Sunday, January 31, 2010

Exame médico K1

Quando Adam e eu soubemos que tivemos a primeira aprovação, foi uma grande alegria. Esperamos alguns meses pra receber a data da nossa entrevista e, nesse tempo, a espera era muito angustiante. Depois de algum tempo, recebemos o dia exato de nossa entrevista e, após isso, mais uns dias de agonia. A agonia que estamos vivendo agora: documentos, fotos, exames, formulários, reservas de hotel e passagem de avião! Uau! Quanta coisa! Apesar de tanta burocracia e cobrança tenho certeza que toda essa experiência sempre vale para alguma coisa, mesmo quando se sofre pa caramba por causa disso.
Hoje, em particular, quero falar sobre o exame médico, porque era uma das coisas que eu tinha muita dúvida mas nunca encontrei nenhum detalhe sobre isso (muitas pessoas falaram sobre isso, mas não era o que eu procurava), e olha que eu vasculhei bastante.
Enfim, o exame médico é um processo simples, comparado com o amontoado de coisas que ainda precisamos fazer:
- Passo 1: encontrar um médico credenciado pelo consulado. No meu caso, não encontrei nenhum médico na minha região e moro muito, muito longe da capital. Ir pra SP só pra fazer o exame medico seria um desperdiço muito grande.
-Passo 2: Depois que decidi fazer a consulta no RJ mesmo, é só marcar. Marquei a consulta um dia antes da entrevista, mas o exame de sangue deve ser feito 24h antes pra dar tempo. Resultado: vou passar uns dias a mais no Rio. Qualquer dúvida sobre datas é só preguntar pra mocinha que atende a gente no consultório desejado.
-Passo 3: Cada médico decide os exames a serem feitos na sua cidade. No meu caso, ele pediu o raio x do tórax (com algumas exigências), algumas vacinas e o preventivo (ginecológico). O exame de sangue é feito lá mesmo, no mesmo prédio do médico que eu escolhi.
- Passo 4: Documentos necessários para o dia da consulta:3 fotos 3x4; numero do seu RDJ e passaporte. Só isso!
Pronto.
Boa sorte pra quem vai passar por isso ou está passando e que Deis nos abençoe.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

País Tropical


Man! Just listening to this song makes me feel warm, happy and as if Im drinking a Caiparinha next to the beach with palm trees watching over me.

País Tropical:

Moro num país tropical abençoado por Deus E bonito por natureza mas que beleza, em fevereiro, em fevereiro Tem carnaval, tem carnaval, tenho um fusca e um violão Sou Flamengo e tenho uma nega chamada Tereza Sambaby Sambaby sou um menino de mentalidade mediana Mas assim mesmo feliz da vida pois eu não devo nada a ninguém Pois sou feliz, muito feliz, comigo mesmo. Sambaby Sambaby eu posso não ser um band leader, pois é Mas lá em casa todos meus camaradas me respeitam, pois é E essa é a razão da simpatica de poder do algo mais e da alegria..

English Translation:

I live in a tropical country blessed by God
It is good for nature rather than beauty, in February, in February
It has carnival, it has carnival, I have a VW beetle and a guitar
I support Flamengo and I have a girlfriend named Tereza
Child of samba, I am a boy of ordinary outlook
But happy all the same because I don't owe anything to anybody
Because I am happy, very happy, with myself alone.
Child of samba child of samba I may not be a band leader, it's true
But at home all my friends look up to me, it's true
And that is why I can do anything and the reason for my joy.



POIS E'

Love Declaration


These days I was thinking about my life: my childhood, my teens, the things I got so far and the love of my life. I've always wanted to have someone by myside no matter what. Like that prince who comes in a white horse and gives you "kisses on the lips just for coming home". Well, I know some people say princes don't exist but I can say they do exist. My prince doesn't have a white horse but he has a royal heart and I feel like we belong to one of those fairy tales and just because our story is so beautiful and pure. I love my Adam so much. He's the one I want for my life forever! So cheezy but so true! lol
Thanks amor for being so wonderful. I feel so lucky because we have each other now and forever!
Eu te amo!!!!
Larissa.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Excited for the future!


