KalBahamut's Travel Through Asia Quiz

Read the clues to follow me as I go through East Asia. Again, this is based on an actual trip that I planned. Back in the Summer of 2008. This might seem a bit narcissistic, but people seemed to like the Europe trip quiz and someone suggested I do more, so...
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Last updated: October 15, 2018
First submittedDecember 8, 2014
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Start at Dulles International, which serves this metropolitan area
Washington DC
After a layover in Atlanta, it's a 15 hour flight to reach this, the largest city in the world
Tokyo
I played video games and bought electronics in this district famous for both
Akihabara
And went to look at the cute cosplay girls who are always in this neighborhood
Harajuku
I went with some flight attendant for karaoke to this large city 25 miles East
Chiba
A domestic flight took me to this, the largest city on the West coast
Fukuoka/Hakata
From there it was just a few hours by hydrofoil to reach this port and industrial city
Busan
The KTX high speed rail took me 325 km northwest to this huge metro
Seoul
I spent a few weeks partying with friends, including in this posh neighborhood made famous by Psy
Gangnam
Another flight took me here, the #1 international tourist destination in the world. Holla! City of squalor!
Bangkok
I roomed with a high school buddy in his expensive condo on this main street through the city
Soi Sukhumvit
Took a cheap flight up to this city in the mountains to meet a gorgeous girl I was talking to there
Chiang Mai
Then came back and I was getting bombarded with so many messages from girls
in this country I decided to make a detour there
The Philippines
Flew back, met some friends from Korea and stayed on Soi Nana,
then had to get a visa to go to this Communist country to the east
Vietnam
Hung out with an American friend in this city and former capital
where we visited the War Remnants Museum and Club Apocalypse
Ho Chi Minh
Another short haul flight took me here, the "Las Vegas of SE Asia"
Macau
From there it was one hour by hydrofoil to this former British colony
Hong Kong
To save on hotels I stayed on this peninsula immediately to the north
Kowloon
I flew with JetStar to this island nation to the south, home of the world's best airport
Singapore
And took a Tiger Airways flight to this island paradise and internationl tourist destination, famous for Patong Beach and Bangla Road
Phuket
From there I took the ferry to these islands, where they filmed "The Beach." Got my ribs broken by a semi-pro boxer in a muay thai ring
Kho Phi Phi
Had a brief layover in this city, capital of a place
whose old Portuguese name means "beautiful island"
Taipei
Flew back to Tokyo but stayed in this suburb by the airport for the night
before heading back to the USA
Narita
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Level 81
Dec 8, 2014
Much less ambitious than the trip I'm currently on, but sure was a hell of a lot of fun...
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Level 73
Dec 8, 2014
Fun quiz! Minor suggestion: why not put 'EAST Asia' in the title as well?
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Level 81
Dec 8, 2014
Glad you liked it. I think I'm going to make one that follows Che Guevara's journey through South America next. That way I can make a quiz in a similar format and not end up feeling so self-absorbed.
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Level 74
Dec 8, 2014
Thanks for the travelog, though I think Vietnam was to the west!
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Level 81
Dec 8, 2014
from the Philippines, yes, but, if you notice, I said I went back to Bangkok first. Then I flew east to Vietnam.
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Level 67
Oct 15, 2016
Ohhh. That's what Gagnam Style's names after!!!
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Level 62
Dec 20, 2017
Best airport is more of an opinion than a fact. For all I know it could have been Perth Airport.
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Level 81
Dec 20, 2017
If you'd ever been there you'd probably know it was a fact, not an opinion. Even if you for some reason felt like disagreeing, SkyTrax polls travelers every year and gives out awards to the best airports and airlines. Singapore Changi crushes all competitors every single year.
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Level 52
Jun 7, 2020
Kal's basically correct (but not completely), Singapore crushes it MOST years, not every single year. Icheaon airport in South Korea was ranked first in 2009 and 2012. So, while "every single year" is clearly false, or at least hyperbole, it still has a stranglehold on the #1 spot more times than not.
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2018
Enjoyed the quiz, and would love to do something similar. Maybe after I graduate from university this summer?
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Level 57
Aug 17, 2020
Damn man, you came Asia and didn't paid a visit to India!!!

I am sure you will love India!

Edit: I checked your country visited map, and you have been to India! That's Awesome!

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Level 81
Aug 17, 2020
yeah this was far from the only time I was in Asia. A huge chunk of my life has been spent in Asia - more than anywhere else aside from North America. I visited India with my mother in 2013 or 2014 I think.
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Level 57
Aug 17, 2020
I hope you had a good time in India. btw, on your trip, did you visited Delhi?
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Level 81
Aug 17, 2020
We visited Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Varanasi. We were in Varanasi for Holi. I would have gone some other places but we didn't have a lot of time.
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Level 50
Feb 25, 2021
Lol... you have visited more places India than I have despite being... Indian-American.