South African expats, Retha and Miguel Sanchez, have come up with an ingenious way to help other South Africans living abroad embrace and celebrate their SAFFA roots and patriotism – by launching a web series called South Africans ZAbroad.
The video series has the feel of a digital diary showcasing the lives of South African expats around the globe - whilst also providing valuable information on the country they are in with useful insider travel tips.
The videos are a series of informal, on-the-go interviews with South Africans from all walks of life who share a typical day in their new lives, often including footage of their homes, jobs, favourite hang-outs and "must see" tourist tips.
The objective is simple: to connect South Africans abroad with their families, friends and fellow Saffas, while giving them relevant information to make their transition a little less daunting.
In Episodes 1 we met Durban hip hop talent Blessing Majola and partner in rhyme Saul Goode. We enjoy truly South African food at Braai Republic and chat to Chris, Roddy and Louis about doing business in Korea. Korea House, Namdaemun market and Dongdaemun History and culture park is also on the menu.
Episodes 2 and 3 are also now available on their YouTube channel.
They are planning 20+ episodes for season 1, covering countries like Thailand, Korea, Holland, France and Germany.
Retha and Miguel say, "This international team brings the quirky adventures, trials, tribulations, and experiences of your loved ones abroad to a device in your hand. We bring you the silver lining of having your nearest and dearest far from home."
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