Moving and Living Abroad

Reflecting on the Big Move

Reflecting on the Big Move

It's been 9 months since we packed our necessities into several overstuffed suitcases, said a tearful goodbye to friends and family, and stepped on that plane with our 2 thoroughly miserable cats in search of a new life in Portugal. It's been one of the biggest undertakings of my life, right up there with quitting my restaurant job to pursue a career in photography and food styling. Today I'd like to highlight some of the differences and similarities I've discovered during our time here in Coimbra.

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Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer

This is my first holiday season ever spent outside the U.S. and it's been really wonderful to have the opportunity to experience it in Portugal. I was really psyched to see that come the 1st of the month, a fartura truck was set up in the parking lot of our Pingo Doce. I'm kind of obsessed with these long, churro-like sticks of fried dough rolled in sugar and cinnamon that are commonly found at most celebrations and festas. I'm fairly certain that given the opportunity, I could injure myself in the stomach region with these.

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