Im really happy because I have a really good feeling about everything, deep inside Im scared something bad might happen at the interview, but this is normal. But overall I have a very good feeling about it and I wont stop fighting for Larissa. You never stop fighting for the one you love. Right now I just want to build a future for me and Larissa, one where we can do everything we want to do...this includes traveling, learning new languages, starting a buisness someday...and make something great of our lives. When I think of how great our future can be I know I could never give up on her. Its only some weeks until her interview, and no matter what happens I will be strong and be by her side...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A song that will always remind me of my Lala

I think every couple has a song they will always remind them of when they first met, and fell in love. This song always reminds me of the good times Ive had with Lala, and whenever I really want to remember how much I love her I just listen to this song and it gives me butterflies. It reminds me of how we listened to music with each other online...and takes me back to the time when we first started dating, I will never forget!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Book Review: Life of Pi


This book has a great deal of adventure, and is the story about survival, finding God, young boy coming of age and what it might be like to be stranded on a lifeboat with a Tiger, Zebra, Orangutan, and Hyena.

Plot Summary:

Pi Patel is from India in the city of Pondicherry where he has a love for animals as well as religion. His father owns a zoo and he grows up around animals all his life. He becomes very interested in religous practices concerning Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, with the idea that they are all equal religions, and you dont have to practice just one. When Pi is 16, his father wants to move them to Canada along with the animals on a ship to escape some politcal complications in India during the 1970s. They take the ship TsimTsum, where upon leaving the ship sinks, and Pi is alone alone after his family sinks along with the ship. It becomes his story of survival as he is left to fend for himself on a lifeboat with some of the animals from the ship.

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This was such an exciting book to read, hes trying to survive only on the items that were left on the lifeboat, all this while trying to accept the fact that this Bengal Tiger could easily kill him. Its amazing how he gets around it and does what he needs to survive, and its very inspiring to see what he does to survive.

This book was a page turner, what a situation, and it made for interesting story telling, definitely one of my favorite books and best survival stories.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rio Consulate: Interview Preperation

Good news today! We are now less than a month away from our interview at the consulate in Rio, we are both excited and we are running around making sure we have all our forms prepared. After reading many peoples stories and experiences I really just look forward to this process being over. I hope that once its over we can share our experience, and hopefully help other people obtain their visas.

For anyone else who is going through the K-1 process, one of the best things you can do to prepare is to read other peoples stories. I found a website that I beleive has 126 entries of peoples experiences at the Consulate in Rio:

Visa Journey: Rio Consulate reviews

These have helped me more than anything, I know a lot of what to expect, and for the most part it doesn't seem like there is much to stress out about, because a lot of people get accepted as long as they have all their forms.

Interview Day


Yesterday was a very special day because we finally got our interview date! EBA!!!!! Sooo exciting! Our interview will be in February, 23 and I started filling some forms (so many) and honestly I almost got insane already! lol Too much information and stupid details but I know it will worth it =)
My fiance is helping me a lot! He's always so calm and supportive! I don't know what I'd do without his love!
Adam also sent me more interesting information about the visa. We need to be prepared no matter what.
Now about the doctor exam, I got an email from one of the doctors and I'll have to pay 220 reais and more extra taxes. I'll also have to get some shots, x-ray exams, blood exam and gynecological exam too.
About the hotel, we are making some researches and there are so many different prices. The cheapest one I found is 29 reais a day- breakfast included.
Nossa! So many things to plan! I think it will be a good adventure but I'm not afraid cuz I have someone who loves and supports me no matter what. Thanks Adam for everything you've done for me! You are my hero ****

Países que eu gostaria de visitar:






Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Falls

Theres not really much to say in this post, I really just want to show people how beautiful the waterfalls in Brazil can be. This is a video our "gang" took while we were camping in Fazenda Canaa, the city of Altinópolis. The video after it is on top of the very same waterfall. All I can say was that it was a beautiful sunny day, the mist from the waterfall looked amazing, its everything nature built and I could talk about how cool it was, or you can just let nature speak for itself:



Top of the waterfall:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Anthony Bourdain: Brazil Episode


I have to talk about Anthony Bourdain sometime in my blog, he is one of my heroes, his life is so cool and its not fair he gets to get paid to travel wherever he wants, and eat whatever he wants. There are some episodes that make me crazy with jealousy...my dream is to one day be able to travel to all the places he has traveled. He is such a good inspiration because its not a show to showcase tourist spots, but he makes friends with the locals, he does what the locals do and experiences the real culture of different countries.

