The Get Up & Get Out Podcast w/ Steve Krisel
Episode 22: Marco Ferreyra - From Chulos to Chuvaks: One man’s story of cooking his way from Los Angeles to Moscow

Episode 22: Marco Ferreyra - From Chulos to Chuvaks: One man’s story of cooking his way from Los Angeles to Moscow

August 3, 2020

Quote:

A recipe has no soul.

As the cook, you must bring the soul to the recipe.

 

Welcome to Episode 22 with Marco Antonio Ferreyra.

On today’s show, we’ll have the chance to chat with Marco about his adventures growing up in Bell, a rough area of Los Angeles, his upbringing as a first-generation Mexican-American, how he got the cooking bug and what drove him to leave America for Russia.

We’ll also dig deeper to find out about his struggles in the food business, cultural differences, getting stalked, getting married and of course, what the future holds for this energetic, lively, and very passionate guy.

 

Please join me in welcoming Marco Antonio Ferreyra.

TOPICS 

 

I.Early Life 

  • What was it like growing up in Los Angeles? 
  • When did you decide you wanted to become a chef? 
  • Where did you work prior to coming to Moscow? 
  • What was it like growing up in “Bell”? 

 

II. Getting the bug 

  • What’s your favorite dish to cook and why? 
  • Do you like to create your own dishes; something unique? 
  • Do you have a specific process? 

 

III. First Impressions 

  • What Russian dishes would you consider your favorite? Least favorite? 
  • What was it like working at Calicano? 
  • What future projects would you like to tackle? 

 

IV. Struggles 

  • What struggles did you face, if any, moving/living in Russia? 
  • Did police stop you often? How did locals treat you? 

 

V. Leaving Moscow 

  • Describe for us what happened. Why did you have to leave? 
  • Were you already seeing your g/f or were you married at that time? 
  • How were the relationships that you built while you were here?  
  • Did you think you’d be back? 

 

VI. Time in LA 

  • What do your parents and family/friends think of your “wild” adventures in Russia? 

 

VII. Returning to Moscow 

  • What was the deciding factor for you to come back to Russia? 
  • Was it it all kind of quick? 
  • Were you prepared at that time to make the comeback? 

 

VIII. Starting MASA 

  • What struggles did you face, opening your own food business here in Russia? How do you think it compares to other places in the world? 
  • Why bring Cali-Mex to Russia? 
  • What is business like here in Russia compared to back home? 
  • What’s your favorite dish on your menu? 
  • Any new dishes coming? 

 

IX. Meeting your wife 

  • So, I heard your wife stalked you to get your attention. You married a stalker? 
  • Have you been married before? 
  • If not, how does your Russian wife compare to American women, in your experience? 

 

X. Closing Questions 

  • Where else would you like to live (if you could)? 
  • What’s been some of the benefits for you, living abroad (aside from meeting and marrying your wife)? 
  • What would you say to the people that are “on the fence” about moving abroad? 
  • Closing remarks: Thank you and Acknowledgements 
  • Where can people contact you? 
  • Anything you’d like to say? 

Contact Info:

Masa Moscow on IG

Feel free to talk to Marco and Hassan

We want to thank you for joining us today.

We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

 

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Music is by Tomas Skyldeberg, entitled Celebration of Life

 

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Episode 21: Stefan Mauerer “Adapt Yourself, Don’t Change Yourself” The Nuances of Doing Business in 5 Countries

Episode 21: Stefan Mauerer “Adapt Yourself, Don’t Change Yourself” The Nuances of Doing Business in 5 Countries

July 27, 2020

On the show today we have Stefan Mauerer from Munich.

We will discuss Stefan’s worldly travels, diving into the stories that he personally experienced. Each one of these stories can help us understand many cultural differences and also give us some insights as to how people successfully do business with leaders around the globe. 
In addition, through his interesting and in many ways, funny stories from Europe, Russia, Asia, and Latin America, I hope that you will find this episode not only entertaining but also interesting and maybe this episode will be that spark that'll lead you on your own quest to discover the world - on your terms!

 

Topics:
India - Ordering food, the tomato story and how everything is flexible.
Russia - As a foreigner you are taken at your word, managerial styles and improvisational skills.
Japan - Precise, honest, and punctual. The Running Waitress Story, the purse in McDonalds, forgetting his laptop on a train.

Mexico - A case of when two people adjust to each other and the miscommunication that can take place

Panama - Panamanian Spanish and the rules that will speed up your understanding

 

The Four Mechanisms to Living Abroad: 
1. No right/wrong; you don't have the right to teach people how to behave.
2. Make it clear to yourself; where/when you are meant to adapt and when/where it's ok that you do not.
3. Before you come - read "a" book about your host country.
4. Have someone assist you in understanding the local culture.

