Moon Living Abroad in Brazil
By Michael Sommers
First Edition, May 2013
Michael Sommers is an expert on Brazilian life—he’s lived there for 13 years. In Moon Living Abroad in Brazil, he provides firsthand tips on everything from climate to culture, all in an easy-to-understand manner.
Moon Living Abroad in Brazil is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care—plus practical suggestions for how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets, whether you’re moving to a metropolis or a more rural location. With color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps to help you find your way, Moon Living Abroad in Brazil will help you tackle the big move with confidence.
What’s inside Moon Living Abroad in Brazil
Here’s what author Michael Sommers loves about Brazil:
- Luminous blue skies.
- All the crazy, wonderful stories that people tell (Brazilians are great raconteurs).
- Tropical fruits such as cupuaçu, mangaba, and bacuri.
- Keeping the windows open 365 days of the year.
- Nursing a hangover with água from a freshly machete-cut coconut.
- How frequently and easily I can go barefoot.
- How frequently and easily I can go dancing in the streets.
- Once in a while a hummingbird flies into my living room.
- Brazilian music provokes the soundtrack to my life.
- I never have to rush.
- The lyrical, colorful, and impossible-to-remember idiomatic expressions of the Portuguese language.
- Dozing off in a hammock.
- The heady perfume that rises from the earth after a sudden tropical downpour.
- Easy getaways to unspoiled, natural paradises.
- Breezes rustling in palm fronds.
- The number of beijos (kisses) and abraços (hugs) I can rack up on any given day.
- Brazilians’ disarming ability to take a dire, dark situation and make it seem lighter: all about life and living.
- Knowing that when I’m burned out, stressed out, down and out, I can walk down the street and hurl myself into the embrace of a perpetually warm, blue ocean.