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Podcast 8: In LOVE with Bangkok (and a Visit to the Hospital)

Podcast 8

We talk about all of the reasons that we love spending time in BANGKOK, Thailand. This being our fourth trip to the always-active city, gave us a chance to live like locals and take in the fantastic food, night markets, and shopping malls. Matt had a full body exam at the BUMRUNGRAD International Hospital as well as a teeth cleaning in their Dental Center. We talk about medical tourism and our experience with health care outside of the U.S. We also answer a listener question about making the most out of a HORRIBLE string of events. Still can’t believe we ended that wild 24-hours with a smile on our face. Please join us in this latest episode of our adventures around the world.

Main Topics Covered:
Bangkok, Thailand (Why we Love it and the Bumrungrad Hospital Visit)
Q&A – Turning Bad into Laughs

Links Mentioned in the Episode:
Birch Boys Coffee – This is the coffee and tea that we love so much we had it shipped to us for our travels.
MooseJaw – A great website to get all of your adventure gear to have an excellent trip.

Bangkok City Life through one of Matt’s photos:
Endless Bangkok Traffic
Terminal 21 / boutique shops- retail area over 650 stores, and the food court is AMAZING
Crazy Wild Night Market – Patpong Night Market
Be aware of the Tuk-tuks – they might try to take you to tailors
With no social system, there are beggars in the streets
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Morgan Spurlock’s Inside Man: Club Med (Medical Tourism)
Dental Exam at Bumrungrad
Executive Health Exam at Bumrungrad-
Big Pat Thomas ‘Stay the Course’ Podcast
Santiago, Chile – Top 7 Things to Do in Santiago, Chile (with photos)
4 Days and 1 Night in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (Best itinerary for traveling to San Pedro de Atacama)
7 Useful Travel Tips for San Pedro de Atacama (2018)

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