The Brazil episode is one of my first impressions of Brazil, I only knew of Brazil from what Larissa told me and the usual American cliches. I always loved samba though, because my father and my brother introduced me to the music after they came back from thier missions.

In this episode, he starts out saying Sao Paulo is ugly,and how bad the traffic is. Hes quoted as saying "Sao Paulo feels like L.A. threw up on New York," but then he says he likes it, it is a "city of people, people I happen to like alot" - He then meets with some Paulistas and goes to a market where he buys...mmm, you guess it - Mortadela Sandwhich at the Marcato, and this was the first thing he ate while in Brazil, which cool enough, was the first thing I ate as well! But I didnt go to the same place as him and his was probably made a bit better. He then heads out to Sao Paulo during the night time, where he shares his dislike for Carnival. In this episode there isnt much on Carnival, only some small parts because he really isnt interested too much in it.

Then comes the infamous Brazillian Hot dog!...Mashed Potatoes, peas, corn, fried potatoes, maionese, garlic sauce....OHHH MAAAN *Drooling*...then ironically they salute to their health "Saude!" hahah. I think I would always have to say saude after eating one of those things or else I would die. I was so excited to eat a hot dog in Brazil after watching this, and my dad talked about how he loved the hot dogs in Brazil as well. He then goes on to eat with some locals at a restaunt that serve "testicles," which I have not had the pleasure of trying yet, and not sure if I ever will :/ After this they go to the beach...lay in the sun and drink Caiparinha. Ahhh, the caiparinha: Crushed lime, sugar, mixed with cachaca. I tried it a couple of times in Brazil, but mine was the vodka version. I had it mostly while we were camping, it really does taste like Brazil, you feel like your in Brazil when you drink it.

Theres a part where he talks about how Brazillians seem so skinny, yet there are fried foods everywhere. I was always wondering the same thing. Why this is? Im not really sure to be honest.

I wont go through every part in the episode, but I just wanted to talk about his experiences, the good food he ate and the cool places he visited, I like what he did because it is the same type of things I would enjoy doing in Brazil, much rather then visiting every famous tourist spot, I would choose his adventure over visiting "The Cristo."

If you would like to watch this episode here is the links on YouTube so you can see for yourself:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CMgvucvowU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTGExSu1ab4&feature=related
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUjSR1pNCZo&feature=related
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQwmC8G6_p0&feature=related
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-W_WcgZLM0&feature=related

Parte do meu diário- July, 15th-2009


When I first met Adam I wasn't so interested in talking to him cuz I was learning German and I already knew he was American. But when we started to talk every night something special was happening. I knew I could count on him no matter what. I felt safe telling him my beliefs and fears cuz I knew he was there to support me.
Now, we've been dating for 9 months and I can tell he's my man! The one I want to marry and live forever with. Life wouldn't be the same without him cuz he's my best friend and soulmate.
Larissa

Alguns dias depois:
Many things have happened since we met. Good and bad things. I'm not sad because we faced some troubles; I am happy cuz we did it together and he was always by my side supporting me.
I can say for sure I'm a happy person now and I owe this to him.

AMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR...eu te amo!!!! Vamos passar por isso juntos!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Late Nights and TRUST


I dont care if you are a million miles away from someone, if you can see them and hear them speak, you can have a really nice time with them. The words from the person you love can give you so much comfort. LDR can work because even if you dont see eachother for awhile, you always have the words of the person you love, and if you can trust those words, then you can rely on them to be true, and have faith in the future.

For anyone who is having an LDR, trust is the number 1 thing! I built up trust with time, I try to spend as much time with Larissa as possible I want her to know who I am and realize that she is number 1, and that she can trust me no matter what happens. Trust is so important...if you lose trust then moving forward is almost impossible. My advice is to have trust in your lover, but if they lose your trust then thats because they didnt want it. Give trust...but you must practice trust. Dont be in a relationship without it. I promise you, without it then it just cant work. You have eachother...be happy with it, feel the comfort in eachother...why would you want to lose it. I love Larissa and I trust her with all my heart....I will give her trust in return...because she deserves it just as me.

Verdadeiros anjos...




