed. Is anyone out there skilled at making the best of this kind of situation? I've never dealt with it before, and have spent the last eight hours trying to make something work. Details below. [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong
on Dec 26, 2010 -
Now that I'm hooked on Hulu & Watch Instantly Netflix, will I be able to utilize them while traveling this winter? Or, are there similar websites that I can use to watch TV shows or movies on my Mac laptop from SE Asia and Australia?
posted by jsslz
on Sep 30, 2010 -
So I'm in my final year of medical school. I have about 6 months of extraneous time on my hands. Help me find something both interesting and useful to do in Asia for those 6 months. [more inside]
posted by genmonster
on Sep 16, 2010 -
I found an exposed and undeveloped roll of 35mm film dated 1977, and had it developed. The pictures are here
, most of them taken at this Buddhist temple
, somewhere in Asia. Anyone know where the photos were taken? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo
on Aug 28, 2010 -
I'm traveling to Japan and Singapore soon, returning to the US on October 1, 2010. My passport expires April 11, 2011. Singapore's entry requirements state that the passport must be valid for at least six more months. Do I need to renew before I go? [more inside]
posted by Maximian
on Aug 7, 2010 -
Cheap-flight filter: SE Asia to Vancouver? Any suggestions for carriers or cheap flight websites? [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese
on Jun 29, 2010 -
Asking for a friend: "I have a week off in July and I want to spend it volunteering in Asia. Ideally, I want to help save the sea turtles, but I'm open to other ideas. Do you have any advice on this matter?" [more inside]
posted by aniola
on May 27, 2010 -
Why do I see people from emerging or developing countries use personal email addresses rather than official addresses for work-related correspondence? [more inside]
posted by elgilito
on May 26, 2010 -
What are the best reputable Web sites for booking packaged, affordable global travel from the U.S.? Not looking to actually travel until 2011. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on May 19, 2010 -
Bali or Malaysia (or the neighborhood) for a week in June with a toddler. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by k8t
on May 10, 2010 -
Can you recommend recruiters or specific programs for someone who would like to teach English in Japan, starting this fall? [more inside]
posted by cirripede
on Apr 29, 2010 -
I'm an American who is thinking about moving abroad. Most likely to Mainland China, although Taiwan and Singapore are potential options. What's the best way to go about doing some research for a move overseas? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr
on Feb 24, 2010 -
If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9
on Jan 30, 2010 -
How difficult is it to get a job teaching English in Asia as an American-born Asian? [more inside]
posted by jsmith78
on Jan 25, 2010 -