Daniel De Biasi
Host & Producer
Hi, my name is Daniel. I grew up in a small town in the north of Italy. I now live in Vancouver, Canada.
I left Italy when I was 27, I quit my secure job despite everybody saying it wasn’t the right decision, and I got on a plane to New Zealand.
I lived in New Zealand for four and a half years. I loved it. I was living my dream life—excellent mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, good friends, good beer, and excellent steaks. I left because I wanted to switch my career, and I couldn’t do that with my work permit. I also tried to push myself. I realized my life had become too comfortable. When you are in a Fight-or-flight situation, like start your life from scratch and not able to communicate (me when I got to NZ), you give your 100%. I wanted to replicate that.
I moved to Canada on a working holiday visa again. Things went sideways at the airport in Vancouver. They only gave me six months. That’s not a lot of time to find a job and decide if you want to stay or not. I managed to find a job two months before it ran out. My amazing bosses help me with the sponsorship. The bureaucracy was crazy, the most stressful months of my life. I almost gave up. But three months later, I got my visa for two years.
I’ve been living here for over three years now, and I recently received my Canadian Permanent Residency.
At the beginning of 2020 during the lockdown, I decided to start a podcast where I could help other people who are thinking to move abroad.
I believe that stories can help others overcome their fears and also learn tips that can be very useful when starting a new life in a foreign country.
I’ve been loving this journey of meeting new people from around the world and get inspired by their stories.