Hoje decidi falar sobre amigos e, não apenas isso, mas sobre os verdadeiros amigos.
Sabe aquela pessoa que tem sempre a palavra mestra pra salvar o seu dia? ou aquela pessoa que cuida de você no anonimato porque não quer nada em troca? Ou até mesmo aquelas que têm o sorriso certo, na hora certa só porque elas querem que você seja tão feliz quanto elas são? Se você conhece pessoas assim, fique sabendo que elas são os verdadeiros anjos de sua vida. É assim que me sinto em relação à algumas pessoas que fazem parte do meu dia a dia, pessoas simples e que podemos chamar de "amigos", sem medo de arrependimentos.
Eu gostaria muito de dedicar esse post a três pessoas muito especiais em minha vida, que tem me ajudado pra caramba em tempo integral: minha mãe, minha vó, e minha amigona Marília (meu amor também é meu amigo mas hoje os olofotes estão virados pra elas, rs).
Existe uma frase muito verdadeira: "Amigos são anjos de uma asa só, e só podem voar quando abraçados uns aos outros" =)Pensei muito sobre isso e, não é linda???? Como o Adam postou aqui anteriormente, a felicidade só é verdadeira quando compartilhada e quando você tem com quem compartilhá-la então você é a pessoa mais rica da face da terra. Eu sou essa pessoa. Tenho vários anjos que me ajudam a chegar cada vez mais alto porque eles não se importam de compartilhar suas asas.
Há também um verso de uma música do Jack Johnson que diz: "ela pode fazer anjos, eu vi com meus próprios olhos. Você tem que tomar cuidado quando encontrar um bom amor, porque os anjos irão se multiplicar"- é isso! Verdadeiros anjos sabem influenciar. Por isso existem tantos anjos por aí: nossos pais, irmãos, namorados, namoradas, vizinhos e por aí vai e, sim! você saberá quando essa pessoa é um amigo\anjo de verdade porque ela nunca te abondona.
Bom, por essa noite é só! Fico feliz em poder ter transmitido isso de certa forma e, que as pessoas que são anjos possam se sentir homenageadas da mesma forma que fui hoje.
Boa noite.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Saudades....



Nem preciso dizer o quanto é duro um amor estrangeiro. Às vezes ficamos meses e meses sem ver um ao outro e, quando finalmente nos encontramos, parece que toda a espera valeu muito a pena.
Hoje, em particular, estou sentindo mais falta do Adam do que de costume. Tudo nessa cidade me faz lembrar dele. Não vejo a hora de estar com ele novamente mas, dessa vez, para sempre.
Eu nunca pensei em desistir de nós porque eu o amo e se eu desistir dele, seria o mesmo que desistir de mim e do meu potencial de alcançar o que eu realmente quero e o que eu realmente quero é estar com ele, não importa onde.

If I could just see you
Everything would be all right
If I could see you
This darkness would turn to light

And I will walk on water
And you will catch me if I fall
And I will get lost into your eyes
I know everything will be all right
I Know everything is all right

I miss you so much!

Cultural differences: Brazil and America

Food offering: In Brazil I think it is more common to offer food to others, almost every meal I ate everybody would offer whatever they were eating to someone else. This was not something I was used to so much, of course we do this in America too, but more common in Brazil. Sometimes I would forget to offer my food, and when others would offer me a salgado or something after they already ate some , I would usually feel strange. Here in America people are usually more guarded with thier food.

Dogs on the streets: You'll see dogs laying around everywhere, running around and having random sex with other dogs. They are in front of stores and shops, and even random dogs would come up to us while we were camping. We actually made friends with a dog while we were camping, called "fuqinha." This dog actually showed us the way to the waterfall we were hiking to, and followed us back and forth on our hike, and would watch us while we made churrasco.

Friendliness: Brazllians are some of the warmest and friendliest people you'll ever meet. They are always offering food, conversation and will even give you discounts if you like the same soccer team as them. I got a discount on my hot dog once because I was a sao paulino fan. They will send you numerous social invitiations...lots of parties and lots of fun. Brazillians are happy and more relaxed. In America it seems more like a, in the words of someone I know. its a "pissing contest" people always trying to get ahead of eachother.

Food: Brazil has lots of beans and rice, including many great cuisines. Hot dogs are prepared diffrently in Brazil then they are here. Its more like a sandwhich when prepared in Brazil, and with many more condiments such as tomatoe sauce, corn, mashed potatoes, maionese, and some veggies.

Traffic: Lots of round-abouts...people move faster and the streets are more crowded, not the easiest place to drive if your a tourist. I wouldnt reccoment driving so much in Brazil.

