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The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels With Christine And Jules
"To the extra pack of peanuts travel podcast the show that teaches you how to travel more. While spending less I'm your host share share and joining me today are the half Ozzy half. American duo, you're going to get to tell by the accent who's who? who have roam the historic streets of Cuba bad elephants in. Thailand. Danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and I've done something many of us. Maybe all of us listening have either done or dreamed of gorge themselves full of food in Italy Christine and jewels from don't forget to move dot com and this the not. So bon voyage podcast, which has a tagline which goes wrong on the road. So you know we're getting to miss out today guys you're saying. Thanks for joining me. Huge. Welcome. Yeah. Thank you so much for having us and which ones which. WHO's the? Ozzy. WHO's The American? Is Made. From California. Does the tear. Mine is worse than my ozzy accent is awful. Yeah. Okay. Switching roles you each have to do each other's accent for the entire show. Let's see Oh. Gosh. Give me a horrible. So you guys. I love the tagline. I love the idea behind saying, Hey, travel is not always glamorous magical thing in in fact when it's not glamorous, it's sometimes is magical in hindsight like that's one of the reasons we all like to travel. So we're going to get to like the mishaps and they'll out I'm sure as we go through. You guys actually met on the road correct like you your relationship butted while you were traveling. Yep. So obviously, we're from opposite sides of the world, but we met in South America in Peru, and we are both Solo backpacking in two thousand twelve. We're both just on our own trips doing our own thing and we happen to arrive at a nonprofit disaster-relief organization to volunteer. They're just a day apart from each other and we ended up volunteering together for about six months, and in that time, we just developed a friendship and relationship, and after that, we're like neither of US wanted to go home and live normal lives. So we just kept traveling together and how was eight years ago and we pretty much still traveling. But now right now. Yeah pretty much. Like for both of you was it the first check box like doesn't WanNa go home and live a normal life yes or no if they say, yes, they're into their out if they say no, then maybe we can make this work. But we had some similarities of the stout because we both traveling boom to we're both working prophets volunteering's will. And then when we talked about plans, we invite extremely vague about what we wanted to do and when we wanted to get high. Salaries now, well That's a good song. The it's interesting too because we were both so low backpackers and when you travel by yourself, you're very used to being able to do what you want when you want see what you want, and you're just like responsible for yourself and can choose what you WANNA. Do and then to bring another person into that mix and travel then as a couple kind of a whole different ballgame. So we had to both be down to just keep travelling and to give up that kind of individual freedom and be able to travel together and make that work and it worked because we're still together. and. Now we're married. Yeah
American Could Face Prison in Thailand Over Negative Reviews of a Resort
"Finally in news of the bizarre and American faces two years in prison for posting negative, unfair as they're called reviews on trip advisor. About an island resort in Thailand. This guy Wesley Barnes's an American. He was sued by Sea View Resort. This is a resort in Thailand. Over a negative trip Advisor Review. I guess he went there. And he accused the hotel of modern day slavery. Authorities said Barnes has damaged the reputation of the hotel. And he allegedly quarreled with staff over not paying a corkage fee for alcohol. Barnes worked in Thailand. He was arrested by immigration police and returned to this place. To this again this resort. Cole Chang If convicted, he could be jailed for two years and paid $200,000 in fines.
Crack open a cold one: Monday is National Drink Beer Day!
"In case you were curious about beer on this drink Beer day, According to the ancient Code of Hammurabi, it was decreed that bartender's Who watered down beer would be executed. I think it's still that way in Texas. Yeah, on once again. I'm don't know who, Mama Robbie wasn't but anyway, may even actually be a place. Of clouds and near the constellation Akila. Contains enough ethyl alcohol. To supply 300,000 pints of beer every day to every single person on Earth for the next billion years. Well, then why aren't we fly into one of the stars in Akila and put Mars further down the list of Thebes builders of the Great Pyramid of Jesu. Were paid with a daily ration of beer. Cause it was supposed to be a square. George Washington insisted that is Continental Army be permitted. A quart of beer is a part of their daily rations was old Millwall sounds good. In a paper bag. A Buddhist temple in Thailand was built with over one million recycled beer bottles. And while Americans love our brew What country do you think drinks more beer than any country in the world? Australia? Nope, Ireland? Nope. Scotland No. Well, where are your China, of course, and if the United States had a drinking competition For most beer consumed per person. Who would it be? The person know the state of the state. Um, Texas Neck North. Dakota held that explains it. There's not a lot to do there. Ham Shire is second And Montana came in third. Uh, once again, not very, really popular places. Do you have a go to beer cold? Other than that. Not really, really. You know, I kind of go all over the place right now. In the Mexican beers, Charlie. Okay, Well, you can have mine. OK, I'm a Miller high life guy myself. And I don't think I have. Ah, if I man if I'm forced to, which is a lot, Yeah. Probably going to go, Bud Light. Maybe. Margo, You have a go to beer? Yeah, I love craft beer. So I drank. Okay goes about that. You don't talk to my son in law. My daughter Charity Charity likes him too of it. My favorite brewer is Guadalupe Brewer in New Braunfels. Great place. Okay, if you say so.
Matteo Pistono On How To Meditate
"On today's meditate episode, our focus is going to be on our posture how we arrange our body so that we can comfortably meditate. The two most important aspects for settling into a formal meditation practice are stillness and comfort. A motionless body is a conducive container like the most conducive container for meditation. But allowing the body to be absolutely still can be a challenge for many of us and isn't always comfortable for sure. Still if we arrange our body in the most comfortable position for us either seated or lying down. Once, we find that position. We can just let our body be without fussing adjusting is just absolute stillness. And with a little effort and perseverance, we can find comfort and ease in that posture. We cultivate stillness in. The. Body in meditation. Because when we moved the body, it tends to stir up thoughts and thinking which may lead to this tract mine, and while we're not trying to block thoughts while meditating, we are trying to minimize distraction. We have all kinds of experiences mental and physical in meditation and pain will sometimes arise in the body. And while we're not looking to have discomfort or pain when we meditate oftentimes, pain provides the context for us to learn about our reactions and ourselves I'll discuss this a little more just just a little bit later. One of the most common meditation techniques in the Buddhist tradition. is known as body scanning. It was one of the very first methods I win which I was introduced to meditation. Body scanning that is through scanning, the body gathered our attention, which is so often scattered outwardly chasing after sights or sounds or scrolling on our screens or our thoughts we gather that and we redirect that attention. We collect our attention, bring our mind into our body, and then slowly scan the body to feel the physical tack thousand stations that are happening right here right now. This technique tends to release the body from tension and the mind from stress, and for this reason, it's often a preliminary to a person's meditation practice. But body scanning can also be a complete practice by itself and. The nuns and Burma and Thailand, and elsewhere who have used this this method as their principal meditation practice for their entire lives. The method or technique of body scanning is actually quite simple. We place our attention for few moments. On different locations on the body. So, in where we place it is the size of it is sometimes they say it's about the size of the babies handprint right so so quite small location on the body, and then we feel whatever tactile sensation is present. Tingling numbness maybe warmth coolness itchiness hardness, or softness. then. We move our attention to another location. Continuing like this in a set pattern over the entire body. And what we do is we observe the sensation in a raw and direct manner. We aren't thinking about the sensations or questioning what we're feeling. We don't have to even name or label the sensation were simply witnessing or observing sensation in a very open. And relaxed manner. At, the same time as as we're observing that the tactile sensation. Were also noticing how they change how those sensations change, how they shift, move, arise, and then dissipate. and Ask for observing them. We may notice unaccompanied sense of a like or dislike. Like right some sensations may be pleasant others may not be so pleasant some sensations may be neutral whatever the case is. We just observe each tactile sensation. and. If there's an accompanying pleasant unpleasant neutral feeling we observe that too. So we're not trying to push away sensation or trying to change it. But. We don't have to ask ourselves is this pleasant or not? We just observe in a very relaxed and attentive way. So sensations change moment to moment our our day to day. We don't have the same sensations all the time. Perhaps we feel our foot throbbing one moment and then served transitions into a soothing feeling. Even even the throbbing feeling itself. Is an example of change. So so the idea is, can we watch this process of change happening?
Left Litter in the Park? Thailand Officials Will Mail It to Your Home
"Finally this story. If you're going to litter Be a litterbug in Thailand's Coyote I National park. You better be careful. Because the People who run the park have been collecting. Litter that they find and they've been mailing it back to the tourists who did it. Thailand's minister of natural resource is an environmental stress that Any rubbish left behind, which could endanger the park's wildlife will be packed up and sent back to the offending visitor. Your crash, we will send it back to you. On. They kind of are able to track who who was at the park at the service of my question. How did they know Because you have to register to go in and all of that stuff. Every visitor to the park is Hasta register and share their home address. And so you know, they kind of check. And if you if you leave later behind, they pack it up and send it to your address. It's a great idea, and we should be doing that here. Disappointed. I mean, if you you know you you have to sign up for those camp spots A lot of times. Let's do it like there's one There was one that online. It showed some empty plastic bottles in an empty chip bag and a note written in tie that said, You forgot your litter at how guy National Park we're sending it back to. I love this idea. This is terrific.
Thailand protests: Stolen plaque calling for royal reform is replaced
"A mass student led rally that began yesterday in Thailand's capital is the largest in a Siri's of protests this year. Today they installed in an historic area of Bangkok a plaque symbolizing the country's transition to democracy to replace the original one that was mysteriously ripped out on stolen three years ago. Demonstrators demand new elections and reform of the monarchy.
Thai protesters reinstall plaque symbolizing democracy
"Anti government protesters took to the streets to Thailand's capital to demand new elections and reforms to the monarchy the day long protest concluded with the plaque installation ceremony the plaque was to replace the original one that was mysteriously wrecked house and started three years ago it was late in cement to commemorate the nineteen thirty two revolution that changed Thailand from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy one of the activists said that the monster propose getting rid of the monarchy their proposals with good intentions to make the institution of the monarchy graciously about the people on the democratic rule still such schools took the nation by surprise that boldness was unprecedented as the money keys considered sacrosanct in Thailand with the hospital that mandates a three to fifteen year prison time for defaming its I'm Karen Thomas
Thailand's biggest protest in years targets government and monarchy
"Protesters installed a plaque in the field office of the Grand Palace in Bangkok early Sunday inscribed with the message. The Thailand belongs to the people and not the monarch. It was the latest challenge to the monarchy after tens of thousands of people joined the biggest protest in years on Saturday, calling for curves on the king's powers along taboo subject. Demonstrators say they will hand the king a letter with their demands. Protesters are also calling for new elections and a new constitution.
