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Resources for extended stay accommodations in major cities of Asia?

Due to a fluid work/living situation I have the freedom to try to make the following dream happen: to live for a month each in several cities of Asia (perhaps Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Hanoi, Bangkok, Phnom Penh) while working on a personal project. My core question is trying to find out if this is feasible within my budget and to ask for recommendations for accommodations in each city. Details within. [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Jul 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Remote Web Testing in China

I need to do some Windows 7 testing in China. Problem: I am not presently in China. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Jan 13, 2014 - 1 answer

Thinking about applying for a transfer to a position in China

Question written by my boyfriend but asking for both of us. Boyfriend is a western game developer considering a job in Shanghai. The position would be a promotion within the same corporation, but to a different studio. We have some questions about salary and the cost of living in Shanghai, with a bonus question about a visa for me, the girlfriend! [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Sep 30, 2013 - 7 answers

How fast is China Post EMS express mail service from Shanghai to London?

What's the fastest and second fastest available service (how long does it take and how much does it cost) for Chinese postal service's EMS express mail service for mailing an ordinary document (2 pages) from Shanghai to London? Thank you very much for any help - I was having trouble finding this online (trying to compare it with DHL/FedEx/UPS ) Thanks!
posted by Bwithh on Jun 20, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me calm anxiety about travel to China.

I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Mar 13, 2013 - 19 answers

Things to do in Shanghai Jan/Feb

Going to Shanghai for the first time for three weeks in Jan/Feb. Where should I go/eat/do? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Dec 19, 2012 - 7 answers

And while you're in Beijing, pick up some milk.

How much should I charge someone who wants me to do a special errand while travelling abroad? [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on May 7, 2012 - 25 answers

It's the 20s, help me roar

I have a week to buy a good period costume. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2012 - 1 answer

Amazon.cn doesn't seem to have an English option...

Is there a China-based Amazon-style shopping website that I use to send a gift to someone in Shanghai? One that I can use from the US and is in English? thanks!!
posted by Bwithh on Mar 12, 2012 - 3 answers

What can I read about Shanghai in the 1930s?

I'd like to read about Shanghai in the 1930s. What (fact or fiction) books can you recommend?
posted by wyn on Nov 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Your Favorite Spots in Shanghai

Shanghai'd - Heading back to China and want hear about your fav spots. [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Oct 28, 2011 - 4 answers

High speed train between Shanghai and Beijing?

How do I buy train tickets for the new high speed train between Shanghai and Beijing? Have you taken the train? Tips? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Sep 21, 2011 - 4 answers

What to do during a free weekend in Shanghai?

I have a short weekend (Fri night to Sun morning) off in Shanghai during a work trip, and I'm looking for an activity - even a day trip to Beijing or the Great Wall. I'd appreciate suggestions and/or advice. [more inside]
posted by jonobarel on Apr 21, 2011 - 12 answers

China for beginners.

What touristy things can be done in Shanghai and Beijing in January? [more inside]
posted by OompaLoompa on Dec 7, 2010 - 6 answers

What should we do for two weeks in China?

My boyfriend and I will be visiting my dad in China for two weeks at the end of October, beginning of November. I've been twice before (my dad has lived there for the past 12 years), but this will be my boyfriend's first time. We'd like a good mix of city and rural areas, and are tentatively planning four days in Shanghai, four in Beijing, four in Guilin, and four in Yunnan. However, we're open to other suggestions, so what do you think? Too much time in one place, not enough in another? Is there another must-see area? What should we do while we're in those places? Any ideas are welcome!
posted by odayoday on Sep 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Where can I buy yarn in China?

Where to buy yarn in Shanghai and Beijing? I'm a new knitter, but would love to take advantage of what I heard are great prices for yarn in China. I'm looking for store suggestions, or advice about specific types of yarn that would be a good buy. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Sep 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Help us get to Shanghai for cheap!

Boyfriend and I are flying out to Shanghai from New York City sometime late September or October. Kayak's cheapest flights are on: China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Delta, and on occasion, Continental. Reviews for all seem pretty bleak. :( It's a good 14-20 hour flight; please help: Which airline is the best of the worst? [more inside]
posted by pinksoftsoap on Aug 8, 2010 - 24 answers

What are the major book publishers in Shanghai, China?

Just wondering what the major book publishers are in Shanghai. I'm especially interested in presses that focus on literature, history, politics, serious non-fiction... I've been doing some research but was hoping someone more familiar with the media scene in China might be able to clue me in on the major or up-and-coming houses. Thanks.
posted by jng on May 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Let's meet up in Shanghai

Where would you go to meet new people in Shanghai? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Apr 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Things to do on our China trip

We're visiting China (Shanghai, Beijing and Tai Shan) for a couple of weeks at the start of April. Any suggestions for things to do? [more inside]
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks on Mar 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Shanghai Street Food id filter

I was in Shanghai in February 2006 and encountered a food stand in some side street off the eastern half of Fuzhou Lu that sold freshly baked crusty things vaguely similar to pizza bread. What was it? [more inside]
posted by themel on Jan 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Offsite tape storage in Shanghai

Can anybody recommend offsite storage in Shanghai for backup tapes?
posted by m3thod4 on Jan 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Passenger flow per stop on the Shanghai Metro.

