We live in the USA. My family of five, two adults and three kids (youngest 11, oldest 17), are planning a trip for this summer (July/August). We have friends who have invited us to two very different parts of the world and we're trying to decide where to go. We can either take a France/Italy trip, or go to Hong Kong (and maybe make our way up to Japan or down to Thailand if the price is right). Looking for experiences, advice, stories, from those of you who have traveled the world that will help us make the choice. [more inside]
[TravelFilter] Two weeks in Hong Kong - what should three twenty-somethings do after we've eaten all the dim sum? [more inside]
I am a special education teacher in the USA who wants to teach English abroad in Asia, then return to the States to join a doctoral program in education and continue teaching. How can I make this experience a step up in my development as an educator, rather than just an adventure? [more inside]
This article says that there is more variety in Asian dogs than in western dogs and that there are some dog types and characteristics that are unique to Asia. What are they? The article talks about DNA diversity, but doesn't talk very much about how the differences are actually expressed.
McKinsey for the creative type - Are there firms which do 'creative consulting'? [more inside]
I'm in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. What are some fun activities and places I can visit? Also where can I shop for cheap, good quality clothing? [more inside]
What's the best way to deliver an iPad from Vancouver to Cambodia? [more inside]
I’m a writer, doing OK in a small pond, but I’m looking for a bigger pond to swim in. Help me figure out my next career move. [more inside]
What is a cheap international trip I can take this winter? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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!
I'm looking for Asian music for background music for a slide show featuring Viet Nam, Thailand, China and Singapore. Suggestions would be appreciated.
How can my husband and I balance my dream job (in Asia) with his not-quite-wanting to go? [more inside]
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]
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]
What to sell along the way, RTW honeymoon from US to Europe & Asia [more inside]
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]
Where do couples from floor-sleeping countries have sex? [more inside]
Where do I buy a sleeping mat? [more inside]
Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo? [more inside]
Can I rent beach huts in South East Asia? [more inside]
Need advice on finding a job in Asia. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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...
Help me find the laid-back path to Laos & Cambodia around Songkrang! [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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? Thanks.
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]
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?
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]
Where to visit with an extra week (or just short of) in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
What is the best time of year to travel in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
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]
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]
Fast, asian rap? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend specific WWOOFing farms in India? [more inside]
My buddy and I are going to Japan for vacation. We need help in deciding on where to stay and what to do. [more inside]
Cheap-flight filter: SE Asia to Vancouver? Any suggestions for carriers or cheap flight websites? [more inside]
[Travel Filter] Bali recs? [more inside]
Why are Chinese spoons shaped like that? [more inside]
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]
Why do academic/business people in certain countries use personal email addresses for work purposes?
Why do I see people from emerging or developing countries use personal email addresses rather than official addresses for work-related correspondence? [more inside]