Thailand braces for large anti-government rally
"Thailand is bracing for a large anti-government protests tomorrow. The Roddy. Shuttled to take place at university, which was the site of a student massacre decades ago and comes after weeks of demonstration's. The best attended was in the middle of August. When more than ten thousand people marched in Bangkok calling for Political Change, PA me-meeting learn how Students have no choice. We can only come out. We don't want to grow up and have kids ask us when the country was facing injustice for you doing. The protests started off largely as student movements. Different groups of young people around Johnson is the economist Southeast Asia correspondent. We've seen them spread actually in into high schools, and now they seem to be gaining traction among a large segment of the population. What can we expect from tomorrow's protests? We've got two different versions of what's going to happen tomorrow. The protesters' who are organizing the rallies. At Thomas, university anticipate fourteen thousand people coming the authorities are trying to poo poo that. And say you know perhaps it'll be half as many will show up even survey not taking any chances. There were also thousands of police who are being marshalled to keep the event in order, and we've just had actually the deputy minister who is extremely close ally of the prime minister is going to be running the operations into that sexually monitoring the rally. Marta who all these protesters and what's the back story how did they get started? There's been frustration building in Thailand for a number of years the current prime minister and many of his closest henchman seized power in a coup in two thousand fourteen and for while they promised that that would be elections but there wasn't actually one until last year and even when that election occurred the current time constitution ensure that. It wasn't really a level playing field for opposition parties who ran against pro-military potties and others who eventually came together in a coalition and one so that Prime Minister Pray Challenge Child at full McCoy leader could stay in power. So many ties were very annoyed that they had the liberties. Ko they waited many years for an election and then it wasn't savvy the first place and then on top of all that. A particularly, Popular Party led by a very charismatic young politician businessman who basic he got fed up with state of Thailand and decided to become involved in politics. The long. The short of it is that the Ponti Future forward was dissolved earlier this year in February, and that was when we first started to see some flashbulbs few street protests and anger starting to build about the current government. What the protesters want is, is it just the reinstatement of the party or something else I? Think the core protest is believed that this is all moved above. And beyond future forward, a lot of the platform and policies that future forward advocating for things that many of the press testers would like to advance in Thailand more freedoms. An end to harassing opposition activists to protest is also want to see parliament dissolved the crucially they know that dissolving parliament might not do much good until there is a new constitution of the protesters unified what they want. So. That is one particularly contentious issue in all of this, and that's the fact that some of the boldest protesters' have called for reform of the monarchy. The monarchy in Thailand is deeply revered. It's Tabu to to criticize the institution and indeed a less. Law provides up to fifteen years in prison for anyone to be in badly insulting the monarch the current monarch. King. Vajiralongkorn or Rama, the tents took over from his extremely popular father who died in two thousand sixteen and it's been a bumpy road since then as a result for the very first time pretesting and are openly criticizing some of the things that King Vigia along his dumb in particular, they are unhappy with the way in which he has poked crown assets in his own name and they are also unhappy about the fact that he has taken sutton important military units under his pulse no command and a lot of those stationed importantly right in Bangkok so how significant these protests the government. The fact that these protests have been growing since the middle of July slowly, but steadily ease programmatic and the longer they go on the bigger the headache this becomes the government, the students specific and not going away. They're not intimidated by the dozens of people who've been arrested for participating all leading, Maranda? What are the army and the government doing about this? So far it seems to have been a case of wait-and-see. We've seen a few dozen protesters arrested particularly the leadership, but we haven't seen any really tough crackdown and given Thailand's. Of cracking down on student protests, quite bloody manner, and in particular here I'm thinking of events in the nineteen seventies. One Fair on love People's minds is. What happens when the establishment runs short on patients with all of this, it's difficult to say precisely what will happen but the chances all dramatic intervention I think. NEVA'S ERA in Thailand Verandah. Thank you. Thanks so much.
Myanmar soldiers confess for first time to mass killings, rapings of Rohingya
"First time members of Myanmar's military have openly confess to slaughtering members of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority to soldiers have admitted to killing dozens of civilians in 2017 and burying them in mass graves. The soldiers deserted the military and are now being held at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands, one of the man private meal win, Tune said in his video confession. That his superiors told him to shoot all you see, and all you hear, including Children and Amy and get confusing. My general in his actions were part of a scorched earth campaign when Myanmar security forces for some 750,000 Rohingya from their homes into Bangladesh. Matthew Smith from the Thailand based Human Rights group. Fortify Rights has analyzed the video confessions. Matthew these air, really stunning toe Watch. What are the most explosive admissions? We here In these videos? Both of the soldiers in these phoned confession's admit to killing upwards of 180 civilians between the two of them. That's men, women and Children. Both of these soldiers were operational into different areas of northern Rick Kind state at the same time, and the fact that they both were given orders to Qilong Rohingya or exterminate all Rohingya. Essentially they were given orders to commit genocide in the fact that they were in two separate areas at the same time would indicate some coordination at the higher levels of the Myanmar army. There's also the issue of rape and sexual violence, You know, in one village called Jet Jochen, we knew there was a tremendous amount of rape and sexual violence committed by members of military against Rohingya. And one of these soldiers on an intern was operational in jet Yo pin while this rape was taking place, and he confesses to standing guard, while superior officers raped several running a women You've analyzes confessions. We can't independently verify their authentic. Why do you think they're credible? Essentially everything that these two men share in the testimonies can be corroborated or already has been corroborated by Our previous human rights documentation as well as the U. N fact finding mission and others and these two men appeared on the Bangladesh border presented themselves to Bangladesh authorities seeking protection confessing their crimes further. Yeah, That's also an interesting part of the story. How these confessions happen. They just appear together on the border at Bangladesh told their stories offered names and ranks of 19 of their superiors who say they gave the orders for war crimes. That seems like a really risky move on their part. So why did they do it? Do you know what motivated them? I want to believe that they were motivated by a desire for justice by desire for the truth and a desire for the BMR military to be held accountable for its actions. I think it's also noteworthy that both of these soldiers come from ethnic minority groups and for a very long time, we've know that some pretty at times brutal discrimination takes place within the ranks of the medium or military itself. I mean, I think of Aunt Song Suki, Myanmar's most public politician, She's artfully dodged the allegations of genocide. How can the Nobel Peace Prize laureate possibly walk away from this body of testimony? In many ways, her credibility internationally in shot. She has become a mouthpiece in many ways for the Myanmar military. She's doing the work of the military in denying that these atrocities had taken place. The Rohingya that you're in touch with Matthew how they reacted to these confession videos. Many people in the community are very hopeful. Right now. This is a moment that a lot of people for a very long time we're telling the writing of people this would never happen. A lot of people were dashing the hopes of the community saying, You know, The Hague is too far away from me, Amar. The military is immune from this type of accountability. And I think today a many Rohingya have expressed quite a lot of hope for justice and accountability. Think the people that I'm speaking with running in the camps and wrangle were in Yangon right now and elsewhere in various countries in the world? They know this isn't a silver bullet. They know this is not the answer, but they do recognize that this is a tremendous blow to Myanmar's denials.
Pro-democracy activists are again calling on people to boycott 'Mulan'
"Pro democracy activists in China aren't big fans of the new Disney movie Lisa Taylor, reports, activists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand urging movie lovers to boycott the Walt Disney Pictures Live action remake of Mulan, a film that is set in China. The Times reports. The boycott is a response to lead actress Lee Yoo Hee Fae, who recently tweeted her support of the Chinese police crackdown on political dissent in Hong Kong. Mullan debuted in the U. S Friday on the Disney plus Streaming service, and it's slated to premiere in theaters in China. This coming Friday to Taylor
The Bung Siriboon Case
"In early June Two Thousand Eleven Ciragan Sarah Boone affectionately nine nicknamed bone was happy and brought thirteen-year-old halfway through her first year of high school. The previous few years had been full of change and adjustment. The Bung showed great resilience and face stage challenge head on. She was born in Thailand on December thirty, hundred, ninety seven and had an older sister Syrup own whose nickname Pang complimented her own. Deceased. His parents divorced when both goes was still young. In two, thousand, four, the mother Veneto travelled to Melbourne for a holiday and fell in love with a local named Fred Paterson. The past iding touch off the return time and two years. Later Fred Move Thailand The couple married and Fred became a loving father to Bung Pang. In two thousand tonight the family decided to move to Melbourne. said that Pang now seventeen and bomb edge ten could have the advantage of an Australian education. I purchased the home in the eastern suburb of Baranya and the go settled in. Pang completed the equivalent of a high school education while bunk took English classes and attended the local primary school. She seemed became best friends with a classmate ninety Yami Hilla who also lived in the area. The army was often bullied by students. The Bung always stood up for her. When it was time for the two friends to start school several years later, they both unrolled A. College. They met age morning to walk to school then ambled home together in the afternoon. The. Eight hundred and fifty made along route along residential Straits only took about ten minutes to Compla-? Here is wrong. Why has everyone put their furniture out on the street she asks Her Dad Fred explains about rubbish. It seems ridiculous when he says it out loud. Where and her family come from everything is reused every last scrap of paper every empty tin. Bong. It's fascinated. Can we go and look? They spend a moaning, wondering the paths of Barnea glimpsing into the lives of others wondering why such useful looking things have been discarded. They see sagging chairs and old TV as and dented bicycles. Plastic Children's toys. Fred feels a bit guilty to see it all. To realize how much we take for granted. But bungalows too young and innocent cynical thoughts. She is -tective anthropologist a treasure hunter. It's a peculiar family outing but for. Everything is an adventure. Plants Flowers in the front garden anew house with him Mom's sister and dad when they install a water fountain. Magpies wobble above them in the twisting white arms of gums and the House starts to feel like home. It was raining on the morning of Thursday June two thousand eleven bong eight egg gro soup for breakfast. Then set off the school. Let around half Pasta cooling out by mom see you later as she left. Yami was being driven that day due to the weather the bung was content to walk. She was wearing a school uniform address with blue and white stripes as well as black. Dunlop volley runners what socks a blue raincoat and blue baton backpack. A neighbor who lived three doors down on nosy straight. So her walking regular route shortly after eight thirty. But when her teacher to grow call minutes later. There was no sawn of bone. Nor did she attend any of her other classes throughout the day? Though bungs absence was unusual and immediately noticed by by friends and teachers. There was issue md that she was unwell and nobody followed up the matter with her family. Bank typically returned home from school by three forty pm but that afternoon, there was no sign of her. She had left him eyeball phone at home in accordance with school rules, and shortly after four o'clock just the Vineeta with starting to wonder where her daughter was. The phone rang. It was bunks best friend Diani cooling to remind Bong about a football game that was scheduled to play the following day. Diani told Fred Vineeta. The Bung hadn't been at school and Penny immediately said in. The couple drive directly to Baranya hearts call agent spoke with the school principal who confirmed the Bung had been absent and staff had assumed she was sick. Off too quickly searching the school grounds Fred, and Veneto drive to Knox police station to report door. Missing. Police took a statement from them but were unable to do anything further as bunk hadn't been missing alone. I advised the couple to rate you out to all of their family and friends to ensure bung wasn't with someone else. Fred and Vineeta cold and visited all of bungs France, but no one had seen her. The army informed them that her mother had driven her to school that morning because of the rain they had stopped briefly at the goals regular meeting spot hoping to offer Bunga lift but hadn't seen. Fred and Vineeta was so distraught that they couldn't eat or sleep that not. Only, the next morning they returned to the police station to officially report bunk missing detectives to drop the case.
