Vacation Within a Vacation

It has been almost 3 weeks since I last posted something- I’m kind of shocked! On the 18th we left for Cadu’s family’s beach house in Tamandaré, which is about 1-2 hours north of Recife, and we spent a week there. The view on the drive was pretty interesting in itself just because of how…

Drive fast, take chances

Earlier this week Cadu and I went out for dinner and the parking lot scene made for a humorous cultural experience and inspired me to write this post. Cadu and I called the restaurant in advance to ask how full the parking lot was. We wanted to drive, but Cadu knew the lot was small…

Polar Vortex

Minnesota made the Brazilian newspaper today due to the ‘Polar Vortex’ they are all experiencing. (I still kinda laugh at the name ‘Polar Vortex’ by the way.) I truly empathize with my friends and family who have to go to work in the -50-degree windchill. It is still weird to think that it is January…

Feliz Ano Novo!

Happy New Year! (in Portuguese) Cadu (my Brazilian boyfriend) and I decided to move to Chile around mid-2013. Ever since then we have been preparing for our big year, and here it is! We were lucky that Cadu was able to come to Minnesota for Christmas this year, which gave us the chance to spend…