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    Welcome to the Nikky Feeding Souls Show

    I am here to help feed your soul with yummy foods and travels around Bangkok, Thailand this season of 2020! We will talk to long time restauranteurs and entrepreneurs who follow their passion to cook, serve, and feed souls just like me. Join me weekly for a short episode to feed your soul and get you excited about life and passion!

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