So, it’s now official : we are moving from the state of Rondônia to Goiás, from Northern Brazil to very much in the middle of the country.
The bad news is that we are exchanging a small town for another even smaller town, but the good news is that this other small town is at reasonable driving distance (150km) to Brasilia, Distrito Federal. Our thinking is that even if we end up in another difficult situation, at least we will have the possibility to renew our Canadian passports, get registered at the French embassy, and be ready to leave if things get unbearable or if the opportunity arises.
We have a hard time saying “at least it can’t get any worse than here”, because knowing the Brazilian reality, it could indeed get worse. No library? No park? Bad schools? Ha! What am I whining about? Some families here live in wooden shacks with no electricity, no bathroom, no car. Some kids don’t go to school because there don’t have access to one.
As for us, we will get the opportunity to travel once again across the country. Move, see and live in another part of Brazil! Talk about another reality.
Plus, we will finally have somewhere to go on our day off. A chance to visit Brasilia, which is the capital of the country after all! I have read about it a while ago, its urban planing and modern architecture, but now that we will be visiting I’m even more curious.
Apparently the National Park da Chapada dos Veadeiros is a sight to be seen too. Will there be hiking and biking trails, I wonder?
Once again, we are moving into the unknown. There is a lot to organize and coordinate in the mean time. The housing there is being rented out right now, so we have to wait until it’s liberated for us to move in. Then there is the mater of the moving company. Do the people there know of someone who’s in the business? Or will we have to find a company on our own? Will D be traveling with the truck driver, our stuff and the cat? And will I have to travel by plane with the kids on my own?
Oh, the headache.