Any suggestions? We recently hosted Usagijen of Scrumptious Anime Blog here in Singapore, and she told me I would get raped anally with large duck eggs in the Philipines so that place is out. Worse, my camera may get stolen lol.
I have a shortlist of countries below, and if any of you live there and are interested in sharing what its like for real, do comment!
As expected for a fan of anime, Japan is the mecca and the Hajj I must take someday again. Only, unlike most others, I’m a lot more interested in other aspects of it. I don’t really want to go with my otaku friends because I know they will surely eat instant noodles all day long and hide in Akiba, queue up for doujin and visit Lucky Star places. I wish to spend just one day or less at Akiba, maybe stroll around one of the conventions if possible, and see for real the stuff mentioned in Genshiken. But more importantly, I desperately need to eat awesome food, and take pictures of food, ingredients, and other cultural aspects. Also, I’ll probably finally try to meet up with Danny Choo and beg for a tour of the GSC offices. Haha.
This is a bit tricky to go alone, as the touristy spots are just bad and I don’t speak Thai. The place is dirt cheap though and the women are hot, and the best part is it’ll be a healing trip as there is A LOT of great cheap traditional massage that will make your body all supple again. Then again, I’m not particularly fond of the pollution in Bangkok.
People generally speak some English and communication is easy, plus the food is almost the same as Singapore. There are good resorts I guess, and the cost is low. I actually went to Malaysia just a week ago and visited 4 provinces as part of a food production facilities visit. I went by Kurogane’s hometown as well.
The mini Japan, it has good food, hot girls, and much shopping. There won’t be much language barrier I think, and I have friends there as well. One of the things to do there will be to get a seat to view live filming of their variety shows!
Ever since the Olympics, I’ve been wanting to see China again. Last time I went, I hated it but that’s because I went to a tiny rural village where maggots were your toilet. I just hope the government there won’t arrest me and my milk doesn’t give me kidney stones lol.
I have quite a few friends who can offer free lodging and they have loads of money… I wonder what’s there to do though?
Non-Asian countries are alright as well. I’m quite interested in the US, and would like to visit the anime bloggers over there as well as my friends who are doing college over there. Would I make it for Jpmeyer and Hinano’s wedding?
No Australia, I hate Australia! The internet sucks, the food sucks, and it’s drier than Arrakkis.
Note I omitted HK because I went there for about two weeks alone, staying at my friend’s place. It’s too similar to Singapore and the sprawling metropolis makes me feel stressed out and I stayed holed up in my room with my anime figures. Great place though, just don’t stay too long.
Any suggestions, of great places to visit for uni students with large cameras and moderate budgets, with hot girls, interesting culture and good food, cool temperatures?