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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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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Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster-Sumo Guide To The Stars Mark Buckton

Mark Buckton has been a Sumo commentator and expert guest on BBC and many other radio and TV outlets worldwide. Mark also wrote a column on Sumo for The Japan Times for 12 years. Most recently Mark appeared on CNN International to explain some of the nuances behind U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 2019 visit […]

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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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Beijing And Xiamen, China-North/South Differences with Travelblogger Bruno Black

The Great Wall and The Forbidden City-two of the world’s top sites to visit-why Beijing is on most traveler’s bucket lists. I invited travelblogger Bruno Black on the podcast to share insights into visiting the capital of China, as Bruno lived in Beijing for 6 months he has some additional traveler tips and places of […]

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