Bangkok Podcast: Bangkok Reality Smackdown

Bangkok Podcast 43: Bangkok Reality Smackdown

When you first come to Bangkok, everything is new and strange. Nothing makes sense, and even a trip to the corner store can be an adventure. But after a while, these things fade, and pretty soon, the things that made your eyes bug out when you first arrived become old hat and – dare I say – boring. That’s why we wanted to talk to Megan Kobzej, a new transplant to Bangkok with a very entertaining blog that makes us think back to the halcyon days of our first arrival; when Bangkok was stil an unexplored realm and the possibilities were endless. Or, to put it a more cynical way, before the city made us jaded, bitter, grumpy expats.

Anyway, Megan tells us what impresses her, what scares her, and why she’s obsessed with chips (or crisps, if you’re a Brit). She also gives us her opinion on Bangkok’s nightlife, what it’s like to face a cockraoch in your shower, and what her friends and family back home think of her life in Asia.

We are also joined briefly by Patricia Weismantel from Spice Roads, the company that will be leading our bicycle tour of Prapadaeng on March 13, to explain the ride, and Tony gives Greg a special gift.

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  1. Jessica March 7, 2011 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you! Those of us who love Megan and miss her voice are so thankful for this podcast. Love you, Megan!

  2. Kristian March 8, 2011 at 1:26 am - Reply

    happy birthday greg!

    • Greg March 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kristian! Feelin’ old and creaky…

  3. JohnnyNUMIQ March 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    good show as always. Nice way for me to work and be entertained.

  4. Jodi April 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I had the pleasure of meeting Megan recently and she’s as funny in person as she is on the show. Great site and a fun interview. Thanks for having her on!

  5. Saar July 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Found you guys through Megan’s blog, but hadn’t visited your website yet (even though I should have known it would rock, because Megan was being so positive about it). Totally loved this episode, especially because I’ve been following Megan’s blog. Will surely start to listen to you guys more often. Thanks for all of this!

    • Tony July 29, 2011 at 2:39 am - Reply

      Hey Saar, thanks for listening and Megan is really the start of our show!

      BTW what was it like cycling through Japan? I’m thinking about doing a Hokkaido to Kyshu trip myself.

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