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Old 02-11-2014, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I agree. I watch tons of travel shows and have heard hosts say Singapore is the best intro into Asia for Americans. Hong Kong is a close second. The reason is because both are first world and English speaking.
*sigh*

Maybe the best for non-traveled and unadventurous Americans.

For those who really like to travel and want to have interesting experiences, the logic goes opposite, that a rich boring place doesn't offer as much as a 'third world country'.

It really depends on what you want. I think, for yourself, you aren't so interested in travel and experience, and just have a lot of extra money to spend on 'travel', and you seem to be forcing yourself to experience these places. Not sure your motivation. Is it a status thing? You feel you need to see what people are talking about, even though you don't appear to have much interest or enthusiasm for true travel experiences?
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:54 AM
 
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And skip out on 67% of the world? What kind of world tour is that?

Well, sounds like you don't really have an interest in seeing many countries in the world. Nothing is wrong with that.
I have already been to around 25 countries. I am big on Europe.

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*sigh*

Maybe the best for non-traveled and unadventurous Americans.

For those who really like to travel and want to have interesting experiences, the logic goes opposite, that a rich boring place doesn't offer as much as a 'third world country'.

It really depends on what you want. I think, for yourself, you aren't so interested in travel and experience, and just have a lot of extra money to spend on 'travel', and you seem to be forcing yourself to experience these places. Not sure your motivation. Is it a status thing? You feel you need to see what people are talking about, even though you don't appear to have much interest or enthusiasm for true travel experiences?
No, not a status thing at all. I only want to see what is worth my money. I don't want to waste time.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I have already been to around 25 countries. I am big on Europe.



No, not a status thing at all. I only want to see what is worth my money. I don't want to waste time.
Well your dollar will generally go a lot further in Asia (with the obvious exceptions) than in Europe, if you're talking about value for money...
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I didn't have any part of Asia very high on my list of places to visit but we just came back from a family wedding in Thailand (Koh Samui) and we loved it so much we are spending two months there next winter.

Yes, it was touristy in places but there are remote and quiet areas. We stayed south of Lamai Beach and would not want to stay in Chaweng or any of the more crowded, louder, partying areas. Those are great for a few hours at night occasionally, but not to reside in.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:16 PM
 
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Well your dollar will generally go a lot further in Asia (with the obvious exceptions) than in Europe, if you're talking about value for money...
I wanted to ask you a question through DM but my feature is broken. Would you send me a DM? Maybe it will allow me to respond that way.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:33 AM
 
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You've been to Hong Kong and Tokyo, but you ask if others "feel like you" and want to pass over all of Asia. Weird.

Yeah I'll pass over all of Asia after I've been there twice.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I have already been to around 25 countries. I am big on Europe.



No, not a status thing at all. I only want to see what is worth my money. I don't want to waste time.
Well, being worth your money, is 100% completely applicable to yourself. We all have different definitions of what's worth our time and money.

For me, I much prefer Asia over Europe. I'd still find Europe worth my time and money, but I'd prefer to put more time and money into Asia.

Your interests are Europe. Do what interests you.

It sounds like you created a thread to tell you to not do something you aren't interested in? And you want to confirm for you that its indeed not worth your time and money? Is that ultimately what you are seeking to learn from this thread?

If that is the case, here is your validation. I hereby give you my permission to skip Asia, if you aren't interested in Asia. You are now officially exonerated.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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^ Yes, unfortunately it's often the 10% who will come up to you, and you will probably deal with them most of the time. I've found those types of people in any country.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I wanted to ask you a question through DM but my feature is broken. Would you send me a DM? Maybe it will allow me to respond that way.
Alright, will do.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:04 AM
 
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^ Yes, unfortunately it's often the 10% who will come up to you, and you will probably deal with them most of the time. I've found those types of people in any country.
Do you mean chronic complainers?
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