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Far East Travels-Inspired by Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Anthony Bourdain and National Geographic.-Informative, enlightening, entertaining. Let John Saboe take you on journeys filled with spiritual celebrations and rituals, ancient festivals thrilling wildlife safaris, trekking and climbing quests and a vast array of food cultures. Learn about cultural differences, village life, urban exploration, street food, history and architecture in places like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, India, Korea, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan. Stories, advice, and conversations from one of the most exciting adventure destinations on the planet-Asia.

Far East Travels Podcast John Saboe

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Far East Travels-Inspired by Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Anthony Bourdain and National Geographic.-Informative, enlightening, entertaining. Let John Saboe take you on journeys filled with spiritual celebrations and rituals, ancient festivals thrilling wildlife safaris, trekking and climbing quests and a vast array of food cultures. Learn about cultural differences, village life, urban exploration, street food, history and architecture in places like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, India, Korea, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan. Stories, advice, and conversations from one of the most exciting adventure destinations on the planet-Asia.

    Self-Reflection On A Return Visit To Siem Reap/Also Battambang, Kratie, Kampot

    Self-Reflection On A Return Visit To Siem Reap/Also Battambang, Kratie, Kampot

    In this episode I talk about the opportunity one has to reflect on their self-improvement and personal growth while revisiting a travel destination. I've had the opportunity to do this on my current trip to Siem Reap after a 5 year absence. Also in this episode, alternative towns to Siem Reap to visit in Cambodia for a truly authentic experience of a slower paced Southeast Asia-Kampot, Kratie, Battambang.
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    • 23 min
    On The Road In Siem Reap, Cambodia With Amateur Traveler Tudor

    On The Road In Siem Reap, Cambodia With Amateur Traveler Tudor

    I'm always excited to hear from listeners of the podcast. What's even more special is a meet-up when we cross paths on our travels. I recently heard from Tudor, a Berlin resident originally from Transylvania, Romania.Tudor was in Siem Reap, Cambodia at the same time as myself so we got together to share travel experiences and of course I'm always eager to get feedback from listeners. I thought it would also be a great opportunity to have someone share some of their personal experiences while on the road. Cambodia is indeed a very special place where you can still find, without getting way off the beaten path, some truly authentic Southeast Asian culture and a slower pace of life. As Tudor mentioned, still recovering but definitely on it's way to rebuilding and advancing it's people.
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    • 19 min
    Siem Reap, Cambodia-My Favorite Walk-To The Royal Residence/Raffles

    Siem Reap, Cambodia-My Favorite Walk-To The Royal Residence/Raffles

    I asked my Twitter/Periscope follower to chat with me ask I walked along the Siem Reap River towards the Royal Residence and Raffles Grand Angkor Hotel. If you're looking to get away from the main buzz around the old market and Pub Street area this is a nice walk. Although there is a fair bit of traffic along the road that runs parallel to the Siem Reap River it still can be a pleasant walk. Any questions or suggestions while I'm in Siem Reap just send me a message on IG, Facebook, or an email to john@fareasttravels.com.
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    • 33 min
    Siem Reap, Cambodia-What's Changed After A 5 Year Absence

    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 Cambodian brands. I was shocked by how much more agressive drivers and touts are throughout the tourist district or center of the town. Fortunately if Pub Street and a backpacker atmosphere is not for you there are still plenty of family owned restaurants and quieter less rambunctious places away from the center, particularily around Wat Damnak. I'm looking forward to sharing more experiences and insights along with tips during my lengthy stay in Siem Reap.
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    • 22 min
    Walk/Chat-Orussey Market(wholesale)-Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Walk/Chat-Orussey Market(wholesale)-Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Sharing an experience walking through the commercial center of Phnom Penh, Cambodia at the massive Orussey Market. As I shared this broadcast with my live Twitter/Periscope followers I field some random questions about Cambodia and travel in Southeast Asia. I try to visit and share as much as these experiences as I can in order to inspire travel off or out of the tourist zones. You'll just get a much more authentic local experience and no doubt walk away with treasured memories of engaging in light-hearted chats with locals. Many Khmer come from the outer provinces to the Orussey Market to stock up on supplies for their shops or restaurants. The parking lot is full of vans, trucks, and tuk-tuks, completely stacked with goods. It's a wonder they can even move with the amount of products stuffed or stacked inside and on top of the vehicles. For the person wanting to gain some more insight into the culture and everyday life of Cambodia this is an easy way to do so. Thanks so much for listening!
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    • 20 min
    Self-Catering/Shopping In Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Self-Catering/Shopping In Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    In this episode I want to cover off some suggestions and tips for traveling, especially for extended periods of time with some self-catering tips. I prefer to self-cater my breakfasts if I'm not staying in a hotel or guesthouse that offers breakfast. It's the one meal where i can feel like I'm at home or in my own place. It's also a time-saver for me. I'm eating out two meals a day so having one in my room gives me time to catch up on the news or events across Asia, as well as some online work. If I'm in a place where I particularly enjoy the local style breakfasts like the wonderful noodles or laksa noodles of Malaysia/Borneo, roti canai in any restoran in Kuala Lumpur, or India where I can have veg. curry with puri bread then I'll go out for breakfast more often. It also saves alot of money if you prefer a Western style breakfast like bread with jam, peanut butter, or cereals. Also in this episode I cover off general shopping tips for bargain clothes. Thanks so much for listening! Support the podcast by becoming a patron:https://www.patreon.com/FarEastTravels
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Marc McCann ,

Tremendous for SE Asia Trip Prep

I started listening to John's podcasts as I prepared for a trip from the States to Cambodia to visit my son, who is teaching in Phnom Penh for a year. Besides listening to the pods about Cambodia, I found myself drawn to all SE Asia-related pods, and even on trekking in Nepal and others.

I waited to write this review until after returning, to see how John's tips and orientation held up, and they surely did. I went in much more confidently and prepared, from dealing with SIM cards and tuk tuks, to planning for our trip to Angkor Wat. He does a great job - and a great service - for those looking for common sense tips and insights, and he does it within the context of the sounds of where he is, and with a great sense of humor.

Kudos John, and Thank You!

javatod ,

Knowledge, Tips and Experiences

What a great asset to planning our Honeymoon (as well as making my morning commute fly by). I appreciate his candor, direction and advise. He has made my fiancee want to tour most of South East Asia.
John's Podcasts are well worth the time!

A91792 ,

Great listening when planning a trip to SEA

I found this podcast when planning my trip to Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore this coming summer. He has very helpful tips and conversation in order to learn about the culture and everything you need to travel around the region, where to go, and customs/traditions so you can travel responsibly. 5/5 stars

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