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Trekking Nepal-Tips And Advice From Trekking/Adventure Outfitter Shanker Bhatta

More Support continued podcasting, travelblogging, and more from Asia. Get inspired, keep in touch, access live chat with me, private videos and more for $10/month. Visit my Patreon page to find out more! Nepal is one of the most rewarding vacation destinations on the planet. Not only for it's sheer beauty and grand mountain range, the Himalaya, but as well it's diverse fascinating multi-ethnic cultures, ancient cities and "royal squares", and...


Okinawa, Japan-Exploring The Makishi Market And Kokusai Dori Shopping Street

More I rely on public support from listeners like you to continue producing the podcast. Please visit my Patreon page and start supporting the podcast, videos, and livestreams for as little as $1/month. Okinawa, Japan is considered one of the friendliest regions of the country. Although in many ways it feels like Japan, with recognizable businesses and chain restaurants, and the clean orderly streets one expects to see anywhere in the country it...


Travel Blogging-How To Build A Successful Brand with Travel Blogger Bruno Black

More Far East Adventure Travel relies on public support to bring you travel inspiration from Asia. Become a patron starting at $1/month. Visit the link to view all the offers available. Travel blogging has become one of the most sought after new media careers. It's sounds extremely attractive, getting paid to travel, staying in luxury hotels. But how do you get started? I recently spoke with travelblogger Bruno Black, who's also the founder of a very...


Kuching-Sarawak, Borneo-Exploring Shopping Streets And Heritage Sites

More Please visit my Patreon page to check out the offers! Your support will help me continue to bring you interesting, inspirational, and useful travel advice from Asia! If you're a lover of nature, exotic flora and fauna and amazing wildlife, then Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo should be on your list of places to visit. Of course my expecations were met on my most recent visit but what I didn't count on was the especially friendly hospitality of the...


Hanoi, Vietnam-Enjoying The Atmosphere Of The Old Quarter/Travel Tips

More Please visit my Patreon page to check out the offers! I rely on public support to bring you the best travel experiences in Asia! In this episode I spend more time walking through the atmospheric streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter, in search of baguettes and other things for my morning breakfast. When I find myself on a slow travel trip, I will typically spend up to two weeks in one town or city. So if I know this in advance I will make sure I book...


Hanoi, Vietnam-Avoiding Tourist Scams/Overcharging Chat Through Morning Markets

It' Hanoi is one of my favorite cities in Southeast Asia. I usually stay in the old quarter, one ofy the most atmospheric parts of the city where there's amazing street food, unique shopping streets, and plenty of cafes to watch daily life in the capital. But it's also loaded with scam artists looking for easy targets. In this episode of the podcast I chat about some of the more popular scams. Overcharging is rampant as well especially in the...


Hanoi, Vietnam-Old Quarter To Hoan Kiem Lake-Atmospheric Walk/Description

More My podcast relies on support from listeners like you! Please visit my Patreon page and become a patron. For as little as $1/month you can help me continue to bring you podcasts and travel information/inspiration from the Far East!I absolutely love Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! On my most recent visit I spent nearly 17 days hanging out, chatting with locals, and getting to know the city and it's people. As I said in the video, it's very easy...


Chinese Valentine's Day in Taiwan-A Walk Through It's Famous Temple Of The Cupid

More Far East Adventure Travel relies on support from listener's like you. Become a patron of Far East Adventure Travel for as little as $1/month. Visit my Patreon page to check out the offers now! Qixi Festival is Chinese Valentine's Day in Taiwan, China, and wherever there is a large ethnic Chinese community. There are also versions of it in Korea and Japan. If you want to find out more visit: . It's...


An Adventure And Pilgrimage To India's Southern Tip-Kanyakumari

More Become a patron of Far East Adventure Travel and support travel inspiration from Asia. Get access to exclusive content and follow the link now! A visit to Kanyakumari, India is certainly a buck list item for anyone who loves the subcontinent. Being at the very southern tip it’s a popular destination mostly for Indians seeking a pilgrimage although with the emerging middle class in the country it is becoming just as much a vacation destination...


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-A Walk Through Benh Thanh Market With HCMC Travel Tips

More Support Far East Adventure Travel with your pledge of $1/month or more. Check out the offers and gain access to exclusive content! I love exploring around Ho Chi Minh City. Many locals still refer to HCMC as Saigon, and District 1 where most tourists wil find themselves is considered Saigon proper. Once you are accustomed to the chaotic traffic and swarms of motorbikes it's quite easy to get around on foot. Don't limit yourself to D1, as...


