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Far East Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel, Far East:Inspired by Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, National Geog

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Far East Adventure Travel. Inspiring, 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 Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, India, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan. Stories, advice, and conversations from one of the most exciting adventure destinations on the planet-Asia.

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Tibet is one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. It's average elevation is 4900 meters or 16,000 feet making it the highest region on the planet and the reason why it's called the roof of the world. The Tibet... more

Senso ji is a Buddhist temple located in the Asakusa District of Tokyo. It is the oldest temple in Tokyo dating back to 645CE. It's one of the most popular sites to view in the city with over 30 million visitors a year. Thousands come daily to... more

Taipei's MRT System is super efficient and very easy to get around on with all stops and information in English. If you're staying in Taipei for more than a day make sure you get an Easy Card pass from the vending machines at all stops... more

The Gokyo Valley is a great alternative or add on to the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. Quieter trails, and spectacular views even of Mt. Everest. Gokyo is reached by walking the same trail towards EBC, following a two night stay in... more

Tsukiji Market-Tokyo, Japan. Home to the world famous tuna auction where wholesalers bid on blue fin tuna worth tens of thousands of dollars almost everyday. For the lucky few who brave the early morning hour like myself... more

The Tonle Sap is the largest fresh water lake in all of South East Asia and provides more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia. Many floating villages, and communities made up of houses raised on giant stilts depend on the... more

The Batu Caves are a series of limestone caves and cave temples located in Selangor, Malaysia. So easy to get to it even has it's own train stop. I picked up the KTM Comuter train at KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur which can be reached... more

Hoi An is one of the most atmospheric towns in Vietnam boasting Unesco World Heritage status with beautifully preserved Japanese Merchant Houses and Chinese temples. I started out the mornings here in their open air market, one of... more

Swayambunath or The Monkey Temple is one of the most significant temples to Tibetan Bhuddists of Nepal, perhaps only coming second in importance to Boudhanath, the largest stupa in the country. It is also called the Monkey... more

When Derek Cowan set out to backpack in Southeast Asia he wanted an experience more fulfilling than just a handful of memories on the party trail. So he researched a number of different volunteer opportunities finally deciding on... more

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