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Moving cities, moving house

By Matthew, October 18 2015, 07:02
Last week, I moved 1,000 km to a new city and a new apartment.

Last week, I moved house and I moved city. I have shifted from São Paulo 1,000 km north to the capital of Brazil, Brasilia. This city is much more tranquil. There is a lot of open space and trees.  I have traded the sounds of city for the sounds of nature. Instead of fire engines, police sirens, construction noises and traffic, I can hear cicadas, birds and the sounds of children playing. Our apartment is bigger, so I have a bigger office and my son has space for a hammock in his room. There is also plenty of space for my son to play outside. There is a supermarket close by, and we have joined a sports club with a pool. The best part is my wife's family lives here. It's nice to see my son play with his grandparents and cousins.

Life is good here, and I can already feel the stress melting away!


shift—move
tranquil—peaceful
trade—swap
cicada—an insect that sings all summer long
cousin—your aunt's or uncle's kid

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    Matthew
    About me
    I am from New Zealand. I lived in Japan for a long time, but now I live in Brazil. I am the founder of Poligo. I like to play guitar and video games and surf when I get the chance. I have a wife and two boys.
    Experience
    I specialize in teaching English to professionals and English teachers. I have taught English since 2001 in Japan, New Zealand and Brazil. I speak Japanese & Portuguese. I am the founder of Poligo and The English Farm (an online school for business English).

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