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Old 10-16-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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Bangkok is not appealing as it has problems common in developing countries.
That's a pretty vague statement. It's fair for you to say that Bangkok might not be appealing for you personally, but it obviously has considerable appeal in that it attracts an enormous number of people annually for tourism and business. Can you be more specific about what kind of developing country problems you mean with specific regard to Bangkok? Just curious about your opinion.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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I think India would be great country to stay for 1 year and more than that..
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: NYC
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You mentioned women at some point so I'm assuming to want to form a relationship with someone while you're there. Usually I try to form a relationship first and then decide on the country to visit/live long term. At least that makes more sense to me than picking one arbitrarily.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Actually I think he said that people in China are not friendly.
Oh, then I disagree. Mainland chinese are some of the few humble and friendly chinese people I know.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:31 PM
 
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Oh, then I disagree. Mainland chinese are some of the few humble and friendly chinese people I know.
Seriously? Which part of China do they come from?
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Seriously? Which part of China do they come from?
Southern China (Guangzhou, Shenzhen) specifically the 3rd tier city Huizhou. Funny because I've been to HK, Singapore, Malaysia (in some cases) and Taiwan (chinese dominant countries) and these people from China are unexpectedly NOT like those countries I've mentioned, they are warm, friendly and hospitable.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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Southern China (Guangzhou, Shenzhen) specifically the 3rd tier city Huizhou. Funny because I've been to HK, Singapore, Malaysia (in some cases) and Taiwan (chinese dominant countries) and these people from China are unexpectedly NOT like those countries I've mentioned, they are warm, friendly and hospitable.
Chinese people do not worship foreigners/westerners as much as South East Asians do, but I don't think they are really unfriendly. Very few Chinese are truly xenophobian. They don't care.
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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If you could move to any Asian city to base yourself for a year which would you choose? I'm considering living in an Asian city for a year. I have a Internet based job + savings so I don't need a local job wherever I go. I'm on my first Asia trip now and visited Hong Kong (mainly b/c I have a friend there), Macau, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Of the 4 cities I've visited so far I would prefer Bangkok or Chiang Mai for a year of living. Wherever I base myself, I would still travel around to other parts of Asia during that year. I'm a 42 year old single male from the U.S.

Some other options:
-Singapore (would be expensive but could probably find a way to swing it)
-Tokyo or another Japanese city (would be expensive but could probably find a way to swing it)
-Seoul
-Taipei
-Bali (I know that is radically different from the above cities but I'm throwing all options)
-Saigon
-Kuala Lampour

Out of all the choices I'm leaning towards Bangkok or Chiang Mai. I really like the laid backness of Thailand, friendliness of the people, low cost, warm weather all year, and central location for cheap flights to other parts of Asia. Other wild cards that are very unlikely but thought I'd throw them out there for purposes of brainstorming... Jakarta, Cebu, Pusan, Penang. Did I miss anywhere? Thanks for your feedback!
For one year?
1) Chiang Mai
2) Singapore
3) Bangkok
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:22 AM
 
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Tokyo.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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If you could move to any Asian city to base yourself for a year which would you choose? I'm considering living in an Asian city for a year. I have a Internet based job + savings so I don't need a local job wherever I go.
Most of the choices are really good options, but imo Taipei is the best choice. Low COL, excellent infrastructure, high QOL, and pretty women. Also quite centrally located to visiting the rest of the continent.
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