For this portuguese class we visited a local artist where we were paw printed and learned to sketch. Continue reading Artsy Portuguese Part I
Deep into the Brazilian countryside, close to the state border between São Paulo and Minas Gerais lies a hidden gem called Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (or FAF). A coffee plantation since 1850 the culture and beauty is deeply rooted. Staying there feels like stepping back in time. Only thing disturbing the illusion were my cut off jeans and iphone. Continue reading Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza
Peter occasionally has business trips to São Paulo. This time he was going to be gone for a whole week so we decided to join him for a few days in South America’s largest city. Cilla’s husband Jonas, a colleague of Peter’s, coincidentally also had work in São Paulo this week so she and I … Continue reading São Paulo in March
This is a post dedicated to telling you a little bit about our new hometown Araraquara. And also give you a little information if you are planning to come visit. Continue reading Araraquara – Home of the sun
Have you ever been stuck on a long flight with a screaming child thinking 1. “My God, can someone shut that kid up”. 2. “I would hate to be in the parents shoes right now” ?
When we had our own kids I started thinking about how we probably would BE in those dreaded shoes soon and immediately started strategising to make it easy on us, our children and fellow travellers. Here are my tips on long haul flights with kids. Continue reading Travelling with kids
Living in a country where you don’t speak the language can make you feel very isolated and put you in awkward situations so the key is to learn quickly. Here is my take on it. Continue reading Porquinhos, abram a porta!
Staying safe in one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Continue reading Personal safety in Brazil
Bolsa is portuguese for “bag”. Day by day the content in mine has increased but I seem to have reached a plateau so here is what I need to carry around on a daily basis so far in terms of “NEED” and “NICE”. NEED A bag that isn’t to heavy on its own and durable. … Continue reading In my Bolsa
We have now lived in Brazil for 1 whole week. Here is an update on what we’ve been up to. We arrived on Thursday morning last week and started out by moving into our temporary home; Gran Hotel Morada do Sol. It is situated in the middle of Araraquara surrounded by shops, restaurants, one-way streets, … Continue reading Update: 1 week in Brazil