View Poll Results: Where to visit spring 2013?

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  1. #201
    Honestly you would probably have more overall fun in another English speaking country.

  2. #202
    japan !!! i was 2010 1 week in kioto in Shimogyo ku !the food is pretty expansive -.- i spend 320 euro only for food. but the hotel was good in service and price. it was the Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto 84euros per night. maybe its cheaper now thanks to the fukushima-stuff
    you need a cityguidebook! asking peope dont really help there english isnt really good. and make a list with food ! put that list in your smartphone and add photos to the name and show it the waiter if you dont know how to speak the names of it ! believe me ! the first meal in japan i eat was in mcdonalds because i cant say the names of the food before i google the names and made a list-.-

  3. #203
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    Well it is just a guess, i am not from there, but I know they probably get a lot of slack jawed tourist, and probably the majority of the people that live there probably hate it, but i could be wrong, you live in or from Japan?
    If anyone's slack jawed its usually the Japanese people. I went a few years ago with an associate of mine who is almost 7 feet tall and 300 lbs. Most japanese are 5'7 and weigh around 150... everywhere he went people were looking at him like he was some sort of demi god lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lialye View Post
    japan !!! i was 2010 1 week in kioto in Shimogyo ku !the food is pretty expansive -.- i spend 320 euro only for food. but the hotel was good in service and price. it was the Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto 84euros per night. maybe its cheaper now thanks to the fukushima-stuff
    you need a cityguidebook! asking peope dont really help there english isnt really good. and make a list with food ! put that list in your smartphone and add photos to the name and show it the waiter if you dont know how to speak the names of it ! believe me ! the first meal in japan i eat was in mcdonalds because i cant say the names of the food before i google the names and made a list-.-
    Oh god, McDonald's in japan lol. I remember when I first went to Japan in 1979, I was with my dad and I really wanted a cheese burger because all we had eaten on the trip was oriental stuff. Nowhere could we find a burger, except McDonald's. He warned me they probably wouldn't taste very good, but I didn't listen. I should have because it was awful. Now days the McDonald's' there are up to par with American ones, and there are actual sit down burger and western food places, but back then, NOPE!

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    Japan is a great place for japanese, but it's not a great place for foreigners long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defengar View Post
    If anyone's slack jawed its usually the Japanese people. I went a few years ago with an associate of mine who is almost 7 feet tall and 300 lbs. Most japanese are 5'7 and weigh around 150... everywhere he went people were looking at him like he was some sort of demi god lol.

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    Oh god, McDonald's in japan lol. I remember when I first went to Japan in 1979, I was with my dad and I really wanted a cheese burger because all we had eaten on the trip was oriental stuff. Nowhere could we find a burger, except McDonald's. He warned me they probably wouldn't taste very good, but I didn't listen. I should have because it was awful. Now days the McDonald's' there are up to par with American ones, and there are actual sit down burger and western food places, but back then, NOPE!
    aye the burger in japan taste like one in germany. and it have the same mistake -.- TO MUCH KETCHUP !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelington View Post
    How many people want their feet in the proximity of people that get off to feet? Or better yet, how many people want to be female in the proximity of people who get off to female?
    Because someone who gets off to feet are going to abduct them and do unspeakable things? Your comparisons are as void as they are ridiculous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzoman20 View Post
    Because someone who gets off to feet are going to abduct them and do unspeakable things? Your comparisons are as void as they are ridiculous
    I don't know about you, but I'm creeped out by people with foot fetishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kronpas View Post
    There is a clear, fine line between drawn fantasies and reality. It has been like that for ages and you guess what, it s a relatively peaceful country compared to your almighty America.
    Their inability to apologize for their atrocities acts against China and Korea during the height of their empire is causing problems to the point to where they want to get rid of the 1945 treaty and arm themselves far beyond their self defense force.Just because they don't engage in actual warfare doesn't make them a peaceful nation.
    Last edited by THE Bigzoman; 2012-12-29 at 10:44 AM.

  9. #209
    I've spent over 9 months in Tokyo, purely on vacation. I never once even considered visiting Korea during that time. Just going to Tokyo on a short trip is an experience you won't get anywhere. So much to do and see that is different from EU/US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzefik View Post
    I don't know about you, but I'm creeped out by people with foot fetishes.
    It's somewhat common. Knew someone who loved female feet. Kinda grosses me out though. I'll stick to conservative and goal oriented females for now.

