Far East Travels Podcast
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.
I've Moved To Da Nang, Vietnam
Saturday 27 February 2021
: It's one of Vietnam's premier destinations, with a world-class pristine stretch of beach, plenty of outdoor activities in the region,...
Myanmar/Tet Update From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Saturday 06 February 2021
: In this episode thoughts on the recent coup in Myanmar and an update on Tet in Vietnam and the latest outbreak mostly in the north. Many...
More About The Tet Festival from The Tet Festival Market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Friday 22 January 2021
: Join me from one of a few Tet Festival Markets taking place in Saigon, Vietnam. This one from District 1's Le Van Tam Park. In the episode I...
Experience/Exploring The Tet Lunar New Year Market in Saigon/Cho Lon, Vietnam
Saturday 16 January 2021
: In this episode more sounds and atmosphere direct from the Binh Tay Market, District 6&5, and the giant Tet Lunar New Year Market. One...
Experience Episode-Walking Tour Through Saigon's Tanh Dinh Neighborhood
Saturday 09 January 2021
: Another chance in this episode to feel the pulse of Saigon, Vietnam and it's Tanh Dinh Ward in District 1 with a walking tour of it's most...
Exploring Thi Nghe,(Traditional), Market In Saigon, Vietnam
Saturday 02 January 2021
: Happy New Year! I'm back with another experience podcast with a walk through the Thi Nghe Market in Ho Chi Minh City's Binh Thanh District....
From The Bustling Ba Chieu Traditional Market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Thursday 31 December 2020
: Join me for a walk through one of the busiest local markets in Saigon, Vietnam. The Ba Chieu Market is located in Ho Chi Minh City's Binh...
Mumbai, India-Streetfood, Restaurants, Accomodations
Monday 28 December 2020
: There's so much to cover for India's biggest and richest city, Mumbai. In this episode I'll start with the streetfood, some of the...
Christmas in Saigon 2020 What's It Like + Revisiting Northern Thailand
Friday 25 December 2020
: I often get asked what's Christmas like in East or Southeast Asia. On this Christmas morning in Ho Chi Minh City I woke up to the din of...
Travel For Work and Tourism in Asia During Pandemic? Where?
Wednesday 23 December 2020
: I do not recommend travel for leisure at this time but there are places that currently welcome tourists. I did not mention Thailand but the...
Malaysian Borneo(Sarawak) A Look Back
Saturday 19 December 2020
: In this episode a short update on apps that will most likely be used to confirm COVID tests and vaccines before you board your flight in the...
Thailand Re-opens To All Tourists/Update From Vietnam/Nepal 2018 Highlights
Wednesday 16 December 2020
: Thanks so much for supporting the podcast. It's been way too long since my last update but in this episode I have alot to cover including...
Travel Industry Expert Tom MacLean On When We Can Expect International Travel To Resume
Saturday 26 September 2020
: Tom MacLean is a travel expert and travel entrepreneur who has been a professional in the travel industry for 20 years. Tom is also a world...
90 Day Thai Tourist Visas-Extendable to 9 Months Available Soon!
Friday 18 September 2020
: The Thai government voted this week to implement a new 90 day tourist visa that would be available from possibly sometime in October. This...
Why Planning Future Travel Right Now Is So Important To Your Mental Health
Tuesday 15 September 2020
: I was recently inspired by two articles published this year by National Geographic and The Washington Post on why it's so important for our...
Phuket, Thailand Opening Up For Tourism? Pandemic Travel Update
Monday 07 September 2020
: Will Phuket be opening up to select international travelers October 1st? That's the question, actually there are several things regarding...
Southeast Asia/East Asia Travel Update
Wednesday 19 August 2020
: Currently there are no countries issuing tourist visas in either Southeast Asia or East Asia. I think it's safe to say that with a possible...
Travel Inspiration-Indian Cinema, Mumbai/South India TravelReminiscing
Monday 06 July 2020
: In this episode I share how lately I've opened up my imagination to travel through watching Indian cinema and looking back at my last...
Malaysian Borneo-Food, Adventure, Wildlife Top Things To Do
Wednesday 24 June 2020
: Honestly I really don't know why I don't talk about Malaysian Borneo-Sarawak/Sabah more! I have so many wonderful memories of these places...
Visiting A 200 Year-Old Bustling Traditional Market in Saigon, Vietnam
Saturday 20 June 2020
: Thi Nghe Market located in Binh Thanh District, a short ride from District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling non-tourist market. This...
Nepal, Kilimanjaro, South America Trekking Tips
Monday 08 June 2020
: Thought I would review some of my best tips for getting prepared for a trek whether it's one of the amazing trails of Nepal, Mt....
Top 5 Favorite Treks In Nepal-Let's Dream And Start Planning Adventures
Friday 29 May 2020
: I'm tired of talking about closed borders, expiring visa and repatriation flights. Let's get back to dreaming and planning our next trip or...
The Art Of The Flight Deal with Dollar Flight Club's Jesse Neugarten
Wednesday 13 May 2020
: Want to learn some super valuable tips to help you plan out your flights for the future? Jesse Neugarten is the founder of the Dollar Flight...
Life in Conflict Zones/Yasser Arafat/COVID-19 in Vietnam With Retired CNN/ABC News Photojournalist Ste
Tuesday 28 April 2020
: Retired CNN/ABC News/Reuters photojournalist Stephan Patterson shares stories from his career spent in the Middle East, including his...
Seeking Medical Advice Tips/COVID-19 Update Southeast Asia
Monday 20 April 2020
: Finding a doctor for a specific ailment isn't always easy when you're traveling abroad. In this episode I share a recent personal experience...