Mulan (2020) faces controversies
"Kinds of controversy swirling around woolen. It is facing calls for a boycott in Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan after the start of the movie ticked offense, with comments last year that seem to support Hong Kong's police, which have been accused of violence toward pro democracy protesters. And also the LGBTQ Cube community is not happy that the leash and character Who they consider a buy icon is not in the live action movie.
The Khun Sa Files
"At the end of January nineteen, eighty to the forty eight year old coon saw lost almost everything. In a matter of days, the empire he'd spent years building had fallen since his escape from house arrest in nineteen, seventy, six Kuhn saw had risen to become one of the most powerful and infamous drug lords in the world from his base in northern Thailand. He trafficked opium out of Burma refined it into heroin and sold it to organized crime outfits across. Southeast. Asia approximately seventy five percent of the world's heroin was coming out of the region. Much of it. Thanks to Kuhn saw, and he was able to do it all with the help of the Thai government and Sean State Freedom Fighters. But in the early nineteen eighties, his luck ran out at the behest of the United States his type benefactors turned on him. And on January Twenty First Nineteen eighty-two the time military descended upon his headquarters in the town of Bond Hint Tech faced with complete annihilation. GHUNSA had no choice but to flee back to Burma taking the remains of his private army with him. They left behind fifteen tons of weaponry and millions of dollars worth of heroin processing equipment as bad as these hits were coon son knew that far more damaging was the loss of the Thai government's support without their protection coon saw was significantly weaker and everyone knew it January twenty first proved that his militia was no match for a real military. Embarrassed and betrayed ghunsa swore he wouldn't let himself be beaten. So easily he was still the self proclaimed King of the Golden Triangle and a world renowned freedom fighter. He would just have to figure out how to rebuild his operation in Burma. The problem with going back to Burma was that he was essentially a fugitive there. But looking at the political landscape, he decided to take a gamble. The Burmese military dictatorship was embroiled in ongoing battles with the Communist Party of Burma and a number of regional separatist groups. Despite his relatively high profile. Kuhn, saw wouldn't be the government's first priority a more difficult problem for him would be rebuilding his army. The only way he was going to hold onto his share of the drug market much less survive in war-torn northeast, Burma was through military strength. Kuhn. Saw and his Sean United Army started going after smaller drug organizations on the Burmese side of the border with each victory. The losing soldiers defected to Kuhn saw as they swept through the region, they secure key trafficking routes and territory for new heroin refineries. Seeing, just how quickly and forcefully Kuhn saw was able to rebuild the Taya Thirties realized they'd have to make amends with him. They appreciated that he was keeping the Burmese side of the border under control by taking over all the warring groups and their financial stakes in the heroine industry also meant they wanted to get back on the drug lords good side. They just needed to convince coon saw that it would be more lucrative for him to forgive and forget their trail luckily for the Thai officials coon Saws Pragmatism won out over his anger. In return for his forgiveness though he required that the Thai government's recognize him as the sole figurehead of the Sean State Independence Movement? This would legitimize his role as a freedom fighter on the international stage. However, in the years, he'd been in Thailand other Sean separatist groups with stronger ideological roots had expanded their bases in Burma. In particular the Sean State Army with whom Koon saw had an on again off again, relationship had become a military and political force to be reckoned with. If Kuhn saw wanted to even be the nominal leader of the rebel movement he was going to have to eliminate them. February nineteen eighty-three Kuhn saw shan united. Army. Swept into the homeowner valley whether Sean States Army kept its main base. It's close proximity to Thailand provided an easy escape route in case of attack from the Burmese government. But for Kuhn, saw, the valley was also prime real estate for opium trafficking coon says, troops faced little resistance the Shan State Army immediately realized they were outmatched and retreated Kuhn saw walked right in and took control of the home. Valley. In the village of Ho Mong he established his new headquarters declaring it the new capital of the future, a Free Sean State, but he wasn't finished coon sauce and a handful of his most trusted men into northern Thailand and assassinated several sean independence leaders. By the summer of Nineteen eighty-three, he had made himself one of the only viable leaders of the Sean 'cause and reclaimed his place atop the opium trade.
Prison inmate tests positive in Thailand's 1st confirmed local coronavirus case since May
"Thailand is reporting its first locally transmitted case of covert 19 in the past 100 days. Ah prison inmate tested positive While Thailand has a handle on the virus, they rely mostly on tourism to support the economy, which has been devastated by the pandemic. Officials are now testing the prisoner's family, Other inmates and some 20 people who appeared in court with
15-Year-Old Shot In Deep Ellum Dallas Has Died, No One In Custody
"Have an update to a story we told you about earlier this week. A 15 year old shot in Deep Elem last weekend, has died. A 15 year old Thailand Bell of Dallas was one of several people shot during a violent weekend in the Dallas neighborhood. He was shot last Friday night for other people shot that night are recovering. So far, there've been no arrests. Crimestoppers is offering a $5000 reward for information.
Duch, Prison Chief Who Slaughtered for the Khmer Rouge, Is Dead at 77
"Rouge commander who ran in infamous prison for the regime has died in the Cambodian capital. Michael Sullivan has this story 77 year old King Yukio, Better known as Comrade Doi died early Wednesday morning and phenomenons Compare Soviet Friendship Hospital. He'd been sick for years. In 2010, a joint compare U. N tribunal found him guilty of mass murder, torture and crimes against humanity linked to US time is commandant of the notorious Tool slang Prison. Where an estimated 14,000 people died in a prison. Few left alive. The tribunal sentenced to life in prison. A former schoolteacher, was the first high ranking member of the Khmer Rouge to face trial. At least 1.7 million people were either executed or died from torture, starvation or overwork under Camaro Rouge rule from 1975 to 1979. For NPR News on Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai. Thailand again on
Ryan Coogler, 'Black Panther' director, remembers Chadwick Boseman
"House most people did not know that actor Chadwick Boseman was battling colon cancer while he was working several major motion pictures. Ares correspondent Jason Nathan Seuin, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler film the record breaking blockbuster. Shortly after Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer. Kugler had no idea what his star was battling, writing in a statement that quote Chad deeply valued his privacy, and I wasn't privy to the details of his illness and that because Bozeman was a caretaker and a leader, he shielded his collaborators from his suffering. Spike Lee directed Bozeman and this year's to five Bloods writing that they filmed in the hot jungles of Thailand in Bozeman. Was there with us all the way Lee never suspected anything was wrong ending with We Miss you, Chadwick. We're going to celebrate your life.
