Travel UnCUT! episode 8: Planning your next trip to Thailand! Listen to this podcast before planning your trip to #AmazingThailand. We will help you plan your 7 – 10 day itinerary. Best international and domestic carriers. Accommodations. Travel tips & money savers! Local customs and cuisine. Sights to see & tours. Cities to visit. What to look out for…what not to do!!! Scams!!! Difference between Latin America and Asia. Why Thailand should be on the the top of your list of countries to visit! Explicit language…that’s why it’s called #TravelUnCUT
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Travel UnCUT! #MuiNe #Vietnam at the Pandanus Resort! #FoodPorn! We’re at the Vietnam coast. Wait…an “all you can eat” Pho buffet for breakfast!? Killer resort & and food…lots of FOOD! If you’re in Mu Ni – you want to book a weeks stay here at the Pandanus Resort! More episodes from Mui Ne and the Pandanus Resort coming soon! #compassTVnetwork #CompassGroupInternational
Living Abroad episode 7: Best foreign countries where you don’t have to learn a 2nd language (Central America, Asia, Europe). Over -Stay penalties, boarder runs, what to bring when you’re moving to a foreign country. How to find expat communities, travel tips…and more! Please subscribe to our channel and don’t forget to “like” and “share!”
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Top 3 “Sure-Fire Ways” to get the SHIT kicked out of YOU in a foreign country!
Warning: Our articles are very “Raw and Explicit!” We’re not here to “candy coat” travel – if that’s what you prefer, I suggest you head to the Travel Channel. Our articles are written for the average person – the 80%! The individuals and families that stay in hostels, cheap hotels and travel on a budget. If you want luxury hotels, extravagant entertainment & dining – you came to the wrong place. We report and write about international travel (and living abroad) from a “realistic” and “hands on” point of view for those on a tight budget – no FLUFF here! If this is what you’re looking for – you came to the right place:)
Skipping out on your bar tab. First of all…NEVER….NEVER…EVER…run a bar tab in any 2nd or 3rd world country! Just pay as you drink. 9 times out of 10 – they will charge you 5 to 10 times more and tack on bullshit drinks that cost $20-50! If you try to argue, call them names and curse at them…you will get the shit kicked out of you! If you try to skip out and make a break for the nearest exit…you will get the shit kicked out of you and maybe stabbed! Also, if you think you’re a badass because you train in some sort of martial arts and will have no problem taking on these “little people”- think again! American and UK pro MMA fighters have gotten the shit kicked out of them (and stabbed) in 3rd world countries – google it! You’re trained to fight one person in a ring – with a set of rules. Here, in a blink of an eye – you will have 10-15 little people on you! Fighting off 1-3 individuals is manageable – not 10-15! Just pay your overpriced bill, learn your lesson, and move on.
Unlike Americans or the Chinese…most foreign countries do not take well to “confrontation!” It’s extremely disrespectful! In countries like Thailand, you can’t raise your voice and yell at someone publicly…they lose “face.” In some cases they will shut down and walk away (like in Costa Rica) – nothing will get done! In other cases, the person you’re yelling at…and the other locals that’s been watching this go down…will jump you because you’re disrespecting that individual! Remember, you’re in their country – you play by their rules. Respect people and the local culture.
You’re wearing a lot of expensive gold jewelry. If you’re in a big international city, wearing a $10k watch or a $30k wedding ring is not going to be a problem. Trust me…there’s a lot of wealth in these cities, just because it’s a 3rd world country doesn’t mean everyone is poor. BUT…BUT, if you’re in a small city in the countryside or at the beach – that’s a different story. You will get targeted, get the shit kicked out of you and robbed – in most cases, the local police is useless! Leave your expensive shit behind – there’s no one here you need to impress. Just enjoy your vacation:)
Fact: Countries within Asia have the lowest crime rates in the world compared to other countries: North America, Latin America (central, south) Mexico, Africa, Europe…google it.
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Live Abroad episode 6: This podcast gives you the RAW Pro’s and Con’s of living in abroad in countries in Central America and Southeast Asia! We talk about some of the frustrations and challenges one can go though living in a foreign country. We also talk about scams and countries where foreigners cannot own real estate. Education, housing, car ownership, cultural differences, language. Watch this episode to get more insight. Please subscribe to our channel and don’t forget to “like” and “share!”
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The unknown benefits of moving to a 3rd world country is, “you don’t have a past, no one knows who you are.”Most may feel, “this sucks!” Well, its just the opposite – that’s is why moving to another country is awesome! You are no longer dragged and haunted by a lifetime of bad decisions – you get to start FRESH! With a clean SLATE!” Unhappy and angry people are made from decades of poor decision making…and a lifetime of hanging around a bad environment!
No to SUICIDE: As I mentioned above, there is a growing trend in suicides here in the United States. Most of these individuals are killing themselves because they’re depressed and unhappy. Anyone out there thinking about hurting yourself – here are a few suggestions before ending your life:
Move to a 3rd or 2nd world country for 3-6 months. Nothing to be scared about – you’re planning on killing yourself anyway. Keep reading…
During your time abroad – take a “digital break!” Keep all communication with family and friends via skype and emails, deactivate and stay off all social media platforms – don’t read any newspapers!
Read and complete one book a month (fiction or nonfiction). I don’t give a shit if it’s a comic book or erotica – just read something you like!
Keep a daily journal of your activities (traditionally) via pen and paper – no laptop or tablet. Buy a bunch of those composition books at Walmart of Office Depot.
Use only a regular flip phone to make calls – ditch your smartphone.
Take photos with a regular digital camera. Again – ditch your smart phone!
Stop doing DRUGS! Getting high! And/or drinking yourself to a stupor!
Research and pick an organization to volunteer in a poor community. Teaching, building…anything that appeals to you. Volunteering in a 3rd or 2nd world country will show you that your life does not SUCK, and there are millions of others that have it much worse than you. Volunteering will help you appreciate who you are, and how you can impact others worse off than you!
Next, depending on your finances (spend all your money if you have to) travel and explore the country…and the neighboring countries. If you’re in Southeast Asia, most hostels are $10-$15 a night, food will run you $1 – 2! Public transportation is dirt cheap.
Sit on a remote beach city and take in what’s all around you:) Take in the beauty of the scenery and the local culture!
All the douchebags and shitty people that have been ruining your life is nowhere around! If’s just you and nature:)
While traveling you’re still on digital break, reading, and keeping a daily journal.
This adventure will, “once again” jump-start your enjoyment of life!
If you love it there – don’t come back! You can easily find work in these countries. There are plenty of stories of expats online that skip from country to country, and have no plans on coming back to where they were running from. Did you know that Thailand has less than a 1% unemployment rate? Everyone can get a job if they want one.
At the end of your 3-6 months you may reconsider hurting yourself or others:) You owe it to yourself to ,“find out and experience what’s it like to be happy!” You deserve this, even if it’s for a brief 3-6 months, before you decide to leave this life.
A lifetime of bad decisions = A lifetime of sorrow! Everything just compounds from there…getting worse and worse each year! If you can’t change it – RUN from it! Run far…run now! Don’t let it catch up any further!
A moment of non-materialistic happiness and helping others = “I’m not going to tell you what the answer is – this is something you’ll have to find out in your new adventure abroad.” I can tell you this much – its worth it! Everything I wrote is not bullshit! This can be your new reality! Pain…misery…and depression is not the norm! You can find happiness abroad:) I hope these words will impact you to make a change. I know people SUCK! But, there are so many that care. I hope you find happiness and wish you a long life. God speed my friend – I hope to see you in a small cafe some day:)