This Stinks! Mysterious Rolling Rubber Found In Thailand

From little drips to large white mats, rubber is big business in Thailand!

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  • EVO: Greetings from the past! While we're busy collecting content for the second season of The Opportunistic Traveler's podcast, we're releasing some previously un-aired clips as to not leave you hanging.

  • SHE: Like this one. Rubber trees are a big crop in Thailand. In this clip, we stop at one roadside rubber tree grove and inspect the raw product. The third voice you'll hear is Camille, our host for the three months we spent in Thailand.

  • [rubber trees]

  • EVO: Every time we drive by a grove, which is any time we leave town, I can't help but sing "Everyone knows an ant can't move a rubber tree plant". Thanks for that 40+ year old ear bug, Mom. Cheers from... oh, let's just go with southeast Asia. That's probably accurate.

  • 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

  • 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 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 All other sounds, voices, and odd bits you hear were most likely created or captured by us. Visit 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!