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Edinburgh

17ยฐC
United Kingdom
 14 May22d5 Jun5 Jun
14 May

Las Palmas, Canary Islands

24ยฐC
Spain
 23 Mar3d26 Mar26 Mar
23 Mar

Amsterdam

12ยฐC
Netherlands
 5 Mar17d22 Mar22 Mar
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Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
 2 Mar3d5 Mar5 Mar
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Tokyo

12ยฐC
Japan
 28 Feb2d2 Mar2 Mar
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Sapporo

Japan
 25 Feb3d28 Feb28 Feb
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Tokyo

10ยฐC
Japan
 14 Feb11d25 Feb25 Feb
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Bangkok

34ยฐC
Thailand
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Khanom

Thailand
 25 Jan16d10 Feb10 Feb
25 Jan

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 22 Jan2d24 Jan24 Jan
22 Jan

Doha

23ยฐC
Qatar
 21 Jan1d22 Jan22 Jan
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Helsinki

1ยฐC
Finland
2016
 1 May '162yr21 Jan21 Jan
1 May '16

Edinburgh

16ยฐC
United Kingdom
 30 Apr '161d1 May '161 May '16
30 Apr '16

Colombo

32ยฐC
Sri Lanka
 3 Apr '1627d30 Apr '1630 Apr '16
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Chiang Mai

36ยฐC
Thailand
 1 Apr '162d3 Apr '163 Apr '16
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Bangkok

36ยฐC
Thailand
 12 Mar '1620d1 Apr '161 Apr '16
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Kathmandu

22ยฐC
Nepal
 12 Feb '167d19 Feb '1619 Feb '16
12 Feb '16

Kolkata

29ยฐC
India
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Kolkata

29ยฐC
India
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Bangkok

34ยฐC
Thailand
 26 Jan '1613d8 Feb '168 Feb '16
26 Jan '16

Ho Chi Minh City

32ยฐC
Vietnam
 26 Jan '1613d8 Feb '168 Feb '16
26 Jan '16

Ho Chi Minh City

32ยฐC
Vietnam
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Phnom Penh

32ยฐC
Cambodia
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Kep Province

Cambodia
 2 Jan '166d8 Jan '168 Jan '16
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Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
2015
 23 Dec '1510d2 Jan '162 Jan '16
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Phuket

31ยฐC
Thailand
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Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 7 Dec '152d9 Dec '159 Dec '15
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Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia
 3 Dec '154d7 Dec '157 Dec '15
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Manila

30ยฐC
Philippines
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Cebu

31ยฐC
Philippines
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Manila

32ยฐC
Philippines
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Shanghai

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China
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Beijing

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Ulaanbaatar

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Mongolia
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Irkutsk

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Listvyanka

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 5 Oct '153d8 Oct '158 Oct '15
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Novosibirsk

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 2 Oct '152d4 Oct '154 Oct '15
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Yekaterinburg

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Perm

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Moscow

17ยฐC
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19 Sep '15

Istanbul

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Turkey
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Varna

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Bulgaria
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Berlin

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Germany
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Paris

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Amsterdam

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Hong Kong

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Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year\'s salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it\'s not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It\'s technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don\'t come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they\'re somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you\'re not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it\'s really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it\'s not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you\'re dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

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