34 min

Embracing Diversity: From Micronesia to Bosnia with Sheila Savanovi‪ć‬ An Englishman in the Balkans

    • Personal Journals

Today, I have a truly inspiring guest, Sheila Savanović, a resilient lady from Micronesia who has made an extraordinary journey from the eastern Pacific to Southeastern Europe.
Sheila shares her fascinating story of meeting her husband in China, settling in Banja Luka, and the cultural adjustments she had to make along the way.
From learning the local language ,to living in this misunderstood country, and experiencing some tough moments during her motherhood, Sheila’s story is a testament to her adaptability and strength.
So, sit back, relax, and get ready for an enlightening conversation that celebrates cultural diversity and personal strength.
00:00 Introduction and Sheila's Origin
00:23 Journey from Micronesia to Southeast Europe
00:52 Understanding Micronesian Culture and Languages
01:47 Studying in China and Meeting Her Husband
04:03 Moving to Europe and Adjusting to New Culture
04:55 Learning the Local Language
06:24 Raising Children in a Multicultural Environment
10:53 Dealing with Personal Tragedy
13:50 Coping Mechanisms and Support from Friends
15:37 Micronesian Similarities and Personal Background
15:49 How Sheila Started Working at the Restaurant
17:28 The Unique Design and Menu of the Restaurant
19:52 Introducing New Food and Dietary Options
20:23 The Popularity and Impact of the Restaurant
22:30 Sheila's Unexpected Journey to a Celebrity Cookery Show
23:48 Sheila's Experience and Recognition Post Television Show
26:28 Sheila's Cultural Connection to Micronesia
29:36 Sheila's Future Plans and Dreams
Please also do share this episode and maybe leave a 5 start review on the podcast platform you listened to this on.
Stay tuned for more exciting stories and adventures from the Englishman in the Balkans podcast!
Thank you for being a part of our podcasting community, and we look forward to bringing you more exciting content in the future.
You can support my work, by maybe leaving a Tip or by becoming a member of our podcast family at: https://anenglishmaninthebalkanspodcast.com/support
Get full access to 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 An Englishman in the Balkans Blog 🇧🇦 at https://www.anenglishmaninthebalkans.com/

Today, I have a truly inspiring guest, Sheila Savanović, a resilient lady from Micronesia who has made an extraordinary journey from the eastern Pacific to Southeastern Europe.
Sheila shares her fascinating story of meeting her husband in China, settling in Banja Luka, and the cultural adjustments she had to make along the way.
From learning the local language ,to living in this misunderstood country, and experiencing some tough moments during her motherhood, Sheila’s story is a testament to her adaptability and strength.
So, sit back, relax, and get ready for an enlightening conversation that celebrates cultural diversity and personal strength.
00:00 Introduction and Sheila's Origin
00:23 Journey from Micronesia to Southeast Europe
00:52 Understanding Micronesian Culture and Languages
01:47 Studying in China and Meeting Her Husband
04:03 Moving to Europe and Adjusting to New Culture
04:55 Learning the Local Language
06:24 Raising Children in a Multicultural Environment
10:53 Dealing with Personal Tragedy
13:50 Coping Mechanisms and Support from Friends
15:37 Micronesian Similarities and Personal Background
15:49 How Sheila Started Working at the Restaurant
17:28 The Unique Design and Menu of the Restaurant
19:52 Introducing New Food and Dietary Options
20:23 The Popularity and Impact of the Restaurant
22:30 Sheila's Unexpected Journey to a Celebrity Cookery Show
23:48 Sheila's Experience and Recognition Post Television Show
26:28 Sheila's Cultural Connection to Micronesia
29:36 Sheila's Future Plans and Dreams
Please also do share this episode and maybe leave a 5 start review on the podcast platform you listened to this on.
Stay tuned for more exciting stories and adventures from the Englishman in the Balkans podcast!
Thank you for being a part of our podcasting community, and we look forward to bringing you more exciting content in the future.
You can support my work, by maybe leaving a Tip or by becoming a member of our podcast family at: https://anenglishmaninthebalkanspodcast.com/support
Get full access to 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 An Englishman in the Balkans Blog 🇧🇦 at https://www.anenglishmaninthebalkans.com/

34 min