Love and Risk


I think part of true love is willing to take any risk necessary. You know you are in love when you are willing to do anything for that person. Some relationships involve more risks then others. Some people give up because life gets in the way. certain circumstances just don't make it so easy for relationships to survive. But for those who are willing to take all the risks, that is when you found true love. You also might find that taking these risks will be worth it, even if you couldnt see it at first. LOVE is so important, and nothing is more important to me then love. Without love I couldnt survive in this world, I need it and I wont be happy without it. Happiness is not possible unless shared. I want to share my life, and I will be loyal to that person forever and show her the love she deserves. Eu te amo Lala

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And before going to bed:


I LIKE TURTLES! hehe...

Americanos: um povo frio (ou não)


Boa noite. Hoje foi um dia um tanto quanto "weird" mas bem interessante. Essa tarde marquei de encontrar uns amigos em frente a uma loja não muito perto da minha casa. Um deles morou por vários anos e, boa parte deles, ilegalmente nos E.U.A. Conversa vai, conversa vem, ele mencionou sua experiência frustrada como estrangeiro em terras norte americanas. Ele é casado e duas de suas filhas nasceram em Miami. "Minha esposa não conseguiu fazer amigos enquanto eu saía pra trabalhar"; "É impossível fazer amizade com americanos se você é latino"; "Os americanos são frios e eles se sentem invadidos por causa dos estrangeiros por toda parte" - Essas foram as palavras que mais me marcaram! Nossa! por mais difícil que a vida dele tenha sido lá eu preferiria que ele não tivesse sido tão detalhista porque essas coisas chocam a gente, rs...É claro que eu fiquei um pouco assustada porque ninguém, e muito menos eu, quer passar por isso. Obviamente não devemos generalizar. Hoje o Adam me disse que existem americanos de todos os tipos e se você não der chance para que eles te conheçam melhor, eles nunca irão fazer o mesmo por você. Típico.

Não sei se o brasileiro que é amável demais ou se esse pessoal de países de primeiro mundo que não sabem apreciar a vida! mas, de uma coisa estou certa: os riscos que surgirem valem a pena serem vividos por causa das pessoas que escolhemos ter ao nosso lado. Deixar o nosso Brasil, a nossa família e amigos pra trás não será nada fácil =( mas se for pela nossa própria felicidade, tudo é válido. Portanto, sejamos felizes!

AMÉM!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Favorite Portugues Phrases



Meu favorita frases eu aprendeu enquanto eu estava no Brasil. Por favor comentário se você conhece algum:

Esta chovendo canivete aberto = Its raining open pocket knifes (similar to "its raining cats and dogs")

Nem que a vaca tussa = Not even when the cow coughs (similar to "When pigs have wings!")

Eu estou com muito fome. Eu poderia comer um boi = Im so hungry I could eat an Ox (similar to "I could eat a horse")

A fixa caiu = The coin dropped (When your trying to understand something, and finally it clicks in your head and you understand everything, that is when "the coin drops")

Presta atencao, voce esta boiando! = Pay attention, you are floating! (When someone is spaced out and thier mind is else where, thats when they are "floating")

E' um pedaco de mal caminho = Piece of a bad way (Saying someone is sexy or hot Ex. O Larissa e' um pedaco de mal caminha)

Cara de pau = Face of wood (When someone shows know real appreciation or just asks for things with no shame is someone with a "face of wood")

Te peguei com a boca na butija = I got you with your mouth on the bowl (same as "I caught you red handed)

Ele tem cabeca de vento = He has a head of wind (He is dumb, or distracted)




VIAJAR....



Adam e eu somos viajantes, em todos os sentidos. Temos amigos do mundo inteiro pertencentes a várias culturas e costumes e, em cada amigo percebemos a importancia do conhecimento multietnico e, principalmente, aprendemos a amar nossos semelhantes, não importa de onde eles sejam.

Enquanto aguardamos o desfecho do meu visto de noiva e casamento, trocamos idéias com companheiros da Alemanha, por exemplo; aprendemos receitas novas com o pessoal da Sérvia; discutimos clima e burocracia com os irmãos da Inglaterra e aprendemos um idioma novo com os amigos da Indonésia. Nossa alegria só é verdadeira porque compartilhamos nossas experiencias com os irmãos que vivem além das fronteiras. É um aprendizado que não tem preço.
Recentemente nosso amigo alemão Tobias Vögele nos mostrou um site super bacana, especialmente para aqueles que sonham em viajar pelo mundo afora sem gastar muito. Basta montar seu perfil no http://www.couchsurfing.org/ e encontrar milhares de usuários pelo mundo que estão dispostos a oferecer suas casas em troca de alguma amizade. Todos os contatos são, obviamente, extremamente seguros. Essa é uma das aventuras que Adam e eu faremos parte algum dia. Sei que valerá a pena.

