Category Archives for Travel Ideas

Cambodian Visa Extension EASY DIY Tourist “T” Class

*NOTE* The immigration office at the moment will accept your applications between 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday. You will receive a receipt with a copy of your passport that you can use as id while you’re waiting for your passport and visa extension. There was a time when it was difficult if not impossible to extend […]

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Phnom Penh Scams – Blackjack, “Milk Scam”, Fake Monks

First off, these scams are not endemic to Phnom Penh or Cambodia for that matter. They can be found in other cities across Asia and beyond. In Phnom Penh Scams as far as the “buying milk for my baby” and fake monk scams go it’s up to you whether you choose to give these people […]

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Dry Season Or Rainy Season? When’s The Best Time To Visit-East Asia/Southeast Asia

An email from a listener who had a question on whether he should keep his plans for visiting Vietnam during the wet season or change it to the dry season inspired the topic for this episode so thanks Mike! It’s a really good question that should be decided soley on the preferences of each person. […]

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Phnom Penh Central Market Tour/Tips

Phnom Penh in my opinion has one of the coolest looking markets in Southeast Asia, the art deco Central Market. The Khmer name of the market is ផ្សារធំថ្មី, “Phsar Thom Thmey”, which technically translates to “New Grand Market” in English. When it opened in 1937 it was considered the largest market in Asia. Even today […]

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Chinatown Ho Chi Minh City Travel Stories

Chinatown Ho Chi Minh City or Cholon(District 5,6,10) in my opinion is one of the most exciting districts in Saigon. I’m excited to share this busting neighborhood with you and it’s historic Binh Tay Market. This is primarily a wholesale market for shop owners, cafes, and restaurants so it’s not necessarily an ideal place to […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Market – Let’s Explore

Join me for a visit to the Tan My Market, one of the most interesting local markets in Ho Chi Minh City. Most people that visit Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon for the first time end up at the Ben Thanh Market. Nothing wrong with that, it’s an interesting place too, one of the […]

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“Live” From A Traditional Vietnamese Market/Listener Feedback

Vietnamese markets are always a favorite place of mine to wander. A huge variety of fruit, seafood, and abundance, especially in Ho Chi MInh City and around this region that draws on food production from Mekong River Delta, the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. In this episode I’m wandering the Tan My Market in Ho Chi […]

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Cambodia-Is It Safe To Travel?

A listener recently sent me a message asking how safe is it to travel to Cambodia these days. He was about to visit the country for the first time with his girlfriend. The recent news of a young British woman gone missing on the island of Koh Rong once again raises concerns about how safe […]

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Hong Kong Update-Consulting Your Country’s Travel Advisory

With the recent mass demonstrations taking place in Hong Kong I thought it would be an appropriate time to review utilizing your country’s travel advisory. No matter where you are planning your upcoming trip to, it’s always a good idea to check out your country’s travel advisory whether it’s the U.S. State Department, U.S. State […]

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Travel Photography-Expert Tips with Pro Photographer Craig Ferguson

Some fantastic tips and suggestions with special guest Australian-born, Asian based pro photographer Craig Ferguson. Craig has a commercial photography business based in Taipei, Taiwan and has an impressive list of clients including, BBC, Air Asia, Lonely Planet, The Wall Street Journal. He recently had a photo shoot with the current President of The Republic […]

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