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Welcome to In Living Color...Abroad! A podcast where black/brown voices share their experiences about living abroad as well as discuss all things travel. Enjoy! Host bio: Hello beautiful people! My name is Angel Rodriguez and I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY, and I'm currently living abroad in Costa Rica! I'm a music teacher at an international school here in Costa Rica. It is my honor and privilege to bring you this podcast week in and week out. Check out my Instagram page @inlivingcolorabroad
 
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In this episode, you will be listening to Phoebe, who is living abroad in Singapore! Phoebe is originally from Hong Kong, and she describes what life is like growing up there, including some insight into the recent protests. Also, she discusses the excellent standard of living for foreigners/expats in Singapore, some of the restrictive laws that on…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Kiara, who is living abroad in France! She describes how France & French culture was a part of her life since high school and her French teacher's impact. Also, Kiara talks about the differences between studying abroad in France vs. living abroad. Finally, she tells us what '2021 Kiara' would tell '2014 Kia…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to me discuss what's next in my living abroad life! I have big decisions to make very soon about whether I will stay in Costa Rica another year, go elsewhere abroad, or go back home to New York! I take you through what is influencing my decision both personally and professionally, and why, even though it's sca…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Sifu Love, who talks to us about spiritual wellness! Sifu Love is a black belt in Kung Fu and holds a Master's in Spiritual Psychology from Columbia University. He discusses what it is like to go to China and study Kung Fu from the masters, how he helps and guides those living abroad through his practice, a…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Heide, who is living abroad in Denmark! Heide describes what life was like growing up in California as a child to Vietnamese immigrants. She also talks about how studying abroad changed her life trajectory, why Denmark is the place to be, and finally, how she envisions her future in Denmark. Hope you enjoy!…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Michele, who is living abroad in Russia! She discusses what it was like to work in the hospitality industry in Jamaica, how and why she ended up in Russia with her family, and why she considers Russia the safest place she has visited or lived in. Finally, Michele talks about why you should take Russia off y…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Semia, who worked for the United Nations for over 40 years! Semia was an economic advisor for the UN and lived in many countries around the world, including Cameroon, Austria, and Ethiopia (and many others!), where she researched and reported on socioeconomic issues relating to said countries. She discusses…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to my new colleague, Azikiwe, who has lived abroad in Kuwait! Azikiwe (or Zik) talks about his upbringing in South Carolina and how that experience eventually led him to education and teaching abroad. He also discusses why he and his wife decided to move to Kuwait to start a family there. Finally, Zik talks ab…
 
I'M BACK! In this episode, you will be listening to me discuss my summer travels thus far! I discuss my time in Georgia for my family reunion, my solo trip to Austin, Texas, and my current time back home in New York! I've missed you all! I hope you enjoy! If you like what you hear, please subscribe/leave a review on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Spo…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Isabel, who is living in Colombia! She discusses how studying abroad influenced her decision to move abroad later in life, why she decided to start a clothing company, and how she raised her children with both her Asian upbringings/culture while incorporating Colombian values related to motherhood. Enjoy!In…
 
¡En este episodio, escucharás a mi madre! Ella describe cómo era la vida cuando se crió en la República Dominicana, cómo y por qué se mudó a los Estados Unidos, y por qué está agradecida con su familia y con todos los que la han ayudado en el camino. ¡Espero que lo disfruten!In this episode, you will listen to my mom! She describes what life was li…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Sarah, who is living abroad in Fiji! Sarah discusses how and why she moved to Fiji, how she has dealt with family tragedies while living abroad, and her successful blog/podcast "What Sarah Read Next". Finally, Sarah talks about what she has learned in her 11 years of living abroad. Enjoy!If you like what yo…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to La'Nita, who is living abroad in Guatemala! She discusses how she ended up in Guatemala instead of Ghana (funny story!), what's it like to be a foreign service officer, and why she feels Guatemala is underrated compared to other Latin American countries. Finally, she breaks down assimilation and immersion i…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to me discuss culture shock! I describe situations where I experienced culture shock, why I felt uncomfortable for the first time in a hostel, and how I plan to become comfortable with the uncomfortable. Enjoy!If you like what you hear, please leave a review/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Spotify, a…
 