Mumbai, India-Visiting The Grandest Train Station In The Subcontinent

Thanks so much for listening and subscribing to the podcast. In this episode I walk around the huge Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly Victoria Terminus in Mumbai India. This is India’s grandest train station and one of the top sights to visit in the “maximum city”. I very much enjoyed walking around Fort, the area where the train station is located. It is loaded with buildings constructed during the British raj making it a fascinating place to explore. There are galleries and museums...


3 Must-See Temples In Bangkok, Thailand

Number 3, Wat Arun. Even though it’s name means temple of dawn this is a wonderful site best enjoyed at sunset. Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, some consider it the most beautiful temple in Thailand. It’s prang or spire on the banks of the river is a world-class landmark. At the time of my visit, Wat Arun was undergoing major renovations as you can see by the scaffolding. Wat Arun held the great Emerald Buddha before it was transferred to Wat Phra Kaew at the Grand...


Walking Around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's World-Famous Jalan Alor Food Street

For me Singapore and Malaysia were my first introduction to the amazing food experience of dining outdoors in Southeast Asia. Many years later the Jalan Alor food street of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is still one of my favorite places to dine. I've been lucky enough to have experienced the food and dining options of many cities and towns across Southeast Asia. Each one offers it's own unique food and charming experience whether it's sitting on tiny plastic chairs in the old quarter of Hanoi,...


Hanoi, Vietnam's "Old Quarter"-Walking In The Eternal Soul Of The City

Hanoi is one of my favorite cities in Southeast Asia. It’s “old quarter” is packed with atmosphere from the colonial buildings to the back alleys filled with little shops and fruit vendors. From the break of dawn until 11pm when the police kick the motorbikes off the sidewalks and everywhere doors are closed for another day it remains one of the most energy packed places in Vietnam and Asia!I’m already craving another visit. Wandering the streets each filled with it’s speciality, toy...


Earthquake Diaries, Nepal-Documentary Series-Part III-"Royal Squares And Ruins"

Thank you for joining me as Earthquake Diaries from Nepal continues with part 3. In this journey through my days of visiting the many earthquake affected sites of Nepal in May 2015 I saw places within the Kathmandu Valley that experienced minimal damage to towns like Sankhu village that almost completely collapsed as a result of the April 25th and May 12th earthquakes. In Sankhu village we walked through alleys and streets that were literally crumbling around us as residents were beginning...


Earthquake Diaries, Nepal-Documentary Series-Part II-"A Cry For Tourism"

My Earthquake Diaries Nepal documentary series continues with part 2 and a “cry for tourism”. This episode follows my first few days of walking through the streets and alleyways of Kathmandu, visiting many sites that had suffered damage, destruction and terrible loss. I met tour guides and taxi drivers that saw a future of little or no work. And one afternoon I came across a group in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square conducting a desperate rally for unity within the tourism industry. I also...


Earthquake Diaries, Nepal-Documentary Series-Part 1-"7.3 On Arrival"

It’s been 2 years since the first of several earthquakes and tremors terrorized the Himalayan nation of Nepal. It was April 25th, 2015 at 11:56am local time when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the country. It was followed by several hundred aftershocks and another 7.3 tremor on May 12 that in total killed nearly 9,000 people and injured over 22,000 leaving many homeless. To this day thousands are still not living in a permanent home. Having visited the country on several occasions over...


Getting To Know Can Tho, Vietnam And The Mekong River Delta

Upon arrival in Can Tho, approximately 3.5 hours by bus from Ho Chi Minh City, I decided to immediately head for riverside, naturally where most travellers gravitate and explore the streets, night market, temples, and shops in the area. I also wanted to investigate hiring a boat for a tour the next morning. Some of my best and fondest memories of traveling are seeing a place for the first time. It's always exciting getting familiar with unknown territory. Night markets, cafes, fruit stands...


Exploring Can Tho, Floating Markets, And The Mekong River Delta-Vietnam

Can Tho is the fourth largest city in Vietnam and the largest in the Mekong River Delta region. People that visit are here primarily for the boat cruises that take you to the world-famous floating markets. A confluence of boats that merge in various locations of the river for trade of mostly fresh fruit and produce. For this trip I hired a boat for about $14 dollars that will take me on an approximate 3.5 hour tour on the Hua River, a tributary of the Mekong where I’ll see a wholesale...


Food Talk/Food Tourism-Touring A Famous Food Street Of Taipei, Taiwan

It was New Year's Day 2017, unusually warm at 26 celsius, making it perfectly pleasant to walk around interesting neighborhoods in Taipei, Taiwan including Dongmen and it's Yongkang Food Street. Anchoring this street that has been published in almost every travel and food magazine and guidebook, is the world-famous Din Tai Fung, purveyors of xiaolongbao, delicious soup dumplings. Crowds, as seen on this day, will line-up for over an hour in the midday just to get a table. Even though this...


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