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I can answer general questions on travel to Asia. From Northern India, and to the east. I know most about the Philippines and Thailand. I cannot answer questions south of Singapore.

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I backpacked through most of Asia for two and a half years, from 1984 to 1986. I taught english in Taiwan for five months. I worked on a Kibbutz for a year in Israel. I lived in the Philippines for two years and in Japan for four years. I traveled regularly to Thailand. I also lived in Italy for three years.

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2008-02-28 Question on getting a good flight deal from London to Miami:

    Hi Julian, In the old days it was find the bucket shop. That is the travel guy that sells the plane tickets. They still have all over London. But today you can be your own travel agent. Just go to

2007-10-05 Best website:

Hi, I cannot answer this question because I don't know if even there is an answer to it, not to mention that in this high tech world things are changing all the time, however my method would be to go to

2007-08-10 Thailand in december:

Hi William, first thing is that all travel is more expensive in Decemeber. More expensive flights and more expensive hotels. it's because everyone is on vacation then. I make a note for myself that I never

2006-10-27 Travel help:

Hi, the budget traveler's guide book is the Lonely Planet guides. You shouldn't go to Asia without one. You can buy it on Amazon.com  You could buy the Lonely Planet guide to Japan, or if you plan on going

2006-08-26 Travel to India:

    Hi William, I wish I could help you more, but I have never heard of anyone taking a ship to India. I would think the best way to get there would be buying a round trip ticket from Bangkok. I am assuming


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