  11. #211
    Well I really would like to see Tokyo once... So Id vote Japan.
    One reason for WoW decline I often hear is that its an old game and naturally people get bored with it. But TV is much older and people still watch that. Surely if a thing you once enjoyed keept staying fun, you would still use it?

  12. #212
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzoman20 View Post
    Their inability to apologize for their atrocities acts against China and Korea during the height of their empire is causing problems to the point to where they want to get rid of the 1945 treaty and arm themselves far beyond their self defense force.Just because they don't engage in actual warfare doesn't make them a peaceful nation.
    That's exactly what it does.

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    One thing I've never understood.. why do you expect people from non-english speaking countries to speak english ? Do it like everybody else and bring a book of commonly used japanese sentences.

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    For me, it'd be Korea. HANDS DOWN. For most people it'd probably be Japan. For people not into any thing Asian culture it'd probably be Korea.That last part I say because my sister recently got a few travel guide books and Korea is much more highly recommended as a holiday destination than Japan, a lot of awesome sites to see there.

    However my true recommendation will depend on when you go. Are you going sometime around Feb or april and will you be there on one of those dates, go to Japan and go to one of those concerts. DO IT!

    If you're going outside of those dates, go to Korea Especially if you plan on going before feb, then you can see this somewhere. And probably afterwards too.

    Honestly though if you're at all into Anime and things but not the Hallyu wave then go to Japan, if it's the other way around then go to Korea. If you're into neither and just want a good holiday I'd say go to Korea.

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    Some years back I would have said Japan too.
    But watching some documentaries about that countrie changed my mind. Although the acient culture would be worth a travel stuff like J Pop or sick sexual fetishes like grabbing girls in a train and so on and the ofter the edge style detere me.

    I havent heard much information about Korea but the WM left a good inpression and the people seem to be nicer (which might be a prejudice?) also hey have PSY
    Korea released some highclass magas too btw and their Girls seem to look more beautiful :3
    Last edited by Uriel; 2012-12-29 at 12:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post


    You don't know how long I've been waiting to bust that image out in an appropriate situation.
    I just burst out laughing like a complete idiot reading this and irritated everyone in the house lol.

    OT: Why not go to BOTH countries!? One this vacation, then the other the next vacation
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    One thing to know about Korea. If you're white and go to Seoul, you won't need to learn any Korean really. Most people will try to speak English with you because they want to learn English and when they see people that probably know English they'll want to speak English with you
    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    Some years back I would have said Japan too.
    But watching some documentaries about that countrie changed my mind. Although the acient culture would be worth a travel stuff like J Pop or sick sexual fetishes like grabbing girls in a train and so on and the ofter the edge style detere me.
    What?
    Unless you just mean K-pop is better, then high five!

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    I'm going to blow all your minds here....

    Cracked isn't a reliable source. One guy who lives in Japan is worth no more weight than another guy who lives or has lived in japan. He can be wrong.

    @Uriel while SK has a reputation for more beautiful people in asia (ofcourse it's down to preference and anecdotal evidence if you were to go yourself on holiday) playing into western horror stories about Japan is just insulting. I remember some comedian in the west stating he likes groping girls on trains and obviously he's joking. Japan isn't a pornhub anymore than anywhere else.
    Last edited by Raiju; 2012-12-29 at 12:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakso View Post
    One thing to know about Korea. If you're white and go to Seoul, you won't need to learn any Korean really. Most people will try to speak English with you because they want to learn English and when they see people that probably know English they'll want to speak English with you

    What?
    Unless you just mean K-pop is better, then high five!

    In the long term I wanted to say: Yes I think K Pop is better than J pop. For me the whole over the edge J Pop (and J rock btw) turns me off. The things i listed are ment as a argument against a trip to Japan and thus in favor for korea. Maybe I am wrong because I dont have much interest in both but from what I heard so far K Pop is much more enjoyable than J Pop.

    I am sorry If I wrote confusing things: english aint my first language and sometimes it is hard to express what I am thinking :-r
    Last edited by Uriel; 2012-12-29 at 12:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    In the long term I wanted to say: Yes I think K Pop is better than J pop. For me the whole over the edge J Pop (and J rock btw) turns me off. The things i listed are ment as a argument against a trip to Japan and thus in favor for korea. Maybe I am wrong because I dont have much interest in both but from what I heard so far K Pop is much more enjoyable than J Pop.

    I am sorry If I wrote confusing things: english aint my first language and sometimes it is hard to express what I am thinking :-r
    Ah I see, understandable xD Just seemed like you must really hate it since you grouped it in with train groping heh.

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