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Old 12-16-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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They wouldn't call Saudi Arabia (and some say, Iran too) the gay hub of the Middle East for nothing! I always find the extreme contradictions (or should I say, hypocrisy) there absolutely surprising. Or perhaps the more you repress the freedom of an individual, the more he is gonna rebel.
I watched a news doco about transsexuals in Iran, I think they're more tolerated by gays. I also watched some videos on gay people in Iran, and yeah just because the laws are harsh it won't stop gay people from having these desires and, if they can get away with it, expressing them.

 
Old 01-03-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I will never visit Bangladesh/Brunei/East Timor.

I won't visit any other Asian country/micro-state besides Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore in the next 7 years.

I hope to visit...
China, Taiwan and the Philippines in the 2020's,
Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia in the 2030's,
Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and North Korea in the 2040's.

I was born in 1990 btw.
 
Old 01-03-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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what's with the time frames?

why not visit these places now?

I visited Brunei a couple of years ago, seemed ok and it's quite developed.
 
Old 01-03-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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what's with the time frames?

why not visit these places now?
Not developed enough for my taste and i just want to visit other countries first, i'm not a multi-millionaire you know.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 12:49 AM
 
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not having much money makes visiting the poorer countries a much better option though.

just $20 can get you a decent hotel in some of these places, with pool, aircon, cable tv etc..
 
Old 01-04-2013, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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not having much money makes visiting the poorer countries a much better option though.

just $20 can get you a decent hotel in some of these places, with pool, aircon, cable tv etc..
True but i think i'm not ready yet to travel these countries because safety, human rights, hygiene etc.
Maybe those countries will be much nicer in the future.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 05:40 AM
kyh
 
Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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I will never visit Bangladesh/Brunei/East Timor.

I won't visit any other Asian country/micro-state besides Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore in the next 7 years.

I hope to visit...
China, Taiwan and the Philippines in the 2020's,
Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia in the 2030's,
Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and North Korea in the 2040's.

I was born in 1990 btw.
When you visit Singapore, you can just head up north to Malaysia. You won't need more than 3 days in Singapore anyway. And most tourists would bundle Singapore and Malaysia on a single trip.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Derby, Western Australia
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I'd be interested in visiting any country in Asia provided it wasn't dangerous to do so and it was inexpensive.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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has anyone here actually been to East Timor?

and if so, what is it like? re: safety, people, costs etc..

I've done all the others in SE Asia plus China.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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For me it would be the Indian subcontinent. India specifically. Dirty, humid, poor, people staring at you everywhere you go, people crapping in the street etc. I also wouldn't visit any Muslim countries..
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