After traveling on business for 30 years, what was I going to do after I sold my company in 2013? Answer: Travel more, but to the off-the-beaten-track and obscure places on planet Earth. After visiting almost 100 countries and living in 5 countries, I officially became a Travel Addict. Today, I am contracted by various Cruise Lines to perform enrichment and educational lectures to passengers on various journeys around the World. A podcast or two will be published from time to time when I am back in my office and of course it will be about travel. Oh, almost forgot. I write travel books - factual and quirky. Check me out at malcolmjteasdale.com.All my guests have an inspiring story to tell. Tune in and be amazed. "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport"
Born in Myanmar, hear Lya Badgley's story about living in this country and her work at the Museum of Genocide in Cambodia helping to bring war criminals to justice.
A fulfilling life it has been for Lya Badgley. It is not often you meet someone who was born in Yangon, Myanmar. Listen to her experience living in this country which has historically never been too far away from headline news. You will be very surprised.
In addition, she spent a year working at the Tuol Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia performing admirable work in an effort to bring war criminals to justice.
As a previous visitor to the Killing Fields just outside of Cambodia's capital, I was personally shocked and horrified to learn what transpired during the late 60's and early 70's.
Myself and Lya have spent a lot of time in S.E. Asia, so we had plenty to talk about, and also have the desire to get back over before too long.
Find more about her right here, plus details of her upcoming new book "The Foreigners Confession"
The Gusty Winds of Change - Looking back at my time in Moscow during the final days of the Soviet Union
Sometimes you just have to look back at your life and relive an experience.
With Ukraine and Russia recently being in the news, my Moscow experience back in 1991 vividly came back to me.
A few of us might remember the time when the Soviet Union collapsed and Mikhail Gorbachev's reign came to an end.
Now it is Russia that includes the great city of Moscow.
I was in Moscow during the final days of the Soviet Union's existence in December, 1991, which was an unbelievable time in our World's history.
My reason for being there was to assist the U.S. Embassy on some technical challenges with their telecommunications equipment. Communication, as fundamental as it was back in those days compared to today, was paramount during those difficult times.
The fact that I was not even a U.S. citizen at that time added a little complication to the proceedings, but I was honored to help.
Today I am both a U.K. and USA citizen.
The human spirit always prevails, even through challenging times, and I gained a new found respect for the local people.
I even bumped into the legendary band, The Scorpions, who had just played a concert in Moscow.
Take a listen to my exploits during that trip, some of them a little daring and risky, but I survived to tell the story.
Memories for a lifetime.
The Science of Parking Lots
Maybe there is an underlying science in the management of parking lots to make them efficient and profitable.
The reason this became "a thing" with me is due to an experience I encountered at Atlanta Airport, the World's busiest.
This episode of stupidity is documented in my book "Travel Diaries of an Atypical Businessman - Unfiltered".
I am pretty sure many of you have experienced something similar or bizarre as this, but based on the fact that I tried my best to be efficient and organized as possible, there is always the unplanned, the poor judgments, the unfortunate, and things beyond our control that get in the way.
This whole story is ridiculous that it had to be documented and spoken.
Always be on your guard folks.
Find more information here:
Travel and Adventure Books | Traveling Englishman
The long-awaited release of the audio book - Religion, Spirituality and the way of life in the Himalayas
My epic journey to the Himalayan Kingdoms of Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Tibet. Breathtaking scenery, rich culture, historic religious buildings and a sense of something rather spiritual, made for an unforgettable adventure.
Find it here.
Audible.com: Religion, Spirituality, and the Way of Life in the Himalayas by Malcolm Teasdale | Audiobook | Audible.com
Amazon.com: Amazon.com: Religion, Spirituality, and the Way of Life in the Himalayas: Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Myanmar (Audible Audio Edition): Malcolm Teasdale, Malcolm Teasdale, Malcolm Teasdale: Books
Listen to this travel experience and you will be wanting to book your next trip.
One thing is for sure: Life is short and fragile.
You have to do as much as you can, while you can.
More information here:
Book Publisher | Business and Travel Adventure Books (travelingenglishman.com)
Best Travel Journal Books | Malcolm Teasdale | United States (malcolmjteasdale.com)
Audiobook Narrator and Podcast Host Peter Kersting drops by to chat about teaching overseas and other travel escapades.
I like these types of Podcasts. Honest, fun and educational. Peter shares his knowledge and experience gained from teaching overseas and being a Digital Nomad.
Personally, I wish I had known about teaching overseas when I was in my 20's. It would have been a serious consideration.
The great thing about temporarily living in another country, is an appreciation of how people live and work in other areas of the world. While Peter was teaching, he was learning things himself.
Travel is without doubt an educational experience, and although we all love our country of birth or where we currently live, there is one thing that stands out. It is the realization that our home country of choice may not be the best in the world at everything it does.
This means we can all learn a little from each other.
Whether you study World Indexes or not, or just consider factors such as freedom, healthcare, safety, happiness, intelligence, innovation, IQ, education, stability, to name just a few, one thing is certain and that is any single country will not take the #1 position in every category, but more likely just one or two at the most.
Peter enjoyed his teaching experience in South Korea so much, that he may actually do it again.
Listen in folks, it is quite inspiring.
Check out Peter at:
Home - Peter Kersting Productions
Industry influencer, coach & mentor Thomas Kereszti talks about International Business. Culture adjustment, lessons learned, food, mannerisms, success & failure.
Tom helps businesses succeed, especially when they consider expanding into international markets.
Although our discussion is primarily about business, we spend time comparing notes about international travel, which apart from being a fulfilling experience, exposes various incidences which we can reflect on with an element of education and humor.
In an attempt to "fit in" with the locals in foreign lands, there are culture adjustments and mannerisms to consider, which instils a feeling of trust and friendship, key ingredients for a successful business partnership.
Acceptance, tolerance, social behavior, willingness, enthusiasm, honesty, are good traits when abroad, but sampling the local food and drink is also admirable. And yes, you could be eating an animal that you would not normally consider or think repulsive.
It's all good and mostly fun.
Also check out his new inspirational book, C-Suite and Beyond
You can find Tom here:
Thomas Kereszti - Certified Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker, & Corporate Trainer - The John Maxwell Company | LinkedIn
Tom Kereszti – Leadership Disciples
Tom R Kereszti | Facebook
Download a free e-book summary of C-Suite and Beyond here:
Free-Pdf – Tom Kereszti (leadershipdisciples.com)