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An Expat Talks about Living in São Paulo, Brazil

Submitted by Patito

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

São Paulo

Describe how you "dreamed" expat life would be before you moved overseas. Please provide as much detail as possible.

It is less stressful. I will share more time with my son. I will get paid more and be able to do more things. I will have new friends and the opportunity to reinvent myself.

How has your expat experience met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?

I haven't moved...

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