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  • 00:10

    The Classic Khmer Adventure On Wheels-Cambodia's Bamboo Train

    in Travel

    I was staying in Battambang, Cambodia. While I was there I had to visit one of the area’s most famous attractions, the bamboo train. The bamboo train gets it’s name from the  bamboo deck or floorboard used that rests on top of the wheels that can transport anything from chickens and rice to people. In Khmer it’s called a Lorry and has been used since the Khmer Rouge shutdown of most regular train service in the country.  


    The Bamboo Train Station. Now where is the first class lounge? I could use a bloody mary about right now! Waiter?  Actually the place is quite charming and surprisingly not touristy feeling at all. At least not at the starting point in O Dambong, about 4 km from Battambang.


    The bamboo train solves the biggest problem of a single track train line. What do you do when two trains meet from opposite directions? In the case of the bamboo train? Simple-move one off the track. This experience alone makes this one of the world’s all time great train rides.


    A little heavy on the photo gear I know but I’m a one man show right now.


    Farewells from the departure crew and we’re off. 


    The bamboo train was not the first flatbed type service in Cambodia. During the civil war of the 80’s and 90’s flatbed trains were used as mine sweepers ahead of the rest of the train. Service was free, risky but popular. 


    And here we go about 3 minutes into the ride and our first stop. Wow, now that’s taking service station to the next level. The first lorries or bamboo trains were actually hand driven with a pole, kind of like an Italian gondola. Small motorcycle or tractor engines, like this one were added later. The wheels? They’re actually from abandoned tanks! Yes get your ass off the deck so I can do my job, thank you! Excerpts from "Great Train Rides Of The World-Cambodia's Bamboo Train".

  • 00:56

    DAR 217 Deep Adventure Radio: Gary Zimak

    in Spirituality

    EWTN's host Bear Woznick of Deep Adventure Radio talks about faith and story with Gary Zimak, a dynamic Catholic speaker who has led thousands to Jesus through his parish missions, retreats and talks at Catholic conferences and parishes. Join our millions of listeners free online now!


    Gary Zimak's Website:


    http://www.followingthetruth.com/

  • 00:56

    DAR 198 Deep Adventure Radio: Chris Ledyard

    in Spirituality

    Bear talks with Chris Ledyard, College Wrestler and Athletic Director of Franciscan University. Ledyard believes in the importance of maintaining our health so that we can fulfill God’s mission. Website: http://www.franciscanathletics.com/information/directory/bios/Chris_Ledyard   Deep Adventure Radio follows the adventures – and misadventures – of men on their search for God. Discover the radical adventure of follow God’s […]


    The post DAR 198 Deep Adventure Radio: Chris Ledyard appeared first on Deep Adventure Ministries.

  • 00:35

    The Written Word (Radio Z) - Ep. 39 Action & Adventure Heroes

    in Writing

    Host Alicia will be talking with Ammar Habib about Action & Adventure Heroes and how they inspire courage and hope in reader's hearts. 

  • 00:14

    Ultimate Trekking Adventure-Everest Base Camp, Nepal Part 2

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    Excerpts from "Ultimate Trekking Adventure-Everest Base Camp, Nepal Part 2


    Having completed one of the toughest days of the trek it was time to move back onto the busy trail to Everest Base Camp. 


    The trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep is only about 5 kilometers but at an average elevation of over 5000 meters it is still challenging, especially when you have a hill to traverse like this one.


    This is one of the most spectacular panoramas in the entire Himalaya with more up close views of Nuptse. And you’re last look at mighty  Everest in the center  before descending further down into the Khumbu Glacier.


    Finally you find yourself putting in the last steps to the Base Camp marker at 5360 meters. This was the year that 16 Sherpa guides lost their lives in an avalanche on the Khumbu Icefall. All Everest mountain guides had refused to work the rest of the season out of respect for the victims.  


    It’s power is best described though in a quote from American filmmaker, climber and 5 time Everest summiter David Brashears. “The mountain doesn’t care whether we’re here or not. It doesn’t compete with us. It isn’t burdened by our hopes and dreams. Everything it means to us is only what we bring to it. It’s what the mountain reveals about us that has any lasting value.”


    Please like the Far East Adventure Travel Facebook page, you can also follow me on Twiiter, Periscope, Instagram and Google+. All of the links are at fareastadventuretravel.com. That’s it for this week’s Far East Adventure Travel Podcast, thanks so much for joining me. Until next time this is John Saboe, safe travels and Namaste!


