A couple weeks ago I put together some advice for the soon-to-be-expat coming to Brazil. The advice was in the form of a list of items that will be in my suitcase on the trip back to Brazil from the United States (that is, if I make it out of the country with my daughter thanks to the
incompetent and unprofessional zany antics of our immigration lawyers).
Since then, based on feedback from readers and fellow bloggers, I’ve updated my list, both adding and removing items. (read original post For-the-Soon-to-be-Expat: Shopping List)
Not a bottle of maple syrup, but instead maple syrup powder or extract – more efficient when traveling
Select herbs and spices
Oils such as avocado oil and coconut oil ( you would think that coconut oil would be inexpensive here, since coconuts are falling off trees nearly everywhere you look, but know, it much more expensive than in the U.S.)
Rain boots for my daughter
Conveniently packages medicinal portions, like Benadryl Perfect Measure Pre-filled Spoons stuff
Baking powder/ baking soda – they do actually sell both here, I found out thanks to my commenters. Apparently the blank stares I would get at the grocery stores when I asked in Portuguese about these products were just for fun.
Wine – got some good wine suggestions, enough to stop me from lugging back too many
Thanks everyone for helping me to readjust my list!!!