“Behind the Scenes with Liz Femi from Nigeria” – Episode 14

Welcome to another Behind the Scenes episode on the “e. travels with e. trules” podcast. In this lively episode, I’ll be talking with Liz Femi, a fellow solo performer and friend, who was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in Nigeria, a country not many tourists – or travelers – know much about. Liz is a small, smart, beautiful, and feisty young woman, who her mom describes as “a really bendy, bouncy branch…connected to a strong Nigerian oak tree.”

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“The Iron Horse and the Bucket Brigade”, Episode 11

It’s 6 am and Surya and I are at the North Borneo Railway Station in Kota Kinabalu, the biggest city on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia. We’ve been marooned here for 4 months, on a Fulbright Grant I’ve received to teach Muslim students “freedom and self expression”, because… for some odd or lucky reason, I’ve been chosen to represent my country in the Islamic world, shortly after 9/11.

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“Nine Lives and Good Karma”, Episode 9

Listen Now Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume “Nine Lives and Good Karma”, Episode 9 Where’s the Where? Bali, Indonesia, 2012 You know the old saying that “every cat has 9 lives”, right? Well multiple that – times 2...

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“Why Travel?”, Episode 7

Listen Now Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume “Why Travel?”, Episode 7 Where’s the Where? Beijing, China, 2007 It’s a year before the Beijing Olympics and there are crowds and pollution everywhere. I’ve been invited to teach...

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Love and the Devil’s Nose – Episode 5

Listen Now Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume Love and the Devil’s Nose – Episode 5 Where’s the Where? Alausi, Ecuardor. 2003. I married for the first time at age 55. Also in 2003. I married an Indonesian girl from Sumatra who I met in...

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