Expat Life

Recap of Our First Year in Brazil!

Recap of Our First Year in Brazil!

​It’s hard to believe we have lived in Brazil for exactly one year. Time has gone by so quickly! We arrived in Brazil on June 1, 2014. It took a lot to get us here! I struggled with the decision to leave my job which I loved. My father was diagnosed with cancer after we already accepted the job offer. […]

Joinville Food Truck Festival

Joinville Food Truck Festival

I’m sitting here in front of my laptop. My stomach hurts and I feel sick, but I don’t regret a minute of it! I take that back, I regret not standing in line for the churros. The churros looked amazing but the line snaked around the entire expo center. Why would so many people stand in line so long for […]

My Favorite Beach in Brazil

My Favorite Beach in Brazil

  I love Jimmy’s quote! When you love going to the beach as much as we do you are always looking for the “one”. For me, Bombinhas turned out to be that little slice of heaven. If you are from Europe or the United States, you have probably never heard of this beach, and you are definitely missing out! You see, this beach […]

Teaching English as a Second Language in Brazil

Teaching English as a Second Language in Brazil

For anyone interested in moving to Brazil to teach English as a second language, know that it is an extremely difficult process, yet the payoff of having the privilege to live in such an amazing country is huge! Currently I am teaching English part-time at a lovely school called Spezzia Idiomas. I am an anomaly as I moved to Joinville, […]

10 Cons of Being an Expat Wife

10 Cons of Being an Expat Wife

In a previous post I discussed the top ten pros of being an expat wife. Contrary to what the folks at home might think, we aren’t on a permanent vacation! Unfortunately, as with all things in life, there are a few cons to living the life of an expat wife. 1. Putting your career on hold This by far has […]