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Old 03-07-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Asia is overrated by anyone who expects it to be a huge Connecticut. But by any realistic measure, Asia is the most interesting continent. It is a continent that has Japan, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, India, Tibet, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkey, Arabia, Israel and most of Russia. How can you possibly fail to find what you like in at least one of those places?

Personal freedom and free enterprise? In Hong Kong, I saw a man with a kitchen chair under an overpass, and he was giving people haircuts. Try that in the USA and see how thick the book is they throw at you.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Asia is overrated by anyone who expects it to be a huge Connecticut. But by any realistic measure, Asia is the most interesting continent. It is a continent that has Japan, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, India, Tibet, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkey, Arabia, Israel and most of Russia. How can you possibly fail to find what you like in at least one of those places?
True. Any continent that consists of 67% of the world's population is going to be a fascinating place!
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:50 AM
 
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Freedom - Freedom to drink a beer at the beach, if I so desire. or drink a beer in the park (that freedom doesn't exist in the U.S). The freedom to have my workplace and residence be close to each other (U.S. is heavily zoned with few mixed-use area), and other things. Freedoms are a personal thing. I have all the same freedoms that I enjoyed in the U.S., and a few more that I couldn't do in the U.S.
but you can drink all you want in a sporting event. this is what I cant understand about americans. they should ban alcoholic drinks in a sporting even because there is more passion which could turn into a heated argument
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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but you can drink all you want in a sporting event. this is what I cant understand about americans. they should ban alcoholic drinks in a sporting even because there is more passion which could turn into a heated argument
It is rare but some of those heated arguments have turned lethal. Most events can be policed by a few cops working overtime to back up private security and not calling a tactical alert with the riot police that are needed for events in other societies.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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but you can drink all you want in a sporting event. this is what I cant understand about americans. they should ban alcoholic drinks in a sporting even because there is more passion which could turn into a heated argument
But . . . but that's the purpose of sporting events. Look at the camera shots of the spectators. Nobody came to see the game. They came for the social experience, and to hold up inane signs, and to display their fashions, and to dance or yell or kiss or drink when the scoreboard entertainment director tells them to. It's a sports bar experience with live players and off the meter decibels..
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:25 PM
 
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Asia is by fa the most diverse continent and it's not just because of size. Many neighboring countries have completely different languages/cultures which is hard to come by elsewhere.

In South America most countries speak a Latin derived language and follow Christianity.
Same goes with North America
Africa has a lot of diversity, but it's still plagued by famine/warfare therefore remains largely unexplored by tourists.
Europe is also predominantly Christian though each country has it's own culture


As far as Asia goes, you have some fairly distinct regions.

The Middle East: A number of Arab countries bordering Israel, Iran and Turkey who differ considerably from them.
South Asia: You've got India and Sri Lanka as well as the Maldives
The Stans: The five Soviet Stans are unique due to the fact that they incorporate commie urban planning
South East Asia: This area's a goldmine. Countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam all have their own unique culture and cuisine
North Asia: The three behemoths known as China, Japan and Korea are located here.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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^^ North Asia refers to Siberia and sometimes Mongolia.
China, Japan and Korea belong to East Asia.

Last edited by Bettafish; 03-07-2018 at 08:20 PM..
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Can't speak for all of Asia, but I can speak for East Asia and South east Asia

The latter regions are not overrated. They have their pros and cons but they're definitely not boring compared to some of the countries in Europe. What you get in a lot of these countries is safety, high standard of living, efficient public transportation, places to eat, shop, watch movies, beaches, weather, diverse culture, exotic things, nightlife, tourism, etc.

If you don't like East or South East Asia, stick to your small western hometown. These countries aren't for the faint of heart or close-minded.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:40 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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you'll also poop in your pants
I didn't know moving to another country made you incontinent. So the company that manufactures Depends must make a killing in Thailand.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I didn't know moving to another country made you incontinent. So the company that manufactures Depends must make a killing in Thailand.
.......hm...that's actually a great investment strategy. adult diapers for western tourists
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