Category Archives for Travel Tips

“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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Southeast Asia Best Travel Times + Following Your Dreams Of Living Abroad

Discussion on my recommended times for traveling in Southeast Asia and a little bit of travel inspiration on how to start to make your dreams come true with a life abroad whether it be for work or retirement. Travel inspiration and information is so accessible now through social media that it has created a huge […]

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North Korea-Americans Are Still Banned From Visiting the DPRK-So Why Go Anyways? Travel Chat With Expat Dave Grecco

Americans are still banned from entering North Korea at the time of publishing this episode. Otto Warmbier was a U.S. citizen and college student visiting North Korea in 2015/2016 when he was arrested and imprisoned accused of stealing a propoganda poster from the hotel where he was staying. He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years […]

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Begpackers-Why Do Some People Hate Them? Plus Passport And Visa Advice

Recently I’ve noticed more negative tweets and other posts on social media denouncing begpackers. In case you didn’t know, a begpacker is basically a backpacker that is soliciting for funds through panhandling, busking, or selling postcards in order to continue with their travels. I personally have no issues with this as long as noone is […]

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Essential Travel Items- Excluding Mobile Phone/Bank Cards/Cash

After mobile phones, bank cards, and cash, what is your essential travel item. That one thing that you always must take with you on your trip. I share with you mine and listeners and followers share their’s as well! If you’d like to share with me your must have travel items send me an email:john@fareasttravels.com

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Listener Travel Stories-The Far East And Beyond

Thanks to those who share their travel stories, whether they are funny, serious, thought-provoking, or just very interesting. Would love to hear from you and your funniest, scariest, or life-changing experience while traveling.Email john@fareasttravels.com Support the podcast:https://www.patreon.com/FarEastTravels Write a review in the iTunes Store:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/far-east-travels-

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Sleeper Buses, Buddhist Temple Etiquette, + More Topics On Travel Chat Walkabout In Saigon, Vietnam

Continuing my series of walkabout chats in this episode discussion on sleeper buses, (not my favorite mode of transportation), Buddhist Temple etiquette, and more topics as I walk around Saigon. Have a travel question or a suggestion for a topic. Send me an email to john@fareasttravels.com

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