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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." 

Mark Twain 

May 27, 2019


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! 


 ~0’-3’ updates on Enlightened Abroad, Season 1, the finale 


~3’ greetings and chat

~4’ Igor gets the call to move to Saudi Arabia

~5’ getting used to change is a good thing

~7’ life in Saudi

~10’ community is where the heart is

~13’ languages and friendships formed abroad

~14’ discussing why Igor rejects social media

~25’ jumping into the story of Igor’s time in France

~29’ how to fund travel and not worry about money

~31’ getting a new perspective on life is the reward of travel

~36’ American football in France

~41’ closed doors led to Igor’s passion – special needs work

~45’ staying positive and trusting the universal plan