Malaysia Recap Of Latest Kuala Lumpur And Penang Visit

I do enjoy my visits to Malaysia as always. I’ve spent lots of time in Kuala Lumpur visiting all of the important sites and enjoying some of Southeast Asia’s best food. This trip was no exception. KL is for the most part one of the easier cities to get around with a MRT/LRT train system […]

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Penang, Malaysia-George Town-Walking Around The Unesco Designated Old Town

Join me for travel chat and discussion walking through the historic and Unesco World Heritage designated Georgetown, in Penang, Malaysia. I’ve spent lots of time in Kuala Lumpur and East Malaysia, (Borneo), but for some reason I’ve put off visiting Penang, now wondering what was I thinking. This is a wonderful town to explore and […]

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Malaysia-Food Talk/Kuala Lumpur/Penang-Ramadan/Georgetown Unesco Holiday

I have been a frequent visitor to Malaysia now for several years and it’s been one of the biggest surprises for me. I never thought or knew how much I would enjoy Malaysia whether it be West, or East,(Borneo-Sabah/Sarawak). A wonderful diverse culture, some of the best food on the planet and wonderful wildlife and […]

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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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Cambodia Power Outages/Dry Season Update- And More Travel Chat

Just quick update on the current power outage situation in Cambodia. Some hotels and guesthouses do have their own generators but expect power outages overall during the current dry season. Hopefully this situation will resolve itself with the coming rainy season soon. Please send me your questions on travel throughout East Asia, Southeast Asia, or […]

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Saigon, Vietnam-Walkabout-Travel Tips And Advice

Continuing my walkabout series from The Ho Chi Minh City Museum To The Reunification Palace. I plan on doing more of these walkabout talks throughout the region in the coming months. I always welcome your questions or comments on the podcast. Lately I’ve been getting messages either on Instagram or Facebook from people planning on […]

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