 

For more from Stefan and our talk, have a listen! 

 

We want to thank you for joining us today. 
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show 
brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation 
to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

 

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with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. 
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Our music is by Tomas Skyldeberg, entitled "Celebration of Life"

 

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and remember…

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Get Out
And Discover the world - on your terms!

Episode 20: Rustam Rafikov “A Story of Determination”

Episode 20: Rustam Rafikov “A Story of Determination”

July 20, 2020

In order to get something you've never had,

You have to do things you've never done.

 

On today's episode, we have a bright and young lawyer, Rustam Rafikov from Uzbekistan who shares with us his struggles and the promise to his mother of attending university and graduating with honors (The Red Diploma). We also get into Rustam's travels; living and studying in The Netherlands and The United States.
Rustam also shares some insights with us on the fate of the future both at home in Russia and abroad with respect to laws and business.
 
We want to thank you for joining us today. We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!
 
If todays message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five. Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts. We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated.
 
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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov
Music is by Tomas Skyldeberg, entitled Celebration of Life
 
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Get Up                               
Get Out                       
And Discover the world - on your terms!
Episode 19: Foreigner Food Businesses in Moscow, Russia

Episode 19: Foreigner Food Businesses in Moscow, Russia

July 13, 2020

It's about time we talk about something everyone can enjoy - FOOD!

This week we are focused on bringing you some great businesses that are owned and operated by foreigners living and working right here in Moscow, Russia. 

Anthony Bourdain Quotes

"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food. It's a plus for everybody."

Russia Behind the Headlines (RBTH): How to Open a Restaurant in Russia

The Main Foods

1. Tom Halpin - Tom's Takeaway

2. Masa Moscow - Marco Antonio Ferreyra

3.Ricci Gelato Website  Ricci Gelato - Facebook

4. Timur Beslangurov - Facebook - Website

 

Thanks for listening.

Please feel free to share, like, leave a review.
We would also love to hear from you if you or someone you know would like to be a guest on the show. Send us an email at: guest@gugopodcast.com

We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show

brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation

to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

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Once again, thanks for joining us today.

This has been The Get Up & Get Out Podcast

I’ve been your host, Steve Krisel

and remember…

Get Up - Get Out - And Discover the World - On Your Terms!

Episode 17: Adrian “CanAdrian” Niro from Toronto to Moscow - 10 Years Living Abroad

Episode 17: Adrian “CanAdrian” Niro from Toronto to Moscow - 10 Years Living Abroad

June 22, 2020

Episode 17 with Adrian Niro a Canadian who found his way to Belgium, attended university, found his knack for comedy, and moved to Russia. Adrian and I jump into many random topics relative to life and the crazy events that he's experienced in his travels.
Take Away: "Take the good, the bad and the ugly."
Find Adrian on:
Facebook: Adrian Niro
Instagram: adrian_niro
YouTube: Adrian Niro

Topics:

Left Toronto to study in Leuven, Belgium

Got 2 Master's Degrees in : Philosophy and Social/Cultural Anthropology

Fed 2014 - Graduated

March 2014 - Arrived in Moscow to teach English

3:30 - Teaching Privates and Being Payed in "other" Ways

4:50 - Steve's "oops" Story; Did anything happen?

8:10 - What surprised you when you came to Russia?

10:00 - Have you experienced any negativity in any of our host countries? --> "Bank Collectors"

13:50 - Teaching for language schools; traveling around; getting to know metro

15:20 - What events have you been to? "The Punchline Festival"

            Daniel Sloss came to Moscow

            Tommy Tiernan - Comedian

22:30 - What unique talents do you have?

24:40 - Family/Friends Blowback for Choosing to Live Abroad?

27:00 - Visiting home during the summer; Long Island Beaches, Lake Norman, North Carolina

28:30 - What have you come to enjoy in Moscow/Host Country?

29:40 - What/Where is "home"?

31:20 - What we miss from our home country?

35:50 - What's your understanding of Moscow?

38:00 - What does the future look like?

40:11 - What advice would you give to yourself 10 years ago?

41:50 - Any questions from you? Skeletons in the closet...

Nobody can cancel me!

"F" You Money

43:00 - Closing Remarks

 

Thank you to Adrian for coming on the show today.

We wish him much success in Moscow and beyond!

A couple takeaways from today’s show:

Sometimes it's nice to not understand the conversations being spoken around you.

and

Take the good, the bad and the ugly - you'll be better because of it.

 

We want to thank you for joining us today. We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

If todays message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five. Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts. We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated. In addition, each review helps us spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish.

If you would like to be on the show or you know someone who might be a great guest, please send us an email at

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Feel free to follow us on Instagram: @stephenkrisel

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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov

Music is by Tomas Skyldeberg, intitled Celebration of Life

 

Once again, thanks for joining us today.

