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February 15, 2021 50 min

Geoff Devito has been consulting in the travel, tourism, and hospitality business for many years, however, in a capacity that you would never expect.
His goal is to help make the travel experience to foreign lands meaningful and educational. He basically thinks a lot like me, which is the need to travel for a purpose, not just for enjoyment. 
Of course it is great to just lounge on a beach somewhere or visit a historical building in ...

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February 14, 2021 16 min

Myanmar is never too far from making news headlines. It is a country that has endured much turmoil in its history, especially during World War II. More recently there was the UN reports for human right violations under military rule, but in 2010, a civilian government was installed, and then shortly afterwards it was approachable in my humble opinion.
On the good side, it is a country of priceless treasures.
2014 came about. 
After ca...

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Based just outside Singapore, one of my favorite places on the planet, is where I found Jermaine Cheathem, an entrepreneur with his own  set of rules that achieves a satisfying lifestyle for himself.
We all want to be happy and contented in life, but sometimes when the pressure of work is so intense,  there is little time to just chill out and do more recreational activities.
Many entrepreneurs become successful,  and the more they d...

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My first visit to Russia was back in 1990 to Moscow during the final days of the Soviet Union's existence and of course the end of communism. That episode is documented in the "Travel Diaries of an Atypical Businessman - Unfiltered" book in the chapter "The Gusty Winds of Change."
My trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, although brief, was for pleasure reasons, as opposed to my working trip to Moscow all those years a...

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There's nothing like starting out with a bang on your very first podcast hosting gig. Joining me was Bing Fraser from a land down under, where women glow and men plunder. 
He has some candid advice on how NOT to travel around the world, by actual experiences of being arrested, losing his front teeth, a case of schizophrenia, being robbed a few times, and cracking his skull open. Realistically he should be dead, but survived to t...

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Patttaya diehards will look at this title and say BS and to be honest my explanation for being there is somewhat lame.
 My aim was to scuba dive around the islands of nearby Koh Khrok and Koh Larn. Not the best diving in the world, but decent enough to tempt me away from a 2-3 day layover in Bangkok.
 The diving never happened because of a sinus infection, likely from the international flight into BKK Airport. Yep, the old "sinus...

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Palawan is mostly always included in the top 10 of World's Best Islands by the premier travel magazines.  From the stunning landscape and beaches of El Nido in the north to the natural and unspoiled beauty further south, it is worth a few days of your time. Even the typical Filipino will have this island of their country on the "Bucket List."
I stayed in Puerto Princesa, the main  city, to be close to great scuba diving ...

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Since I was on official business in India, I extended my stay for the very worthwhile trip to one of the wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal.
Located in Agra, about a 4 hour drive from the chaotic city of Delhi, I booked an excursion. To keep my sanity, I would never drive in and around Delhi for any amount of $.
The Taj Mahal is a magical place with unique architecture made from white marble. As the sun rises and sets, the light spa...

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I went there twice, so you may ask the question of why? Actually, I don't have a believable answer other than it was a 2 day layover in Manila. It is not for the faint of heart, intolerant, or easily offended type of people.
Although the city has an extensive history including American occupancy, it is today a haven for the partying crowd and the odd inquisitive type of individual such as myself.
The famous "Over the Top"...

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Which is the World's greatest country? An intriguing question isn't it.

 Living in the USA, you may have heard the statement from friends, relatives and politicians, "We are the greatest country in the World." People in other countries may say the same thing about their land. I am an inquisitive type of person, so I have replied to that statement a few times with the question of, "So why are we the greatest count...

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I went there twice, but the first time they would not let me in. Managed to get on the last flight out of town. 
One year later was the second attempt, however successful this time. A poor country with riches beyond belief. Shwedagon and Botataung Pagodas are both priceless and breathtaking in appearance. 
Areas of British colonialism such as Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Strand Hotel made me think I was back in the old country for ...

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There is nothing quite like visiting Latin America to conduct business. However me, the Brit, visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina maybe classed as biting off more than being able to chew.
Remember history - the Falklands War in 1982, the World Cup of 1966, Maradona's "Hand of God" goal in 1986. There were a few incidents that could rear their ugly head.
Formal meetings, attending a local soccer game between rivals, cow gland...

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A long awaited Bucket List item was finally fulfilled. A long trip via Shanghai (incl. a ride on the world's fastest train) and Chengdu (incl. a trip to the Panda Rehabilitation Center) in China.
Tibetan culture is unlike any other in the World. Going back in time to a region that is steeped in religion and spirituality with iconic temples and palaces is an truly epic adventure. 
Potala Palace, The Dalai Lama's residence befo...

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A description of my awesome adventure to the country of Bhutan and my climb to Tigers Nest Monastery, situated high up on a rock face in the Himalayan Mountains. Just google it to see a picture and you''ll think it is unreachable.
The adrenaline rush from the climb was quickly diminished on entering a meditation room to a feeling of inner peace and visions of my parents. It was indeed a spiritual moment, one that I have neve...

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Likely you have already thought about this but the planning logistics are a little challenging. Anything is possible and almost everywhere is accessible. This podcast presents some ideas, many of which have been experiences of yours truly, The Travel Addict. If there is one final adventure trip left in you or many, then just get it done. You do not want any regrets before you bow out of this World. These memories will stay with you...

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A quick introduction to the Travel Addict, who just wants 2020 to be gone. He cannot travel anywhere right now, especially to the obscure places on Planet Earth. This is a quick introduction to his addiction and the quest to learn how the rest of the World works. Travel book author, enrichment and motivational speaker, and other activities of questionable merit.
www.malcolmjteasdale.com

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Should age be a factor in making the decision to embark on a trip of a life time? OF COURSE NOT. However, there are a number of things to consider before you can justify the expense and time. Health, time away, safety, location, culture shock, mannerisms, tolerance, and many more. This podcast asks some straight forward questions to the adventurous types. It you come through unscathed, then start planning your trip of a lifetime.

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Start learning how to speak English and American. Having lived half of my life in the USA and half in Great Britain, I have become bilingual. Believe me, there is a difference. Accents, Dialects, Culture also play a part. I could say that I speak 5 languages if you throw in Canadian, Australian and South Africa, however I am not fluent in those. This two part podcast takes a lighthearted look at the some differences between English...

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Start learning how to speak English and American. Having lived half of my life in the USA and half in Great Britain, I have become bilingual. Believe me, there is a difference. Accents, Dialects, Culture also play a part. I could say that I speak 5 languages if you throw in Canadian, Australian and South Africa, however I am not fluent in those. This two part podcast takes a lighthearted look at the some differences between English...

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