Why have Cathay Pacific’s standards slipped so much?

[Answer Request]. This is my first answer that will not be published on Quora – the first answer after I started declining answers on Quora. I waited until two factors combined: An interesting (to me at least) question. Someone I had had [positive] interactions with on Quora. Derek Schatz fits the bill nicely. So, as usual … Continue reading Why have Cathay Pacific’s standards slipped so much?

Where are the best places to have a long, 18 to 24 hour layover in Asia?

Usually, places that are good for a long layover: - Are culturally interesting or have at least 1 very interesting site. - Make it easy and quick traveling between the airport and the city/site. - Have no/easy visa requirements/fees (I'm American). Ref. 1/ Hong Kong As long as you can enter the city (a few … Continue reading Where are the best places to have a long, 18 to 24 hour layover in Asia?

Fun with CJKV

What are the similarities between Korean and Chinese? What are examples of words in Southern Chinese dialects (languages) that sound similar to their Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese cognates? Are there terms in Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese that many native speakers believe to be taken from Chinese but in fact are not? Is there a Korean … Continue reading Fun with CJKV