Explore

Breaking Borders & Barriers: Meet Sam Desalu

By Travel Noire

Share

In the latest episode of our Breaking Borders & Barriers series, meet social entrepreneur Sam Desalu.

 

Sam owns several business, including a restaurant, a skincare line, and a few Airbnbs. For him, the decision to move abroad and showcase the beauty of Africa wasn’t a tough one. In fact, it’s something he’d prepared for his entire life.

 

“I’m a very spiritual person,” Sam says. “So I pray. I’ve always followed my heart. I’ve always listened to God like ‘this is what you need to do.’ That’s the ultimate barrier breaker right there — just following your heart.”

 

 

Want more Sam? Follow him on Instagram: @SamDesalu

sam desalu

© Travel Noire

 

Share
Travel Noire

Travel Noire

A platform of cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

The Black Expat: My Journey To Paris Was Unexpected

The Black Expat: My Journey To Paris Was Unexpected

Maya has lived, studied, and worked in Paris over the last six years. The Los Angeles native currently works as a public health project manager. She also has a few creative passion projects that keep her busy. We spoke with via email about her life as a Black expat in Paris. Travel Noire: Why did […]

DeAnna Taylor

The Black Expat: ‘Stereotypes About India Are Unfair’

The Black Expat: ‘Stereotypes About India Are Unfair’

Le’Ana Freeman was in born in San Francisco, California and raised in Washington. She’s currently an English teacher working in Bangkok, Thailand. She started traveling when she was 19 and has been abroad for a total of 3 years. Most notably, Le’Ana spent a year living in India. We spoke with her via email about her […]

DeAnna Taylor

The Black Expat: ‘Living Abroad Made Me More Adventurous’

The Black Expat: ‘Living Abroad Made Me More Adventurous’

Rosa, our latest Black expat, has lived in South Korea for the last two years. The 50-year-old Massachusetts native currently teaches English at two middle schools an hour away from Seoul. We spoke with her about her life as a Black expat. Travel Noire: What initially led you to move abroad? Rosa: It had always been a goal […]

DeAnna Taylor