The Little Things We Miss About Home…And Will Miss About Thailand (2.25)

2017-11-14T23:07:46+07:00March 27th, 2017|Bangkok Podcast Season 2|4 Comments

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On this episode, we discuss the little things we love about Bangkok, as well as the little things we miss about where we’re from. Plus Evo’s recent trip to Siem Reap and the concept of farang “embarassadors”.

Evo spent a week in Siem Reap and completely loved it. Greg agrees that it’s likely the most amazing destination in SE Asia — possibly the world — for those interested in archaeology. Color us impressed, ancient Khmer people!

The main topic of the show: It’s the little things. No, not a Royale with Cheese, but the little things we miss about where we’re from, now that we live in The Land Of Smiles that is Thailand. Not to spoil everything from the episode completely, but here’s the list of things we miss:

  • Clothes dryers
  • Psychological weather cues
  • Easy access to drugs
  • Easy access to my money

But the reverse is true, and there are little things about living in Bangkok that we’re going to miss should we ever leave The Big Mango. Again, you’ll have to listen for the full details why we’re really liking:

  • Pain-free condo moving
  • Rules bent cheaply
  • Instant, ubiquitous transport options
  • Space not at a premium

If that doesn’t make perfect sense, just listen. You’ll get it it. And then you’ll know why we love this place. Speaking of that…

Love, Loathe, or Leave?

First, heck yes! Let’s keep the #loveloatheorleave hashtag going! Drop one on any social media property. We’ll probably see it. Kinda like the shirtless farang. The clueless, class-less, totally-missing-the-point of living in Bangkok idiot who isn’t wearing a shirt. Guess where they fall on our #loveloatheorleave scale. Listen in to find out some surprising facts about how the law can get involved if you choose to go topless, fellas.

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  1. Graham April 5, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

    I forgot to comment on the clothes drying thing until now. I don’t mind that the clothes are hung out to dry in Thailand. That’s generally how we dry clothes here in Australia, only using the clothes dryer if it is too wet outside. Although another love, loathe or leave that Greg might share with me for Australia, if he lived here, is the ubiquitous Hills Hoist clothes hanger, that takes up half of the average Australian backyard. I’m 6 feet 10 so have an ‘encounter’ with the Hills Hoist right at the back door of my house about once every two days.

    • Greg April 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Hey Graham, thanks! I indeed remember those giant things from when I was a kid. Great fun to swing on (and break!).

  2. Kurt Martens August 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I just found your podcast today … after living here in Thailand (first BKK and now CNX) for a few years. I just left a 4 star review on Apple Podcast – hopefully it gets posted – and I commented on how you guys should do a show about the woes of Thai banking. Of course then I heard this episode!

    All these bank branches running what amounts to their own banks is the most frustrating part of living in Thailand! That and those annoying flipflop wearing, shirtless, elephant pant farangs …. sadly lots in CNX!

    Keep up the great work!

    • Greg August 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Hey Kurt, glad you enjoy the show! We could do a whole series of shows about why Thai banks piss us off, but we’d probably ruffle some official feathers and find ourselves at immigration explaining ourselves. 🙂

      We covered shirtless farangs in our Love, Loathe or Leave in episode #2.25 – no surprise we both loathed it. The only pass is if you’re an old Thai dude, then you’ve earned the right, I think. 🙂

      Thanks for the review, and don’t forget to tell your friends!


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