View Poll Results: Choose your adventure

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  • Ulaanbataar (Mongolia)

    12 44.44%
  • Baku (Azerbaijan)

    3 11.11%
  • Other (explain in thread)

    3 11.11%
  • I'm wearing my underwear on my head and just like to vote in polls

    9 33.33%
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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stelio Kontos View Post
    My vote's for Mongolia. Dated a Mongol girl for a month or so. You could tell she knew how to ride a horse. *winkwinknudgenudge*
    She's good at handling reins, spurs, and crops?

    You into some kinky stuff.

  2. #22
    Baku got Hall of Famed because it dominated the meta too hard, that one.

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    Mexico is already part of the USA so is Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    Just leaving this here for those who thing Ulaanbataar is a great place to be in: https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p074b...g-to-the-world
    yes much safer to go to baku and get your head kicked in for whatever the cops decide you've done wrong

  4. #24
    Not Ulaanbaatar. Because the winters are stupid cold and the air is unbreathable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bungeebungee View Post
    Thanks for a nice, detailed summary. English isn't really the main focus of my teaching, but I do teach it from time to time just because I like a good class. I'd prefer to stay at the university level though and people looking for English teachers are frequently targeting kids.
    If you aren't tied to a specific region of the world, you might look at Jakarta, Antananarivo, and Sucre/Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Indonesia, Madagascar and Bolivia respectively. All amazing places to live for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thekri
    Indonesia, Madagascar and Bolivia respectively. All amazing places to live for a while.
    The suggestions are appreciated! I know Indonesia mainly through its Chinese minority; go figure, that's who I bump into here. Wonderful tales and pictures, and I've enjoyed the Indonesians I've met, but I'm leery about the religious element. That's a factor for me with Central Asia too, but a few of the Indonesian groups seem to take it further. Madagascar sounds like one I should follow up on, I seem to keep answering Mauritius in the various "If you could live anywhere in the world" threads. Madagascar would put me in the neighborhood. Bolivia has been sort of off my radar since South and Central America get their own flow of expats, while my background is stronger for Asia or Europe. I'll have to do some research and keep it in mind.
    "No one -- however smart, however well-educated, however experienced -- is the suppository of all wisdom"

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    Wtf? No weapons? xD What is this? Restricted training environment?
    Commenting on "anything goes" for martial arts and self defense

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    Quote Originally Posted by bungeebungee View Post
    The suggestions are appreciated! I know Indonesia mainly through its Chinese minority; go figure, that's who I bump into here. Wonderful tales and pictures, and I've enjoyed the Indonesians I've met, but I'm leery about the religious element. That's a factor for me with Central Asia too, but a few of the Indonesian groups seem to take it further. Madagascar sounds like one I should follow up on, I seem to keep answering Mauritius in the various "If you could live anywhere in the world" threads. Madagascar would put me in the neighborhood. Bolivia has been sort of off my radar since South and Central America get their own flow of expats, while my background is stronger for Asia or Europe. I'll have to do some research and keep it in mind.
    I can't speak about Bolivia and Madagascar, but I know Indonesia intimately.

    Jakarta sucks. It is loud and crowded, traffic jam 24 hours a day, flooded street every time it rains, hot & humid when it is not raining, hot & swamplike when it rains, perpetual gray sky due to pollution, 150 AQI is a good day in Jakarta. One thing you do not have to worry about is the religious element. Every time Muslim fundamentalists wanted hold a rally in Jakarta, they had to import a lot of people from the outside Jakarta, even from other islands. Not to mention that the country just reelected Jokowi as president. He is highly secular and received full support of the Chinese minority.

    I highly recommend Bali, either Ubud, or you can further north from Ubud to Tegalalang or even Besakih at the foot of Mt. Agung. The air quality rarely go over 30 AQI. Plenty of blue sky, except during the afternoon thunderstorm. Still humid, but relatively cool because of the elevation. Lots of breeze. Very beautiful area. Plenty of restaurants, coffee houses and yoga studios (everywhere). Nicest people in the world. Also, Bali is a Hindu island. Here is a link to a facebook group for renting and buying properties in Ubud.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1523008504577896//

    At the current exchange rate, you can get a 2-bedroom house with pool and a.c. for around $800 a month in Ubud. If you go further north to Tegalalang and Besakih, the price dropped because they are more remote. We have a two-story house in the middle of Tegalalang rice terrace (look it up for more photographs of the area) and we love it there. When we built the house in 1995, we picked an open design, and did not bother with a.c. Even my wife, who totally hates heat and humidity, never had any problem sleeping at night. Or any time of the day for that matter.

    Last edited by Rasulis; 2019-05-09 at 06:32 AM.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Stelio Kontos View Post
    My vote's for Mongolia. Dated a Mongol girl for a month or so. You could tell she knew how to ride a horse. *winkwinknudgenudge*
    feels like I would be a dissapointment if she rides horses

  9. #29
    Mongolia. At least as far as it's economy is concerned it's one of the countries to look for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    One thing you do not have to worry about is the religious element. Every time Muslim fundamentalists wanted hold a rally in Jakarta, they had to import a lot of people from the outside Jakarta, even from other islands.
    Oh, cut the bullshit. It's the normal Muslims that's the problem for us non-Muslims here, not the fundamentalists. The ones you call "moderates". They don't consider us to be equal to them. If not for being pregnant, I'd be harassed by people for not fasting like I have in the past even though I'm not Muslim.

    They'll also use the blasphemy law against minorities.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-...ction/10984958

    Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a woman whose complaint about the volume of mosque loudspeakers led to an 18-month prison sentence for blasphemy.
    Last edited by Heran; 2019-05-09 at 08:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelk View Post
    yes much safer to go to baku and get your head kicked in for whatever the cops decide you've done wrong
    In-between the two I'd take the one where I don't get slowly killed by breathing.

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