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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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One of the most interesting sites I've ever come across in Southeast Asia let alone Vietnam is Ho Quyen, or the Tiger/Elephant fight arena in the former Imperial capital of Hue. It's not on the same grand scale as Rome's Coliseum but... more

The Temple of Literature or Van Meiu, Quoc Tu Giam was Vietnam's first university. This temple is dedicated to Confucius as well as past scholars and sages, so significant it's even featured on the back of the 100,000 dong note.... more

For some Christmas in Taiwan might not feel quiet like the time of year they grew up with if they're from the West. For one thing, Christmas is not recognized as a holiday on the island. If Christmas falls during the week it's a regular work day... more

Hue, Vietnam was the seat of the Nguyen emperors and was the imperial capital from 1802-1945. The Perfume River divides the North and South sections of Hue. In the north, the Citadel, a walled fortress and the remains of The Forbidden... more

On my recent trip to The Philippines I flew from Taipei, Taiwan direct to Cebu City, the second largest urban center in the country next to Manila with a population of approximately 1 million. The total surrounding metro Cebu City... more

I was checking out Pham Ngu Lao and Bo Vien known as the backpacker center. I normally like exploring and photographing less touristy areas of a city but it never hurts to be familiar with places where you're more likely to meet up with... more

Kagbeni is one of the most interesting villages in all of Nepal with it's ancient Bon Animist beliefs, statues and a picturesque location in the Kala Gandaki gorge. The Kag in Kagbeni was once Ghag, meaning center and it is, with the important... more

We arrived at Thorung Phedi just before dark. An 8 hour day with an elevation gain of over 1000 meters. Long, tiring, and risky before a summit of the Thorung La Pass. But I was fine other then feeling the long day on the trail. I'm not... more

There are two routes to Manang from Pisang. A lower trail that's a little easier with less climbing and the upper route, slightly more challenging but also helpful for acclimating with bonus mountain views. We chose the route north of the... more

It's a shame that many drive through this part of the circuit for upper Annapurna trekking and stays missing the epic river and waterfall views in this portion of the trail. The suspension bridge crossings that put you right in the middle of the... more

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