Outdoor Living

There is really something to be said about outdoor living…especially in December. But even ALL year round!! It really is wonderful. Actually I think South America living is THE best because even in Florida where many Canadians like to spend their winters isn’t as warm as South America. Although Mom & Dad Goode… I am sure you are loving the warmth right now!!

David's parents in Florida December 2012
David’s parents in Florida December 2012

What can I say? Winters here are as beautiful as a Canadian summer, and Summers by the pool or one of the world’s most beautiful beaches is …let’s just say a DREAM COME TRUE!! Hmm…I need to remember that when the frustrations of bureaucracy here makes me want to blow my top!

Ipanema Beach
Ipanema Beach

It really is lovely. There are no bugs for the most part (except mosquitoes that you have to be a little careful of)  so no screens on doors and windows. EVERYONE lives outside…eats outside, plays outside, socializes outside, day and night. Hey, my neighbor even does her ironing outside! We are not cooped up inside freezing…ok well some days we are when it is too hot outside so we stay in with the air conditioning on! But I have to say one of the perks of living in Brazil is Outdoor living!

There is always something beautiful in bloom no matter what the season. It is always green here even if the locals say it is is grey in the Winter ( well it’s just a duller green)

Color blooms year round!
Color blooms year round!

Seriously though, outdoor living is just easier!

Oh and by the way…I am just really glad we are in Resende, Brazil today December 3, 2012 instead of Shenyang China where they got walloped with a HUGE Blizzard!

Blizzard in Shenyang December 3, 2012
Blizzard in Shenyang December 3, 2012

PS. Tricia & Alan, I think you picked a great week to go to Taiwan!

Have a GREAT new week!


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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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