On-location from the back of a tuk tuk in Bangkok, we’re pretending to be tourists for the day and, surprisingly enough, discovering some new things about our adopted home. Ride along with us!
A listener suggestion drives this show as we talk about which smartphone apps we use to make living in Bangkok that much easier, on this extra-long episode of the Bangkok Podcast. Oh, and Evo is terrible at his job. But he’s getting better, and it makes for a funny story. We launched our Patreon page…
Now that we’re both legally licensed drivers in Thailand, we take a little extra time to tell you about the process we went through… and why not one bit of it actually prepared us for driving in Bangkok. Plus we’ll share a new way you can show your support for our show. Because you love…
On this episode we get into one of Thailand’s most contentious topics – double pricing. But first we talk about selfies in a ball pit and a hidden hipster hangout. Just down the road for us on our side of the river is a hidden hipster hideout in Bangkok called called The Jam Factory. And by…
You may or may not have heard about the Sak Yant tattoo festival before, but after hearing this episode of the Bangkok Podcast, you sure as darn heck won’t be able to forget about it. For years travelers have been entertained by tales of screaming men rushing the stage, possessed by the spirits of the tattoos that cover their bodies in sheets of intricate sub-dermal ink. But it’s not merely an odd tourist attraction – the men who have them, the monks who give them, and the shamans who ‘recharge’ them all hold the tattoos – and the power they say they represent – in the highest regard.
To learn to speak Thai or not learn to speak Thai. That is the question. No, literally. It’s the question we’re asking each other on behalf of all people who come to live in Thailand. Not surprising, we have a difference of opinion.
So yeah, we’re the #1 travel podcast in Thailand. That’s kinda cool. But it’s not what we’re talking about today… (but thanks for subscribing!)
Well folks, after much discussion and late night Skype chats, Greg and Tony have decided that Bangkok Podcast has reached the end. As you’ve no doubt heard us talk about before, putting a podcast together takes a lot of time and effort, and time is something that both Greg and Tony have very little of these days, so it’s time to hang up the ol’ mics.
On this episode of Bangkok Podcast, Greg and Tony wrap up the latest news making the rounds in Thailand. From the crazy amount of rain that has been hitting Bangkok to the latest skin whitening craze and finally they talk about the attempt by airport link authorities to boost ridership.
We also chat with Ali Weiner, who is organizing an epic walk from Bangkok to Burma to raise awareness awareness of the dangers and realities of human trafficking and to meet their goal of raising $100,000 dollars for various charities.
Tony and Greg covers the endless topic of cost of living in Bangkok. How much is a decent apartment? Is Thai internet fast? How much does it cost to get a cell phone in Bangkok? We reveal all in this episode of Bangkok Podcast.
Welcome back! Ten months after our last regular show, Tony and Greg are back on the air with an all new format but the same focus – Bangkok in all its wonderful, weird, awesome, odd glory.