Kyoto, Japan-Ban On Street Photography And More with Kyoto Fun Podcast Host Niall Gibson

In this episode Kyoto, Japan resident Niall Gibson joins me for a chat on the new Reiwa era that marks a new emperor and empress. We also talk about the recent ban on street photography in the traditonal Gion section of Kyoto and highlights of the upcoming fall koyo or red leaf season. Fall is […]

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Sleeper Buses, Buddhist Temple Etiquette, + More Topics On Travel Chat Walkabout In Saigon, Vietnam

Continuing my series of walkabout chats in this episode discussion on sleeper buses, (not my favorite mode of transportation), Buddhist Temple etiquette, and more topics as I walk around Saigon. Have a travel question or a suggestion for a topic. Send me an email to john@fareasttravels.com

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Super Touristy Ben Thanh Market-Exploring On Foot This Neighborhood Of Saigon, Vietnam

Interested in cheap brand name running shoes, knock off goods and souvenirs when in Saigon? Then head for the Ben Thanh Market as many visitors do! In this episode I get back to doing walkabout podcasts, usually with commentary and questions from live-streaming followers. Ben Thanh Market is probably the most visited tourist site in […]

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Bangkok Airport/Taxi Scams-Traveling Authentically In Southeast Asia With MJ Klein

My guest MJ Klein shares his Bangkok taxi scams at the airports and we chat about traveling authentically in Southeast Asia. These taxi scams are for the most part easily avoidable either by using a ride share app or being prepared. It also helps to know which airport in Bangkok your flight is leaving from. […]

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Travel Scams-My Follower’s First-Hand Accounts

This will be the start of an on-going series on travel scams with first-hand accounts from followers on my livestream accounts, Periscope an Facebook, as well as contributions via messaging and emails. Send me your scam or how you almost got scammeed and how to avoid these incidents and I will share them on an […]

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Money Tips For Travelers-ATM’s, Credit Cards, Traveler’s Checks, And E Wallets

Had my Visa card retained by an ATM machine this week in Ho Chi Minh City inspiring me to create a what I hope is helpful information to prepare you for your next trip. My card has an app that locks it and I forgot to take the lock off-the result? It was eaten. So […]

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Saigon Getaways-Can Tho(Mekong River Delta)/Da Lat/Non-Tourist Markets

Coming to you from Saigon with a quick catch up chat and some travel idea getaways, two of my favorite places-Da Lat and Can Tho. Da Lat is a popular honeymoon getaway for Vietnamese and is a wise choice to beat the tropical heat. With a different climate there are some interesting dishes to sample […]

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“I Didn’t Have To Ask”-Favorite Great Service Stories

Do you have a story of extraordinary service from one of your visits to Asia? Send me your best story of service to john@fareasttravels.com! Would love to share out some great service stories! Thanks so much for listening and subscribing to the podcast!

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Traveler’s Diarrhea Essentials

I’m sharing out some advice again on dealing with traveler’s diarrhea after a personal episode of it this past week. Is there a way to avoid it? Completely? If there is I still haven’t discovered it but there are a few basics that can lessen the likelihood. Going slow at first helps-don’t overindulge and allow […]

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Shanghai, China Travel Tips/Food/Nightlife/Sites/The Bund With Travelblogger Bruno Black

Shanghai, China is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Loaded with atmosphere, amazing food, shopping and entertainment it’s really hard to make a decision on what to do or where to eat because of the vast choices. I invited Travelblogger Bruno Black to help share his advice on what to do and where […]

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