Bangkok Podcast 9: Smiling Albino

Traveling is never as easy as they make it look on television travel shows. What many people forget is that an entire production team has been hard at work for weeks before the host ever shows up. As they say, the devil’s in the details, and no one knows more about the details of travel than Smiling Albino.

For the past ten years, Smiling Albino, founded by Canadians Scott Coates and Daniel Fraser, has been offering unique, custom-built adventures throughout Thailand for anyone who likes to avoid the package feel of package tours. Over the past few years, their success has seen their trips expand into Nepal, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, with more destinations on the horizon. In this episode, Tony and Greg talk with Scott about the nuances of travel, the work that goes into planning a trip, and the difference between Japanese and Thai taxi drivers.

In addition, Scott fills us in on the significant amount of charity work that Smiling Albino does in all of the countries they operate in, and how donating money is not always the best way to help out.

And don’t forget – Saturday, July 17 is the BANGKOK PODCAST LAUNCH PARTY at Bistro 33 on Sukhumvit soi 33. The food is free and the laughs are guaranteed – see you there!

Show Links:

Bangkok Podcast Launch Party

Smiling Albino