No More Bad Beer & Shirt Swapping Mexicans

Season 2 - Episode 16

Somehow we managed to again put together a show where beer -- too much of it -- take center stage. Try not to lose your shirt from the surprise and shock you’re now experiencing.

Happy Sheila’s Birthday from Thailand! Coupled with the big Makha Bucha celebration (actually a fairly large Buddhist holiday, it’s a banner week for us. But enough idle chit chat. You want to know what’s in this week’s podcast episode, don’t you?

We share two other stories on today’s program, one from Thailand and another from Mexico:

1. No More Bad Beer

Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod

The beer flows freely in Thailand. Just so long as you don’t try and buy it from 2:00 - 5:00 in the afternoon. Or expect it to have a pleasant flavor. Or not give you a massive hangover when you drink a liter or three. Don’t get us wrong, good beer does exist in this country. You just have to find it. And then cough up a little extortion money. Oh, did I say extortion? I meant a 400% import duty.

2. Shirt Swapping Mexicans

Music credit: Cuban Sandwich by Kevin MacLeod

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “Hey, wanna go to a bar? Just follow me away from the tourist area, down a dark alley, and into this garage so I can literally steal your shirt off your back!” Apparently neither Sarah from Live Dream Discover or Nathan from Fit Living Lifestyle had, because that’s exactly what happened to them.

And That's The Show!

Our kid is coming out next weekend, so there’s a greater than zero chance next week’s show will be delayed. Or we might get him on with us. Either way, we’ll probably have some great stories from our week stay in Koh Samui when we return.

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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