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"Co Host Heather Sherry and joining me. Today is the man who's favorite meal ever is in this country. That's true still my number one. After all these years still nothing can beat it and I think it's so Travis's joining me today as usual and we're talking all things Thailand in this many corentin diaries. Obviously we have a bunch of destination. Diaries on talent. We've been there multiple times but this is just a fun conversation talking about our memories of Thailand. We have these cards here that we did in the last episode. Iv shuffled them up so the order is a little bit different and we are just going to quickly talk about our memories of Thailand. Yes so if you guys are listening obviously you can get this on the podcast. You can also get on TV so if you WANNA watch it. Go over instagram. Find us on. Igt WE'RE GONNA be doing these quarantine. Diaries every Monday. Wednesday Friday during the quarantine however long that may last however long our voices last however much we have to talk about. So we'll be doing is putting him out. Guys ARE GOING TO BE SHORT. Form shorter than the usual podcast. So we can give you some stuff to help get you through the quarantine and to help you know. Spur that little bit of travel fervor scratch. That itch that travel as we're stuck at home yep and today no better way to do it talking about Thailand. Thailand is one of our favourite countries. I think it's your favorite country. It's let's let's put it in the top three definitely. The Georgia might be my favorite country but Thailand is very close behind it. I'd call them. Let's say one one B okay. Yeah those are I mean. Georgia was awesome as well but for me. Thailand is a little better on a little higher on my list because of the beaches because of the food. All the food was right now. We're talking about Hachi pouring Mary bread I don't know that's pretty awesome But for me tie. Food is one of my favorite foods to eat anytime. We eat it here at home at least twice a month. Yeah well we're GONNA talk about. I put my best meal. I mean it's the best. I've still ever had the specific meal in Thailand. So let's get going Thailand. Got Some cards with questions. She doesn't let us prepare. Thailand's easy enough. Thailand's one that I don't have to prepare for because this is just not listen to our previous one on grease trap was worried in the beginning that he wouldn't remember but he was pulling out the names of restaurants that. I couldn't even remember to be prepared to have in front of me and no I know it. But Hey you testimony. We're all learning new skills here during the quarantine one of mine is hopefully bringing back this memory that has evaded me and has gotten worse. The older I get okay. Most beautiful sites is the first card here. Most beautiful state. I mean. She's where do we start with most beautiful sight when it comes to Thailand? I guess I have. Well go okay if you think. There's so many beautiful places in Thailand. So many beautiful beaches so many beautiful jungles But my my favorite spot. It was when we went was. We've been Italian at least three times. Four Times four times the first time we went and we stayed on the island of Cope. E which is a stunning island. It's very touristy. It's very crowded. I actually like other islands. Better hold onto if you're gonNA stay somewhere between colon copy. I recommend Colada but cope e is stunning. The way that it's like the the shape of it is very cool because it had like a a on either side of it so when we went the very first time we did a hike up to the very top of Cope e. And then you can see you. Just the Adriatic Sea. Wait not the idiotic. Steve Thailand sure see if Thailand the one side the Cu Thailand is unlike the inside the side that Copay P. is on is. Gnc agency is that. This is the one who wouldn't let us out. But you know it's the one like in between India Thailand. Anyway it's Gorgeous. The water's absolutely stunning. And just the SHAPE COPE. E is really really beautiful. Also you see like the green of the trees and then the crystal Blue Aqua water. That was the most beautiful sight most. Yeah I guess I should have went I. Could you just stole mind because as I was thinking of it I was like it's got to be? We have to talk about a beach and the beaches of Cope E. Were not as impressive to me. When you're actually on the beaches you would think Maya Bay which is where the movie. The beach was filmed is awesome. But it's completely overrun with tourists. And actually you're not allowed to visit anymore which I think is a positive in the long run but the view from above when you go up copay and you hike up this back trail and you look from above it and you see that it. Basically the island has a little sand spit in the middle. When you have you have the the water on both sides and then it kind of our glasses out into yeah into a little bit of a wooded area and then you're back on a wooded area. Yeah it's like yeah figure eight or an hourglass it comes to this little tiny section in the middle. That's just sand absolutely gorgeous from up above stunning so basically anywhere. You can get you on. A boat in Thailand is going to be the most beautiful sight I mean. Even we didn't get to that. We took a hike. No I know but when you're on the boat like for example you can't go to my bay anymore but if you're on a boat and you go up close to I mean you can see there's just rock formations everywhere and like the Karston. The cliffs is beautiful. But yes you can hike up to that spot which was our most beautiful sight all right next card. Best memory at a four trips to Thailand. Yeah I I'm not sure I can encapsulated this down to one specific memory because we've been there so many times that it almost to me they mesh together because there's a we've had these experiences and you know you could talk about the first time being there. I mean I don't I guess okay. Let me say the first time we got there. My best memory because it's so vivid was flying. We got into Bangkok. And we flew up to Chiang Mai and we had no idea what Thailand was like. We just heard about it from you. Know from tour. Tour books are Guidebooks and other tourists and stuff like that. And they dropped us in Chiang Mai where they're put on thinking what do we do now and we get in the back of this Red Truck Song. Tau This red truck and we just tell them to take us to guest house. But there's a million guest houses they don't know where it is and this is the this is the mess four dollars and ninety dollars for private right two dollars a person dollars a night for two nights four dollars total and they finally took us to this. They found the guest house with the last people in this little red truck because other people have been in like we also like flu overnight or something. It was like early in the morning because it was to go straight to bed early in the morning. And we get out and we're in the middle of this market and the guest houses right there to our right and the main market is right there to her left and it's chaotic and I remember thinking Oh my gosh what have we gotten their selves into. And I didn't even have any money to pay this guy because the bills I had a big So the very first taxi ride. I had to stiff the driver. I mean I told him and I had the late at the guest house telling like I don't have any money. Can you come back later? And he was like yeah sure and he drove away and I just remember thinking. I guess we're in Thailand now. Yeah I do remember. And that's a street that we've been on one hundred times since then because it's where one of the main markets is and it's you know if you take any food classes in Chiang Mai which is a super funding to do you go to that market and you buy the ingredients and yeah that even though it was a horrible hostile which doesn't even exist anymore. It's gone I can only imagine why cheap just being there in a place. That was so different than anywhere we'd ever been before that was. That was definitely incredible and good memory. It's not my favorite memory. Though my favorite memory is the third time we were in Thailand. We went to Thailand in November specifically. Because I wanted to do the Lantern Festival up in Chiang Mai and we'd play I mean this is back when we were pretty nomadic before we had moved back into this House that we live in now and you know we planned out our travel somewhat spontaneously but back in the spring. I said I want to go to Thailand in November right after my birthday. This is what I WANNA do. I WanNa go to this Lantern Festival. So you know. We spent two weeks in Tuscany. First and then we flew talent. We get in Thailand. We're going to be in Chiang Mai we're going to be here for the Lantern Festival. Well it was sold out. Yeah we didn't realize you had to buy tickets and that there's two of them. There's like the one for Thai people and then there's a tourist one and it was all sold out. We had no idea horse when I think it was like a thousand tickets or something. I might have been more than me more but it was. It was sold out so I was. Of course pretty bummed. I was devastated because it was the whole reason. We chose to come to Thailand and we were going to be in Chiang Mai Month. Like just working being digital nomads. There is a great hotspot for that but it was. The beginning of of the trip was supposed to be this festival while we were there with our previous team member tiff and her husband. And our other friends Robin David and we just decided. Hey the heck with it. We're going to drive to the location. Well I we scouted out the location. There's not a lot of information on this festival. It's very hard to figure out how to buy tickets and where it is but we somehow thought we got an idea of where it might be and it was a hike from where we are so we all got. Motorbikes drove like an hour yeah. Outside of the town he'd have been something like that and I think either tiffany and Chris or one of them went scouted out earlier to make sure that that's where it was going to be so we all kind of drove up..
"to thailand" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Bad idea so you have to be careful you go with you all well. How does it happen long story? You're sounds much more fun well. It wasn't poison oak. That's for sure. We got the swing on vines over the waterfall. which which is crazy? It was honestly a little bit more difficult than I thought. Because you're having to hoist yourself up and once the vine escapes you. You're like twenty feet above the ground and and so that's the point where you really don't WanNa let go and I was terrified of Heights so anyway I freaked out a little but still so the hike a little bit dangerous just because you're in the forest and you're in the jungle and going through the waterfall things can be a little bit slippery or there's puddles that you think. Are you know four inches deep and they end up being a foot deep and any almost break your leg and also. I think that this is something important to note cows. Ach National Park is an amazing place. And it's beautiful but it's also one one of those remote locations that the CDC warns you about when you're traveling it's a remote jungle and my husband and friend who were on the same trip got dengue fever. They were there. Okay yes so. Although Daniel my husband who got dengue fever is going back there again in March because we loved it that much so it wasn't enough of a deterrent. Clearly the place was that worth it. We do recommend that you take bug spray and that you wear long sleeves and long pants while you there even if it's just the dry fit yes it's hot and humid but I promise you dengue fever is going to be much. Worse will dengue fever for people. Who Don't know is another mosquito borne disease? So that's why we're wearing the long pants and such absolutely and my husband felt terrible for a week. We didn't even know that was a problem in Thailand and it isn't usually but again and this is in the middle of the forest. If you were GONNA catch anything. You'RE GONNA catch it here now when you go someplace where. Malaria is an issue. There are prophylactics. You can take a the malarone such I don't know within. I've never been someplace that had been gay fever. Are there similar things that you could take as a precaution. Unfortunately no anti government was trying to pass out dengue vaccines but it was very questionable. It was one of those tests. It's not something that's official like maller on that you can just go to. The doctor gets in preventitive. The only thing that you can do dung is be preventative in the sense of what you're wearing and wearing bug spray to know so the next day so you have gone on several safaris. You have climbed a waterfall the next day. When you're on Cao Cao sock national park and specifically staying on the floating bungalows that we recommend is the first? It's part of the day is just relaxing. Get to Kayak. They have kayaks that are included. And so you can kind of do your own little adventure going around the lake going for a swim. My favorite part though of the evening time and cow sock is the floating bunk closed. All of the power shuts down at ten PM. Okay it doesn't sound like a favorite part and no. There's no air conditioning. So you do have to deal with a little bit of the mugginess go but if you've never seen a sky full of stars before here is your Lord chance you're in the middle of the jungle. You hear all of the crickets around you. You're on a floating bungalow. So you're right on the lake and you can hear almost like the trickling trickling of the lake. And you look up and it's just white with stars and you could see all of the constellations and the Milky Way and it was just so neat to be there air. You feel so in nature during Cao sock national parks tour will end how expensive in experiences. We went with a little bit more of an expensive experience experience. One hundred twenty one dollars for an overnight tour it took us on three safaris include the accommodations in the floating bungalow included a buffy launch. A buffet dinner and a buffet breakfast. And that will more expensive because we got the private tour so it was just one guy for our four friends and people were getting it for. I think like eighty dollars for this overnight trip that was all inclusive to this remote jungle. Nowadays you can't even go to Disney world for that price Magic Kingdoms one hundred thirty dollars without meals exactly the best way to get there too. If you wanted to go to Cossack National Park is definitely. If you don't have a motorbike is take grab because you don't want other people like especially and I know that we talked about well not we but you talked about this during your episode where this is just a way of life in Asia when you take a tough talk or any other method. They're gonNA try and upsell you or take you to your friends. Hey are you sure. You don't want Pad Thai or a suit today. Ah Yes yes to prevent those things. I do recommend that you just take a grab their or prearrange with the tour desks around that that crabby province area transfer there and you can actually book at through them and now as far as getting the best price from them. Because you'll notice that the first person that you ask ask will charge you two thousand bought or one hundred and thirty dollars and then the next person will charge you something less so I definitely recommend that you go to the first stall you. You ask them how much the prices and then you specifically say the words. What is the best price that you can give me my friend and maybe throw in Thai words in there the lower the price by probably two hundred bought which is about six dollars and then you say thank you very much and you take that new price to the next person at the next doll and see what best price they can give you then so you do this? You have a running lowest price and then you can go back to your favorite person. Whoever was the sweetest and be like listen? So and so gave it to me for X.. Price can can you give it to me for the same price I wanNA give business and so that actually concludes the seven day itinerary through crabby. Thailand's IT lands. And it really takes you through a mixture of the beaches and the islands and the nature and the hikes and one of the most beautiful rain-forest in the whole entire world. Excellent excellent as we get some of our wrap up questions. You're standing in the prettiest spot in Krabi province. Where you standing? What are you looking at upped? You are standing on railway west at sunset. You're sitting down feeling the slightly damp sand from the high tide title earlier. In the day and watching the sun turned Hot Ping Electric Purple and orange while it casts a silhouette on cat excellent. And one thing that makes you laugh and say only in Krabi. There's so many things you're you're on a long tail bow on the way to Railay beach and the guy stopped the boat in the middle of the ocean because he got a phone call and start having a full on conversation precision in tie with all of these people on the boat in the middle of the water. Only in crabby got it. There's something think about tropical or warm areas that have a different sense of time. God Yes we call it Montana in Mexico but it's it's very similar different places that world it's something about it's lovely out or maybe it's it's just hot out and we don't have the same sense of urgency and honestly that's I think why I'm so in love with Thailand. Is We love that. It's the the perfect place where you are forced to slow down. If you have anything on a tight schedule go ahead and kiss that goodbye. But that's why you go there. You go there to experience. You're in something totally different and you look around and then you wonder in your own life like what's the hurry. Excellent our guest to get has been a net foreigner from chase for for adventure dot com and net if we wanted to send people to your website or your youtube channel for the best content. You have on Krabi where we're going to send for them. What are they going to be looking for okay? So on Chaser DOT com. I have a full guide of the ten best places in Thailand and we include where to stay where to eat what to do there and even videos of us at these locations doing the exact things that we recommend so. It's just an amazingly comprehensive post and we include a totally free two-week Thailand itinerary for anybody. WHO's interested and it's printable so if you're going to Thailand next week and you want to have a full itinerary discussing in detail of the things that we talked about this episode? It's a great place for you to go and on our youtube channel. We have our Thailand Adventures playlists that has over sixty videos now on Thailand even teaching people how to negotiate how to say some basic tie phrases for travelers and also talking about Thailand itineraries. Now one thing we didn't talk about is we talked about a couple of different street dishes such as their favourite place that you WANNA send people to eat when you go to nobody out next to the Holiday Holiday Inn Express there is going to be a Papaya Salad stand. It almost looks like a shock. It says Papaya Salad. It's directly next the Holiday Inn Express. It's absolutely the best street food in Thailand and we have been all over that country. Excellent that thank you so much for. We're coming on amateur traveler and sharing with us your love for Thailand but especially your love for crop thank you so much for having me crested spend pleasure..
