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Old 11-23-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Singapore. You can fly anywhere
You can fly anywhere in any of the cities listed.

It's just really silly to have a base if you want to travel in Asia. It's not like you're moving.
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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You can fly anywhere in any of the cities listed.

It's just really silly to have a base if you want to travel in Asia. It's not like you're moving.
Not sure if you red all the posts but my base will be Bangkok
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:21 AM
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Location: Near Luxembourg
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I loved Busan, with Air Asia, SK
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Well, I use Kolkata as a "base."

But that's more because I own real estate there.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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However, I think Dubai would be a good base city because there are so many direct Emirates flights to other cities.
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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I want to spend a month exploring Asia. Which city would be the best as a base to explore the continent?
For SE Asia - try Singapore or KL, both are airline hubs.

For Northern Asia - China East has really low fares so one of their hubs would work (Shanghai or Beijing)
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Not sure if you red all the posts but my base will be Bangkok
I don't want to come off as rude but that's such bad sense, but ehhhh it's your trip and your money.
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I don't want to come off as rude but that's such bad sense, but ehhhh it's your trip and your money.
Not at all, it is just that i have already booked most of my trip. I was just saying that i had already chosen BK as my base.
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:19 AM
 
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Hong Kong is a really good base with cheap flights and equal distance to cities like Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok, Singapore etc.

It is between the cold snowfall area to the north and hot tropical south east asia.

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Old 12-02-2017, 01:50 AM
 
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cities are too far apart, you lose time from time zone changes and jet lag

if you start in thailand, you can move counterclock to cambodia, vietnam, singapore, malaysia, indonesia, philippines, taiwan, hong kong

travel by ferry/bus/train/boat overnight and sleep so you arrive awake

if you wanted more of china, japan, south korea, parts of russia, you would have been better starting trip further north

if you plan to visit a lot of cities and take travel pictures, i guess you can fly around, but that isnt really "exploring" anything other than tourist areas

you didnt leave time for inefficiency either, places away from tourist areas dont alway follow set schedules or you getting lost

the loop above, covers about the same area as most of western europe... as a comparison to how big asia is

unless you like chinese culture, taipei, hong kong, beijing, shanghai were similar enough to me :/, i didnt feel like i got more out of one than the rest. different areas of being run down, and different areas of skyscraper, but those cities are all "chinese" at the core. they all share similar traits

if you get bored and havent made it to shanghai or something, stop by vladivostok in russia. gives a different spin to the oriental side of asia

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