Our Scary Up-Close Encounter With A Cave Crammed Full Of Bats!

Trigger warning: Real, honest-too-goodness and damned creepy bat noises are featured heavily in this episode. We're not even joking.

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  • EVO: I'm going to apologize now. If you're squeamish about bats, this unreleased clip from our travels in Thailand is going to freak you all the way out. 

  • SHE: He's not joking. About 50 kilometers north of Ranong is Phra Khayang, or just the Bat Cave. I know what you're thinking: All caves have bats. True. But this cave -- which you walk through unsupervised -- lets you get up close and personal with the flying mammals. You were warned.

  • [Bat cave]

  • EVO: Now assuming that didn't cost us all of our listeners, thanks again for sticking with us while we're on season break. We'll be back next week with another mini-episode. And our regular episodes will resume in the fall. Cheers from... wherever we are. Which is probably Hong Kong, by now.

  • SHE: Funding for our endless world tour is provided, oddly enough, by postcards.

  • EVO: Give us five bucks, and we'll send you a postcard from our travels abroad every single month. Get on the list at ShEvo.wtf/postcards

  • SHE: And we save a ton of money by housesitting. It's free and beats living in hotels. Want super cool people like us looking after your pets and property while you're traveling? Visit ShEvo.wtf/stayforfree to register, either as a housesitter or a home owner. We do it, and we love it! Thanks for listening to this episode. I’m Sheila Dee. 

  • EVO: And I am Evo Terra. Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com. All other sounds, voices, and odd bits you hear were most likely created or captured by us. Visit ShEvo.wtf to get more goodness from us and to see where opportunity will take us next. Thanks for again for listening and tell a friend about us. Now would be good.


New episodes of the The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast are available every Tuesday. Of course, Tuesday can be a very different thing depending on where we are in the world. Cheers!