Category Archives for Travel Tips

Missing The Christmas Spirit In Asia-How Do I Cope

People often ask me what it’s celebrating Christmas is like in Asia. Depending on which part of Asia you are located in it can feel as exuburent as anywhere in the West or other than commercial displays that offer fancing lighting and gigantic trees quite alientating. Christmas if it, along with Christianity had a chance […]

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Finding Accommodations In Asia-Part II

Continuing with tips and advice for finding accommodations in East/Southeast Asia. The biggest piece of advice I will pass on is to make sure you have your room booked at least a few days in advance of a weekend. This wasn’t so much of a problem at one time but now with the huge emerging […]

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Finding Accommodations In Asia

In this episode I talk about finding accommodations in East Asia And Southeast Asia. First off the couple of oddities that you may not be used to, one of which are hotels or hostels that only occupy one or two floors of a building. Secondly the Capsule Hotels, which became famous in Japan but are […]

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Christmas in Asia-What To Expect In The Way Of Celebrations

This podcast relies on support from listeners like you! Become a patron and get access to exclusive while supporting production and travel expenses. Visit my Patreon page to see all of the offers:https://www.patreon.com/FarEastTravels Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA! Other than expats you won’t find anyone celebrating Thanksgiving in Asia but you will see […]

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Processing Travel Experiences/Adventures +EBC And Qingshan KIng Festival/Taiwan

My apologies for being silent over the last couple of weeks. I have been knee-deep in video editing of my Everst Base Camp Trek which as well encompasses processing the experience of the trip. I said to my friends who had accompanied me on the trek that it would take some time, weeks or months […]

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Typhoons In Taiwan/Everest Base Camp Audio Sounds

Typhoons can have a devastating impact on Taiwan and other countries in Asia/Pacific. As I record this podcast Typhoon Yutu having had a devastating effect on Northern Philippines was leaving the region but leaving lots of precipitation behind in Taiwan. For Taiwanese, typhoons are a normal part of life, during the season between June and […]

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Teaching English-Job Opportunites Across Asia

Teaching English is still a great way to see the world while supporting yourself with a steady job. In these days of more people working remotely or becoming “digital nomads” there are still traditional ways to earn a living while traveling, particularly with English teaching opportunites in East Asia and Southeast Asia. In no way […]

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Drinking Beer In East Asia/Southeast Asia-My favorite Places, Cities, Countries And Beer Culture

I confess, I have become more of a beer drinker ever since I moved to Asia several years ago. Beer is a thirst quencher in the tropics and especially goes well with all of the local food. I still enjoy wine, but beer is especially refreshing on a hot humid night outdoors in the tropics […]

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Guide To Visas For East Asia/Southeast

Want a concise overview of visas for East Asia and Southeast Asia? Check out my latest podcast! Visa exempt, visa on arrival, approval letters, I cover most of the visa conditions for countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia. You’ll still need to consult with your country’s travel advisory site but this podcast will give […]

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Chiang Rai Thailand’s Temples, Cafes,Walking Street Markets=Super Chill

 Excerpts from “Chiang Rai, Thailand’s Temples, Cafes, Walking Markets=Super Chill”. OK, I don’t want to mislead you, this is not the busiest street in Chiang Rai and there is lots of traffic in the city  but it’s easy to feel like it’s not busy in this town and surrounding area with a population of around […]

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