Just as Rick Steves brought us Europe from every imaginable angle, John Saboe takes us to the far east in the same kind of unplugged and informative manner. John puts us on the streets with the locals, from the backstreets to the tourist hotspots, but with the warm perspective of an outsider. Highly recommended for travel buffs, or just those dreaming of being one.

Blue Meanie 1138

Far East Travels is one of my favorite podcasts. I’m always eager to download the latest one and hear where John is visiting. His insights on Asia are excellent and I highly recommend this podcast.


I listen to this podcast on a daily basis. John knows his stuff about the east and Asia. Every episode is full of little Easter eggs for great opportunity during travel. Seeing someone like John quitting the rat race and doing something great with his life that is so informative for everyone else looking to travel is an amazing inspiration. John’s podcast helps me through the day to know I’m working towards something and keeps my mind engaged with the world. There’s so much more in the world than what’s in front of you. One life, live it! Thanks John and keep ‘em coming!


John’s podcasts are top quality production. From the minute you tune in you can tell alot of time has been put in to ensure each episode has been properly researched with accurate and helpful information on his topics. Subscribe to his podcast! You’ll learn alot from his years of travels in Far East Asia.


This is the ultimate Theatre Of The Mind - because it’s real. Just sit back, close your eyes, and let John and his wonderful descriptions of travel take you there. Nothing quite like dodging yaks, an Irish Pub, porters playing volleyball and don’t forget to pile some more yak dung on the fire! John is a great storyteller and I look forward to the next audio podcast!


Love listening to this podcast whilst at work! Having travelled around Asia quite alot this reminds me of better times! John also has the most calming voice. Lovely to listen to and very informative! Thanks John!!

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I came across this podcast as the host John also hosts a Periscope show. The podcast makes you feel like you are there! I can’t wait til the next one!


Really great primer, for those who are fortunate enough to be traveling to touristy spots like Hanoi, Vietnam. We all want to be kind, trusting and respectful, but getting burned will undermine that good will and dampen an otherwise valuable travel experience. Acting preoccupied and putting up a wall in certain instances, seems like sound advice. Thank you.

Joseph Gallagher

Thank you for this! I'll be on Vietnam this July and I find this a big help.

Nicole Tan

very informative video mate. Travelling here with my partner at the end of the year. It looks like a really nice city

Notorious 3:16

So cool. Thanks for sharing. My Mom is from Taiwan and I like to try to visit as much as I can but since it’s not as often as I like. I really like to see the streets and markets!!

My Favorite Groomer

This is my favorite video that I seen of yours so far it shows the beauty and life of the great people so wonderful


Thanks John great video. I am going on an EBC Trek in Feb 2019.

Ed Travels

This is the best guide to MRT I have seen, pointing out exactly the interest points at each specific stop is very helpful. I'll be visiting Taiwan later this year and these videos are invaluable, much better than all the other Taiwan guide videos.


Wow this is useful for first timers in taiwan! Keep it up

Joana Erica Flora

Your video is an inspiration to what I should do for my next trip! ..anddd.. thanks for coming to Kuching!!

Cyril Dason

just subscribed to your channel. This particular video is very informative especially that piece of information about the Khmer which makes sense so close to Cambodia. Overall a very excellent video and yes very very informative at several levels, thank you again.

tango down

I’ve been watching a lot of taiwan vlogs for a about 2 wks now and yours has the BEST, most detailed vlogs EVER! Thank you so much! You are such a great help! Can’t wait to visit Taipei! I love the free photo booth btw

Carmelia Cucio