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Traveling on a kid-friendly budget: Six days in Uruguay, South America

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!

#MiercolesdeCeniza #cuaresma #AshWednesday #Mass #Lent #MontevideoCathedral Day 2 #Uruguay #ciudadvieja #catedraldemontevideo #travel #photography #montevideo

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Now, heading to Colonia del Sacramento!

Day 3 In #Colonia #Uruguay #traveltips #travelguide @atalantaworld Classic old #cars #vintage cars Kids were in awe! πŸ€” 😘 #postcardsfromtheworld

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Back in Montevideo, for some amazing History of Soccer!

Day 4 #travel #Uruguay #ApaixonadosporFutebol!!! βœŒπŸ’˜πŸƒ Visiting the #Soccer #Stadium that hosted the 1st #WorldCup, 1930 πŸŒŽβš½πŸŽ–πŸ” 12 national teams participated: 4 European, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and the host & champion, Uruguay! πŸŽ– Needless to say, it was a lovely #FamilyAffair βš½βš½βš½πŸƒ #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

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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!

Viagem em famΓ­lia! #LosDedos en #PlayaBrava #PuntadelEste #travel #photography #Uruguay #SouthAmerica #gltlove

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Recently interviewed by BlogExpat!

3rd culture children

Β Just got interviewed by BlogExpat:From Brazil to USA to Africa and back to Brazil: 3rd Culture Childrenby ErinΒ [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 β€˜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…Β 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 MountainΒ has been confirmed as one of theΒ New 7 Wonders of NatureΒ 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!

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

 

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9 Mountains in 4 continents

Brazil

Table Top Mountain, South Africa

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

East-Timor

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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