In this (special!) episode, you will be listening to two of my older brothers, Anthony and Joseph! They discuss the influence that hip-hop culture and DMX had on their lives! In particular, Anthony describes growing up in NYC (the mecca of hip-hop!) during the late '80s and early '90s, and Joseph talks about who influenced his rapping style growing…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Edmund, who is living abroad in Switzerland! Edmund is originally from Malaysia and describes life back home and why he decided to move abroad to the Philippines and then Switzerland. He also talks about what it is like to switch from living in big cities to a small village. Finally, Edmund discusses why it…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Allison, who is living abroad in Japan! She talks about what it is like to raise a daughter abroad, what it has been like to live in multiple countries abroad due to her husband being a professional basketball player, and how she navigates being one of a seemingly few Black expats living in Japan. Enjoy!Mak…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to expat couple, Gabe and Kismeth who are living abroad in Costa Rica! They discuss how they met as colleagues and dated in Colombia when they decided to get serious and to move together to Costa Rica, and why they're moving to Taiwan! Additionally, they give the ins and outs of expat dating including the uniq…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Shar, who has lived abroad in England! Shar discusses life in London and talks about getting proposed to in Costa Rica before she moved abroad and why said declined (!). She also compares the work/life balance in the UK to the US, and why her personal mantra is "go where you grow." Hope you enjoy!Shar is a …
 
In this episode, you will be listening to me discuss how I became a teacher! I talk about my very first job as a waiter at 16 to then eventually turning to education. In particular, I discuss what I wanted to be before I decided on teaching, how I almost wanted to quit music and teaching, my mentor and professor who changed my trajectory, and the p…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Ashley, who has studied abroad in Portugal! Ashley discusses how she found her study abroad program, why she was hesitant to her family about her plans, and why she feels she is now ready to take the next step and go live abroad. Enjoy!If you like what you hear, please leave a review and subscribe on Apple …
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Aminah, who is living abroad in Ecuador! Aminah discusses how and why she moved abroad in the middle of the pandemic, how she navigated moving abroad without a job lined up, and why she has not come this far to ONLY come this far. Hope you enjoy!Make sure to check out her Youtube page "Aminah's Adventures" …
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Kevin, a tattoo artist based in NYC! Kevin discusses traveling around the world as a tattoo artist, famous people he has tattooed, what it was like to get tattooed by a tribe in Indonesia, and the artistry of his craft. Enjoy! If you like what you hear, please subscribe/leave a review on Apple Podcasts, fol…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Juanita, who has a TV show abroad! Juanita discusses how she came up with the idea for her show, what it is like to live in England and now Taiwan with her family. Also, she discusses how her children and husband have dealt with the expat lifestyle, and finally, how she has reinvented herself. Enjoy! As alw…
 
In this episode, you will be listening to Tanya, who is living abroad in the Cayman Islands! Tanya is from the UK, and she describes how this opportunity came about, what it was like to be away from her daughter for a significant time while living abroad, and why you would love living in the Cayman Islands. Enjoy! As always, if you like what you he…
 
In this episode, I will be talking to you about my recent trip back home to New York for the holidays! I discuss traveling during a pandemic, how I feel less connected to NYC, reconnecting with family/friends, and how an unforeseen talk made me reflect on my decision to live abroad. Hope you enjoy!If you like what you hear, please leave a review on…
 
On this episode, you will be listening to Carole, who is living abroad in Kazakhstan! Carole talks about what its like to be a single mother abroad, why she decided to move abroad during the middle of a pandemic, how Kazakhstan 'chose' her, and why she feels moving abroad is more about knowing yourself than it is about bravery. Enjoy!Don't forget t…
 
On this episode, you will be listening to Harry, who is living abroad in Belgium! Harry discusses dating abroad, Belgium's diversity, picking up the Dutch language, and what he's looking forward to in his remaining time there. Hope you enjoy!As always, if you like what you hear, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Spotify, and any…
 
On this episode, you will be listening to Tallie, who is living abroad in Ireland! Tallie discusses raising a family in Ireland, what its like to be in an interracial marriage, how Ireland is progressive, and why you should move there! Hope you enjoy!As always, if you like what you hear, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Spotify…
 
On this episode, I will give you an update on life here in Costa Rica! I moved to another part of town, changes in my job, and I got accepted into a Master's program! I will go into the details about each one as well discussing some deep stuff (lol) relating to mortality, purpose, and uncertainty. Hope you enjoy! As always, if you like what you hea…
 
