So it has been awhile since I posted and even though this post is going to be somewhat short due to the fact that it’s being written on my phone since USP’s computers are old and the software is so horrible they are barely usable, finals week is here and let’s just say I’m barely treading water. As much as I love Brazil I’m looking forward to spending some time with my family in the USA in January and so I’m finding it so hard to concentrate on anything here right now let alone tests. I feel like it has been so long since I’ve been back even though it has only been 1.5 months.
It’s always harder around the holidays to be away and I always get some serious homesickness but that’s okay, I’m going to make the best out of it and just enjoy spending time with Luiz and having no school! I’m really glad that they didn’t decide to extend the semester since it’s now summer here (aka 90+ F everyday) and USP has very limited A/C and by limited I mean there are like no classrooms that have it. This morning it was really hot and during my final I started to get really sick because I was stressed, there was no air circulation, and the room felt like a sauna. Not the best atmosphere for finals.
Anyways, I go back to the USA for a visit in the beginning of January and I’m so excited! I’m going to mostly just be in Michigan enjoying the cold, snowy weather but I’m also taking a trip to NYC for a long weekend and possibly Vegas (that’s still up in the air) so there are some exciting travel plans! I wish that it wasn’t so expensive to travel within Brazil, there are so many places that I have yet to see but as we get closer to World Cup the prices are skyrocketing! Luiz and I looked into doing a cruise (just a short weekend cruise) and it was going to be US$1200 per person for 2 nights!
Good luck to everyone on finals and happy holidays! Hopefully I’ll be posting more over the next 2 months to keep you updated on my travels and life (to anyone that likes reading about that stuff)
I hope that everyone was able to enjoy their time with family and friends yesterday! I’m hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow for my Brazilian family aka all of my wonderful friends here and so today I’m starting on the baking! If only it was cold and snowing here instead of hot and humid 😁
Thinking about missing Thanksgiving with my family is always hard and makes me want to book a roundtrip ticket back just to spend the holiday there. Unfortunately with finals, projects, and the craziness that is the end of the semester that isn’t possible just as it wasn’t possible last year. Being the second year that I’m away from home for the holiday season I’m trying to find more and more ways to keep the holiday spirit alive throughout the next month and not just let the ways of Brazil and the lack of American Christmas spirit that I love so much, get me down.
For that reason I will be hosting my second annual Brazilian Thanksgiving next Saturday for some of our close friends and I’m hoping that it can be even more successful that it was last year! Even though it won’t be the same as a true American thanksgiving (it’s summer here and some sides must be skipped) it’s better than letting the holiday slip by without notice.
Any of you that are out of the country this Thanksgiving may feel the same way and because of that I wrote a small post about Thanksgiving here in Brazil with the recipes I used and the adjustments that I had to make due to a lack of ingredients. If you’re interested in reading it here’s the link http://inthelandofbeauty.blogspot.com.br/2013/11/thanksgiving-outside-of-usa.html.
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! Now that I’ve procrastinated for awhile I’m going to get back to school work (so there won’t be many posts for awhile since I am slammed with work and tests for the next 3 weeks).
So even though I’ve been really bad about posting on here it has only been because I’m working like crazy to get my travel blog up and running! There has been so much added and posted in the past few weeks and I’m feeling very good about it right now! My boyfriend (Luiz) and I would love it if you could check it out! There has been some updates with stuff from my trip to the US that I just got back from last week so you can check that out there. Hopefully I’ll be posting on here about everything that’s going on in the next week or so but I might be going out of town for the holiday weekend!
I have arrived in beautiful San Diego! So excited to spend the next week here with some of my best friends!