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. […]

Wine Country Tours in Brazil’s Vale dos Vinhedos

Wine Country Tours in Brazil's Vale dos Vinhedos

We first arrived to Brazil about 10 months ago. I struggled to find a Brazilian wine I could tolerate. You see, I grew up in Northern California on the doorsteps of Napa Valley, and I consider myself a bit of a wine snob. I do not claim to be an expert on wine, but I do have my preferences. I usually prefer a good Pinot Noir […]

Visiting Brasilia

Visiting Brasilia

Brasilia is not only the capital city of Brazil (and some say the workplace of some of the most blatantly crooked politicians in the world!), but it is also home to amazing architecture and great art museums. When we planned this trip we told our Brazilian friends about it. Almost all asked us why we would visit Brasilia with great disdain. […]

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 […]

Review of the Pousada Vila do Coral in Bombinhas

Review of the Pousada Vila do Coral in Bombinhas

Recently we decided to head to Bombinhas for a long beach weekend before the weather turns too cold. We found a cute and reasonably priced hotel, also called a pousada in Brazil, called Pousada Vila do Coral. We found this hotel on booking.com (affiliate link). We quickly fell in love with Pousada Vila do Coral and can’t wait to return! We […]

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 […]