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Visit South Korea’s saucy Loveland Theme Park with Episode 3 of East West Travel Attractions 29 JUN 2016

East West, the documentary style travel show that follows South Africans from all walks of life around globe and depicts their daily lives against the backdrop of their adopted culture, returns for episode 3 with an interview with English teacher Chantal Terblanche in her South Korean surroundings, followed by a look around Busan and then a trip to the popular Jeju Island.

Naturally, a trip to Jeju Island isn’t complete without mention or view of the saucy naughty erotic theme park Loveland… which is exactly what hosts Retha and Miguel do!

Episode 4 of this great web series should be out pretty soon, with the team moving on from South Korea and scouting out South Africans in Thailand next…

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East West: South Africans Zabroad Episode 2 now available Travel Attractions 19 JUN 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode from the East West team of Miguel and Retha, a web series showcasing South Africans living abroad.

South Africans ZAbroad East West Ep. 2 Seoul, South Korea - YouTube

Pleasingly, the second episode in the series has just been released, continuing their look at South Africans living in Seoul (the capital of South Korea) – this time featuring Cape Town film maker Raoul Dyssell and the man behind South African wine on tap, Tobias Jerling.

Definitely worth watching:

Nice, right? Now hit the subscribe button – I suspect it’s just going to keep on getting better and better!

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South Africans Zabroad: East West Launched! Travel Attractions 04 JUN 2016

If you are a South African with expat friends living overseas, or you find yourself calling another country home far away from sunny South Africa, then you’ll definitely love East West: South Africans Zabroad, a brand new YouTube-based travel show that focuses on talking to South Africans living on foreign soil and showing us just a little of what it means to live outside of our beautiful homeland.

(“South Africans Zabroad” – seriously, how can you not love just how clever that is!)

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Lovingly pieced together over the course of three years by good friends Retha and Miguel Sanchez (the first a South African, the latter a Spaniard), who make it a habit of staying in other countries to teach language, East West interviews South Africans from all walks of life around the globe and depicts their daily lives against the backdrop of their adopted culture.

As the team themselves say, “East West wants to remind our community of that elusive “something” South Africans have – that thing that makes us embrace each other when we sing Nkosi Sikelel’, wear our flag with pride or attempt to make biltong with spices snuck in through customs, organize potjiekos competitions and bazaars with koeksisters and melktert, and being united by the motto: Where there’s a will, there’s a braai!

The first episode has just been dropped onto YouTube and it’s fantastic.

From the description: “Episode 1 of our web series about South Africans abroad. The seasons starts in South Korea where we meet 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.”

How awesome and catchy is that opening tune? Love it!

I can’t help but be proud of these two and their brilliant labour of love, and sincerely hope that everyone will do their best to make this spread like wildfire – because it certainly deserves to!

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