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BackpackingFilter: What items are must-takes for South East Asia (or generally)?

BackpackingFilter: What items are must-takes for South East Asia (or generally)? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Nov 28, 2007 - 40 answers

Travel ideas for East-Asia vacation?

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).
posted by superwillis on Nov 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Asia in winter?

Traveling in Asia in January. What are some good places to go for a week? [more inside]
posted by rsk on Nov 12, 2007 - 7 answers

I Am Prodigy!

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?
posted by mordecai on Nov 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Good reading under the rising sun

I'd like to read some blogs and websites in Japanese. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Oct 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Do cruise prices fluctuate in the crazy fashion that airline tickets do?

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]
posted by Jimmie on Oct 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Asia travel ideas for 18 yr old karate lover?

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.
posted by RoadTripPlanner on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Help with internet traffic problems between the U.S. and Asia.

Can anyone explain the apparent internet traffic problems my client's customers are seeing in Asia? [more inside]
posted by mragreeable on Sep 11, 2007 - 3 answers

What is the best way to ship something from the Internet to Asia?

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?
posted by mebibyte on Sep 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Make me want to go to Asia.

Make me want to go to Asia. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Sep 3, 2007 - 22 answers

Need help finding cheap one-way flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong

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?
posted by oh_do_shutup on Jul 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Traveller looking for ideas to further finance trip beyond the 40 hour work week...

How can I access/acquire more funds for my upcoming trip to Asia? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Jul 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Any recommended online computer hardware shops who are based in Asia and are willing to ship to Australia?

Hello All! I'm under the impression that computer hardware is quite cheap in Asia compared to here in Australia. My question is: are there any good online retailers, who are based online, based in Asia, willing to ship to Australia and accepts Paypal? Good prices a must! Thanks everyone.
posted by Jimmeh on Jun 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Businiess travel tips for Manila - the city, not the folders

It looks like I'll be spending 1 or 2 weeks in Manila next month, and I've got lots of questions. [more inside]
posted by buildmyworld on Apr 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Summer reading in IR

What are the must-read books on international relations? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Apr 11, 2007 - 11 answers

How best to "country-hop" in Asia?

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]
posted by skepticallypleased on Mar 27, 2007 - 19 answers

Where should I travel in Asia

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]
posted by hazyspring on Mar 11, 2007 - 22 answers

What is this strange thing I found on the beach?

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]
posted by borkingchikapa on Mar 3, 2007 - 9 answers

What to do for four days in Hanoi?

Before I leave Hanoi, Veitnam what should I dare not miss? [more inside]
posted by beatnik808 on Nov 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Entertain me in KL!

[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]
posted by kaydo on Nov 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Going to Thailand and could use a travel partner and some advice.

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]
posted by monkeycool on Nov 12, 2006 - 11 answers

Is it common for US Americans to incorrectly assume that Russian is only spoken in Russia

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]
posted by gregb1007 on Oct 18, 2006 - 37 answers

Do people in Asia drink soy milk?

Did/do people in Asia drink soy milk? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jul 25, 2006 - 32 answers

The Thing That Covers Your Head if You're Harvesting Rice

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.
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 6, 2006 - 14 answers

Do Asian people stereotype other Asians?

Can'tWeAllGetAlongFilter: Do Asian people stereotype other Asians? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jun 20, 2006 - 76 answers

Where to go?

Where should I go in July and August? [more inside]
posted by speranza on May 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Backpacker Nirvana?

Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

Who might need what I've got?

Please help me start to search for volunteering opportunities for a high-tech worker in Asia. [more inside]
posted by jfuller on May 24, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me find pics of woman who photographs herself dressed like Ronald McD!

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]
posted by stevil on May 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Japan to the UK (via the entire world)

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]
posted by 0bvious on May 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Anti- Net Neutrality Overseas?

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...
posted by psususe on Apr 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Cheap travel from Hong Kong

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]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Apr 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Can anyone read the characters (Asian) on this bell my friend's had for about 13 years?

IHateHateHatePhotobucketFilter: Can anyone read the characters (Asian) on this bell my friend's had for about 13 years? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Apr 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Big trip to Asia

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]
posted by gottabefunky on Mar 21, 2006 - 17 answers

How can I move to the "roof of the world"?

After reading this book, I'm wondering what my chances are of living and working somewhere in the Himalayas. [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Mar 15, 2006 - 6 answers

"shanghaied to beijing" hurts my brain

Help me with my China vacation! [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Mar 7, 2006 - 19 answers

Luxury fitness resort in Asia

Luxury health resort in Asia (or possibly beyond - e.g. Australia) required for three months. [more inside]
posted by i_cola on Mar 3, 2006 - 3 answers

She has a dream...

Can anyone reccomend resources for someone interested in finding work in Asia Pacific, preferably in a helping capacity? [more inside]
posted by sophist on Jan 17, 2006 - 4 answers

Can I cure both my wanderlust and wardrobe inadequacy in one fell swoop?

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]
posted by davidriley on Jan 17, 2006 - 13 answers

"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."

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]
posted by blueberry on Dec 30, 2005 - 9 answers

Woe betide those at CollegeHumor.com

Just how much are the customs/Department of Homeland Security people allowed to go through your personal information on your laptop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2005 - 34 answers

Where to stay, what to do in Shanghai?

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]
posted by ronv on Nov 8, 2005 - 7 answers

Planning a trip to Asia - help!

Please help me plan a trip to Asia (Thailand, China, and points in between). [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Oct 27, 2005 - 13 answers

Why don't the Japanese get stoned?

Why is the marijuana usage rate in Japan (0.05%) so much lower than anywhere else?
posted by Tlogmer on Sep 9, 2005 - 36 answers

Diving in the Southern hemisphere

Scuba diving in Thailand, Malaysia, Bali or Western Australia? Anybody got any views or experience? [more inside]
posted by asok on Sep 7, 2005 - 7 answers

historical documents sri lanka, ceylon, colombo

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]
posted by cloudscratcher on Sep 2, 2005 - 2 answers

Is there life after Godzilla?

I'm interested in learning more about East Asian cinema. Which films should I see? [more inside]
posted by luneray on Aug 25, 2005 - 33 answers

East Asian Books

Book recommendations for a bored East Asian Studies major... [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Jun 28, 2005 - 10 answers

Pictograph Translations and Sound

Why are Asian languages not translated into English phonetically? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Jun 27, 2005 - 21 answers

Books about Southeast asia

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]
posted by einarorn on Jun 26, 2005 - 12 answers

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