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…

The Pre-Departure

Hello all and welcome to my blog! I am from Seattle, WA, and thanks to an AMAZING BP Scholarship, I will be studying abroad in Brazil for an entire year! I am beyond excited for the upcoming experiences that I will encounter, and I’m ready to fully immerse myself in the Brazilian culture.    I will soon…