Frantzise and Nubia a single mothers, women of colour who are now living in Thailand. Together they have created Chronicles Aboard to share stories of all different types of travellers.
About Frantzces & Nubia
Frantzces & Nubia are single mothers who sold all of their things and moved to Southeast Asia. Frantzces has been living abroad for a year and a half while Nubia has been living abroad for 9 months. Both have very different travel experiences which led them to create a podcast called Chronicles Abroad which is more than just travel. Their hope is to inspire people from around the world to take risks and trust in faith.
When coming home...
Emotions and differences they faced - Frantzces: it was weird and she felt like an alien even though she was visiting the same places she had always been, she just didn’t feel connected. Anxiety producing experience. Nubia: Has not been back to the states but is already planning to do a silent retreat before going back
What had changed for them - Frantzces: Life in Thailand is so simple and freeing. She feels invisible and this makes her less stressed Nubia: Laid back and feels like she has no cares in the world.
How her mindset changed - Frantzces: Built spiritual practice through meditation and yoga to help calm herself. Adopted the minimalist lifestyle, slow down and be compassionate of other people. Teaches you to face the thoughts in your head Nubia: Has set out to find her purpose. Asking questions so she can understand herself better, becoming a better listener.
3 Lessons learned from travel and reverse culture shock
Frantzces: Slow down, I am on my own journey, be kind to myself. Nubia: Patience
Frantzces: Minimalistic lifestyle - I dont need much to be happy. Nubia: Let go and allow the process to be whatever it will be.
Frantzces: Explore and peaked my curiosity. Nubia: What is most important to me.
Advise to herself before heading off to travel - Frantzces: I would have just gone alone, its ok to do it solo. Nubia: I would have just let life take its path