Tag Archives: Moving Overseas

Brasil Pra Mim

-“Tudo bem?” The flight attendant asked me with a smile if all was well in Portuguese as I boarded the plane. -“Beleza,” I replied. “Vôcé?” -“Jooooya. Bem-vindo a bordo.” -“Brigado.” I welcomed this brief interaction as a sign I was … Continue reading

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On Fear, Frustration, and Freedom

It’s been a month since I moved to Brasília. My apartment’s set up (except for Internet) and I’ve already got a cleaning lady to spruce it up once a week. I’ve had my house-warming party, hung out at pool halls … Continue reading

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Destination: Brasília

Yesterday, I accepted a job with a high school in Brasília, the famously-planned capital of Brazil, starting in January. No, it’s not São Paulo, my favoritest city, but I’m pleased with the move for several reasons: It’s still Brazil and … Continue reading

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Detours

We interrupt Fly Brother’s Round-the-World Adventures for this important existential rumination: Back in March, while finishing up my fourth year of living and working in Colombia, I was struck by a post-quarter-life crisis of modest proportions, elucidated not quite succinctly … Continue reading

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The Hours

One of the main areas of anxiety about moving to another country—in my case, Brazil—is the mystery surrounding vocation. Not vocation solely in terms of source of income, but also in terms of how time is spent and managed, how … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Four-Plus Years Into a Box, a Suitcase, and a Carry-On in 12 Easy Steps

Photo by charlieontheradio You’ve got 26 days left in Colombia; here’s what you do: Rip all bootleg, copied, burned, and otherwise unoriginal CDs to your computer. No need to carry home all that plastic (and the joy of this is … Continue reading

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