Kids taking advantage of the opportunity, and sending a darling voice message to a special someone, wishing her safe travels… 🤗💚 A sweet #memory from our 20-hour #trip #saga, attempting to get to Brasilia, Brazil, from Lewes, DE Our kids were invited to (😆pretend to) act as flight captain, on the @americanair overnight leg from MIA to BSB. Not a bad experience for these 3 tired #travel troopers! 🛫 🗺🛬 #flying #travelwithkids
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Plan for the week, now that the husband's back: #Familytravel #expatlife 🛫 Pick up another 🗺 new country and a few extra provinces🚍🚈🛤⛴ for the family's collection… 🙋💁💁💑 From #Brasília all the way to #PuntadelEste #southamerica #travel #map #familyaffair #scratchmeoff #Family #travelguide #6dayisinUruguay
Want to know more about our family trip to Uruguay, it’s capital, Montevideo, the charming province of Punta del Este and the historical province of Colonia del Sacramento? All within a family-friendly budget, spread out thru bus rides, hiking trips, smart hotel and dining options searching! Just stay tuned (or send us a message using the comments section below – we will be glad to share our travel tips and family challenges!) 😲
For now, we will leave you all with a few collage pics from our traveling family Instagram (@expatmomof3) profile. Thank you for stopping by!
#Travel #Uruguay Part 2 of Day 1: #Montevideo (why did I start posting out of order? Guess the sunset was the perfect excuse for 'regrouping as a family'! Earlier parts of our 'day 1' to come soon: Teatro Solis… Plaza Independencia..) 🤗 right now we need some rest from the long travel day, which began at 4am in Brasilia, connecting thru São Paulo and arriving at the Carrasco Int'l airport in Montevideo. The follow-on 'impromptu' city sightseeing was fun, kids loved it! 😎 #Sunset en la #Rambla overlooking the #ocean #Family #travelguide #traveltips #6dayisinUruguay #Backpack #travellight #carryonluggage #travelsmart #travelblog
Part 1 of Day 1 #Uruguay #familytravel #discoversouthamerica Since it was our arrival day, we opted for taking it easy on the kids… 🤗 @atalantaworld #traveltips #Montevideo Almuerzo (merienda? A las 4 de la tarde!)😎 @caferamonamvd @pilsenuruguay #BarriodelasArtes Walk around 🌴🌳 #PlazaIndependencia #Ciudadela #Portones #Fortificaciones #Muralla @TeatroSolis, checking the #Shakespeare exhibit out;
Now, heading to Colonia del Sacramento!
Day 3, bus ride to #Colonia, #Uruguay and day-long sightseeing! Colonia del Sacramento is a city in southwestern Uruguay, across the #RíodeLaPlata from #BuenosAires Known for its cobblestoned #BarrioHistorico, lined with buildings from its time as a #Portuguese #settlement, which clearly was a must-see for the #WallClimbing lovers, aka, our #kids! 🤗 Also, great #teachingmoment – #history #geography #geopolitics and family ethnic background. #family #travel #southamerica #photography #travelingwithkids #discoversouthamerica #Family #travelguide #traveltips #6dayisinUruguay #Backpack #postcardsfromtheworld
Back in Montevideo, for some amazing History of Soccer!
Day 4 #travel #Uruguay #ApaixonadosporFutebol!!! ✌💘🏃 Visiting the #Soccer #Stadium that hosted the 1st #WorldCup, 1930 🌎⚽🎖🔝 12 national teams participated: 4 European, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and the host & champion, Uruguay! 🎖 Needless to say, it was a lovely #FamilyAffair ⚽⚽⚽🏃 #EstadioCentenario was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the First #FIFA World Cup, as well as to celebrate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution. Listed by FIFA as one of the #football world's classic stadiums. On July 18, 1983, it was declared by FIFA as the only historical monument of #WorldFootball – the only building of its kind. #history #sports #futbol #futebol #Montevideo #discoversouthamerica #Family #travelguide Sharing this family travelstory #yalafamilies
Another great, safe and enjoyable bus ride, took our family to the charming beach resort region of Punta del Este…. for some well-deserved endless vacation time!
A family affair. Snapshots of our first 2017 travels: Ouro Preto (UNESCO Heritage Site), Mariana (mining town) & Inhotim (largest open air museum of contemporary art), Minas Gerais, Brazil
Metaphor of motherhood, 2017: "Seeing them climb up thru life on their on, and like any mother, I'm dying a thousand deaths, while silently witnessing their success"… I'm proud. And I'm also shameless. 🤗 I'll try to become the best mother my children could expect. I pledge to raise independent children. I will applaud their achievements. I'll cry with their tears, and laugh with their smiles. I'll continue to unconditionally love and support them as they grow to become grounded and companionate… 🤗❤ #expatlife #MinasGerais #yalafamilies
Praça Tiradentes, Ouro Preto:
Os "pequenos exploradores" da familia Lima-Miranda, featured by a fellow #travel #blogger. Portugues "A Praça Tiradentes é uma praça localizada na cidade de Ouro Preto, em Minas Gerais. Foi o local onde a cabeça do mártir da independência, Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, o Tiradentes foi exposta (1792) em Vila Rica, atual OuroPreto. No local onde estivera o poste (atual praça Tiradentes) se encontra hoje um monumento ao Mártir. Verifica-se que curiosamente, a estátua em bronze de Tiradentes está de costas para a então residência oficial do governador". #MinasGerais #Brazil #worldheritagesite #UNESCO
Gold Mine in Mariana, MG
Terminando a tarde em #Mariana, #MinasGerais, em sentido horario: O famoso #ouro preto", que dá o nome 'a cidade vizinha, mostrando incrustações de #ouro; exemplos de #topázio imperial, apenas encontrado em Minas Gerais; crianças na saida da mina, em Mariana, MG; meus dedos, recebermos com o chamado "Ouro de Tolos", (#ourodetolo #RaulSeixas #pirita #sulfetodeferro #pirite #foolsgold) das paredes da mina 😊; e dos últimas fotos, meus meninos, no interior da mina de ouro. #cidadeshistoricas #GoldDust #GoldMine #BlackGold #Topaz #underground #Brazil #2017travels #travelingwithkids #retratosdeminas #TLPicks
Inhotim,Open Air Contemporary Art Museum
Could we be any happier? We got (again!) our #1 pick as our onwards Foreign Service Assignment post:
Obviously, more to come… but for now, I only have one thing to say:
Stay tuned… 🙂
Written by Karen Hastings
History and Havana go hand in hand. The name “Havana” conjures images of Spanish conquistadors, revolutionary heroes, and the literati and glitterati who once basked on these sun-splashed shores. Today, the fascinating history of Cuba’s capital awaits travelers at every twist and turn; in the cobbled streets of Old Havana, in the beautiful Cuban Baroque buildings, the historic forts, museums, legendary restaurants, and lively public squares.
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Lately, there have been a few articles circulating on Facebook describing life as an “expat” (here and here) and the book club I recently joined just picked “The Expatriates” as our next read. So I have started to think a lot about what it means to be an expat—and this has brought on a bit of an identity crisis for me.
When I moved from West Virginia to Germany at the age of ten, no one considered my American mother and me to be “expats”. In a village with a population of 3,000, we were simply “the Americans”. My mother had married a German, and we had settled into a very rural (and very German) way of life. Of course, there were no other Americans in the village, nor traces of a significant international “expat community”. As a pre-teen, I was quickly absorbed into life in…
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