Valentine’s Day!

Today is Valentine’s Day!

The February 14th Valentine’s Day is NOT celebrated at all in Brazil because it usually falls too close to or after Carnaval (that can fall anywhere from early February to early March and lasts almost a week) Because of the absence of Valentine’s Day and the celebrations of  Carnaval, Brazil is a popular tourist spot during February for Western singles to get away from the holiday!! Brazilians celebrate Valentine’s Day June 12 and couples exchange gifts, chocolates, cards and flower bouquets.

But for the Western countries and actually much of the world, today is Valentine’s Day and the most widely celebrated holiday after New Year’s, even though it is a working holiday.

We LOVE celebrating the February 14th Sweethearts Day! Since we are cruising this weekend, and David is working evenings today we had a lovely Valentine’s Day lunch in Penedo complete with our favorite Brazil chocolate truffles and coffee!

Valentine's Day Lunch with my Sweetie <3
Valentine’s Day Lunch with my Sweetie ❤
Trout with Almonds, Rice & Potatoes~ Yummy!
Trout with Almonds, Rice & Potatoes~ Yummy!
Brazilian truffles!
Brazilian truffles!

David reminded me this morning that we have been blessed to celebrate the February 14th Valentine’s Day in Foreign countries for the last 3 years. It’s been wonderful!  And who knows… we might be celebrating Valentine’s Day 2 more times this year…June 12 in Brazil and August 13 in China!

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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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