Bom, como bons viajantes (estou me sentindo parte do filme "Up", rs...), já temos planos para breve e com certeza iremos compartilhar com quem tiver interesse assim que tudo estiver mais certo.

Viajar com o Adam é um sonho se tornando realidade, porque além de noivo ele é também meu melhor amigo e a pessoa que eu escolhi para experimentar um pouco desse mundo tão lindo, e que vale a pena ser visto.

Amor - Ich liebe Dich.

Memories: Night time in Batatais

The city of Batatais is a place I hold special in my heart and holds some very dear memories, that I wont soon forget. This quiet city is the kind of place I dream of living, not just because its quiet, but because its streets are clean, the area is quite safe, and the people are genuinely very cool and friendly. I've never felt so at home, and warm. Its like finding a treasure not many people know about, because certainly where I am from, the chance anyone knows about this city is slim to NONE. Well actually, let me say, a very interesting coincidence happened the first time I was in Brazil, where there was an American missionary who was from Vancouver, WA, the very same town I was living in at the time. Who would've guessed?

The nights were my favorite, wed go on walks and to me it was a nice way to spend the evening walking to central square, eating churros, Cochorro Quente and Salgados. The first time I was there, one man gave us a discount because we liked the same soccer team as him. I knew I was really in Brazil! The central square was very beautiful, there was the Cathedral in the center of everything, next to it is a park to walk around, with a bandstand, and many beautifully trimed shrubs, bushes and trees. There was always people walking around and guys with thier girlfriends and so on. Holding the hand of Larissa and walking around just felt calm and happy, and I felt so close to her. I kept thinking how I never wanted these moments to end.

Beyond central square is a lake where you can be more alone, and is much quieter and makes for very good romance! I visited this lake many times and during Christmas that had a very large Christmas tree next to the lake, but only made of wires, and Larissa was afraid to touch it because it might shock her, so cute. Sometimes there is couples in their cars by the lake, and we didn't want to disturb them because we all know what goes on inside a car that is next to a lake late at night. This is also a good place to lay on the benches and lay your head on your girlfriends lap, watch the stars and gaze into the lake and watch all your troubles float away, its so perfect!

I miss my nights in Batatais, because its not something I can get here, not right now.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Noivos!!!!

Depois de muito tempo sem atualizar esse blog, voltei com algumas novidades legais! Principalmente pra quem acompanha o nosso caso ja faz tempo:

Adam e eu ficamos noivos!!! ebaaaa!!!! Tudo aconteceu dia 15 de dezembro e estamos muito felizes e animados pro próximo passo!

Falando em próximo passo....

Demos entrada no visto de noiva faz três meses e já recebemos o NOA2, só falta esperar agora o dia da minha entrevista no consulado no Rio de Janeiro! Isso mesmo! RIO DE JANEIRO!!!! =( Apesar de toda essa demora e blá, blá, blá o procedimento vai muito bem, obrigada. Não posso reclamar. Não devo comparar o visto de noiva com o de turista porque, sem sombra de dúvidas, o de noiva está sendo muito mais tranqüilo! Pelo menos por enquanto.

Também estive pesquisando sobre casamento de estrangeiros no Brasil porque pretendemos casar no Brasil primeiro e, pra minha alegria, encontrei esse site que fala dos documentos necessários que o noivo ou noiva estrangeira precisa ter em mãos quando for marcar o casamento no civil:

http://www.noivasonline.com/documentos_civil.htm#juramentado

Vale a pena dar uma conferida pra quem pretende casar no Brasil também. A burocracia existe, é claro! mas se estamos dispostas passar por ela uma vez (sim, me refiro ao k1), por que não passar por ela uma segunda vez? Apesar de tudo me esforça pra ser patriota.

Bom, por hoje é isso. Vou dormir porque ninguém é de ferro - nem mesmo as namoradas de gringos ;)

Um beijo a todos!