The concept of “home” seems easier on paper, than it’s in real life. We all left our “original homes”, and since then, have been moving… 😮


somewhere, below the Equator


somewhere, above the Equator


somewhere, above the Equator

Daughter #1:

somewhere, below the Equator

Daughter #2:

somewhere, below the Equator

Are we fish out of the water?


18 thoughts on “On-the-move”

  1. Hi,
    I was desperately finding some information on family life cost in La Paz, and finally happened upon your blog. I know you may receive this kind of message 100 times a day, but I cannot avoid asking you…I may have to move to La Paz for my work with my family (me, my hushand, and my 20 months old daughter). The salary would be 2300$/month. Do you think this will be enough for our family? The rent an apatment (2 or 3 rooms and furnished) in “la zona sur”, nursery for the first year and then another year of kinder-garden (probably the french one), public transportation fee, etc (our “seguro privado” will be covered by the company). Could you kindly give me your opinion?
    Thank you in advance! cheers!


    1. e meus parabéns por terem sido “freshly pressed” na wordpress! E uma boa sensacao… apenas acabei de atualizar o meu “featured posts”, com um blog seleccionado pela WP, representando “american school” (tag)… ‘E super-legal, ne? Eu vou sempre visitar teu blog, adorei as ilustracoes! 😮 Lovely work! Boa sorte!


  2. Great to see another Brazilian in the State Dept blog world! I’m so hoping we’ll end up in Brazil next — it’s about time my husband learns Portuguese!


  3. I am so glad I found you on Twitter – I’m excited about reading your blog!

    We also have a couple of third culture kids. Our twins were born in the USA, went to Ethiopia when they were 6 weeks old, moved to Taiwan at 4.5, on to Malaysia at 6.5, then back to the USA at 7. When they were in third grade, we cycled around the USA and Mexico, then back to Idaho for 4th grade. They spent grades 5, 6 & 7 cycling from Alaska to Argentina.

    Now we are back in Idaho – attempting to put down roots and give our sons the experience of being in one place and part of a larger community. Not sure how it’ll go yet, but it’ll be interesting nevertheless!


    1. I’m also glad you’re here! 😮
      Always great to find our “kind”… it’s hard trying to raise TCK, by itself, imagine cycling around! Kuddos to you! 😮
      Will be checking your blog often… Welcome to the family! 😮


  4. Hi,
    I happened upon your blog through a random search. I was drawn by the title; I understand fully well, the challenges, trials, tribulations and adventure in raising TKC. Mine are South African (Joburg & CT) but have spent a good part of their lives away from SA.
    We are currently in Ghana, going on three years and loving it.
    Will keep reading – particular like the South Africa connection, small as it may be:-)

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    1. Thank you for your comments! We hold Africa in a very special place… Lived in Southern Africa for 3 years, the last one just myself an 2 kids, husband in DC. Cannot leave the sweet and beautiful memories behind. The photographs are just a way to keep them alive. Feel free to always come back or subscribe to. There’s likely to have something new… And who knows? Maybe an assignment in the future will bring us back there? Cheers from the sunny Recife!

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