The Last Moments in Paradise

So porra, this will be an account of the principle last few moments of my time in Brazil. This year abroad has meant everything to me, and I already know that I will never be able to completely and sufficiently explain to anyone what this year has meant to me. Lemme just get right to…

How did it get so late so soon?

109 More days is left of my exchange in Brazil. I have currently been here in Brazil for 220 days and am currently writing in shock of this realization. This year abroad has been passing by with ridiculous speed, and it’s seeming to be going by faster and faster as my departure date quickly approaches. Since my last…

Gettin’ Old Hein!

GUESS WHO DA B-DAY GIRL? MOI. I spent my birthday night in the arms of the hunky Brazilian superstar Sambista, Diogo Nogueira, and the afternoon of my birthday relaxing on the beach. With Diogo Nogueira and my birthday on the beach So a funny thing about my town of Paraty, is that everyone stays so…

Accustomization and the Return of the Monster Belly

Currently it has been nearly 2 months since I’ve moved to Brazil and I am certain that this Jessica has undergone some minor changes. First of all, fashion isn’t everything for me here, as now I only take about 8 minutes to get ready in the morning vs. the 45 minutes I would take back in the…