Category Archives: SOUTH AFRICA

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


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Table Mountain a New 7 Wonders of Nature

The birth place of our middle daughter. Congratulations, South Africa!

Table Mountain has been confirmed as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature after the first count of the global vote was announced.

Below the news link, you will find some images from our personal collection, honoring the Table Top Mountain… Enjoy the slideshow and Baie Dankie!

via Table Mountain a New7Wonder of Nature.

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Posted by on November 12, 2011 in ecology, photography, SOUTH AFRICA



9 Mountains in 4 continents


Table Top Mountain, South Africa

East-Timor, with ongoing construction of a smaller version of the Christ the Redeemer


Along the West Coast of Brazil

Burgundy Mountains in Brazil

view from the top of Table Top Mountain, Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Mid-West of USA

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Baie Dankie (“thank you”!), South Africa – Animals and Memories.

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