Monday, May 24, 2010

Moving to São Paulo

I think most of you know this already, but for those who do not - tomorrow I am moving to São Paulo.

You may remember that I visited there about a month or so ago. You may also remember that I really loved it. So after some thinking, I decided it was the best decision for me to go there for the remainder of my time in Brazil.

Originally, I had planned to stay in Rio for just one month before moving on to São Paulo - but I liked Rio so much that I stayed. But just because one place is great doesn't mean that another isn't also!

While I love Rio de Janeiro, going to São Paulo is just the better fit for me right now. I am so looking forward to spending more time with Monica and Javier's family, learning a new city and culture, really working on my Portuguese (they don't speak English to me at all in São Paulo), and enjoying my last couple of months in this country.

So what am I going to miss the most? The water...

Goodbye Copacabana Beach - just 4 blocks from my house!

Goodbye Ipanema Beach - where I spent many afternoons at Barraca do Joel soaking up sun and caipirinhas!

Goodbye Lagoa - this one is the hardest for me...this is where I learned to run. Each turn around this beautiful lake made me love running a little more.

Goodbye Floppy -- though he is a dog and not water, I will miss this little guy, too.

So I am all packed and ready to go - I'll catch up with you in São Paulo :)

Just pretend like this is me giving a cheers goodbye to Rio (I think I am actually giving a cheers to an impromptu afternoon happy hour with mom)!


  1. best luck on the move! that sounds like an adventure

  2. Thanks Katherine - the move went great and I am happily getting myself all settled in :)

  3. Luis Carlos ,amigo do JavierMay 30, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    Parabéns pelo seu blog,Sandy seja bem vinda à São Paulo ,aqui sabemos receber à todos com carinho e atenção.

  4. looks like you are transitioning well. Hope all is going great there! When are you heading back to the US?