The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada & America
About This Show
After 16 years in Bangkok, Greg Jorgensen likes to think he knows the city pretty well. Evo Terra hasn't quite hit the two-year mark, but is already figuring out the elusive "Thainess" that makes Krung Thep Mahanakon, also known as the City of Angels (or just Bangkok), a fantastic place to live. Each episodes covers a single topic related to the finer points of living in the second biggest city in Southeast Asia.
If you think there's not much more than rooftop bars, temples, and massage parlors, you're in for a treat. Bangkok is much, much more than the description on a cheesy tourist brochure. Come see us!
Most Recent Episode
The Funniest Way To Get A Thai Drivers License In Bangkok (2.37)
5 days ago
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 us! Before we get to driving in Thailand -- legally or otherwise -- we should talk about Patreon, a new way to let you, dear listener, help fund our efforts. If you're a fan of the show and want to show your appreciation, just go to Patreon.com/BangkokPodcast to make it happen. For just a buck a month (that’s only ฿34), you help us out and get some cool stuff in return. Check it out. We’ll love you forever! As a frequent listener of the Bangkok Podcast, you already know that Thailand is the second most dangerous country in the world to drive in - right behind Libya! - but despite that, both of us are licensed to drive. Evo just got his motorbike license last week, and Greg has had his automobile license for about a decade now. On this episode, we’ll tell you in great comedic and exasperating detail the process that we went through to be legal drivers in Thailand. Spoiler alert: it’s maddening. But funny! And a great example of “Thainess”. Many (perhaps most) expats living in Bangkok don’t even bother getting their licenses, opting instead to pass a few hundred baht to the cop when (not if) they are pulled over. But that seems to be changing, with a slew of new initiatives that are compelling cops all over Thailand to start cracking down on bad behavior, actually impounding bikes and issuing actual fines. If you think getting your license was a challenge in your own home country, you have to listen to this episode to see how it compares to Thailand. For fun, check out the test online and see how you fare. Keep your eyes out for tanks and race cars! And if you’re a