Hi! My Name is May!

May Smiling

I am not a travel blogger.

 

In fact, I am just like you - Passionate for travel, with a regular job. 

 

I am 27 years old and from the beautiful country of Brazil! I have lived in 4 different countries, and traveled to 22 more.

 

During my travels, I always search for new stories. Stories about the people that live there, or stories about the place. I get to know the locals, I talk to people on the streets, taxi drivers, food sellers. I would talk to the animals if I could (I may already do that). 

 

My passion for stories is so immense that I decided to start this blog and a video channel on Facebook @talk.to.may. This way, I can share what I see with more people than just... me.

 

If there's anything I can do to help, send me an email on talktomay.info@gmail.com.

It's a pleasure to share this journey with you.

 

Much love,

May.

 

 


Fun Facts about May

I have a Chemical Engineering degree and an 8-5 job in Technical Communications. I travel a lot for work, but also on my free time! I love travelling on the weekends and also during my holidays. I like to go to places where I can experience a different culture and get to meet new people:

 

Meeting people are the key to a good trip! 

 

Ever since I was young, I wanted to discover the world. I wanted to live abroad, but I didn't know how! Back then, it was too difficult to find ANY information online (and that's why I tell you 7 ways to live abroad here). I am from Brazil, and in Brazil we never heard much abroad living abroad. To me, that seemed almost impossible.

 

Almost.

 

My first experience abroad was living in the US, where I studied one year in High School. I lived with a host family in the middle of the country side in Tennessee. In fact, my first host family was horrible. They treated me like hell. I almost left everything and went home. But I had a dream to see the world, to live abroad, and so I kept fighting for it. I found another host family, and we spent an amazing year together! That year, I got to see Niagara Falls, Texas, Alabama, and a lot of the beautiful state of Tennessee.

 

My second experience abroad was when I fought with claws and teeth to get a scholarship to study abroad. I studied in Ireland in Trinity College Dublin for one year with all expenses paid. It was a tough year: I had to study a lot to keep up with the pace at school, but at the same time it was very rewarding. That year I made lots of friends, I discovered orienteering (and traveled all over Ireland orienteering in forests), and I also met my husband, Thomas (he is French, not Irish)!

 

My third time abroad was after I graduated, when Thomas and I moved to France. We lived there for a year. When I arrived, I barely knew ANY French: I knew only the basics. In a space of 6 months, I went from knowing basic French to actually understanding what people were saying, and then finally to being able to reply! While I lived there, I worked as a carer for 2 months and that really helped me improve my language skills.

 

From there, Thomas and I moved back to Ireland, and we've been here since 2016!

 

Close to the Heart

Stories are powerful. In a world full of them, why should we only focus on ours?

Every time I travel I search for stories to bring to my videos or to my blog.

Interested? Check out the links below. 

Watch my videos

May in Rice Fields

Read my stories

May and Rice Field Worker