On this episode, you will be listening to Grace, who is living abroad in Australia! Grace discusses why she always wanted to live in Australia, the aboriginal community, how she handles "where are you really from?" questions, and her favorite Aussie sayings. Enjoy!As always, if you like what you hear, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, follow…
 
On this episode, you will be listening to Thesa, who is living abroad in Vietnam! Thesa is a recent law school graduate, and she discusses the differences between life back home in France to that in Vietnam, what it's like to be biracial abroad, and she talks about citizen rights in Vietnam. Hope you enjoy!As always, if you like what you hear, plea…
 
en este episodio, ¡me escucharán hablar completamente en español por primera vez!Hablo de cómo aprendí español, comparo el español en el que crecí con el español aquí en Costa Rica, como estoy aprendiendo mas español, y porqué estoy agradecido de ser bilingüe. Disfrútala!Si te gusta lo que escuchas, sígueme en Spotify y deja una reseña en Apple Pod…
 
On this episode, you will be listening to Ari, who is living abroad in Thailand! Ari discusses the intricacies of being Asian-American in an Asian country, the CRAZY story of how she got her passport taken by the police, and then decided to travel in Thailand w/o a passport (!). Last but not least, she talks about why her journey in Thailand is com…
 
On this episode, you will be listening to my good friends Brian, Ikuma, and I discuss all things related to Year 1 of living abroad! Brian is living abroad in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Ikuma is in Berlin, Germany, and I'm in Costa Rica! We hit many different points such as what we have learned thus far in Year 1, our highs & lows, what we miss about America,…
 
On this episode you will be listening to Chelsea, who is living abroad in Italy! Chelsea discusses studying abroad in Italy in 2017 and how fate would have her move to Italy with her husband. She also talks about find ing her long lost Italian cousin (!), the pandemic, and why the little things are the hardest to adjust to when living abroad. Enjoy…
 
On this episode, you will get a glimpse of the inner workings of mind (lol!) as I discuss quarantine life, personal/professional goals, family, enjoying the process, life's journey, and anything else that came into my mind--completely off the cuff! Take this trip with me as I share my thoughts will overlooking the ocean. P.S you can hear the waves …
 
On this episode, you will be listening to Sharifa, who is from Suriname and is living abroad in Canada! Sharifa moved the Netherlands as a little girl and grew up in Amsterdam and then moved to the United States as an adult, and eventually made her way to Montreal, Canada!Sharifa discusses what life is like in Suriname, what traits she retains from…
 
on this episode, you will be listening to Deirdre, who is living abroad in Bali, Indonesia! Deirdre discusses her love for traveling (she has traveled to 60 countries!!), the Black expat community in Bali, and what she learned throughout her time there. Enjoy!Deidre is also the founder of Black Travel Fest, which is a travel company that plans and …
 
On this episode, you will be listening to Terri, who is living abroad in New Zealand! Terri was born and raised in Jamaica and she discusses the differences between Jamaica and New Zealand. Terri also talks about why she decided to move abroad with her family, what she enjoys about living in New Zealand, and the transition from living in a predomin…
 
On this episode you will be listening to Mika, who discusses life in South Korea and what it's like to start a family abroad! She talks about why she moved to South Korea, how she met her husband, intricacies of a Black-Korean marriage, and what she looks forward to in raising her daughter. Enjoy!Follow my page @inlivingcolorabroad. Also, make sure…
 
On this episode, I discuss the tragedy and murder of George Floyd with my former colleagues and dear friends, Justin and Carlos. Carlos is black father of 3 from New York, and Justin is a white father of 2 from Pennsylvania. I think these conversations are vital and hopefully listening to the perspectives from these two men that I admire would be s…
 
Welcome to this solo episode where I discuss my first EVER solo trip to Montreal, Canada in 2014 for New Years! On this episode I talk about how this spontaneous trip came to be, getting lost on the first day, random and cool conversations with strangers, the ups and downs, and what this trip taught me. Hope you enjoy!…
 
On this episode you will be listening to Nadine, who is the founder of Traveling Black Woman, which is a website and Instagram page dedicated to promoting Black women travel around the globe!Nadine discusses what inspired her to create the page, her time living abroad in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, and she talks about why creating a space to promote black wo…
 
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