In Relocation Limbo

Jundiai Gate


The days are floating by. Brian heads off to work, and I open the sliding glass door to our small veranda and let in the cool morning air and the sounds of the city.

I see the park behind the hotel, full of green trees waving in the breeze. Flocks of green parakeets bouncing in and out of the canopy.


I enjoy my lazy mornings catching up on all things internet before heading down to the hotel buffet for some eggs, fruit and tea. Nearly every day I go back upstairs to put my running shoes on before heading out to explore the streets.

I’m learning my way around town, finding the gyms, stores, bus stations, main roads, cafes, restaurants and all the other little places we’ll need. I’ve found the parking lot where they hold the nearest farmer’s market on Tuesdays, and read in the news that there is another one soon to be open on Sundays just down the main road from here.

I’ve found the loteria where we can pay our bills once we’re settled, and a hobby store if I’m feeling crafty. We’ll still need to know where we’re going to live before we know which bank will be ours, and which neighborhood market we’ll be going to.

And the very slow process of finding friends has begun. Once again we’ll be living in a city which has no detectable expat community. I know there is one Canadian man living here (thanks to Instagram), but I haven’t found anyone else. That’s ok. If We’re going to live in Brazil, we want to truly live in Brazil. We don’t want to live in an English speaking expat community in Brazil.

Although it really is nice to have a couple of friends who know what you’re going through as the new gringos in town.

Things are moving slowly for now. Soon we’ll be running around looking at apartments and houses, and we’ll be making the big decisions. In the meantime we’re enjoying the sounds of the city, and the feeling of being on a new adventure again.

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A Scotsman and his American photographer wife traveling the world and writing about it. Tales, reviews, photos, interviews and crazy goings on. Because you never know what's going to happen.

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4 Responses to In Relocation Limbo

  1. emily April 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    I’m sure that will be quite the experience! Good luck with your new adventure!
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  2. TheBoyandMe May 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Missed you this week on the linky, are you having a break from yours? I love the description of life in Brazil, is it very different from the last time you were living there?

    • akil3655
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      May 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

      Sorry I didn’t link up with yours this week! Too much travel and hectic running around to take care of business and spend time with my babies. I’ll be back next week!
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