Let’s talk about Korea

What is it like to live in South Korea? How long does it take for someone who can speak Cantonese to get fluent in Korean? What percentage of newborn Koreans are given Sino - Korean names, pure Korean names and both? Is there a Korean pronunciation for every Chinese character? How many works in Korea … Continue reading Let’s talk about Korea

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What was it like to fly in an airliner before 9/11?

Ref. For me flying commercial before and until 2001 was a much better experience for just a few points. Contrary to the US, service on planes hasn't changed that much on regular airlines in Europe and Asia. You still get (yucky) food and drinks; you still get blankets and pillows; and earphones. Most of which … Continue reading What was it like to fly in an airliner before 9/11?

Why are there no trains or bus services from Narita Airport after 11 pm?

Ref. While Narita isn't the best airport to arrive in Tokyo (it's way too far from city center; look at the Alice in Wonderland: TYO section of Airport Tips) it is still Tokyo's main airport -- and flying to Haneda is sometimes impossible, or more expensive. There have been some Area 51-grade conspiracy theories about … Continue reading Why are there no trains or bus services from Narita Airport after 11 pm?