Buying Drugs In Thailand & Travel Like A Rockstar

Season 2 - Episode 10

Sheila has bad luck trying to buy drugs in Thailand. Meanwhile, our traveling friend Sarah rocks out in Japan. Spoiler: no one ends up in jail during this episode.

Yes, we’re changing up the format once again. Now that we’re using Thailand as a home base, the nature of our stories is changing, and that necessitates a change to the format. The goal here was to get you the content you want -- us chatting about our new life using Thailand as our travel base -- much quicker. How’d we do?

We share two stories on today’s program, one from Thailand and one from Japan:

1. Buying Drugs In Thailand

Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod

Buying drugs in Thailand is easy. None of those pesky laws to get in your way. Of course we’re talking about pharmaceuticals you buy in a drug store, and “pesky laws” means just about anything is available as an over-the-counter drug, no prescriptions required.

But are there limits? What about heroin? Chemo drugs? How about blood pressure medicine for your face? (And yes, that’s a thing.)

2. Travel Like A Rockstar

Music credit: Voice Over Under by Kevin MacLeod

Sarah McLellen’s travel story is a little different from the ones we’ve aired on this show so far. As it turns out, she’s a literal rock star. Not kidding! And while many have stories of travel to Japan, few include a record company CEO in a karaoke bar. Or maybe that’s what always happens, and is why we should go!

And that's the show!

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Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com for our theme music Upbeat Forever and all of the music used in this episode.

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