Photos coming soon! When we re-launched The 3 Star Traveler we lost many of the original photos from posts. Lori is gradually working her way through past posts and uploading the photos once again. Check back soon!
For the past two years I have been enjoying the expatriate life. While still traveling a fair amount during this time, I’ve had the opportunity to delve into a new culture; to learn the ins and outs of what makes a place work and try everything in my power to fit in. Despite not always being successful in my endeavors I have emerged a different person. I have learned an incredible amount about myself, some things I’m proud of and perhaps others I’d rather not admit.
In two days, my life will be changing once again. I leave Brazil behind with mixed emotions, and face the next step in my life with much anticipation. It likely helps that for the next month, before settling back into the U.S., my husband and I will be exploring Southeast Asia. An area each of us has great interest in – the food, the people, the landscape.
As I take this next step I am acutely aware of the fact that I am leaving expatriate life and returning to the life of a traveler. I would never trade my expat experience, but I am happy to simply be traveling once again.
Since my days of ex-pat life are over I feel the need to also transition to a blog that more adequately reflects my passions for travel. So if you’ve come from Blondie in Brazil, here I am. I’m not going anywhere.