Yesterday a man held up traffic in downtown Bangkok holding a knife and releasing a bag of snakes.  Last week, my wife Wimintra arrived home from Sri Lanka just a day before the tragic events that rolled out in Colombo.  After a wave of messages coming in from friends and strangers, it prompted us to put this piece together to discuss whether or not things like these are anomalies or not? How safe is it really to travel in Asia?

In this episode we discuss our safe - and some not so safe experiences traveling across Thailand, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Taiwan and other countries in Asia and look at what some of the key things you can do to make sure that a situation doesn't get out of hand as you're traveling across the region.