Bangkok Podcast | Thailand Life Lessons From Two Expats from Canada & America
About This Show
After 15 years living full-time in Bangkok, Greg is as close to a local as a farang can get. Evo only has a year under his belt, and is still figuring out the elusive "Thainess" that makes his new hometown... great? Join them for weekly chats about the finer points of living in the second biggest city in SouthEast Asia. Because screw Jakarta. Who wants to live there?
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"I Want to Get Back to Nature in Bangkok." Is That Even Possible? (2.21)
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While Thailand is a great place to experience the natural beauty of the tropics, Bangkok is a giant metro area and not all that appealing to nature lovers with a short time to visit. Or is it? That’s the topic of this episode of The Bangkok Podcast. Evo’s still sick, but he’s on the mend thanks to a doctor. Because as you’ll recall from an episode just a few weeks ago, antibiotics are available over the counter here. But you know what isn’t? A diagnoses of illness from a qualified physician. Luckily there is no shortage of great doctors in Bangkok. And they are quite cheap. Some people are just stubborn. Ahem. And did you see the article that claimed Thailand has the worst traffic in the world? We do a little debunking on that before we get to the heart of the matter. Finding nature in the confines of Bangkok’s concrete jungle. What, exactly, should a nature lover visiting Bangkok do if they only have a few short days? That’s the question Evo’s friend and Finland-based travel blogger Lottie put to us. No, she doesn’t really want to hit all the rooftop bars, shopping malls, countless temples, or the seedier side of tourism that form Bangkok’s well-deserved reputation. We have a few ideas, including: Prapadaeng (also called Bang Krachao) - Bangkok’s “green lung” Phutthamonthon - “Spiritual center of Thailand”, says Greg Chao Phraya river - It’s always breezy and cool on this big, navigable river that bisects Bangkok