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A show for expats, friends of expats, and families who worry. If you've ever fantasized about ditching the rat race for a life abroad, then this podcast is for you. After 10 years of travel, 50 countries, numerous stories, and questionable choices, Straatcast reports back on how nomads find meaning and avoid pitfalls. Enlightened Abroad will take you on a journey wherever you are - join us.

A show for expats, friends of expats, and families who worry. If you've ever fantasized about ditching the rat race for a life abroad, then this podcast is for you. After 10 years of travel, 50 countries, numerous stories, and questionable choices, Straatcast reports back on how nomads find meaning and avoid pitfalls. Enlightened Abroad will take you on a journey wherever you are - join us.
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A show for expats, friends of expats, and families who worry. If you've ever fantasized about ditching the rat race for a life abroad, then this podcast is for you. After 10 years of travel, 50 countries, numerous stories, and questionable choices, Straatcast reports back on how nomads find meaning and avoid pitfalls. Enlightened Abroad will take you on a journey wherever you are - join us.

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English


Episodes

EA 14 - Team Pakistan, F*#k Yeah!

6/8/2019
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62m Enlightened Abroad sits down with Ali, a millennial expat who loves to swear and tell it like is. The best parts of this episode are the gems of Pakistan travel that I never knew were possible. If you'd like to travel to some off-the-beaten-path spots, then listen in. ~0'-2' Introduction We've been uploading weekly since March, and this episode comes in a week off, due to an 'unplugging' trip in India. It would be great to share that, but some things are best kept to present moment...

Duration:01:07:40

EA 13 - O Brasileiro em Riyadh

5/27/2019
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47m Igor is an expat from Brazil who went to high school in Saudi Arabia. He played American football in France and is passionate about teaching kids with special needs. Oh, and he’s 23 years old. A truly great guy to chat to – so much so that I think I set the record for host babble and saying ‘like’ in a podcast. I decided to leave it in. Sometimes that’s the way we speak. Enjoy! Introduction ~0’-3’ updates on Enlightened Abroad, Season 1, the finale Interview ~3’ greetings and...

Duration:00:55:25

EA 12 - May-Britt Searty: Family Constellation healing, finding our voice, and loving our genes

5/19/2019
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75m https://www.maybrittsearty.com/ After taking a Family Constellation session with May-Britt Searty, I knew I had to share this work with the world. She believes that through Family Constellation and life coaching, she can support you in gaining greater clarity, encourage you to find greater fulfillment, balance, energy, creativity, a greater sense of purpose and meaning in your private life, at work and life as a whole. She empowers and touches your life to the very core, unlocks...

Duration:01:29:12

EA 11 - Sarah Abdelal: hypnotherapy, duality realities, and the power of plants

5/12/2019
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59m https://www.hypnotransition.com Sara Abdelal believes we all have the ability within us to free ourselves from the burdens that weights us down, reach out to the purity and peace deep inside, and fill our hearts and souls with love and forgiveness. Check out her background: Certifications: NLP ( Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner Advanced Reiki Practitioner Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist from Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the American School of Hypnosis Aura...

Duration:01:08:39

EA 10 - Devanshu Wiersma: Osho, Tibetan wisdom, and the diamond in all our pockets

5/5/2019
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66m Devanshu Wiersma is passing on wisdom from Tibet, Osho, and multiple other ancient traditions. After an eye reading with him, I was compelled to share his story. He says, "It's about waking up and stopping the nonsense. We have to use our intelligence to make this a very livable world for every creature on this planet." http://www.taohealing.info/about/ Introduction ~0’-3’ Derek talks quotes from Devanshu Interview ~4’ Devanshu’s dream project ~5’ Osho history and bio from...

Duration:01:14:24

EA 9 - Nigora Normatova: face fitness, lifestyle design, and how to wake up feeling good

4/27/2019
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50m Nigora Normatova is a Certified Health Coach and Lifestyle Consultant (IIN/IAHC), qualified Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Face Fitness Coach, and published author. What is Face Fitness? Check in around ~43’ to find out. She published, “Wake Up! Stop Snoozing on your Health” in 2017, and runs her online programs and packages here: https://www.nigoranormatova.com IG: @nigora_coaching Introduction ~0’-7’ Russell Brand and Wif Hof https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPPlicAEFec Brene...

Duration:01:00:27

EA 8 - The Young Retirees

4/19/2019
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1h7m Enlightened Abroad is proud to bring you this expat chat with Patrick, who talks about taking the jump, staying connected to family and friends, and almost dying twice! A great look at how you can just say, 'I can do this, I can live as an expat!' Enjoy! The Introduction ~0-8’ newish format, weekly finds Vipassana retreat talks https://dharmaseed.org/talks/ Jack Kornfield - The Wise Heart, Ch. 17 on Karma https://jackkornfield.com/the-wise-heart-2/ Russell Brand’s Podcast -...

