Our first feijoada in Vila Madalena. Week one.
We have been talking about moving abroad since we met… many options were on the table along the way, but we have finally landed in Sao Paulo, Brazil. While we find ourselves missing family and friends, we are more than ready to explore the largest city in South America.
My hope with this blog is to document our travels, mishaps, and adventures. Everything for us is new… and usually a lengthy process (often providing for a good story.) Perhaps some day we will look back at our first year in SP and laugh at how we stumbled through Brazil lacking any real language skills. Until then, join us as we explore (and study!)
Also, if you are reading this… we miss you. Please take the time to respond by commenting on posts that interest you. Hopefully it will help us to feel a bit closer to home.
(Use Que saudade! (kee sah-ooh-dah-jee) when you miss something so desperately, you have a heartache over it. People say Que saudade! when they remember their best friend who’s now living far away, or their childhood beach. Brazilians also often say simply Saudades! at the end of e-mails to tell you they’re missing you terribly.)