Saturday Market Buys

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Drumroll, please…

I present what 20 reais ($6.50) will get you at the Uberlandia farmers’ market. Before this year, I had never gone to the Saturday morning market in my neighborhood. Getting out of bed and leaving the house before noon on Saturdays was a feat only accomplished when I had no other choice (AKA work.) But last Saturday, I only taught from 8 to 10, so I went after.

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Easter in Minas Gerais

I spent Easter weekend with my boyfriend Felipe’s family in Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais. It’s a town of almost 150,000, about three hours east of Uberlândia. The name translates literally as “Ducks of Mines.” I have yet to spot any ducks there.
As usual in Patos, I didn’t go hungry. The weekend was very meat- (besides Friday) and beer-centric, culminating with this little guy for Sunday lunch.

Hey little piggy.

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Settling back in to Uberlândia, Minas Gerais

My bedroom isn't feeling too photogenic, so here's the living room.

The bedroom isn’t feeling too photogenic, so here’s the living room of minha nova casa.


There have been a few times in my life so far when I thought it might be nice to start a blog to share my adventures, but I never did. Frankly, out of laziness.  But something about being home these last months made me realize that I really live abroad. I’m not doing an exchange program; I’m just living my life here in the state of Minas Gerais, which happens to be pretty far away from Minnesota. This blog therefore springs from said laziness, as it seems like a reasonable way to give you all an idea of what my life is like here without repeating myself too many times. Continue reading