Interview: Angela Sun Talks Traveling, "Plastic Paradise," and Being an Asian American Female in Sports Media

Interview: Angela Sun Talks Traveling, "Plastic Paradise," and Being an Asian American Female in Sports Media

So, you’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world, we saw on your site you’ve been to over 40 countries and studied abroad in Australia before graduating from UCLA. What are some of your favorite places that you’ve been to?

There have been so many favorite places. Vanuatu [an island nation about three hours northeast of Sydney in the South Pacific Ocean] has one of the prettiest beaches I’ve ever been to. That’s calledactually, I’m not going to tell you what it’s called because it’s a little secret [Laughs.], they have this beautiful secluded white sand beach. Palawan in the Philippines has some of the most amazing soft coral I’ve ever seen. Hawaii is some place that’s near and dear to me, I go there a lot and I have a lots of friends and family there. The Kolner Dome in Germany in Cologne, I think is one of the most amazing architectural structures.

Gosh there’s so many places. Bora Bora is also a highlight of mine, as you can tell I have a water theme going on [laughs]. Chasing sharks and chasing sunsets is what I like to do when I travel. There’s so many different travel places to travel, every place is unique and I think traveling gives you perspective to appreciate the things that you have at home and also to expand your horizons and take in and appreciate the world around you.

 

Chasing sharks and chasing sunsets is what I like to do when I travel.

 

What's been your favorite experience while traveling?

I think one of my best and most favorite experiences was when I was in Salvador in Brazil and randomly ended up meeting a great group of people and dancing through the streets on a Tuesday night, on these cobblestone streets, to an Afro Brazilian steel drum band. And everyone started following them like the Pied Piper, there was about 200 people following them who were dancing in synchronized Glee fashion. It felt like a cardio dance class [Laughs.]. For three hours through these cobblestone streets, and I never would have had that experience if I never would have stepped out of my comfort zone and gone there. I think life is all about experiences. It really invigorates me, it feeds my soul. There are some great experiences, good and bad, whatever it is, it always makes a great story.

As far as broadcasting goes, is there one moment that sticks out to you as far as the coolest thing you’ve witnessed or been around?

I think that going to the Vancouver Winter Olympics was amazing. That whole experience was just amazing, being around so many elite athletes and just the atmosphere and vibe of Vancouver. Not to mention the really good food in that city. I think was definitely one of the highlights of sporting events that I’ve covered.


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