TODAY is the day I have to fit EVERYTHING else that didn’t go in the shipment in to our suitcases! That will be fun. I know I will be without my things from the shipment for awhile so I put all the things in my suitcase that I will want or that will bring me comfort in our adjustment period. Been there and done it all before, and even though we have and I can’t wait to be back in China…I KNOW there will be an adjustment period!

So today is packing day! I actually packed 1 suitcase the day the shipment left because I was a little concerned…I thought maybe I would have to buy another suitcase and pay for having extra baggage but NO PROBLEM!

Today while David was working his last FULL day in Brazil I have been sorting and organizing, making my little piles and even throwing a few things out. When I look at our apartment I think it’s funny how I go about organizing. I need time to think and figure it out in my mind. Make sure I pack enough in my carry on in case of a delay or cancelled flight but not too much so that it is heavy or bulky to deal with going through security… I think of all these things!

David on the other hand just packs. He comes home gets his suitcase down and puts it all together. I should clarify, I don’t pack the actual suitcases. David ALWAYS does that because he is an expert at putting things in, in a way that maximizes our space. Although, we each can have 2- 70lb bags traveling to and from Brazil. ( this is the last of the 70lber’s for a while, it will be hard to go back to 50lbs) plus a carry-on plus a personal item. And we always take full advantage!

Tonight, we took a break from it all and had some delicious steak at one of our favorite restaurants, and said our goodbyes to a young Brazilian guy who works there.We met him a year ago and  he always enjoys chatting with us and practicing his English every time we go. He will go to Canada in July on an exchange program so he can get a good grasp of the English language. We will miss Mouser and Terracao restaurant.

Our friend Mouser
Our friend Mouser

Well, that’s another day…2 MORE sleeps!


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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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