No Cuddling On The Train In Vietnam [Season 4, Episode 2]
By Sheila Dee & Evo Terra - Skeptics & Third World Survivors
Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-advice podcast: Why sleeper cars are for sleeping, not sleeping with someone Why it’s always smart to be upfront with your spouse when sleeping around, er… abroad The joys of international cuddling The difference between organized chaos vs organic chaos How a postcard from abroad can make you feel loved Extended notes: We humans are simple creatures, with simple needs. Close, physical contact -- cuddling, if you will -- is a biological imperative for human cultures all over the world. A shared bed is a great place to cuddle, a fact that’s not been lost on any of the countries we’ve visited during our travels. With few exceptions, the beds have been comfy, spacious, and private. Well, except for that one time we were on an extended train ride in Vietnam. [Side note: What a great place for a mattress or sleep aid ad, right? But alas, our podcast remains ad free. We really have to step up our promotional game!] That’s the relationship advice we have for our anonymous caller this week: Don’t book a 33 hour trip where cuddling is just not possible, unless you want to shock the three nice little old ladies with whom you’re sharing a birth. Who might report you to the authorities. Which could lead to getting arrested for public indecently. In a foreign country. One your country fought a nasty war in. And lost. Just… don’t. So when booking your next travel plans, make sure both of you are aware of the sleeping arrangements. Right, Sheila? Ask us your question! Season Four of This One Time is driven by listeners like you. You ask us a question and we’ll give you the answer in the form of a humorous (?) anecdote from our travels around the world. It’s sorta like Dear Abby meets Anthony Bourdain, only with less amazing food. Or swear words. Bonus: If we read your question on the air, we’ll even send you a postcard! So be sure to give us your mailing address. (Don’t worry: We’ll edit it out before we play it for all the world to hear.) Postcards for all! If you’re too shy to give us a call or you want a postcard from us every month, we’d love to add you to our postcard list! Your support helps us keep the show running and us traveling around the world. Plus, it’s hecka fun for us to scour through tiny markets as we try to find the word for “postcard” in the local language. Which, oddly enough, is almost always “postcard”. Go figure.