Dirty Thai Massage Secrets & Taiwan Two-Wheel Terror

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Season 2 - Episode 18

The lowdown on sexy Thai massages and why you’ll probably die on a motorbike in Taiwan. You win some, you lose some on this episode of the podcast!

Greetings one and all to another show from Bangkok, Thailand. We’re now in our third month living as expats and couldn’t be happier. Well, I mean… We probably could be if more people signed up to get a postcard from us each month, but we’re pretty happy.

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

1. Dirty Thai Massage Secrets

Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod

Spoiler alert: While it is possible to have one of those massages in Thailand -- you know, just like it’s possible everywhere -- we’ve not had the opportunity. And we’ve had a lot of massages. So before you assume that the Asian massage place on the corner is just a front for a prostitution ring, you might want to hear what we have to say.

2. Taiwan Two-Wheel Terror

Music credit: Tutorial 0 by Kevin MacLeod

What’s with the clickbait titles today, Evo? Sheesh. It’s not like the story April from Wisdom Trails tells about her experience on a motorbike in Taiwan is that much different from any other Asian motorbike experience. Because let’s face it: these people are trying to kill us all. By motorbike!

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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