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Video: My Au Pair Story

After giving up on my first YouTube channel I decided to make another one! The reason is because the first one was only about my exchange program as an Au Pair and it was mostly in Portuguese. I felt like I needed to make videos in English so then more people could understand me, and that’s what I’m doing :)

Even though the first video on this channel is telling my Au Pair story, the channel itself won’t be only about it. I want to use that space to share the same kind of things I share here, which means everything about every thing haha I thought it was important for people that are watching to have context, and that’s why in this video I tell the end of my story in US and how/why I moved to Canada.

I hope you all enjoy it and don’t forget to subscribe on my channel if you would like to see future videos.



Road Trip – Edmonton + Jasper, AB | Canada

Last week Arin and I went to a road trip to Edmonton to visit his family. They’d planned a nice event to celebrate our wedding, we had a lot of food, drinks and… people.
I was so nervous because that was my first time meeting most of people there and it was very overwhelming in the beginning, but I managed it after a few glasses of wine. I didn’t get a lot of photos because 1 – I was nervous 2 – I was tipsy 3 – I didn’t want to…
Well, this is one photo that I have from that day. No photos with all the people, only with Arin’s parents and sister:

Arin, me, Arin’s parents and sister

After a week in Edmonton we drove to Jasper for a big family reunion. At this point I wasn’t nervous anymore because I already knew everyone that would be there.
Just a reminder: ALWAYS have a swimsuit, sandals and beach towels with you. If you have a car leave it in the trunk, it can come in handy. I don’t swim (not because I don’t like it, but because I don’t know how) so I never remember to do that. We visited a lake in Jasper and I was wishing all the time that I had my swimsuit with me.
Anyways, our way to Jasper was not as long as our way to Edmonton. We got there in time for dinner and played some games before going to bed.

Driving to Jasper, AB

On Saturday we had a potluck and I only regret not eating more. Tip: don’t drink beer while you eat because it makes you full faster and… who wants to be full faster, right? Let the drink for later, or have some wine instead. Or vodka.
I don’t have photos of the food (I wish) but I do have some photos from that evening.

Arin’s cousins

Us <3 I still can’t get over my round face in this photo

Saturday started well with bagels, coffee and an amazing view. Arin’s parents took us for a flight on the SkyTram. To be really honest I hated the flight there and back because it was just SO packed. I remember when I did the same thing in Rio and it was so chill, only around seven people in each flight and you could actually sit. In Jasper there was like over twenty people in one flight, no kidding. No one could move. That’s how bad it was.
To be fair it was worth it when we got to the top because the view was just amazing. Now I do have a bunch of pics! Yay!


Titanic because why not?

On Sunday Arin and I had the day to ourselves, which was great after so many days surrounded by people. We went to Jasper Lake and it was absolutely amazing. First because you can walk across the lake, it is so shallow and the water is so clear, it’s really unbelievable. Arin took so many great photos of me to make it up for all the times he didn’t Haha. He’s just the best.

I know. It’s a lot of photos.
Now, photos with the love of my life!

After the lake we went to a pub and had a few beers and POUTINEEEE!

That’s it! On Monday we drove back to Vancouver and I have to tell you, there’s no better sensation than sleeping in your own bed, showering in your own shower, eating in your own kitchen. I love being at home!