What are the must-read books on international relations? [more inside]
I would like to visit Thailand, Cambodia, Bali, and Singapore during a month I have off this summer. Can anyone recommend an efficient, possibly inexpensive way to get to all the places inbetween here? [more inside]
What country should I visit in Asia? My brother is currently teaching English in South Korea, so I'm going to fly there and spend a few days, and then he is able to take 5 days off. [more inside]
What in the world is this? I found a lot of them on a beach in Vietnam, and I've seen them in Thailand too. [more inside]
Before I leave Hanoi, Veitnam what should I dare not miss? [more inside]
[malaysia filter] I'll probably be in Kuala Lumpur at the end of the month for about 3 days. I'm looking for something fun to do that I might not have done having been there before. There's [more inside]
I'm going to Thailand for about a month. I could really use some tips, resources etc.. anything would help, and if you're in Thailand and want to meet up I'll buy you a beer. [more inside]
Is it common for Americans to incorrectly assume that Russian is only spoken in Russia but forget that it is also a common language in the former Soviet states? [more inside]
Did/do people in Asia drink soy milk? [more inside]
OtherPeoples'HatsFilter. I have to describe an illustration from the 1940s in which the "Asian" (nationality unspecified) character is wearing the kind of conical peaked hat usually seen on traditionally dressed Vietnamese peasants. I know that in the past these hats were referred to as "Saipan hats" or, more offensively, "Saipan coolie hats." Is there a more anthropologically correct and culturally accurate term for them? Thanks for any and all insight on this one.
Can'tWeAllGetAlongFilter: Do Asian people stereotype other Asians? [more inside]
Where should I go in July and August? [more inside]
Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
Please help me start to search for volunteering opportunities for a high-tech worker in Asia. [more inside]
Help me find the website with pics of the (Japanese?) woman who dressed up like a sexy Ronald McDonald! My Google skills have failed me, enough that I'm not even sure I saw this thing I think I saw in the last 2 years... [more inside]
I will leave Japan to travel back to the UK this August and am looking for interesting, original places and/or ways to make my way back. Where/how should I go? [more inside]
I am doing research for a paper and need to understand whethere or not there is an anti-net neutrality movement (most likely led by the telcos) in Europe and Asia like there is here in the US. Anyone heard anything? Cannot find anything on Google...
Help me figure out the cheapest way to travel around SE Asia and China for two-three weeks at the end of May, based in Hong Kong, leaving from and returning to Osaka. [more inside]
IHateHateHatePhotobucketFilter: Can anyone read the characters (Asian) on this bell my friend's had for about 13 years? [more inside]
We are finally going on the big trip to Southeast Asia (and China) in a few weeks. Would love some advice on a few general and specific travel topics. [more inside]
After reading this book, I'm wondering what my chances are of living and working somewhere in the Himalayas. [more inside]
Help me with my China vacation! [more inside]
Luxury health resort in Asia (or possibly beyond - e.g. Australia) required for three months. [more inside]
Can anyone reccomend resources for someone interested in finding work in Asia Pacific, preferably in a helping capacity? [more inside]
I would like to travel and I recently realized that my wardrobe leaves much to be desired. I have read here that it is possible for a man to travel to an Asian country such as India or Thailand and have a suit of reasonable quality tailored for but a fraction of what an equivalent in the United States would cost. If it is indeed possible, how should I go about doing this? [more inside]
I'm looking for a certain story or legend about a woman who's village was invaded by troops. She kills them with kindness (or, more probably, knives) [more inside]
Just how much are the customs/Department of Homeland Security people allowed to go through your personal information on your laptop? [more inside]
Will be travelling to Shanghai, China, near the end of November. Any recommendations on hotels in which to stay, sights to see, places to eat, etc? [more inside]
Please help me plan a trip to Asia (Thailand, China, and points in between). [more inside]
Why is the marijuana usage rate in Japan (0.05%) so much lower than anywhere else?
Scuba diving in Thailand, Malaysia, Bali or Western Australia? Anybody got any views or experience? [more inside]
I'm working with some folks on a theater piece and we need visual references for historical Sri Lankan / Colombo / Ceylon documents. In particular, land use maps, government documents for marriage, property, etc. [more inside]
I'm interested in learning more about East Asian cinema. Which films should I see? [more inside]
Book recommendations for a bored East Asian Studies major... [more inside]
Why are Asian languages not translated into English phonetically? [more inside]
I'm thinking about going to South-East Asia this fall. I'll probably be there for 5-6 weeks. Are there any books (besides the basic travel guides) that I should read before I go? [more inside]
How accurate is this wikipedia article on China's state-run news agency?
This is kind of a big one: Tooth abscesses, wisdom teeth, and finding doctors in Southeast Asia. [more inside]
I am headed off to Central Asia for the summer and am looking for some first hand advice. [more inside]
I'm thinking of going to Southeast Asia for a couple (3) months at the end of this year, and would like to spend about a month in Thailand, preferably at a kickboxing camp. I'm not into martial arts, it's just something I've always wanted to do. With the myriad of camps/locations available, I'm wondering if anyone has ever done it, and if they have any recommendations. I've already been to Pattaya, so I'm not looking to do the tourist thing. Probably quitting my job to do it, so I'll be on the cheap. Also, most airfares are coming up at around $1000 BOS/BKK. Does this sound like the typical deal or does anyone have any tips on cheaper airfares?
Can anyone provide any insights into Manila in the Philippines -- positive or negative -- as a place for a Western female to move to and work?
Inspired by this post, I've been looking for a Web site that has information on discount fares around Asia and the US. Similar to this fantastic one for the US. [more inside]
I am looking for a good/reputable domain registrar that can register .IN domains. [more inside]
With a move to Jakarta, Indonesia on the horizon for me, I'm wondering if any MeFites can recommend particularly good web resources? [more inside]
I'm in school in the US- I'm interested in finding short-term programs abroad in the summer term (volunteer/intern/or other) that are fairly inexpensive. I'm also interested in doing something that stays away from a vacation-volunteering type experience. Preferably to Latin America or Asia. Any ideas/thoughts for basic resources to get started with? A lot of web searches turn up programs that are very expensive and seem to be geared at rich American youth.
Through rather fortuitous circumstances, it seems I have about a year and a half to do nothing but travel. How can I make money while doing this? [the inside is filled with more] [more inside]
in light of recent events in SE asia, are there any poems (or poets) to which you have turned in order to help you cope with, explain, reflect, respond to the destruction and/ or the relief efforts? [mi] [more inside]
I'm sure you've all heard the news that thousands are dead in Asia after a massive earthquake struck near Indonesia. My brother is among the missing and we're desperately trying to find out if he's OK. If you're in the region or have experience with contacting loved ones after an event like this, please read on. I need your help [more inside]
I'm considering teaching English in Asia. [more inside]
How did East Asians do math before the adoption of arabic numerals, which are universally used today?
How did East Asians do math before the adoption of arabic numerals, which are universally used today? Were there a variety of local systems? When did the switchovers happen? [more inside] [more inside]