China Fake Paris Town in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

In this video I visit a China Fake Paris style development in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Koh Pich, or Diamond Island is a huge residential/commercial development located in an area of Phnom Penh that used to be a swamp until 2000 on the Mekong and Bassac Rivers. Elysee is the Paris inspired development that is similar […]

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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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Siem Reap, Cambodia-What’s Changed After A 5 Year Absence

It’s my first visit to Siem Reap, gateway to the Angkor Ruins in 5 years and I’ve got an update for you on what’s changed. The current state of outside investment and growth is certainly reflective in the amount of new retail shops, particularly internationally branded stores, chains like Starbucks, and new locations of familiar […]

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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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Finding Christmas In A Wholesale Market In Saigon, Vietnam

I always love visiting the Binh Tay Market in District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It’s chaotic in the slowest of times. When I first started visiting HCMC I often visited the market in the mornings but lately I’ve been making my way out to D6 in the afternoons when the light is […]

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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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