Duration:01:30:21

EA 7 - Elizabeth Major: Kundalini technology, social programming, and the epiphany of darkness

4/12/2019
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59m 2’ – social media discernment 4’ – we all hold a unique piece of life’s puzzle 6' – awareness and attachments 11’ – young mothers: your children are the future 12’ – step one: ‘go out of victim mode’ 13’ – Wilbert Alix and the epiphany of darkness https://trancedance.com/about/wilbert-alix/ 15’ – don’t be a healer, the soul level might need suffering 17’ – invest in yourself 19’ – fast track of Kundalini and Hatha yoga healing 20’ – Elizabeth’s health wake up call 21’ –...

Duration:00:37:18

EA 6 - Ryan Ingram, Doomsday's Nemesis

4/4/2019
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1h2m Terra Loop: https://www.terraloop.life/ 3' Lion? What Lion? 7' a business mind is born 9' finding clarity and passion 15’ Satsangi heritage https://www.yogapedia.com/definition/10742/satsangi 19’ driving Dubai’s dunes with Richard Branson 26’ Ryan’s mantra - take care of Mother Earth 27’ where conservation meets opportunity, Terra Loop is born 30’ dissatisfaction with the status quo 31’ Derek rants on waste anger issues 32’ Ryan saves him – change takes time, be the...

Duration:00:35:58

EA 5 - Americans Anonymous

3/27/2019
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50m Hi, I’m _________ and I’m an American. Hi, _________. It’s tough being a US nomad these days, needing to defend and deflect political questions, having to apologize for years of destruction we knew nothing about, but most of all – those damned stereotypes! We are lucky to have the passport power we have, the freedoms we were born into, and the power of our fiat currency. But, these privileges come at a cost as an expat. Please enjoy this US expat chat, with Holly, an ex-US...

Duration:00:40:51

EA 4 - Eda Güngör and the Business of Healing

3/18/2019
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1h12m Eda Gungor/Seva Bhagti Kaur owns and operates Life’n One - an urban retreat, a hidden oasis in Dubai, where you can take time for yourself to relax, rejuvenate, and find balance (lifenone.com). Not only is this a yummy cafe with an amazing plant-based menu (free from MSGs, GMOs, Gluten, Soy, Refined Sugar and Trans Fats), but it is also a spiritual center in the shadows of Dubai's sprawling steel sky scrapers. They offer classes in yoga, healing sessions, workshops, crystals, and...

Duration:01:09:14

EA 3 - The Malaysian Connection

3/13/2019
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55m Jabari Jordan is an expat who's lived in three different countries. He is a philosopher, a balcony dancer, a host, and a future guru. We talk about dating in Korea, Malaysian bliss, repatriation blues, and expat cliques. Enjoy! A brief time stamp outline and some links: ~ 5' a priori / a posteriori knowledge www.iep.utm.edu/apriori/ ~ 10’ Jabari’s Philosophy...

Duration:00:59:08

EA 2 - The Lord of the Winds, Adrian Kerr

3/12/2019
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53m Adrian Kerr ladies and gents! Adrian is a kite surfer, podcaster, occasional yoga and sound healing student, and all around great guy to chat to. We go all over the map on this one, and what was meant to be a test episode is now heading to you. As Adrian says, ‘It’s all GOLD mate, just put it out there!’. I consider Adrian a guide on this journey and it’s a pleasure to share this New Zealander’s energy and lust for life. Enjoy! Show notes and markers: ~ 3’ – Nitro City, Panama IS...

Duration:00:34:50

EA 1 - สวัสดี, Dublin!

3/10/2019
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1h01m The Thai writing, 'สวัสดี' = 'Sawasdee', the main greeting in the land of smiles. In this episode I chat with Dave, a Dublin-born expat who got the bug in Thailand and now resides in the Middle East. He shares tips on staying positive, making the most of your time, and carving out space to forge your own path. It is important to let the content flow, so the episode comes in at about an hour. However, I know some folks like it short and sweet (Adam!), so below are links and time...

Duration:00:30:51

Introduction

3/8/2019
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This brief solo introduction covers: 1) Why I decided to do this (and Straatcast) 2) What the intention is for Enlightened Abroad 3) To post or not to post doubts 4) Who this podcast is for 5) A bit about the amazing and risky interviews you'll hear in Season 1 Season 1 will be released over the next month, with a few episodes a week. After that we will take some feedback, reflect and brainstorm the next season. Enjoy!

Duration:00:09:21

Season 1 - Trailer

3/6/2019
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This brief sample previews the style and questions to come in Season 1 of Enlightened Abroad.

Duration:00:03:05