"to thailand" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Amateur traveler talks about beaches and monkeys and macaques temples calls and night markets and Pad Thai as we go to Krabi Thailand amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about Thailand. I'd like to welcome the show. A net fortner from chase for adventure dot com as well as the youtube channel of the same name and that has come to talk talked to us about a region of Thailand. And welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me Chris. I'm really really excited to be here. Sharing this beautiful slice of the planet. And where are we talking about in Thailand so we are talking about crabby Thailand. It has province in the southwest side of Thailand that has absolutely beautiful beaches says and cliff sides amazing food and more culture than you could possibly want stuffed the tiniest little spot. What is your connection with Krabi? So when my my husband and I sold everything to travel the world fulltime we didn't know much except for the fact that Thailand was cheap. We bought one way tickets to Bangkok Thailand because they were the cheapest for this tickets that we can get from home and we've really wanted something different well. After spending two weeks and Bangkok and realizing that the city life was way too much for us. If you've been to Bangkok you know the little intense in culture shocking. When you're first coming there from the Western world is like your first and traction with Asia so we had heard from some friends about this place? It's called crabby that it's really cool. There's some nice beaches and I grew up in Miami Florida so that was something that was very appealing to me right being right the ocean and seeing islands what we flew down there in what originally originally we thought was going to be just a three day trip and we ended up extending for three consecutive weeks. And now we've been back there four times the last two years ears and one of the places that I'm going to be talking about called railway between them back there seven times in the last two years Including to celebrate our honeymoon. So I'm excited. Yeah congratulations and why should somebody to copy. Somebody should go to crabby because it's so full of culture and it's small still well. It's one of those places that in a place like Thailand where you have places like Pu cut in Pattaya that are coastal and beautiful and rich of culture but stuff full of tourists crabby is almost undiscovered undiscovered enough. It still has people and they're still enough infrastructure to make it a comfortable place to go vacation but it's also a place where you can go and take a boat that it's ten minutes away to rally beach and have this beautiful cove of limestone cliffs and Gorgeous sunsets and feel like you have paradise almost to yourself especially especially when you're traveling there in low season which will talk about. What kind of ten are you gonNA recommend for us so today? I'm going to be talking about a seven day through crabby grabby. Most people only go there for a couple of days. So we're GONNA go really in depth about the beautiful places. We're going to go to some hikes we're going to take you through some islands. Lynne's and some coves that you can go visit and also some local gems that not a lot of people go to their about two hours away and also talking about an absolutely beautifully beautifully untouched national park in Thailand cool. Well let's get started where we're gonNA start going to land in the beautiful province of crabby Thailand and then had stray the onto railay beach for day one so we probably flew in through Bangkok. And we're catching a local Thailand airline to get down here. Yes and usually. They're very very very inexpensive. It'll be about route fifty bucks to fly into crabby and then a six dollar grab ride into the area which is where the main beaches are. There's there's a walking street there but for the first day we're going to go straight to the pier. Where for just three dollars? You can take a ten minute long tail boat to Railay beach. You'RE GONNA land on Railay Beach West us and immediately you are welcomed by these enormous one thousand foot limestone cliffs. That are just so dramatic and they hug the coastline. So the moment you come in. It's almost like the class are giving you a hug of welcome you land on the beach and it's crystal clear water you're walking through and you can already see all all of the traditional long tail boats and listen to time music and then as you're going through the really beach walking street on either side you're going to have vendors trying to serve you pad Thai or Tomko guy which are all really typical dishes of the south and it just overwhelms the census and I know time but I don't know the other one okay. So autom- Kakai is coconut soup dish. And it's made with lemon grass and tomatoes and mushrooms and you can have it with chicken but even just the vegetarian version. It's just the perfect blend of sweet and fresh. It's one of my favorite dishes in south Thailand dimmed that have not been further south than Bangkok. So Oh I don't know that interesting out there. I know I know I. I've been to Thailand. I don't know three or four times now but But have not been to the beaches so one other thing that I wanted to pause while while breaking word that you mentioned taking grabs a we want to have the grab APP on her phone when we get there. And that's the Thailand Thailand. But it's a like Uber absolutely and the Nice thing is and we'll talk about some negotiation skills later on in places where the grab is too far away in order to get to. We use grab as a negotiation strategy as well so we will put in the location. See how much the grab drivers are charging and then use that as a base price negotiate sheet with Tuk Tuk taxis and that works well especially if you're in a hurry or you need to catch a bowl or you have a tour planned out and you don't have time to wait and see if you're grab is going to show up. That's a great method ticket to get around in Thailand as well so we've made it to really of each. Were walking through the Railay beach walking street and then literally like I mentioned. You're just overwhelmed with the southern Thailand. Vibes lives the food. You have monkeys. They have dusky lingers in Thailand. I call him little thieves because they are these fuzzy black monkeys with white circles around their eyes. They almost like raccoons but they are just so sweet they hang and perch on all of the trees above the walking street so literally there may be like three feet above your head dropping leaves on view as their munching on them. And so you're able to walk through and they're called a little thieves so I'm guessing they're so sweet until they take your stuff so actually not those. I call them little thieves. They look like they're wearing a scheme but they do also have a long tail macaques which they call the Thailand Mafia. Those absolutely steal your stuff got got it so anyway when you get to relieve each we have a favorite resort that we stay at. That's called the Railway Putu one resort. It's unreal East which is a more quiet side railway west as we're all all of like the really absurdly expensive five-star hotels brush your teeth for you. If you were to ask on the railway puts a one is a leave. It's a four star hotel but it has an absolutely amazing view of the islands in Thailand like COPE EP and all of the area over there on the west coast. And when you talk about the silence these are these karst mountains fantastic things look like they're out of some sort of special effects for movie. Yes they look like. You're going through Avatar Avatar this world and also something that I didn't realize when it came to cliffs attract bats because you're silvery caves so at nighttime you're sitting on the balcony. You have an infinity pool that looks over the ocean. It's framed by these absurdly enormous limestone cliffs. You're watching the monkeys from your balcony. Play in the the trees and swing from vine to vine and it just doesn't even look real. I told my husband last time that we are on railway west I was like if I had to explain to God or the universe or whatever ever what my paradise would look like it would be railay beach at sunset it now. You talked about having the resort with the infinity pool and so people who haven't met a Thailand. They're thinking you're spending four or five hundred dollars per night or up from there. What are the rates for that kind of place in Thailand? Oh my gosh rush. I think we paid fifty dollars during the beginning of high season for a room with a beautiful view about Johnny and it was private and the bathroom author was gorgeous. It had a Batta that also had a window wall. But it's only one way so people from the pool champion. You could literally be taking a bath and be staring at this. The outside it's crazy all right them. That's what you're going to be doing in the first avenue. Beach checking into that hotel and then as far as things to do on rarely beach it really has something for everybody if you wanted to. Just sit on the beach on railway west which is the most popular one or my personal favorite. which has put on Numb beach? It's a little bit of a walk as maybe like fifteen minutes off of railway west but personally it's just there's less people there. There's an enormous cliffside that turns into okay that you can swim to from that beach and also so one of the more interesting bits about that. Beach is the fact that they have something called penon cave or princess gave. And it's actually a worshiping location Asian for the Princess God of fertility. I think it was Shiva. And fishermen would bring Phallic shape statues and put them in the cave before fishing thing because that was supposed to yield a fruitful fishing expedition. And so literally you walk into this giant cave just Pena statues everywhere. But it's it's all part of the religion and the culture so not meant to be an appropriate. Obviously also on. This is really common common for people to go rock climbing railay beach and that towns I area which is on the same bay is known for having some of the best free climbing cliffs in the world because they are so textured word and so it's a great place to learn. It costs about thirty dollars to go on one of the expeditions to go and try rock climbing for the first time. And you're trying it out on one of the most beautiful full and scenic tropical locations in the world. You mentioned a lot of boats are the boots that are on the beach just fishing boats or are there water sports career as well so not so much water sports if you're looking for things like parasailing and things like that or wake boarding you're not gonNA find that they're not even honestly. I haven't even seen a banana boat. A lot of people do Kayak however and You can rent a kayak for about six dollars an hour and that lets you go and see things like Coda and chicken island which are only about forty five minutes kayaking from the railway West Beach. When you've been about there are some people who are listening? Who are wondering what you're talking about so banana? An anti votes are those. They're literally in the shape of a banana but people kind of straddle them and it'll be like eight people on the back of a boat and it'll drag you and then throw you under the water. It goes really fast..
