61 episodes

Two bees in the world - 12 months, 12 countries. We're Jess & Chris, two newlyweds exploring Europe and Asia for a year and sharing our travels regularly. Join us for our morning chats on the inevitable stumbles, funny observations, and enlightenment that comes from exploring new countries & cultures.

The Travelling Hive Podcast Chris & Jess

    • Society & Culture

Two bees in the world - 12 months, 12 countries. We're Jess & Chris, two newlyweds exploring Europe and Asia for a year and sharing our travels regularly. Join us for our morning chats on the inevitable stumbles, funny observations, and enlightenment that comes from exploring new countries & cultures.

    Pre-flight Pilot Episode - Apr 9, 2022

    Pre-flight Pilot Episode - Apr 9, 2022

    Hard to believe all of this started with the two of us screwing around on our balcony overtop of a suspiciously still little bee on the patio table. What a wild ride it turned out to bee.

    • 11 min
    Zai Jian Taipei Pt 2: It's the sudden stop at the end - Apr 7, 2023

    Zai Jian Taipei Pt 2: It's the sudden stop at the end - Apr 7, 2023

    SPOILER ALERT - Listen to Zai Jian Taipei Pt 1 first, if you haven't already...



    In a flash our whirlwind, one-year tour around the world comes to an abrupt close when some tragic family news is shared with Chris. We bid adieu to the parallel reality where we explored the beautiful island and culture of Taiwan for the following 3 weeks, pay an abhorrent amount for rushed plane tickets home, and decompress abruptly without any safety stops.. Pause for nitrogen bubbles in the blood (that's a little scuba joke). Thank you Taiwan for all of the beauty, even just a taste was enough to tell us you would have made a beautiful home. Onward to Canada.

    • 33 min
    Zai Jian Taipei, Pt 1: It's not the fall that kills you - Apr 7, 2023

    Zai Jian Taipei, Pt 1: It's not the fall that kills you - Apr 7, 2023

    This week we really grab Taiwan by the tapioca pearls. Strap in for getting gritty in and around the city of Taipei. So many hidden gem night markets and neighborhoods, some Michelin-recognized street food, the spectacular Taipei 101 building, and of course, the birth of Bubble Tea. For those who are interested, Chris gets super deep into the history of Taiwan from a nuanced & multilateral perspective as only Chris can.. And for those who aren't interested, dui bu qi!! Let's ready for some Mandarin Immersion!

    • 42 min
    Taipei, Taiwan first Impressions! - Mar 25, 2023

    Taipei, Taiwan first Impressions! - Mar 25, 2023

    Taipei is an amazing blend of Chinese & Japanese cultures, with a proud democratic culture and amaaaazing food. We're posted up in Ximen district of Taipei (not to be confused with NEW Taipei City) and are immediately blown away by how comfortable & clean the city is. It's so cool to get a view of the history of Taiwan outside of the official international narrative, visiting the monument of Chiang Kai-shek, and enjoying dim-sum with our fantastic AirBnB host Brad (who fortuitously also has a degree in cuisine from Paris and runs his own tour company in Taipei ;). This is shaping up to be an amazing and unexpected experience. Ni hao Taiwan!

    • 27 min
    Last Week in the Land of Smiles - Mar 18, 2023

    Last Week in the Land of Smiles - Mar 18, 2023

    After a couple weeks of pure focus, we way overcompensate & knock our last week in Koh Lanta out of the park before jetting to Taipei. Keywords that start with S: Scuba Diving, (Drunk) Scots, Stand-up Paddleboard, Spirited Away, Snickers Adventure, S-tiny naked boy. Suffice to say it's been magical. Until next time!

    • 43 min
    Taking on a Muay Thai Boxer in Thailand (Kicking Buns and Making Braids) - Mar 11, 2023

    Taking on a Muay Thai Boxer in Thailand (Kicking Buns and Making Braids) - Mar 11, 2023

    After three months of straight training, Jess interviews Chris the morning after his premier Muay Thai fight in Williams Stadium, Koh Lanta. Chris recounts the moments leading up to the match in grueling detail, as he faced a local Thai fighter with his terrified wife watching on. This may well be as good as it gets out here in the world. We may have just reached peak bees, with one week left in paradise to make the most of it. Stay tuned for the riveting conclusion of this earth-shattering evening. Round One: Fight!

    • 55 min

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