This has been The Get Up & Get Out Podcast

I’ve been your host, Steve Krisel

and remember…

Get Up - Get Out - And Discover the World - On Your Terms!

Episode 16: James Wolanyk - From Boston to Latvia - The Power of Meditation and Authoring 4 Books

Episode 16: James Wolanyk - From Boston to Latvia - The Power of Meditation and Authoring 4 Books

June 17, 2020

I got to sit down with a former colleague who I have appreciated for several years now. James Wolanyk, is a 27 year old, originally from the Boston, Mass area who has done a bit of traveling, living in Taiwan, Poland and now Riga, Latvia.
Today, we get to catch up, talk about his adventures and more importantly, we get to talk about the things that are on our minds.
Thought out the show, James introduces how far back he can remember, relationship gone bad, a pleasant surprise job offer, his journey with meditation and the positive effects it has had on his life.
Join us and let's get deep on Episode 16 with James Wolanyk!

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Episode 15: Living Abroad - How to Get Started and Make it Happen?

Episode 15: Living Abroad - How to Get Started and Make it Happen?

June 9, 2020
Today’s Episode: I’m going to introduce 5 Key Areas that will guide you on your search for getting up and out of your country in order to fulfil your dreams of living and working in another country. Life is full of surprises and well, that’s what makes it both a little stressful but so much more exciting! Join me as I explore 5 key areas that I have identified as the jumping off point to achieving your adventure abroad.
    On the show today, I’ll pose the following questions and not only share my answers but I’ll give you some insights and personal stories that ended up being more like, “I wish I had known that before I moved!” 
Question #1: What are your skills
#2: Where can I search for my dream job? 
#3: Where do I want to live?
#4: What will my expenses be like?
And #5: What am I leaving behind or better yet, how to set myself up to leave (and return) responsibly? 
 
Websites used in my research:
 
Sometimes life’s struggles not only show you what you are capable of but it’s those struggles that allow for great success or interesting new opportunities.
 
We want to thank you for joining us today.
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show
brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation
to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!
 
If todays message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode
with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes.
It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five. Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts.
 
We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated.
In addition, each review helps us spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish.
 
If you would like to be on the show or you know someone who might be a great guest, please send us an email at
 
Feel free to follow us on Instagram: @stephenkrisel
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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov
and our music is by Tomas Skyldeberg, entitled Celebration of Life
 
Once again, thanks for joining us today.
This has been The Get Up & Get Out Podcast
I’ve been your host, Steve Krisel
and remember…
 
Get Up
Get Out
And Discover the world - on your terms!
Episode 14: Marcus Hudson - A Life of Service Leads to a Life of Purpose

Episode 14: Marcus Hudson - A Life of Service Leads to a Life of Purpose

June 1, 2020
From Boring (Oregon) to Bolshevik (ya know, Russia)
Marcus grew up in a German-American home with 6 siblings on the west coast of the United States.
He went to Brigham Young University and has a degree in linguistics.
Between spending time in Germany and America he quickly developed the bug to explore.
He spent some time studying Russian in Moscow in 2005 and in 2009 he got married to his wife, Oksana in Saint Petersburg.
Marcus came back several times over the years and in 2012 settled in Moscow until 2019.
Luckily enough, (as COVID would be upon us in 6 months) he was setting up shop for his third business and in September of 2019 moved his wife and two girls to Bonn, Germany. They now have a third child, a son!
Today, we are going to get into his life, his travels, his struggles and the wins along the way.
 
Questions during the show include:
What were three major struggles for you and how did you tackle them?
What was strange to you when living in Russia?
What were you happily surprised about when you moved to Russia?
What are three to five things you wish you knew before coming to Russia?
What's one thing you learned about yourself, living abroad?
What advice would you give to those thinking about coming to Russia?
What are some of the secrets you learned while living in Russia/Germany?
 
Mentioned in the show:
We launch and support your website with tools you need so you can focus on your business!
 
Making the Russian experience a breeze!
 
The Grint Program - Study Abroad in Russia
 
 
 
We want to thank you for joining us today. 
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show 

brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation
to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!
If todays message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode 

with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. 

It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five. Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts.
We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated.
In addition, each review helps us spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish.

If you would like to be on the show or you know someone who might be a great guest, please send us an email at
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Feel free to follow us on Instagram: @stephenkrisel
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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov
and our music is by Tomas Skyldeberg, intitled Celebration of Life

Once again, thanks for joining us today.
This has been The Get Up & Get Out Podcast
I’ve been your host, Steve Krisel
and remember…
Get Up...Get Out...And Discover the world - On Your Terms!

