Recently interviewed by BlogExpat!

3rd culture children

 Just got interviewed by BlogExpat:From Brazil to USA to Africa and back to Brazil: 3rd Culture Childrenby Erin [27 February, 2012 11:37]Raquel L. Miranda, Brazilian by birth, lived and studied in Argentina. Worked as an international researcher in the USA, before marrying and becoming a Foreign Service ‘hauling spouse’, mother of 3 third-culture children, all under the age of 7! Currently posted in Recife, Brazil – previous posts including Washington, DC and Maputo, Mozambique.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I was born abroad! [smiles!] My parents used to be public servers with the Brazilian government, so we traveled a lot. With a background in science and research, I was always on a plane, traveling to conferences or symposiums. Then, one day, 11 years ago, resting at the beach in Brazil, while taking a break from my PhD research and endless lecture preparation at the university, I met the one who would become my husband – he was a charming 26 year-old pre-grad student, interested in international politics, and (surprise!), who liked to travel around the world… Read more

Author: 3rdCultureChildren

Welcome! Here I am, 'releasing' my thoughts on traveling, parenting, raising TCKs, teaching, writing, working... and who knows what else! I’m a WIFE, 'geeky-stuff' SCIENTIST, TEACHER, AMATEUR photographer, MOM of 3, TRAVELER by choice and by marriage, and of course, a HOUSEHOLD QUEEN!!

8 thoughts on “Recently interviewed by BlogExpat!”

  1. Wow Raquel, you are really a dynamic woman – wife, mother, cook, scientist, teacher, traveller and blogger! I really envied you, hahahaha 🙂 Have fun and live your life well!

    Do you believe that I am also fascinated by South America, yes, I loved Latin music and dances, especially tango. I hope one day I can travel to some interesting countries like Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Maybe you can be my tour guide then but for now, it is still a dream!


    1. Ohhh… thank you for your very kind words… I’m not all that… I just pretend to be…. 😮
      I’m just a passionate for life, and try to be the best parent I can, preparing our children for a realistic future… not an easy job! And since I’m a traveler, I share our experiences… But, if I could help you, anyhow, would be happy to! 😮 Take care, Raquel


    1. Ohhh… thank you so much for your kind words… all of us bloggers do it to find similar patterns, share and get advise, learn from others… it´s just a wonderful experience, to share and learn.. I´m very passionate about it… Thanks for commenting, as usual… And thanks for considering me a “blogger friend” 😮 Much appreciated!


    1. Thanks, Rommel! Just sharing a bit of our life/travel experiences… Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment – much appreciated! 😮


    1. Thanks, Cocomino! Everybody’s got something about their past [smiles!] Before becoming a mom/full-time traveler and survivor-expat, that’s what I did… 😮 But it gives you a different take about life… it makes you more analytic (and, according to my husband, a bit crazier, as well!) 😮 Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! It’s great to see it happening… Warm regards from Brazil!


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