The Shanghai Metro System: I am looking for detailed passenger flow per stop/station. [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Dec 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea?

Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Jul 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Passport troubles

Possible passport problem while catching a connecting flight in Shanghai [more inside]
posted by Tiresias on Jul 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me negotiate a simple salary

We are talking small beans here, but it's my beans, so please hear me out... I'm an ESL teacher/tutor with 3 undergrad degrees, certification through Oxford and 5 years experience. I have been offered a job in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Huge site near Tian Zhi Fang. What is it?

Shanghai Building Site : Huge site near Tian Zhi Fang. What is it? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Jun 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me getting shanghaied!

I am contemplating an offer to work and live in Shanghai. From where I'm standing now, the job looks fantastic and the whole situation looks like a long and deep wish come true. This question is basically about the cost of living in Shanghai for a family with two kids. [more inside]
posted by ouke on Jun 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Banjo in China

A bid of a wild side multi-layered question. Learning the banjo. And doing so in Shanghai. Most people who travel (younger free-spirited types, work with me here) sling a guitar over their shoulder. [more inside]
posted by dawson on May 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Maybe outsource to China?

Can I find Japanese IT workers in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by matholio on Mar 31, 2009 - 1 answer

Where to get local China news, in China

I like keeping up with the local news and issues where ever I live. It's not been a problem in the US, Europe or A/NZ. Now that I'm close to moving to China after 18 months of business travel in the country, I'm looking for good local news sources and how best to view them. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Mar 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Wanted: Pics of Pudong in the 80s

Looking for images of old Pudong prior to development. Coming up blank. Ideally, from the late 1980s. Plus anything else you stumble across that may be in interesting. Puxi is covered, but finding in hard the other side of the river. Pics will be used in a private seminar on development.
posted by priorpark17 on Sep 19, 2008 - 4 answers

China Study

Studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. [more inside]
posted by the cuban on Jan 21, 2008 - 1 answer

I want to sleep in your womb, Shanghai

Following up on my last question, what is the most reasonable accomodation I can get in Shanghai for 100 Yuan a night? [more inside]
posted by markesh on Jan 17, 2008 - 3 answers

What are some books about old Shanghai?

What are some books about old Shanghai? [more inside]
posted by nakedsushi on Nov 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Maybe I should have actually planned my vacation.

I'm off to Asia (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong) and have done little to no prep work regarding places I want to check out. What are your suggestions for "can't miss" attractions/shopping/anything that I should check out while there? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Nov 5, 2007 - 8 answers

When to buy tickets for trains in China?

I'm going to China in a few days. Should I purchase train tickets in advance on the Web, or wait until I get there? [more inside]
posted by chippie on Sep 25, 2007 - 9 answers

any nice apartments in shanghai?

i need an apartment in shanghai, but i want somethign nice! is there any cool warehouse type accomodation, because all the apartments i have looked at are cr@ppy. [more inside]
posted by edtut on Sep 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Cheap travel from Hong Kong to Nanjing

What's the cheapest way to get from Hong Kong to Nanjing, China? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 12, 2007 - 6 answers

gice me your shanghai secrets

what are the secrets of shanghai for an expat trying to make the most of his experience [more inside]
posted by edtut on Jul 18, 2007 - 2 answers

Don't let me miss the boomerang exhibition!

Help me not miss anything on my "once in a lifetime" trip through southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand! [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Mar 28, 2007 - 25 answers

Old time footage of San Francisco

I need some old-time footage of San Francisco in the 40s or 50s, and of Shanghai in the 20s. Anyone have any ideas of DVDs I could rent and rip some shots off of? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Feb 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for Fairways, Freeways and Cafe's

I'm starting research into a possible relocation to Shanghai and am looking for good resources into general accomodation and cost of living information. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Jan 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Food, clothing, tourism in Shanghai and Beijing China.

My SO and I are in Beijing 1-11 October, Shanghai 11-18. 1st-6th is taken up by travel and a conference, but vacation after that. Help us have an awesome vacation... [more inside]
posted by juliewhite on Sep 22, 2006 - 11 answers

Necessities for China

My sister is moving to Shanghai in eight weeks, for a six month position. Is there anything that I should get her for her trip? [more inside]
posted by graventy on Jun 6, 2006 - 8 answers

What job should I look for in China?

I am an American planning on moving to Shanghai, China. What are my employment options if I don't know Chinese? [more inside]
posted by thebbxx on Mar 25, 2006 - 10 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

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

Chinese Gift-giving Traditions

Chinese culture question: My friend from work is moving to Canada soon, and I would love to give her a good going-away present... [+] [more inside]
posted by ibeji on Jun 1, 2005 - 2 answers

Old Shanghai Maps

How can I find maps (paper or electronic) of Shanghai from the 20's and 30s? There is this WayBack archive of a non-responsive French site, which contains beautiful small images of the kinds of things I am interested in (1, 2, 3, 4), but the images are too small for my purposes.
posted by Irontom on Jan 9, 2004 - 6 answers

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