Top Ten Asian Destinations

Nov 3rd, 2004, 04:51 AM
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Tokoyo- expensive/good value- says oxymoron to me.
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 05:24 AM
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Ok, how about if I said it this way?: Tokyo is high priced but good value. I am saying that it is worth it.
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 05:27 AM
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Ok we have one vote for Tokoyo.
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 06:22 AM
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Re: India -- it's a fabulous destination. Don't worry,you'll have a terrific trip. I just couldn't come up with a specific city there that I would put in my top 10 although thinking aobut it I could see putting Rajasthan in place of Luang Prabang.
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 06:42 AM
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Kuranosuke...Glad you liked Thanying...I'm hungry just reading your post!Remember, Thanying is royal court cooking so maybe that makes it different than regular Thai food. One of the chefs at one of the Singapore ones used to cook for the royal family. Next time try the fried cuttlefish with the crispy basil and spicy red sauce....to die for! Oh, did you notice that there's a new Indochine restaurant in Singapore? It's right outside, at street level, in front of either Ngee Ann City mall or the one next to it...I forget. I haven't tried the new branch as I always eat at the Club Street one. Happy Travels!
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 07:05 AM
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Bill, I'm absolutely terrible at following instructions, but I'll try to respond in the spirit of the survey. I feel I only have enough data (multiple visits) to rank or rate 6 of your destinations. Like Bob, I'll give three rankings for each city: hotels & restaurants; sights; value for the US$

Bangkok 1, 1, 1
Bali 3, 2, 2
Singapore 2, 5, 5
Hanoi 6, 4, 3
Kuala Lumpur 4, 6, 4
Hong Kong 5, 3, 6

These rankings don't capture how I feel about these destinations. Hong Kong, for instance, looks low because the hotel rooms tend to be small and expensive and the dollar doesn't go very far in comparison to other parts of SE Asia, but it's a wonderful city.
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 09:03 AM
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bravo kathie...bill do you need the spelling of my name for the tickets??

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Nov 3rd, 2004, 09:19 AM
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Ok-- I'll do it again with ratings
1.Bangkok - 1-1-1
2.Kyoto -4-1-2
3. Hanoi- 3-2-2
4. Burma -1-1-4`
6. Bali -2-2-2
7. Northern Thailand - 2-1-1
8. Hong Kong - 2-3-2
9. Rajasthan - 2-1-4
10. Shanghai - 3-2-4
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 09:29 AM
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Bob - you have to read my posting carefully- I asked if I had mentioned that- I did not actually promise it!
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 10:04 AM
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Where is Tokoyo ... can i get there with Quantas ?
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 10:14 AM
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My list

1 - Hong Kong
2 - Sydney
3 - Bangkok
4 - Melbourne
5 - Langkawi
6 - Baan Boran (Northern Thailand)
7 - Kuala Lumpur
8 - Singapore
9 - Istanbul
10 - Jaipur
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 10:40 AM
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SidB gets the Gold Star for following directions exactly as requested. Thank you Sid!
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 12:17 PM
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Actually, SidB didn't follow your instructions because he combined Beijing and Shanghai. Everybody else had stuff not on the list, including rhk who listed "Thailand". Below is the first list that follows the instructions.

4 Bangkok
2 Hong Kong
6 Singapore
5 Sydney
3 Bali
10 Shanghai
8 Beijing
9 Kaula Lumpur
7 Hanoi
1 Tokoyo
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 12:48 PM
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mrwunrfl: attaboy, you got it. now go treat yourself to that safeway special. .

for guenmai; thanks for the explanation on the royal court thai cooking. no wonder it was different. will try the fried cuttlefish next time i am in bkk. didn't notice the indochine outside the amara, but did go to the one in bkk. i had my best experience there. will post later.
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 03:53 PM
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Thank you, thank you, kuranosuke. I am very proud. You are going to lose your bet unless we go 1 for 3 to finish the season, right? Not looking good. You saw the 6-4 score, I suppose.
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 04:13 PM
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mrwunrfl; i thought it was a baseball game. 2 fg and 2 safeties, how boring. hai, might lose bet. i think the winable game might be against indy next week. got to squeeze. maybe horse racing is easier. but already have too many vices, don't need another one now.
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 09:58 PM
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Since when is Istanbul part of Asia. That's a bit like saying New York is in South America. Not taking geography lessons from George Dubya Bush are you ?

I took the decision to combine the Chinese cities as I don't know enough about the country to make an educated statement. I wonder whether any of the posters have actually visited all of the destinations, AND spent sufficient time there to make a reasonable judgement.
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Nov 4th, 2004, 01:50 AM
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Well, part of Istanbul is in Asia, isn't it? It's the entry by kuranosuke (georgetown) that is in South America. No matter, neither was on the original list. SidB, you also didn't "number your picks from 1 to 10 next to the destinations".
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Nov 4th, 2004, 01:54 AM
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That is an index finger that the smiley is holding up, right?
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Nov 4th, 2004, 04:01 AM
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Perhaps I should list them in order of where I'd like to visit;

Apparently this wasn't clear enough.

Oh and Turkey is applying for membership of the European Union. I don't think Asian countries are eligible.
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