Dot Com Pho – Traveling The World Edition

We’ve traveled the world looking for the best pho and ended up at Pho Thai Hoa. While we’re not sure if this place has the best pho in the world, it is highly rated (taking the bronze in Vancouver magazine’s best Asian restaurant category) and the food is pretty damn tasty.

We were met at Dot Com Pho by Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere. Gary has been traveling the world for the past two and half years. He’s visited 60 countries and is currently on the Vancouver leg of his trip. You can say Gary is living the Dot Com Travel Lifestyle. Other attendees include Michale “Fatal1ty” Yurechko, Stephen Fung, Ed Lau and Sally Chow.

For this edition of Dot Com Pho, we have a Dot Com Pho first, how to travel the world for a living, the namwhich, the gadget of the week, best travel stories, Sally being cute and a whole lot more. Anyone is welcome to join us for Dot Com Pho. Follow me on Twitter to find out the time and location of the next one.

65 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Traveling The World Edition”

  1. mm says:

    I guess, Steven, has not eaten 5Lb of steak today.

    1. So you are keeping very close watch on Steven …

      Come on we have to cheer him …

      1. Sahil Kotak says:

        LOL, My watch is also on him. 😀

        1. Benjamin Cip says:

          I also noticed that…

  2. JC. one more video on such delicious dot com food and I give up with my diet for sure

  3. Blogging says:

    Traveling the world from my online income is exactly my goal! SY

    1. EarningStep says:

      if you have a chance .. visit my country ” Indonesia ” please

      1. Gary Arndt says:

        I have been to Indonesia! I was in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali and Bintain.

      2. Blogging says:

        Would love to, but next trips planned are by car from Prague (Czech Republic) to Turkey and back and from Prague to Jura Scotland, SY

      3. Sahil Kotak says:

        I will come to Indonesia and also at your home, LOL

        1. Benjamin Cip says:

          I like Turkish food, I’m not only talking about kebad 🙂

        2. Benjamin Cip says:

          I already visited the site and I really like it, he visited so many countries. I’m still wondering how he is monetizing his site while traveling as he is not offering any products except maybe… survival products? Any ideas John?

          1. John Chow says:

            He isn’t monetizing his site because he doesn’t depend on his site for income.

          2. Gary Arndt says:

            I had an internet company I sold several years ago. I have been traveling off of my savings.

            I have been focusing on building my audience while I have been traveling. I will be taking a break from traveling for a few months to work on monetization and launching a few new products.

          3. Sahil Kotak says:

            His site is fantastic and really good. I can’t believe that he has visited to all countries.

          4. I think he is also selling photos which he took.

            But however I am sure he have enough stories to tell his grand children.

          5. Benjamin Cip says:

            Thank you John and Gary for your replies. It’s great you have been travelling off of your savings. Will you sell a survival ebook from what you’ve learnt from your travel?

  4. Sahil Kotak says:

    WOW!! I can’t live without it now. Another tasty Post, LOL.

  5. John I can clearly see improvement in your video shoot, you are shooting things like a pro now – you need to work on sound clarity. Try to see how you can reduce outside noise a bit.

    Phos are always “Phantastic” as ever.

    -Shanker Bakshi

    1. Sahil Kotak says:

      Yes, it is nicely shooted by John, I think he still needs some improvement.

    2. EarningStep says:

      yeah… i have to agree with you.. seems like john will become a professional video graper… lol

      1. Sahil Kotak says:

        Then John will make a new blog explaining how to make good video with JohnChow, LOL

  6. LetUpdate says:

    Great dot com pho again. It is really a dream to living it dot com world traveling lifestyle.

    1. Sahil Kotak says:

      Yeah, I have also dream to live like that, and I really like it.

      1. Instead of dot com life I really like the life of Gary … he visited so many countries and so many culture … really amazing …

        1. Benjamin Cip says:

          That’s certainly a great experience to be able to visit a lot of countries and learn about other culture.

