Mark Wiens

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mark wiens
  • Name: Mark Wiens 
  • Born: February 26, 1986  
  • YouTube Genre: Food
  • Nationality: American

Mark Wiens is an American YouTuber and food vlogger currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. His channel is about street food from around the world. Wiens is currently married to a Thai female, which allows him to stay as an ex-pat in Thailand under a marriage visa. Wiens is best known for keeping a smile under any circumstance, some even calling the smile fake. Viewers have taken to online question forums to ask if his smile is, in fact, fake or just an exaggerated one.  Mark Wiens has a degree in Global Studies. Before his Youtube success, he worked full time while he also sold things on eBay.

How Mark Wiens Started his YouTube and ended up in Thailand

After gratulating school, he had a small savings fund and decided to head down to South America. Staying in South America for 6 months until he decided to travel across South Asia for 6 months until having no more money left. Eventually, he decided to teach English in Bangkok, ultimately signing a one-year contract for one year to get his finances back in order. While working in Thailand, he also started to do freelance work and blog, eventually starting his Youtube channel about his food love.

Video camera and gear used

  • LUMIX GX8: This is the main camera
  • LUMIX 12 – 35 mm lens
  • RODE Video Mic Pro

I spent 2 weeks filming the ultimate guide to #Phuket - Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/fVBVb8qSuNU You will find the best beaches, attractions, and local Thai food! @AmazingThailand #ThaiFood #PhuketSandbox

The Ultimate Guide to PHUKET! Food, Attractions, Beaches... watch it all now: https://youtu.be/fVBVb8qSuNU #Phuket #Thailand #PhuketSandbox #AmazingThailand

Do you want to fly to #Thailand without doing quarantine? This is what we know so far [THREAD]
📌 You must come from a low-medium risk country
📌 You must fly direct to Phuket
📌 After 7 days you can visit the rest of the country
📌 Less than 7 days you must fly out from Phuket

Before and after #Phuket. Phuket plans to re-open to vaccinated tourists in July, so I’m here to create some content with @AmazingThailand for the opening. Mandatory COVID test at the border, might be the most responsible place to visit in #Thailand.

I often wonder how the first human being knew a particular fruit or vegetable was edible.

Like this nipa palm fruit Thai stew @migrationology had recently. I mean what was that person looking for???! 🤣🤣
Amazing stuff!!

Legendary food documentarian and all-around decent dude Mark Wiens (@migrationology) joins us to chat about how he ended up in Thailand, what goes into making his videos, and why he never seems to gain weight despite eating for a living.

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