"to thailand" Discussed on FT News
"Hello. From the newsroom if the financial times in London, I'm season blimp soon after five years of military dictatorship tie, vases, have finally had an opportunity to cheat the government, but those hoping for a clear and transparent election will have been disappointed with the result laid and turnout figures disputed that's a risk that political turmoil. Could return to Southeast Asia's second largest economy. Ravi Macci discusses what happens next with John southeast Asia. Correspondent. But the Nixon. Free and fair. Manny wrongdoing has been reported and sure norm. And some what buying happened even the in front of the station that was actually Chinnawat who for years dominated type politics as a billionaire politician. But now is contesting the elections from exile. John results have been trickling out since Sunday with the opposition alleging irregularities just tell us why this election is being so fraught, this is the first democratic exercise Thailand has had in the nearly five years since the military coup of twenty fourteen the deposed to government that never took office headed by Mr. toxins, sister, young ocean, Awad Tra I mean, this is an ongoing theme in Thai politics for many many decades where the military has ruled directly or indirectly. And it's emerging as the theme in this election is well, what do the results of the election show us broadly? Speaking at showed Thailand is as impressed. In pest elections of very divided country. You have on the one hand the Democratic Front parties and on the other the pro military camp that want to keep general view, the current military dictator and the military in control of the levers of government within the Democratic Front camp. You have seven parties have agreed to work together, the largest of which is put tie the biggest pro toxin party. This camp has a mass following in the north east of Thailand and put aloneness likely to emerge us the largest party in the lower house. We also have a new party called future forward headed by Tana. Torn a charismatic businessmen activists who appears to have come in third place. Again, we don't have a final seat count who will go with the Democratic Front middle of this week. They said that they had enough support for two hundred fifty five seats in the lower house, which would be enough to get them a working majority not necessarily enough to get. Elected in his government because they need support of two hundred fifty senators as well, we're under control of the Quinta on the other side. Yes the punk portraits. The winter party emerged as the winner of the popular vote and looks likely to head the next government because they control the Senate seats another force. That's worth speaking about is boom Gye Thai or Thai pride new party headed by entertain another billionaire businessman who is emerging as a kingmaker because he could go either with the democratic camp were with the junta. And it seems that both sides will need his support in order to form a stable government. What are the gestures out the opposition's making about why the results perhaps aren't as credible? As the hunt claims to be it's not just the opposition. There were a lot of questions about the integrity of the vote both from office in parties. And from the limited number of monitors who were able to do their work in Thailand on voting day on the twenty four th there were questions about. Between the voter rolls. The numbers of voters registered and the number of ballots that actually ended up being cast the worst allegations of vote buying of which I personally haven't seen proof. An I'll be careful to say that here the biggest question, and it's a lingering question as I speak is around the delay in reporting the results, which in every past recent election came out on election night by nine or ten pm. But we're delayed for several days and still haven't been reported as I speak. Explain to us. How will the new government be determined? Yes. This is the first government to be formed under a new constitution that was drawn up after the military coup with the apparent design of keeping the tax and movement out of power and entrenching the rule of the military. The vote for prime minister will be conducted by seven hundred fifty and peace five hundred in the lower house who were democratically elected, I'll be in a flawed. Imperfect election and then two hundred fifty senators who will be handpicked by the junta will also have a vote. So this gives an automatic sort of one third advantage to prolong tra-, the pro-junta party that emerged as the winner of the popular vote and put them in pole position to form the next government. If we back up a good bit of the broader context, why is Thailand so important to the region, it's important economically. It's also I mean, there's kind of a bigger story in south East Asia. Now of what seems to be a move away from democratic rule. There's also been kind of continuing political drama in Thailand where you go through periods of stability and periods of great unrest. There's a lot of money most of Asian some of it western tied up in Thai stocks and bonds, this is a country that experienced of massive financial crisis less than two decades ago, and it's just coming out of it. So I think it's been it's of interest both for business. People also for watchers of democracy. You spoke to toxin, the billionaire politician. Former prime minister, why is he so vociferous in his opposition to the results is a major player in Thai politics. I mean, this is a man who's movement and followers have won every election since two thousand one possibly up to including this election. Although we don't have final results yet. He thinks Thailand could do better in short and thinks that it did under the government's that he and his sister ran, and he also thinks this election was not free and fair. Can you just run us through in a way the divisions acceded to the politics between guests the urban leads? Maybe some of the rural poor who seemed to be very supportive toxin. It's largely regionally based support of put tie. His main party are clustered mostly in northern and eastern Thailand largely rural poor who benefitted over the years from populous spending programs champion by his government's up against them as the Bangkok elite sort of royalist. And military and civil servants who like the status quo and to absolutely loathe his brand of politics. And indeed say it's corrupt and cost the country. Billions how did the politics then work? If toxin is in the country his sisters no longer there. Either he lives in self-imposed exile, his absence hasn't actually changed that much although arguably put has not done as well as it has in recent elections, but the same divisions or there has follow us her still there until recently. This was the only party with a mass following with a real political machine across Thailand. And it did they did very well in this election. We don't know quite how well yet we won't know for certain until may ninth when final results are announced that said it seems like his camp lost some support to new parties. Most notably future forward headed by another anti-military billionaire activists figure who does live in Thailand. Mr. Tana, tore whose party appears to have come in. Third place. So I mean, there are voices saying that toxin ISM and toxin that you know, his time is passing. Let me talk about the economy because talent is the second biggest economy inside Asia. What are the indications for the comic performance of the country, and perhaps even the water region? I think Tyler's entering without doubt a period of uncertainty, the consultancies that specialize in political risk have been warning this week of enhanced risk. There've been signs that some investors have been taking money out of Thai stocks and bonds, and this, of course, is because of the history of street unrest in Thailand. Over the past two decades of toxin ISM wearing the Richards against the shirts some violence. Dozens of people killed at one point in twenty ten. There's a fear that the process could go off the rails. Again, these two camps pitched against each other for now, it's a peaceful exercise. But when doesn't know how long that will last. What is the next stage of the process that we should
"to thailand" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To Thailand. Well, you sound judgment day has arrived in Thailand, that's one of the headlines and the local newspapers that's a sense of trepidation excitement. Even a sense of uncertainty as ties go to the polls. Now, all of the course of the last five years under the rule of the government has been growing frustration about the loss of freedom in the country. It has clamped down on political activists hundreds of input behind bars under sedition laws as well as les majeste Lois as well. So this is a time when ties are going to the poles not the way they did in previous elections when he was the yellow Schatz the read the versus those in the rural provinces this time round ties like going to the polls to choose between. A government will be led by the under promise or. And government that's more democratic now democracy and a sense of the Thai government under a new constitution. So it's a very different atmosphere. This time round as fifty million eligible voters, go to the polls. A front and center of this election is the new constitution, and you alluded to that as well. How is it likely shape? The future of Thailand. Well, let me say that this new constitution was put in place back in two thousand seventeen. It is a reflection of the political ambition of the prime minister probably out CIA. Now, what this constitution stipulates that ties will only elect five hundred members of the lower house pollen, and they will not be electing the two hundred and fifty members of the Senate the two hundred fifty members of Senate will be by the government itself. So by that alone, the military wall control a third of parliament making it a very influential element in Polin, whoever wins this election. Also, both the lower and upper house of parliament will be choosing the prime minister and since the hinder already secure two hundred and fifty sees requires only one hundred twenty six members to be voting for them in the lower house opponent to secure a majority. So essentially yourself out well, choose to prominence. Excellent reporting. Thank you very much for that update. Bloomberg's has Linda Lavin live from Bangkok. So of the program we're going to be live in Beijing as well. We're gonna be speaking to Michael wells. He's a group chief executive.
"to thailand" Discussed on AP News
"Thailand is the first country in southeast Asia to amend its drug laws to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana. The legislature passed the amendments by a vote of one hundred sixty six to nothing the changes which become law when published in the Royal gazette legalized the production import export possession and use of marijuana for medical purposes. Businesses producers, and researchers will need licenses to handle the drugs while end users will need prescriptions, recreational use of the drugs is still illegal in Thailand, a similar amendments under consideration in neighboring Malaysia supermodel Heidi. Plume has announced her engagement to her boyfriend Tokio hotel guitarist Tom Colette's clue who's forty five has been dating college whose twenty nine for nearly a year. And she went public in may about the relationship and Instagram on Monday clean posted a black and white photo of the couple with clues showing her diamond ring and writing I said, yes. An attempt to create the world's largest more MS happening this weekend in Vermont the winters more. Steph and Middlesex includes fire, artists and dancers music, food, beer wine. And of course, the sampling of the giants more the local red hadn't bakeries in charge of making the four by eight foot treat the bakery will make its own enormous cracker and marshmallows while using chocolate from neighbouring business. Unfortunately, this won't be an official attempt at the world record. Organizers said they were too late in pursuing a Guinness world record. But may try next year. They're making up for that by building a massive Bush like structure out of evergreen branches that will turn into bonfire before the fire people can walk through the small maze. Inside it. Trump heading back. I'm Tim Maguire. The AP news been the President Trump. First lady, Melania Trump heading back to Washington after an unannounced. Visit with troops in Iraq. He also met with some service members at a US base. In Germany is Air Force One was being refuelled while in Iraq reporters covering the trip asked Trump about how long he expects the partial government shutdown to go on you need a wall. So when you say how long is it going to.
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"I hope they're both fantastic places to visit. And if you're like, if you really like us choose both. Yes, because then you can make your under if you've been to both let us know tweet us again, this earth Throwdown showdown, so we wanna know who won who won this debate, right? What is there a winner here? Is it Polly? Is it Heather in Bali? Is it traveling Thailand? Who knows? Let us know, give us some feedback there. Tweet us at pack peanuts, Heather share. You can also reach out on Instagram. Same handles there at Paca peanuts at other Sherri, let us know which you prefer. If you've been to both or if you haven't been either which you would choose if you're only going to one and we're making you pick, we had to pick again. Two of our favorite places in the world, but we had to pick some years. You have to make those tough, tough decision guys. There's tough first world problem decisions of Thailand or by, so let us know on Twitter on Instagram. Don't forget. This is part of our Throwdown showdown series. So last week, if you missed it, we did one of Portland, Oregon, verse Vancouver BC and next week we've got our third installment of the Throwdown showdown which is going to be eastern Europe, verse western Europe. Sure we're taking. We're going from cities to to kind of countries and areas to now whole regions whole regions. That's how we do. And we're gonna be real. That's right. He's in verse western Europe. That is going to be a really fun when you are not going to want to miss that. And if you listen to this episode, you might have an inkling of who's gonna take which side on there, but tune in next week because we're going to be doing that Throwdown showdown series for eastern versus western Europe. And if you guys are travelers and you.