Episode 13: Get Up and Get Out COVID Style: Podcast, Anxiety and How to Set Yourself Up for Positivity

Episode 13: Get Up and Get Out COVID Style: Podcast, Anxiety and How to Set Yourself Up for Positivity

May 25, 2020

On this weeks episode, we take a deep look into our current situation and what we can do about it. We discuss some of my top podcasts and how each of them bring great value to my life and hopefully to yours.
We discuss Freakonomics Radio, John Tierney, Kevin Kelly, Tim Ferriss, Sam Harris, Tom Bilyeu, Jim Kwik, Jay Shetty, and Lewis Howes.

Who we talked about and how to contact them!

Freakonomics Radio
Humans have a built-in “negativity bias,” which means we give bad news much more power than good. Would the Covid-19 crisis be an opportune time to reverse this tendency?
Podcast

Tim Ferriss

The Tim Ferriss Show is often the #1 business podcast on all of Apple Podcasts, and it’s been ranked #1 out of 500,000+ podcasts on many occasions. It is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads, it has been selected as “Best of” Apple Podcasts for three years running, and readers of Fortune Magazine‘s Term Sheet recently selected The Tim Ferriss Show as their top business podcast. It has now surpassed 400M downloads.

Tom Bilyeu - Impact Theory
Impact Theory’s mission is to pull people out of the Matrix, at scale, by giving them an empowering mindset. We do that by creating the best-in-class entertainment and educational content.
Podcast

Jim Kwik
And yes, my name really is Kwik. I didn’t change it for this business. I’m here to teach you HOW to learn so you can work your brain to reach your full potential!

My life’s passion and mission are to create a smarter and more caring world by helping you reclaim your power.
Podcast

Jay Shetty
Most people don’t know this, but before all this began I lived as a monk for 3 years and built philanthropic ventures. Today I am a host, storyteller, viral content creator and experiment maker. It’s been a mission of mine to spread knowledge at the pace we want entertainment, something I like to call making wisdom go viral. Since launching my channel in 2016, I’ve garnered over 4 billion views and 24+ million followers.
Podcast

Lewis Howes

LEWIS HOWES is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness.
He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. Learn More
Podcast

 

We want to thank you for joining us today.
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show
brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation
to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

If todays message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode
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We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated.
In addition, each review helps us spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish.

If you would like to be on the show or you know someone who might be a great guest, please send us an email at
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Feel free to follow us on Instagram: @stephenkrisel
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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov
and our music is byTomas Skyldeberg, intitled Celebration of Life

Once again, thanks for joining us today.
This has been The Get Up & Get Out Podcast
I’ve been your host, Steve Krisel
and remember…
Get Up...Get Out...And Discover the world - On Your Terms!

Episode 12: Katya and Wilson on Cross-Cultural Relationships, Marriage and Living Separately

Episode 12: Katya and Wilson on Cross-Cultural Relationships, Marriage and Living Separately

May 18, 2020

Welcome to Episode 12: Katya and Wilson

On the show today, we have a lovely couple that I’d like to introduce to you.

Wilson was born in Hong Kong, moved to the US at 15, graduated from the University of Kansas and moved to Australia. He continued his studies and got into flying through a really good friend. From computer science degree to acrobatic flyer to 1st Officer of A330 of Hong Kong Airlines, Wilson had it all, well, almost. Since becoming 1st Officer, he’s had quite a bit more time to travel and that's when he met Katya, a Russian girl from Sterlitamack (about a 24hr train ride to the East of Moscow).

Katya, who aspired to become a psychologist, attended university and got a degree in psychology. She got a job in radio in her hometown, the envy of most of her friends, at the young age of 20 years old. She quickly decided to move to Moscow and got into television. She’s been working in the media world for the past 6 years.

One night in Moscow, during the cold winter month of February, 2018, Katya and Wilson met each other at Mari vanna, a restaurant in the area of Patriarch Ponds.

They’re now married but living separately as they need to get permission for Katya to join Wilson in Hong Kong, full-time.

Before the show, we played the Newlywed Game where I asked Katya and Wilson, separately, a series of questions about their partner. Stick around until the end of the show to find out what those questions were and more importantly, what their responses were!

ON TODAY'S SHOW...we will talk about their lives before and after marriage, the cultural and social differences between them and how they deal with living apart.

 

Contact Katya and Wilson on Instagram:      

@katyakondratieva

@psychologistkatyayeung
@yolo.travel.willy

 

Thank you for joining us today.

We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

 If today's message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five. Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts. We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated. In addition, each review helps us spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish.

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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valery Lugov

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Once again, thanks for joining us today and don't forget...

Get Up

Get Out

And Discover the World - On Your Terms!