Ladies and gentlemen the winner is….

“Courage is found in unlikely places.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

When Edy came to Mexico, I knew that eventually the idea to move out from Mexico would come to hunt us, jajaja, yes like Michael Myers, and since he was studying Photography the idea was there waiting until he conquered that dream. So, he did, and last year we decided that in 2017 we would leave, we would move out of the country. It was hard for me to express that plan to my parents, but they both were supportive and encouraging, they advised us to plan it well, to prepare for it, and we did.

However, when we told them about our plans we had at least 10 cities in our list, and we changed it constantly, jajaja one city crossed it out alone, London… damn Brexit.

London, was probably Ana´s favourite place in Europe, but unfortunately we don´t know how are they going to work their problems out, so we put that dream on pause. For now it´s Hamburg, Germany. The good thing, we have family there, ready to support us. The bad thing, we don´t speak a word of german, well, maybe one or two, but nothing that can really help us, lol, but that is something for future Ana and Edino to worry about.

When we get there, the first thing to do, is to go to the migration and take care of Ana´s papers, then the search for a job (nop, we do not have a job yet, total adventure), and also get to know the place, specially since we are going to see if we like it ther and adapt to the city, so the sooner we get to know the place the better.

It will be a matter of time, for us to know, if we are sticking around there, or if we will go somewhere else.

Edino and Ana

Hasta la vista… baby

“The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.”
Moira Rogers

As Edy mentioned, yesterday was my last day at work *What am I going to do with those almost 60 hours from my week that I used to dedicate to work, suggestions are welcomed*.
I do have a mix of feelings regarding the events approaching in our agenda, right now I feel like it does not matter because there are lots of stuffs to get done first. Today, I want to share how hard was for me to leave the office. Continue reading “Hasta la vista… baby”

A new beginning

“Endings are not always a bad thing, it just means that something new can begin.”

3 years ago, when I decided to leave Cabo Verde, I wasn’t sure, how long my adventure in Mexico would be, I mean, I came prepared for whatever, be here for a few weeks, months, or even for years. It was a new beginning for me and for Ana. We had been trough some really ruff times and it was going to be the last test. 3 years later, we are here, happily married, had some ups and downs like every normal couple, we talk a lot, way more than we did it in the beginning, and that is the key. Continue reading “A new beginning”

Please, do not feed the fears

“We grow fearless by walking into our fears” – Robin Sharma

Once again live before you philosophize, remember?

Why am I bringing this? I have always defended the idea that everyone is innocent, until proven otherwise. In this case, don’t listen to everything you hear about a place, of course I am not telling you to just go everywhere thinking everything that is said about it are wrong, specially bad things. Continue reading “Please, do not feed the fears”

Die another day

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

I’ve had a very exhausting week, next May 31st, it will be my last day at the office, so I’ve been very busy trying to complete as much as possible, but I do believe that pending lists are forever, they have no fucking end!!!.
Continue reading “Die another day”

Speak a new language, so that the world will be a new world

“Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint” – Gates McFadden

Don’t be afraid to go somewhere just because you don’t speak the language.

Most of us are afraid of getting to know a new culture, specially when the culture is completely different to ours. One of the main reasons is the language barrier, sometimes even when you go to a country where your language is spoken, the accent and local slangs are different, what makes it a little harder for you to adapt. When I first came to Mexico, I thought since I am a native Portuguese speaker, it would be a piece of cake to learn, speak and understand Spanish, nheeeee, I couldn’t be more wrong, the first week I had to speak through Google Images with Ana’s mom. Continue reading “Speak a new language, so that the world will be a new world”

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