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"That that happens in Thailand to, but I don't have a special place in Thailand that I love as much as I do in Bali. Yeah, and I would say that for me, the reason that Thailand takes the cake over Bali. I like the food a little more. I like the beaches more and I've spent more time there. So that's. Again, you know, that plays into it and as go back to the vibe that I appreciate an enjoy it. Again, a little more everything is to me a little better is that backpacker vibe versus the more as we said, eat, pray, love through free e. EAP stick stuff saying or crew for listen, you can still backpack in Bali. I'm going to throw that out there on that. The reason the my like Bali more is because it's more artistic. It's more creative. I like the food scene, even though I will attest the Thai food is better and I like it more. But I liked the variety of food in Bali and I do like the beaches. I mean the beach. Some of the beaches in Thailand are the most beautiful beaches in the world. So I'm not gonna. Beaches are beach better, but I like the proximity to the beach to boot and everything that encapsulates Bali and I guess, yes, I'm a little more fruit fruit a little or not glam and TRAN, not showing it in a derogatory way. When I say leaper eleven for, I'm just trying to explain that. It's. Thailand seems a little grittier and a little more backpacker not that you can't backpacker through Bali and you certainly can. And you know it gets ski down in Khuda area, but as a whole, the experience we had there was this nice. A little bit more artistic a little bit more upscale vibe, and I prefer the kind of gritty, hey, let's go do this pretty much sums up our two personality, or you go, there you go. So so if you're more like trav- and you can only choose one go to talent, if you're more like me, choose Bali and let us neither one, we'll disappoint..
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"All. We did was relaxed and it wasn't magical. I won't say. So obviously you can get that. But just as an overall general feeling, I feel like Thailand might have more to do and. Again, that's, you know, when we talk about going to waterfall so and a lot of this is we spent the most time in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. And that's kind of helping me make my perceived notions of the country as well is the fact that up there you get on a scooter and you like art, we're going to the sticky waterfalls and the earth, Spiderman waterfalls, whatever you wanna call them in their these crazy waterfalls. Y'all go for about an hour on his scooter ride, and you go and you can climb up the cliffs the size of these waterfalls because something in the rock makes them basically sticky and you feel like Spiderman. So I feel like we've those cool more waterfalls are very cool. We've done more things like that in Thailand where you're getting on a scooter and you're going for an hour and you're going exploring an adventuring. Then we have in Bali and we were in Bali. We did have a mosquito and we went end. We sought out some very cool temples that were totally after beaten path and very cool, but we didn't do any waterfalls and. And we haven't done any of the have these awesome bike trips where you go with a group and you go up until like one of the volcanoes than you bike down. And that sounds like you know some more of the adventure sports in Bali that we have never done, but are there. We never experienced them and then maybe you would feel as though there are more kind of cooler things to do. But when we go, we've always spent her time, you know, either working or just relaxing. And so I feel that even though I loved Thailand, the fact that I like the culture and the the shopping vibes of Bali more. And I also like that you can find other food, whereas in Thailand guess you can find western food. But if you're in Thailand for a month, let's say, and I know not everyone is going to go to Thailand for a month. But if you do, you might get sick of eating Thai food every day. We're not talking. Well, Bangkok because of course Bangkok, you can find anything you want there, but we're talking more and we've spent some time in Bangkok, but and I'm not even going to include Bangkok in why Thailand's better because that would be unfair to Bali because he doesn't have a major city. I, we have, you know, we're not talking about Jakarta, and we're not talking about all of Indonesia's. So when I'm talking Thailand in my mind, I'm talking. Yeah, why? And the islands you can get western food. I would agree that maybe the western food is a little more on point in Bali or at least a little more. It's better and a little more varied or at least a higher quality. But to me the and and again, I'm saying this is someone who has been to the Warren's in Indonesia in Bali and have some of my favorite meals there. I still don't prefer tie for tie food and I prefer that it's everywhere and that you can get it at any time and you're in Chiang mine. It's two AM and. Thai man, and you could crush a Bulla pad Thai or curry. And to me just the ease of it, like Thailand just seems. It's so easy. It is easy it and I love that. I mean, I do like that too..
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"I guess artists vibe where there's a lot of creative people, and then you have beautiful clothes, and you have beautiful textiles and baskets. And like we have a tent in our living room like Bala knees tent that we have for wit and that we bought in Bali, and I just feel as though Thailand doesn't have as much as this natural creativity where you go to their markets, and I'm pretty sure that they're getting these really cheap little Chachi things from China and then just selling them at their market. So you don't feel as that you can find this authentic, you know, like the woodworking and I just love the style of the creative artists in Bali way more than I do in town. I don't think that's really a thing in talent. I'm not saying that there aren't artists in Thailand, but Bali is known for habit of hub that creative scene and by local people. And I guess by other people who come in open shops there, but you can find. A lot of great local creativity, and I just like the style so much. I think that kind of hearkens back to the vibe that we were getting to before of this. Again, I like upper class doesn't isn't really what I'm trying to get to, but this a little more Coultard vibe or at least perceived cultural vibe of Bali and especially in booed where you go and it is it is the people who were there for the yoga retreats and all that kind of stuff. And that certainly plays into it is the idea that they do have a lot of these teak shops and all this stuff that you can buy textiles and fabrics, and again, artistic creative stuff that we haven't really seen in Thailand. So for me. It's something I don't like that. I just don't put as much emphasis on it as you do have because for me, I'd rather have, hey, nice beach, cool beach, you know, this type of vibe all. There's there's a great restaurant here the top on the scooters. You know, I feel like I've there's more to do in Thailand, and especially even when we're talking island to island, I feel like there might be there might be more to do in Thailand like the pace might be a little faster then in Bali where it's a little slower and it's a little more take your time and relaxed. And again, Thailand can be acting a full week on Coolangatta with Travis parents at.
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"I mean, I guess you are stereotyping, but I get what you're saying. They're not even five is a little more sophisticated, I think, and it is a smaller island. So I mean, we're not talking about all of Indonesia here. I think that people that flock to Bali, there's still plenty of. Backpacker's. I mean, we backpacked there when we first went to Bali and we stayed in very budget friendly places. And then we've gone. We've stayed in nicer places so you can still find that vibe there. But I do understand what you're saying that it does feel a little more geared toward an upscale traveler, maybe that's why I like it. But then the only reasons that I like it because you can still find these really nice, quiet places where there aren't a lot of other people, and it's not a brand new hotel on top of a race you'll, you can still find these, you know, places where local you can get away from it all and it is pretty neat, especially when you're in that you can get away and we did this exact thing. We got lost. We were on this hour and a half long scooter ride to this kind of like Golden Temple thing up on the water. And then on the way back we got way lost and we're going through towns that the shortly no tourists had gone through in. Or don't usually go through and probably hadn't gone through and walks. People are staying at. It's like, what are they doing out here? So it is easy to get out away from it all. I just prefer the backpack revive and Thailand we've gotten away from it all a little bit too. There are more islands than just, you know, again, we're talking about a whole country of Thailand versus one island of Bali, but you go to cope e. You go to Kolata a little bit more touristy. You go to the game, you know, it's all party central, but then you go off on some of these other islands and they're very secluded there. Again, you not the whole island yourself, but essentially even in colada if you go far south, you can have almost whole beaches to yourself. And that's one of the more popular and so you could get away from it all on either of them. I just think I like the vibe of Thailand a little better. I also find Thailand, and maybe because this is because I've spent a little more time there, I find Thailand to be a little easier to get around. I don't know if that's exactly true, but in my mind, if you drop me off in Thailand, I would have no problem going anywhere I wanted. I would could get to Bangkok from wherever I was. I get up to Chiang Mai could get any of the islands. I feel more comfortable and I feel like it might be a little more accessible and easy to get around. Then. Bali, I guess. I mean, because it's Baker, you can take flights to places and their buses because it's a whole country is Bali's much. Smaller. So it's more that you're taking taxis everywhere. I don't know that there is any type of public transportation, you know from. The beaches to boot? I don't know. Maybe there is now gimme haven't been there in three years, but typically you just take it. You'd pay just grab a taxi and they'll be happy to drive you. It's less than two hours up to. And then as far as getting around the rest of Bollywood everybody uses scooters, which is so fun. If you have children, you might need a car obviously, but that's one of my favorite things to do is to scoot around. I think it's so much fun. But I mean, I guess Thailand has different types of transportation. So I guess that makes it feel more acceptable. Plus we've been to Thailand a few more times than Bali, oh, we've done more exploring Thailand, but one thing that Bali has Thailand doesn't. In my opinion. Oh, you're a might be? Well, I think this is true, but I mean, I haven't been to every place in Thailand. I haven't been to every market, but in Bali. The shopping is just my favorite because I love all of their arts and crafts, and even booed they have an art gallery and they just have this more..
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"Within that day, it might not be as quick as Imbali, but it is super acceptable. I also one of the big selling points for Thailand for me is that I prefer the beaches in Thailand to the beaches in Bali. I was actually a little less than impressed with the beaches, and by now we found some decent ones down right south of the airport, but the beach is when you get up into the main area that a lot of people go for the beaches Khuda Semin yak and that area I didn't find them to be really that nice. I certainly preferred the beaches of colada and. And those islands on the west coast of of Thailand more than I liked the beaches. And by again, we've never gotten over to some of those really some of those areas east coast of Bali. But to me, the beaches I've been to in Thailand, I thought we're more stunning than the beaches in Bali day came even more stunning. They can also be more crowded. I feel there's a lot of people going to those famous beaches in Thailand and in Bali because there's it's all surrounded by the water and you can go to different ones. They're also Yuning like we went to the surfing beach and the sand was black, which is very cool man. You can go to another beach and it's completely different. So I think that the variety of beaches while they're not these beautiful soft sandy really tropical looking, there's what I want when I go to southeast Asia, right? But they're still really unique, beautiful, and the water's warm and there is good surfing there, whereas I don't. I mean, if you like surfing. We don't serve because we don't really know how we've only done it once. But if you like surfing, people go to Bali for surfing res- talent doesn't really have that type of beach. Waves are non-existent. Really? Right. I would. I would agree with that. I also like Thailand more because I like the food more now. I have had some very, very, very good food. And it's mentioned in is Bali, that cheap podcast in Bali, but as a whole, I like Thai food just to touch better. I feel. I mean, obviously I like Calcio, which is my favorite dish of all time. That's the northern curry dish that you can only really get up in Chiang Mai and northern Thailand. You really find it in the rest of Thailand. I like that more than anything I've ever had an Indonesia, and I just find there to be a little more flair with Thai food, and I also find it to be a little more accessible. And by that, I mean, it's just everywhere like you in. Chang, mine and any beach food constantly. If you want a certain type of thing, you can get it. And it's probably literally a stone's throw away. I will say that Thailand Thai food is one of our favorite foods. We eat it all the time at home. I could eat curry and Patsy you and Pat type almost every day. I love it so much. So we will see the. I do prefer Thai food over Bala knees, food, Indonesian food, but. The Warren's, which are the little food stands that you can find all throughout Bali are just fantastic. I mean, do I like it more than I like, you know, a red Currier green curry, probably not, but I do like you can just kind of go up and you can pick a whole bunch of different things..
