I spent two years living in Bangkok, and planned on spending two years in Rio de Janeiro..
But not everything goes according to plan.
Last month, my fiance received a job offer one day and we decided to leave Rio the next! He flew out for our new city a week later, and after I spent a few weeks in Rio and a few in Costa Rica – I’ve joined him!
While I knew I wouldn’t live in Brazil permanently, I expected to be here at least another year (until after the Olympics).
Life is full of surprises and this is a BIG one.
Where am I moving? To be honest, not somewhere I ever imagined myself. Likely, not someplace you ever imagined me, either!
So, we played a little game and I received a LOT of great guesses!
My new city…
…is REALLY old. Like, several hundreds of years old
…has streets upon streets of preserved, beautiful old buildings, just like I love. (Old. Is. Always. Better.)
…is the native home to one of my absolutely FAVORITE cuisines
…is known for being a foodie capital of the country, and maybe of the world. Several important national dishes trace their roots back here, and fancy pants chefs fly in all the time.
…speaks a language I love and have tried (and failed) to learn
…is known for its involvement in a major revolution
What do you think?
I had 3 geography masters answer correctly – my new city is Puebla, Mexico! Kirstie of Venga Vale Vamos provided the first correct answer, so she’ll win a set of souvenirs from her choice of Rio de Janeiro or Puebla.
The contest isn’t over though, as I’ve decided to extend the at-random drawing, so you can still win a set of souvenirs. Enter anytime before December 25, and receive THREE extra entries for every friend you refer.
Now all you need to decide – Would you rather have a pair of Havaianas and a canga from Rio de Janeiro, or a set of SURPRISE souvenirs from Puebla?
**ENTER the at-random drawing by clicking here***