Is there an Asian practice of placing dots in the corner of paintings to show imperfection / humility? [more inside]
Can you recommend recruiters or specific programs for someone who would like to teach English in Japan, starting this fall? [more inside]
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]
If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather? [more inside]
How difficult is it to get a job teaching English in Asia as an American-born Asian? [more inside]
Singapore conference/vacation! Toddler! Please help! [more inside]
Why do dairy products have a limited geographic range in Asian cuisine? [more inside]
I jumped on a super cheap ticket on Air China to Kuala Lumpur next Spring. It'll be my first time in Asia and I have about 10 days. Should I stick to Malaysia & Singapore or is it worth it looking at other locations I can fly to from the airport? [more inside]
How blown-up out-of-proportion is the swine flu scare relative to other life-threatening infections/diseases? Is it alarming enough that I need a swine flu shot if I'm going to SE Asia in DEC09/JAN10? [more inside]
Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
Does anyone know a good source for the size of the informal sector by country in Asia and Latin America? [more inside]
I've found myself in SE Asia (KL, Malaysia) with a 4-day weekend (because of Raya) and nothing to do. I'm thinking I probably should travel somewhere, but really not sure where. Where is a good place for a solo traveler to go in the area (the area being anywhere in the eastern hemisphere I can get in a reasonable amount of time)? Cheap is good, but not essential.
Safety and budget -wise, should I buy a heavily discounted ticket now to SE Asia in January 2010? More details inside... [more inside]
Advice on bringing a small quantity of legally prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) and other prescriptions for personal use into Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and the Philippines? [more inside]
We're moving to South Korea! We've never been to Asia! Tell us what to expect! More inside! (!!) [more inside]
Non-U.S. residents: Aside from language issues, what issues can U.S. web designers keep in mind to make their sites ideally usable for you? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a book about Islam and intellectualism. I can remember the cover, and the content - but not the title or the author. Gah! [more inside]
Suggestions for traveling cheaply, and (mostly) comfortably *within* Asia? [more inside]
Anybody have recommendations for good historical fiction/nonfiction books set in China or Southeast Asia? [more inside]
South-East-Asia-Fly-Fishing-Filter: Any recommendations for beach resorts in South East Asia that offer guided saltwater fly fishing? [more inside]
What are some of the best Non-Western Pencil & Paper RPGs? I'm interested in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese games, but I'm especially interested in games that originated in India, Africa or the Middle East, if there are any, and ones that have unique settings (ie, not warmed-over D&D/Tolkien).
So I'm going to be going over to SE Asia for the first time in a couple weeks and I'd love some advice on where to go and what to do... [more inside]
CareerFilter: I will be finishing my BS in Computer Science in 2-3 years. What industries will likely offer the best earnings potential and interesting work to a software engineer, and how do I improve my attractiveness as a potential hire to those industries? [more inside]
What do I do with an intern? he shows up next week. [more inside]
Where would I have the most fun for one week -- Cambodia? Viet Nam? Or Laos? [more inside]
What are the must-have objects for a year-long trip in the World's south-east (India, Asia, Australia). [more inside]
A friend of mine has just returned from Mongolia and was describing roving mad-max style gangs of men using Nazi symbols, with apparently limited understanding of their meaning in the west. Where can I read more about Mongolian Nazis? Is this really prevalent? How did they come to hear about Nazis in the first place? Do they get along with western neo-nazis (despite being ethnically Mongolian)? [more inside]
Does anyone have suggestions for me regarding my 14 day trip to Vietnam? I am in my late 20s, I am traveling alone, and I have never traveled in a foreign country before. I am flying into Ho Chi Minh City and would like to explore as much of Vietnam as possible. I was considering traveling by train and heading north. How easy/difficult is it to navigate the train system in Vietnam? Please, any suggestions, destinations, tips, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
I'm looking for historical travel journals and books in the public domain. Specifically I'm interested in anything related to Victorian era exploration of the middle east and central Asia. [more inside]
My little brother will in a few months embark in a year-long trip around Asia (India, Vietnam, Thailand...), towards Australia as final destination. He asks me to set up a blog for him - easy does it, I'm a WordPress translator. But what about media? And in general, what should I not forgot to make sure we get the best from his experience while not making it hard for him to communicate? [more inside]
Reading yesterday’s Tales of the City post, I got to wondering: are there any books set in Southeast Asian locations that “sell” their settings the way Tales of the City does for San Francisco, or The Number One Ladies Detective Agency does for Botswana? [more inside]
Help me pack for Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam for 2.5 weeks! [more inside]
Help me to figure out a budget for some fairly extravagant backpacking travel. [more inside]
I want to make easy and tasty international recipes [more inside]
Which country, and preferably area, in Southeast Asia is best to get tailored clothing? As in, "Here is a picture from a movie. Please make the suit therein and charge me a very low price." [more inside]
Vegetarian seeks advice for traveling in Korea and China. [more inside]
I wish to travel the world, learning about renewable energy. Discuss. [more inside]
Which European artists and writers visited Asia between 1900 and 1950? [more inside]
Our office is setting up a satellite office in Hong Kong. We've always had trouble sending our large 5GB files to Asia. But our office in HK with have a 100Mb internet connection. We have a DS3 in San Francisco. We'll be using a proprietary third-party app to do the heavy lifting. Realistically, what does the hive-mind think we will experience in transfer speeds?
BackpackingFilter: What items are must-takes for South East Asia (or generally)? [more inside]
I'm planning 3 weeks this summer to travel with some friends (just out of college) to East Asia. Ideally, we'd like to fly from NY to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok (in the cheapest possible order/arrangement). Any suggestions on attractions/lodgings/things-you-have-to-see at each destination (for the budget-conscious?) Spending approximately 4-5 days at each destination, hopefully spending a little time in the city and a little time exploring outside (i.e. I heard the beaches in Puket, near Bangkok, are very beautiful, so thats definitely planned).
Traveling in Asia in January. What are some good places to go for a week? [more inside]
I'm looking for gifted children or 'child prodigies' in Asia that I could possibly get in touch with and interview but it's proving to be a little tough locating these whiz kids. Anybody got any leads?
I'd like to read some blogs and websites in Japanese. [more inside]
Do cruise prices fluctuate in the crazy fashion that airline tickets do? Or do they just get more expensive as it gets closer to the departure date? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any martial arts learning opportunities (camps, workshops, lessons, etc) in Asia that an 18 year old would enjoy? My nephew in the US is a karate brown belt and he would like to travel to Asia when he graduates from high school this year. I am trying to help him find some interesting travel opportunities which relate to karate. He loves karate and has been searching for something to do in Japan or India for Summer 2008 but we haven't found anything yet. Thanks for any tips.
Can anyone explain the apparent internet traffic problems my client's customers are seeing in Asia? [more inside]
I would like to ship a gift from North America to Southeast Asia. Shipping costs from Amazon are very high - >= the cost of the item (a hardcover book). Would it be best to ship from Amazon, buy it locally and ship from here, or find an online retailer in Southeast Asia that stocks the item I'm looking for (would need suggestions here as well!)? I need 3-4 weeks shipping time max. Also, would I generally need to worry about customs if I ship this as a gift?
Make me want to go to Asia. [more inside]
Cheap flights between Ho Chi Minh and Hong Kong, one-way only. Leaving around September 16th. Any recommendations? So far the cheapest found is £199 ($407) from expedia. Are there any other cheaper airlines?