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"After this podcast, you can tweet us at Heather Sherry at pack of peanuts. You can find us on. Instagram as well. Let us know Thailand where Bali and half a military. You started off. What about Bali is so amazing that you're like, it's it's so great that it's even better. Then Thailand. There's so many things. Okay, let's go, but no down showdown. Let me start with the fact that because it is an island you are at the beach all the time. You're just acceptable to the beach. Whereas in Thailand, you know, we love being in Chiang Mai and we love being at the ocean. Well, ching, my is hours from the oceans in the very northern part of Thailand. So you can take a bus which is awful. We've done and I wouldn't recommend it. You can fly highly recommend and very cheap when very cheap so you, it's, it's a little bit of an effort to get, you know, from Chiang Mai at in the in the jungle area, northern Thailand down to the the beaches. So I have to say the being in Bali mean you arrive at the airport and that whole area near the airport a little bit congested towards g not the best, but you can easily get to. Semin yak in the northern beaches, very easily within thirty minutes to an hour drive. I mean, even I think maybe fifteen to twenty minutes from the airport, so you can easily get to the coast. And then when you want to go into the jungle when you go to boot Ubud Abboud however, you wanna say, everyone is your show, then you're there, and you also just take taxi. It's not even very much money and you are in the race fields and in the interior of Bali. So I just think the accessibility to having both things like jungle and beach is right there. I like Thailand for the fact that it is a bit distinct. And again, we're comparing country to an islet one island so it it's gonna be different when it comes to how far stuff is. But to me the accessibility in Thailand, you mentioned you could take a bus, and so if we're sitting there and we're talking about someone who's a backpacker you can easily take. I mean, we're. Talking what five to ten dollar bus ride and go from northern Thailand all the way down to Bangkok all the way down to the beaches at thirty five years old almost thirty six. I'm not recommending that for myself. I'm hopping on an Air Asia fight for thirty forty bucks. So for me, the one thing I really do love about talent is even though it's a whole country and it has drastically different parts to it..
"to thailand" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"You how to travel more while spending less. I'm your host, Travis, Sherry. And joining me today is the glam to my provocatively. My wife and concentrate will companion, Heather. Yes, I definitely have different tastes than drive. You're a little bit more minimum a little bit more maximal. I wouldn't say Max's maximal even word it is now, Heather, a documentary called the maximalist come on shoes and clothes of any human, and that is not even close. We have a Thai friend which goes right into this episode who has a whole upstairs over house full. It's like a bedroom that's a walk in closet full of shoes. That would be my dream come true. Well, so you're a maximalist well, I don't have that yet. Well, yet yet here that so we've got Heather here the maximalist. We've got trav- the minimalist, and today we're going to be doing our second Throwdown showdown episode in this series. So if you missed last week, we did a debate between Portland, Oregon, verse being couvert, British Columbia, we took aside, we stumped for which one we thought was going to be better. And today is the second part of that series. And today half we are talking Thailand, verse Bali. An age old debate and two very amazing places. But we have to pick a side and we want you the listeners to pick a side as well. And to be very, just want to say that. I know Thailand is the country in Bali is an island part of Indonesia. We haven't been to other places in Indonesia, so we are just going to be talking about the island of Bali and Thailand is a whole country. So you'll get to have a little more. You're giving me Thailand. So you get to pick over one hundred percent. Obviously, I'm choosing Bali. I mean, you're the Bali girl on the Thailand boys. Yes, for sure. And I am with you. We could call Thailand verse Indonesia, but it would be unfair to the rest of Indonesia because we know nothing about it and I do get this question a lot. Thailand is a country as you mentioned, but usually but a pretty acceptable country. We'll get into all that. Usually people say to us, like, shoot, I go to Thailand, or should I go to Bali? Bali is by. So far the most popular island where a lot of tourists go and you know, it's it's a pretty big island, whereas in Thailand you have, you know, the main land and then you have lots of islands little is much smaller, right? So we're taking Thailand as a home. We've been throughout a lot of Thailand, and I'll be, I'll be siding with ties side here, so I'm going to be. I mean, it's your number one favorite country, right? So Thailand Republican, Georgia, you know, I love them both. You're going to be with Bali, and if you guys are looking to dive a little deeper into more information, and this is a debate episode, but if you want to find more information, we've done an episode on Bali and on Thailand. Now they're not destination diaries and we haven't been back to either of these places in three years. So things have changed a little bit. We don't feel like we know exactly enough to do a destination diary on them right now. But we do have two podcasts talking about the affordability of each place called ease Bali, really? That cheap. And is. Thailand, really? That's right. You could find that as Bali were that cheap episode one twenty five is Thailand really that cheap episode one thirteen, and that dives into the the real nuts and bolts of the affordability. Exactly how much we paid while we were there how much meals are accommodations, all that kind of stuff. So much more specifics for today's episode. We're just gonna. We're just gonna throw down. Yeah, we're gonna through. We're going to give you this overview of why we prefer one to another. Now, again, with the caveat that whether you go to either one, you're probably not going to be disappointed, and we felt that way about Portland verse Vancouver as well. But the coup part about this is we are picking aside because we know there's a lot of people out there who aren't able to go to both. And so they're going to make this exact decision. Thailand, verse Bali. So let us know also as you go through this, which you prefer, if you've been to either of these are both of these or if you haven't, which side you're falling on..
"to thailand" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"They've spent months toiling of the refresh, and they share a few of the highlights with us in this episode. But I, you'll McDonald runs travel fish, an independent travel guide to south East Asia, which obviously includes Thailand. Thailand is an amazingly popular destination. You must get a lot of traffic to your site. People asking questions about Thailand. Sure. It's definitely the most popular pilot that site both the new business middle bayonet before and people join back to the twentieth trip. It's one of those places they don't tyrod of excellent. Even if you've been to pick it three times, you could certainly do a false, speak yourself, whether know that I I was was in. in. No. But yeah, it's it's the conduct country that people just go back to again, again, again, what's your favorite bit of Tilin then I look in the north in the northeast along McComb river of. Thoroughly where it isn't as heavily juristic most of the islands in Thailand. Now a pretty pretty well developed. So I try and like to get to areas further afield, they'll be more off the beaten track in just get a scooter numb, go exploring the way miss the first time you went to on Helena ago. I'm getting get you to give away. You're right. Yeah. Yeah, the first time in ninety three, does it attract regularly travelers from the UK from Europe from America? Absolutely. Not so much from the states. But I mean pilot has always been very popular with Europeans, particularly the French Germans are the Brits have very strong contingent on down the islands and expected to you were were from Europe in a previous life. So, yeah, I mean, the strains of them as well. I love k. ways of big change of these been going that is now you see a lot more is traveling when on I went to run into a tie backpacker who was staying in a guest house was really peculiar. But now that's that's really Coleman. And I think that's a really good thing because back in the day, unless you might the young kind of interaction you have with a local you buying b. o. booking guesthouse or whatever. But now you're just as likely to come across the common room as somebody from Argentina, Royal or spine. And as long as everyone's not looking at a phone. This opportunity to get to know locals as they're traveling unite, which I think is a really great development of just in Thailand. But in particularly highlanders very noticeable, why does she die a growing middle class, MO money, and just better intimation out in Thailand, which are traveling in the country. So, yeah. I mean, there's a lot of ties now traveling around, particularly younger people. That's great from an any perspective. But I mean, Thailand really is kind of the Nienaber that sort of backyard assigned many strandings travel dead that they become a little bit blase about about what to expect when they get there. In terms of safety, I'm told me about here. They traded a bit like their own bake out and maybe a not paying the kind of attention they ought to do it. Would you say that's true, you know, and how do other people let those from your, how do they have I sort of react to Thailand from a safety perspective, is it perceived as a safe pipe or a bit on the dodgy side sometimes? Well, I think this perception and reality, I think generally speaking, Thailand's very safe place to to travel to we'll wear cited like you have like a packing list which is sort of telling people what to pack one, how many sorts of underwear and t shirts. That kind of stuff, but really the first thing you need to pack as your brain, you know. And I think a lot of people like you say they arrive and they're really just not taking into account where they are, and you are in a different country and things do work differently, not necessarily in a in a negative way, but still things can be quite a bit different, but that doesn't necessarily make unsightly. You just go to to be more personal responsibility, making sure that you're taking a safety precautions which say, Australia, you pastor because it's against the role where in Thailand bit mole, you know, well, yet you should wear a helmet. You shouldn't be drawn. Yeah, but nobody's really gonna do much about that..
"to thailand" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"The than wilkinson meet the writers like georgina godwin my guest today is a tie writer filmmaker artists graphic design a magazine editor screenwriter and translator his work includes a twenty books of fiction them nonfiction and the designed for over one hundred book covers he's a contributed to words without borders promoting cultural understanding to the translation of international authors to an englishspeaking audience he's considered by many as the voice of a new generation of ties the grew up in a fast urbanizing country and a writer who popularised post modern narrative techniques and made them a mainstay in contemporary tied to protean welcome to meet the writers frontier you born in thailand but then you move to america tell me how that works why did you go and how old where you are was born in thailand lifter and to about fourteen of fifteen and i had just finished element tree school in thailand and then my sister and i went to the states to study in high school basically because our paran send us why is that was the case it tyler not berlin this is quite usual for people who can afford it to send their children abroad the state's popular the uk is actually very popular for type people to come and yes because of that reason then i think because in my family my my parents are in journalism and my father is an editor of an english newspaper so he i guess thinking ahead wanting me and my sister to know to be fluent in english.
"to thailand" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"Listen i gotta i gotta make it home pack we're going to thailand bra thailand a casket questions organizers is sorority amine back by the time so our best carvey taken or wanted to go on like as a car guy not like you know press trip like you get the fancy you know ferrari right away like no all the time yes the the the by by a beat her car on craigslist for under a thousand bucks and drive it off road across a state beats any any car trip any hard silly give your if some guys of a week vacation the summer and they're going to go so your advice the fire mean specially if you don't have the kind of access we'd like that earlier dragging call a bmw and get an and foreign drive across the swiss alps if i want english orbiting sierra nevada that don't you have a pt cruiser that somebody's yes someone's buying it got guys the there's a subpoena rally they do call the gambler five lights and get a rally you're not gonna go your younger that i'm not going on is this woman i amount on the socks so we're gonna ethical when i would say the gamble it's i thought i'd like to do the balance thousand minutes on vacation that's like any money work but the i mean that that is on my buck illicit never done it but other things we've done the free freedom and silliness winds and i think the baa inches and she didn't expect that i wouldn't experiments silliness definitely when i mean would replace that would be like.