I worked from 1972 until now, 2017, teaching Portuguese. I started in Lobito, Angola. The opportunity of travelling to west Africa was open to me if I applied to be a secondary teacher. I was accepted to teach English and Portuguese. Did I ever plan to be a teacher? No way. But I loved my experience; the students were wonderful, the city was amazingly beautiful, the people were friendly. I was happy to join my brother Luís who was serving in the military.
The first photograph you will find in my blog is from Lobito, Angola. I will cherish the images I have from living in the “restinga”, a small paradise of white sand beaches, transparent, calm warm water and natural shade of palm trees and “aracuárias”. I was 23 three years old and until now I never stopped being an educator and caring about teaching Portuguese