The Expat Chat | Episode 117: Eradicating Leprosy, Raising Kids and Selling Coffee – Joshua Jagelman | The Expat Chat

Looking for inspiration? Look no further. In this, the premier episode of the return of one of my favorite podcasts, The Expat Chat, Joshua Jagelman shares his truly inspiring story about... the important things in life! Thanks for bringing the podcast back, Tony! Looking forward to many more inspiring stories! -- Lane Beck, 18 April …


The world offers a myriad of opportunities to realize our privilege.


Time is a magical and dramatic thing. It is only through the passing of years and through travel that we, creatures of modern times, are allowed to cross over into once forbidden or restricted places of the world. If you can’t find any other reason to leap onto the next plane, ponder the novelty of going somewhere that so many others before you could not. 

For example…

Created by the Soviet Union, the Iron Curtain once divided Europe in half, leaving those forbidden to enter it with only their imagination of what lay beyond. Take advantage of the fact that you can now discover the gorgeous city of Budapest, venture high into the mountains of Zakopane in Poland to indulge in delicious smoked cheese and visit the mystical Bran Castle in Romania, home of Dracula.

Auschwitz, in the 1940’s was a place no one would wish on even their most…

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