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    Have you ever been to Asia? I'm a student from Taiwan, but I seldom have chance to travel around. I heard a lot about Western countries from many Asia friends, and I'm very curious about how you feel about Asia? If you have ever been here, please share some experiences you have or how you feel?
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    (Original post by 05 Annie)
    Have you ever been to Asia? I'm a student from Taiwan, but I seldom have chance to travel around. I heard a lot about Western countries from many Asia friends, and I'm very curious about how you feel about Asia? If you have ever been here, please share some experiences you have or how you feel?
    well since you asked. I've been to india loads (being of indian origin), and i hate it It's so dirty and polluted. I don't like china because of their human rights record and I strongly feel that Taiwan should declare independence from China. I also thing that China should deal with North Korea and ask Kim jong il to stop being a ****.

    It's a bit of a depressing continent. Together with this Russia is a virtual mafia state now, or so the US believes in the recent leaks, and Iran is just provoking the **** out of everyone with the nuclear thing, pakistan and afghanistan are very unstable so that part of asia doesn't appeal to me either.

    I mean I like the development of Brunei but the fact that it's an islamic republic is very offputting since I am pro secularism. Japan sounds like an awesome place, but far too many people and their whole "honour" mentality scares me a bit. I could never be a kamakaze!

    All in all, I think Asia needs a bit more development both financially, socially and democratically. That's what I think of Asia.
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    (Original post by blue_shift86)
    well since you asked. I've been to india loads (being of indian origin), and i hate it It's so dirty and polluted. I don't like china because of their human rights record and I strongly feel that Taiwan should declare independence from China. I also thing that China should deal with North Korea and ask Kim jong il to stop being a ****.

    It's a bit of a depressing continent. Together with this Russia is a virtual mafia state now, or so the US believes in the recent leaks, and Iran is just provoking the **** out of everyone with the nuclear thing, pakistan and afghanistan are very unstable so that part of asia doesn't appeal to me either.

    I mean I like the development of Brunei but the fact that it's an islamic republic is very offputting since I am pro secularism. Japan sounds like an awesome place, but far too many people and their whole "honour" mentality scares me a bit. I could never be a kamakaze!

    All in all, I think Asia needs a bit more development both financially, socially and democratically. That's what I think of Asia.
    You are blind, prejudiced and stereotypical. Need I say more ?

    Asia is far more diverse in terms of culture, cuisine and traditions than you think.
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    Of course. That's where im born.
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    I live in Japan.

    Japanese people are CRAZY. Way more crazy than I even believed possible.

    This place is ****ing mental.

    Its awesome obviously.
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    (Original post by HistoryRepeating)
    I live in Japan.

    Japanese people are CRAZY. Way more crazy than I even believed possible.

    This place is ****ing mental.

    Its awesome obviously.
    Lolz :P
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    (Original post by HistoryRepeating)
    I live in Japan.

    Japanese people are CRAZY. Way more crazy than I even believed possible.

    This place is ****ing mental.

    Its awesome obviously.
    I thought they just read manga all day and made and watched cartoon porn?
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    (Original post by blue_shift86)
    I thought they just read manga all day and made and watched cartoon porn?
    You know all those animes and mangas you've read set in Japan?

    Japan is actually like that, in real life.

    Only weirder.

    BRB: need to go buy some used schoolgirl panties from the vending machine out on the street corner.
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    (Original post by 05 Annie)
    Have you ever been to Asia? I'm a student from Taiwan, but I seldom have chance to travel around. I heard a lot about Western countries from many Asia friends, and I'm very curious about how you feel about Asia? If you have ever been here, please share some experiences you have or how you feel?
    I lived in Indonesia for 13 years, even though it is very dirty and corrupt, the people are extremely friendly and the sites are exciting to go to.

    Bali is NOT overrated as people say, there is a lot of tourism there obviously, so much of it is cheap tat and drinks being sold, lots of nightclubs filled with holidayers looking for a holiday fling, but if you take the effort to look into the heart of Bali (such a cheesy saying i know) then there is a lot of wonderful stuff there, the rice paddies in the hills and temples, the smily people

    Thailand is considered pretty standard, people go there for 'gap yahs' to do all the things other have done - go to a full moon party, go diving, sunbathe, but again if you explore it a bit further there is lots to see and do

    Sulawesi is fantastic, the architecture of the houses are amazing and the graves built into the mountains are fascinating, as well as wandering into the volcanoes (take a mask).

