Can you recognize the city? And a famous monument that is more or less the symbol of that city?
[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 This is my first answer that will not be published on Quora – the first answer after I started declining answers on Quora.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?
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?
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
I’m an American citizen living abroad. I don’t want to stay in one place for a very long time (so easy path to getting passport is a factor), and I don’t want to be stuck paying American taxes forever, especially in my 20th+ year of living outside the country. Options? Ref. I love these idiotic … Continue reading What is the best passport to get for a digital nomad?
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
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?
What place should I start at if I want to make a backpacking trip to Asia? I'm planning to make a trip around Asia next July (2016) with a friend, but we're not sure where to start or what route we should follow. Which places should we definitely go to? What are some good hacks … Continue reading Backpacking trip to Asia
Ref. The comedy started on the plane. The immigration form had "This form is not for sale" written on every page. Like someone might want to force you to pay for it. Hmmmm. The Manila airport was a dump, even by Southeast Asia standards. My luggage took forever and a day to come out, and … Continue reading What was it like to visit The Philippines?
Why are there few Korean and Japanese tourists in Hong Kong? Quora users, or at least a large segment of them, seem to take inordinate pleasure in turning (usually unwarranted) assertions into questions, which led to a "Don't ask why before you ask if" trend. These non-questions usually come from massively un/misinformed peeps, who saw … Continue reading Don’t ask why before you ask if…