  7. guideasy says:

    I like to traveling the World everywhere, thats my dream

  8. Ed Lau says:

    You can tell how tired I was because I called it a “Nikon” when the camera is so clearly a Canon…and I say Canon afterwards too. I didn’t even realize I said Nikon until I saw the video just now.

    1. mama bok says:

      Ed .. you need a shave.. hahhaha!!! i’m gonna join you and John one day .. i promise.. 🙂

    2. I could tell you were at the ‘hyper’ stage of sleep deprivation. You are extremely tired, but purely fueled on adrenaline.

    3. Paul Lear says:

      Hi Ed,

      Yeah, I was just about to comment about you calling it a Nikon… lol

      Have you got your sleeping patern back to normal now?


      1. Ed Lau says:

        Depends on what you consider normal.

        1. Ed you are now a familiar face of PHO, seems you are lovin it.

    4. Sahil Kotak says:

      You need a long sleep Ed, LOL 😀

      1. Why everyone is after Ed’s sleep ?

        1. Benjamin Cip says:

          Sounds like Ed is a good subject of discusion.

  9. EarningStep says:

    i am one of your follower .. and waiting for the schedule…

    1. Sahil Kotak says:

      Same here, I am also waiting for a schedule.

  10. Benjamin Cip says:

    Hey John, I’m pretty sure it was you took the movie today

    1. John Chow says:

      Mostly me. A little by Stephen.

      1. Sahil Kotak says:

        That’s good because it was nice one, Overall.

      2. fas says:

        How can you say? Is the camera being zoomed thats why?

  11. Paul Lear says:

    Hey John,

    I’ve just been on your MyBlogLog page, what is that about you being a UFC contestant?

    Is that true?

    I would love to see you fight if it is. 🙂


    1. John Chow says:

      It as true as me controlling the black market on baby seal pelts.

      1. Thats great John, I Never knew that

        -Shanker Bakshi

      2. Sahil Kotak says:

        WOW John, That will be amazing.

      3. Benjamin Cip says:

        I first thought it was a joke….

  12. Ashley says:

    Wish I could come on your adventure! I am just loving looking at all the lovely food you have to eat! lol

  13. Miss Nguyen says:

    Never heard of that restaurant name before. If you are coming to Seattle, WA; I would recommend you guys going to Pho Tai in Burien, WA (Seattle area). There are several Pho Tai, but only that one is pretty good.

  14. nathan says:

    Travelling the world for a living the job for me!

    I would miss reading john’s post for awhile because a major flood has caused disaster in our country and I need to help.

    Nathan Bloggers Portal

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      I’ve seen that on TV… it’s terrible what’s happen because of the flood. Hope you’re doing well. Good luck!

  15. David Wood says:

    Holy smokes you have a cool blog… I’ve never seen this many comments anywhere. Great post, too. Kind of what I do, but on a different kind of level. Keep it up!

  16. That’s so cool.. like the video,, and the foods are very great..I am sure they’re yummy.

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      I prefer the other video from dot com pho… it looked more teasty than on this video.

  17. side tables says:

    Traveling around the world for 2.5 years and blogging……not a bad gig! Cool stuff.

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      I wish I could travel arround the world just like him… just visit his site, and you’ll see all the great pictures he tooks from his travel.

  18. Thang says:

    Pho is good dish. If you come to Vietnam, please don’t forget this dish. Cheer

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      I’m certain Pho looks better in Vietnan than on the video…

  19. Sally was really looking cute but confuse as well … what happened to her … ?

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      Yes, she was cute as usual, but didn’t notice she was confuse…

  20. gaban says:

    have you come to bali?
    i m sure you have for several times

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      I don’t remenber seing a post about John Chow being in Bali, but it’s probably a new place he will visit in the future! He will call it “The John Chow World Tour” sounds like an entertaining title.

  21. Money-Era says:

    If I visit Vancouver I will drop in for sure!

  22. I would recommend you guys going to Pho Tai in Burien…it a great stuff!

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