    Brunei is definately worth a look - check out Seria

    China - obviously - good. But watch what you say.

    Singepore - FRICKING AWESOME for gadgets. Like seriously, everything you could ever dream or and more, for a third of the price you might get it anywhere else. Although if you're from Taiwan this may not be as exciting. However, gadgets amuse me something rotten so its brilliant for me

    Timor is beautiful and relatively untouched by tourism, there are some fantastic islands you can hire a boat to go to and spend the day exploring, lots of interesting sea life.

    Vietnam is incredible, if you go, check out SaPa, there's the most beautiful waterfall there and its not far from the town. Also try to stay in the yellow hotel that hangs over a cliff (can't remember the name), you wake up in the morning and see the clouds beneath you in the balley, progressively rising until about 10 or 11 when they finally go upwards! Also they have yummy potato soup

    That's it for Asia i'm afraid, but pm me if you'd like more info and i'll get back when i can
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    No, but I'm hoping to go live and work there next year. Can't wait!
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    Yeh I lived in Indonesia for a year, it is dirty and has a lot of problems but it was by far the best country Ive ever lived in, the poeple are so friendly it's unreal. Ive also been to China for a few months, not so keen on there, it was good for a holiday but I wasn't so keen the second time. Ive been thaialand malaysia and cambodia too, would recommend them, although malaysia is a bit on the quiet side, and then ive been to Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau etc which arent really different to many western big cities
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    I used to live in Hong Kong, and my mum's side of the family is Taiwanese (among other things). I was born and raised there, and have only lived in London for a little over a year. I've got to say... even though Hong Kong is just as urban as London, it's a totally different city. The culture is obviously different, although Hong Kong's an exception because of that eclectic 'east meets west' vibe.. which produces some very interesting results. Some westerners are so embracing of all things Chinese, and still manage to maintain their 'Western-ness', and some local Chinese were very Westernised, but were still true to their Asian roots.

    When I compare people at my college now to people in my old school, there is a noticeable difference in attitudes, values and other minor things. For example, lots of people in my old school were extremely grade-conscious, whereas people at my college are much more relaxed. I am not trying to stereotype all Hong Kong teens and London teens, but that is one thing that stands out in my mind.

    I do miss Hong Kong a lot though. I miss the food and how cheap everything is! It's a city like no other
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    I've been to Nepal and Thailand and I love both countries immensely, they're both very special to me.
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    I've been to India (my dad is from India.) I like it, but I went recently after about 11 years, so it was a massive culture shock now that I'm old enough to experience it properly and see the reality - I found it really hard to cope with the poverty in particular. I'm also used to higher hygiene standards than what I found in certain places, but I was already expecting that to be honest! Other than that, I think it's amazing in that it's so full of culture! I liked it, but I'm not in any rush to go back just yet.
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    (Original post by 05 Annie)
    Have you ever been to Asia? I'm a student from Taiwan, but I seldom have chance to travel around. I heard a lot about Western countries from many Asia friends, and I'm very curious about how you feel about Asia? If you have ever been here, please share some experiences you have or how you feel?
    Asia's a big place, and it has lots of different countries and peoples in it.

    I really don't understand what you are asking with such a vague question.

    What about Asia?
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    (Original post by mother_eve3088)

    Vietnam is incredible, if you go, check out SaPa, there's the most beautiful waterfall there and its not far from the town. Also try to stay in the yellow hotel that hangs over a cliff (can't remember the name), you wake up in the morning and see the clouds beneath you in the balley, progressively rising until about 10 or 11 when they finally go upwards! Also they have yummy potato soup
    I absolutely loved Vietnam, especially Hanoi. Which town is SaPa near?
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    (Original post by laut_biru)
    I absolutely loved Vietnam, especially Hanoi. Which town is SaPa near?
    Have you ever been Ha Long Bay?
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    Have been to Japan, Thailand, China incl HK and Mongolia. Enjoyed them all-China and Japan are so different! Mongolia was absolutely beautiful, really unspoilt outside Ulanbaataar and Thailand was nice too. Tasty food everywhere except Mongolia, lol.
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    (Original post by Threepigs)
    Have you ever been Ha Long Bay?
    Yup. So gorgeous. I'd go back in an instant.
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    I've been to Thailand and loved it. Everyone is so friendly and happy. I've heard if you go to the less touristy parts of Asia they are not very welcoming at all though. Asia is huge and so diverse, you should be more specific about what you want to know.
 
 
 
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