Have you ever be Asia before and how was it?
January 25, 2010 11:45am CST
I have been to Asia before because I am living in Asia.My own opinion to Asia?Food ? wow..excellent and many different choices.Cooking style of Hong Kong,Singapore,Malaysia,Japanese,Korean,etc.You name it.People? It depends.Some place are good but some are not that friend.They may be friendly to their own people but not to the foreigner.Some are just the opposite.Money? Big differences.Japan,Singapore are quite expensive in Asia,but the other Asian countries are not expensive at all.Well,that's how I feel,what about yours?
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 10
Yes, I have been to Asia a number of different times. I went to Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia on my trip around the world when I was 21 years old. I found Indonesia really cheap. I thought that Malaysia was medium priced. I found Singapore a little more expensive. I went to Hong Kong and back to Singapore when I was 28 years old. I found Hong Kong a similar price to Singapore. I visited Israel and Jordan when I was in my mid twenties. I went to the Maldives in 2005 and found it very expensive. I found that they charge much on the touristy islands and for boat or air transport. I like Asia because it has some interesting sites and some friendly people. The culture is fascinating. I would love to go back to Asia one day in the future. I wish to visit India, China, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand.
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• Hong Kong
26 Jan 10
Wow...I think you must be very rich.if not,how can you travel around the world that much.I would love to travel around the world like you did but it is just too expensive for me.Israel?oh ,I would love to go there and I hope that I can go there soon.Your experience in Asia looks so positive.Well,it is always good to travel around rather than live in that area.Because once you have to live in that place ,your experinece and feeling may be different.Well,I hope that you can enjoy your trip more in Asia.Have a good day.
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
I am not at all rich. I was left enough money in my Great Aunts will to buy a small cottage when I was 19 years old. I let out my cottage and got a working holiday visa to go around the world. These days I save up money to go off traveling. I like Asia because it has some wonderful sights. Happy traveling.
27 Jan 10
I am in Asian country in India. Here, vegetarian, non-vegetarian food is available. In Southern parts of India, Sambhar, Rasam are prepared with the Natural ingredients that are very good for health. The ingredients contains antiseptic, for digestion, for brain . All type of taste.
• Hong Kong
28 Jan 10
Mmmm...sounds attractive and delicious.I had tried some I ndian foo before,and it was good.Although I don't get use to anything spicy,but still some other food from the India restaurant is pretty good.I don't like curry that much ,but still I was able to have some.I have never been to India before and may be someday when I have an opportunity ,I may consider to visit this place and see everything in there.For now,I can goo no where because travel needs something.....money ^_^.Have a nice day.
• Hong Kong
26 Jan 10
I don't know why,each time when I visit mainland China,the feeling bwasn't positive at all.Just because the people seems are so selfish in everything they do.Much worse than the people in Hong kong.There's always people spitting on the street in China and people never stand but sit on the transparant chair(pretend they are sitting on a chair along the road or bus stop.And sometimes sitting on a newspaper on the ground.the image is just not a good one anyway.I remember visited Shanghai once,I could hard have any fresh air in that city and many people are doing their promotion right in front of the elevator and forcing everybody to receive their promotion stuffs (sometime,just a name card)Think abouth that,if you are going down or up with an elevator,and tons of people lining up and waiting for thier opportunity to give you something that you don't want it at all,how would you feel.Worse than that,when they go to visit the other countries,they will speak so loud that everybody needs to hear what they are talking about(it is so impolite in western culture)And when they go to Hong Kong,they will carry their luggage along with them all the times and it made the train has less space to stand or sit as well.When they grasp the seat,they will never yield to anybody and their luggage always blocking people's legs so that people can't extend their legs at all.Sometimes they will sit in a 4 people chairs withb 5 people together at made the Hong Kong Citizen so uncomfortable.Think about that ,will you be happy with people like that to visit your city although they are tourist.I think the country need to put more on how to educate their own people ,rather than keep earning money and keep acting like a super power country. Well,I don't know.I hope things can be improve.
29 Jan 10
I've been to Asia once, I went to a conference in Japan (Nara and Kyoto), then I met up with a friend in Bangkok and afterwards I stayed for week at her place in Singapore. She's Australian but she lived there because her husband was working for a German company, selling paint to South-Eastern Asia. I liked Japan, it was very pretty and clean. It was a bit difficult to find someone who could speak English, and very difficult to find an ATM that accepted European credit cards. But Nara was great, especially the temples and the deer in the park surrounding the conference centre. I didn't see much of Kyoto due to the conference, but the cherry trees were blossoming so it was very pretty. Bangkok had some pretty sights, but it was 40 degrees and humid so I got a heat stroke and we were constantly pestered by people wanting us to pay money for feeding the pigeons or the fish etc. Or rather, pestering me, as my friend is quite dark, her parents are from Hellas, but I'm quite blonde. They were extremely annoying, and what's the fun in feeding pigeons? Pigeons are annoying too :-) Singapore was great, but then I had a guide who lived there so we went to all the nice places to eat, the zoos and gardens. We had all kinds of weird and mainly nice food. I'm not a shopper and neither is my friend, so we didn't buy anything but underwear and socks in Bangkok.