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Old 09-13-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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what are you interested in seeing/doing? until you give us a better idea, i am going to recommend north korea.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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I am honestly not sure. I just really want to sight see and explore different culture. It's also my understanding that you were joking when you said North Korea.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Macao
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What makes you interested in Asia in the first place?

If you really have absolutely no clue whatsoever, outside of 'something different', I'll steer you towards THAILAND. It's kind of the hub of people who have no clue what they want they to do, and end up in Asia trying to figure it out, while sitting around the backpacker/tourist/traveler area of Ko Sahn Road of Bangkok.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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I've been retired 15 years now and have lived in the Philippines since 1998 and my wife and I are both Filipino/American citizens.
The Philippines have predominantly English speaking Filipinos and Americans visiting here don't have any problems communicating with the locals in the English language, except in the outer provinces not exposed to tourists!
We've been to Thailand, Japan and Hong kong and enjoyed our short vacations there, but had difficulty with the language barrier!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I've been retired 15 years now and have lived in the Philippines since 1998 and my wife and I are both Filipino/American citizens.
The Philippines have predominantly English speaking Filipinos and Americans visiting here don't have any problems communicating with the locals in the English language, except in the outer provinces not exposed to tourists!
We've been to Thailand, Japan and Hong kong and enjoyed our short vacations there, but had difficulty with the language barrier!
I'm a huge fan of the Philippines as well, because of the language, and because I've been living off and on in Japan/Korea for 20 years with desires to hear English regularly once again.

However, if I'd never been to Asia before, the Philippines is the most English-friendly, but the bottom of the list for most 'exotic'. It seems like the OP is looking for something exotic.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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What makes you interested in Asia in the first place?

If you really have absolutely no clue whatsoever, outside of 'something different', I'll steer you towards THAILAND. It's kind of the hub of people who have no clue what they want they to do, and end up in Asia trying to figure it out, while sitting around the backpacker/tourist/traveler area of Ko Sahn Road of Bangkok.
I actually have been to Asia once. Tibet and Thailand. Not a fan of Thailand because a bunch of people on the street always trying to sell you sex from children. Not a fan to say the least. I just want to go back to Asia because I think I had the wrong impression the first time.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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If some oriental culture wanted but limited time and not knowing which culture why not look into a cruise~ might suggest staring Japan~ hitting possibly south Korea, taiwan, hong kong, ~ then possibly signapore and thialand. Or start south and go north.

My extended cruise hit all of those plus the philippines but not sure what real cruise lines offer.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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[quote=Art2ro;26090201]I've been retired 15 years now and have lived in the Philippines since 1998 and my wife and I are both Filipino/American citizens.
The Philippines have predominantly English speaking Filipinos and Americans visiting here don't have any problems communicating with the locals in the English language, except in the outer provinces not exposed to tourists!
We've been to Thailand, Japan and Hong kong and enjoyed our short vacations there, but had difficulty with the language barrier!

Researching Philippines now.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Get a Lonely Planet SE Asia book if you like warmer climates.
Go to the library and do some research, or on-line.
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