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Episode 7 - Malcolm Teasdale: Soviet Scorpions


Host of the The Travel Addict podcast, writer of five travel books and visitor of nearly 100 countries, today’s guest, Malcolm Teasdale, is a real authority when it comes to travel.

In this episode we talk about swimming with sharks in the world’s best dive destinations, the best places to have your golf balls cleaned, a run in with Scorpions in the last days of the Soviet Union and escaping to the one of the best beaches in the world where your only worry is deciding what to have for dinner that evening.

Originally from England, Malcolm has lived in Canada and Singapore as well as spending over 35 years in the USA where he currently resides in Florida.

After taking early retirement, when not locked down, Malcolm can be found talking about his adventures and all things travel as a guest speaker on cruise ships around the world.

You can find out more about Malcolm by visiting his website.


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Country No.1: Thailand
Activity: Scuba diving and head north to Chiang Mai
Food: Pad Thai

Malcolm’s favourite hotel, the Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Country No.2: Singapore
Activity: Horse racing or a Singapore Sling at Raffles
Food:  Maharaj Restaurant

Country No. 3: Turks and Caicos Islands
Activity: Water Sports
Food: Seafood – Le Bouchon Du Village

Wildcard: New Zealand


The two best places to scuba dive in the world are Palau, specifically Blue Corner, and you can see Malcolm’s video with the sharks below.

The other must visit dive site is Sipadan, Malaysia.

If you’re looking for your first exotic escape post-lockdown. Malcolm recommends the Rangali resort in the Maldives

Malcolm met the band Scorpions during the final days of the Soviet Union in Moscow.
Listen to their classic Wind of Change here.

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Cure, Japan (1997)

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Episode 7

Season 1

by Matty Dyas