     


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • 00:17

    Ultimate Trekking Adventure-Everest Base Camp, Nepal Part 1

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    It’s one of the most coveted treks in the world. Everest Base Camp, Nepal. Far East Adventure Travel is proud to present two podcasts completely devoted to the magic of trekking this region. From crossing the sometimes trecherous Chola Pass to the final steps arriving at Everest Base Camp. And an early morning ascent of Kala Patthar for one of the best views of Everest in all of Nepal. Join me John Saboe for one of Asia’s great adventures. Trekking to Everest Base Camp.


    Everest Base Camp, Nepal. Right from the start I was in for a hair raising experience. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, rated as one of the most dangerous airports in the world is often canceled in October, the busy season due to weather conditions. If it’s not cloudy or windy in Lukla, it is in Kathmandu, making it extremely tricky to complete scheduled flights. You can be stranded in Lukla for days waiting for a weather window. Same this goes in Kathmandu. Days!


    You can avoid the whole worry of flight delays and dangerous weather conditions by trekking all the way to Lukla.  Take a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri, about 9 hours. Then just walk for a week! For me, I was extremely lucky  to be on one of the first flights that day from Kathmandu to the start of the trek with favorable weather conditions. 

  • 00:55

    DAR 192 Deep Adventure Radio: John McKenna

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    EWTN's host Bear Woznick of Deep Adventure Radio talks strength, endurance, and the Armor of God with 38+ year "attack style" Notre Dame Strength & Endurance Coach, John McKenna. He's been inducted into New Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame & Catholic Athletes for Christ. Join our millions of listeners free online now!

  • 00:56

    DAR 216 Deep Adventure Radio: Jason Craig

    in Spirituality

    Bear talks faith and story with Jason Craig, Director of Training and Program Development at Fraternus, a parish-based Catholic movement to help mentor boys to become virtuous Catholic men. 


    Here is the Philosophy of Fraternus:


    “The youth of today need fathers. They need men who will step into their lives and lead them to the Truth we all long for. They need a few less interesting people in their lives, and one who is a little more interested. Youth ministry as we know it today is a response to the breakdown of the family, arguably the role of the father. However, rather than  addressing  symptoms, Fraternus deals with a root issue – fatherlessness. Fraternus equips and inspires men to do what only they can do – be spiritual fathers and mentors to the boys in their life.  Every man has what it takes, but not every man had a True Mentor as a boy. This is where the Fraternus programming, training and support take a man who is willing, faithful and Catholic and form him into a True Mentor which in return causes an entire transformation in a family, community and the culture.”


    If you want to get fired up about Fraternus, watch this video.  Wow.


    http://youtu.be/dQY-PBF6Yh0


    - See more at: http://www.newemangelization.com/uncategorized/a-discussion-with-jason-craig-fraternus-building-catholic-boys-into-virtuous-catholic-men

  • 00:55

    DAR 175 Deep Adventure Radio: Bill Gent

    in Spirituality


    Deep Adventure Radio follows the adventures - and misadventures - of men on their search for God. Discover the radical adventure of follow God's will for your life every week on this one-hour show. PLUS Deep Virtue two minute podcast about living the Seven Cardinal Virtues. Visit DeepAdventureMinistries.com.

  • 00:48

    DAR 172 Deep Adventure Radio: Gary Zimack

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    Deep Adventure Radio follows the adventures - and misadventures - of men on their search for God. Discover the radical adventure of follow God's will for your life every week on this one-hour show. PLUS Deep Virtue two minute podcast about living the Seven Cardinal Virtues. Visit DeepAdventureMinistries.com.

  • 00:30

    CBM with Greg- Adventure! The Meaning of Life?

    in Fitness

    Are you living your adventure?
     
    If you are not, what is stopping you?


    Philosopher Howard Thurman is quoted saying;
     
    “Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it!
    Because what the world needs are people who have come alive!”


    Maybe this is how we aught to look at this; adventure is something that takes us beyond what we consider comfortable.
     
    Have you been there before?
     
    How often?
     
    When was the last time?
     
    What would it take to get you to go there now?


    Wanna explore this with me?


    Join me, Greg Dyer, Tues. Jan. 26 at:


    12pm Denver,  2pm New York,  8pm Central Europe


    And let's see if we can crack open what holds us back from the adventure!