Moving to Another Country During a Pandemic

16 thoughts on “Moving to Another Country During a Pandemic”

  1. Always enjoy reading these, Beth. What’s the situation with vaccine eligibility and availability there? Just got mine through an organization I volunteer with—what a relief!

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    1. I’m so happy to know you are still enjoying my posts (positive reinforcement goes a long way!! LOL!!) I’m so happy to hear you got the vaccine – that’s such great news! It’s one more step to normalizing the world. It’s interesting that you are curious about the status of vaccines here, someone else I know asked the same thing today. I wasn’t sure anyone would be interested, but since you are the second, I will assume there are more. I’ll make that next week’s topic, so stay tuned!

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    1. Awww…thanks, Christy, but I think you and Chris will have a much easier time of it when you move to Australia. My only wish is that we could divert you to Portugal for a year before you disappear down under. 😁😘 Love you both. ❤️

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  2. Hi Beth,
    Reading your blog is a highlight every Friday morning for this Los Angeles guy. Keep em coming and stay safe!
    All the best,
    Ben

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  3. I am glad you have been able to meet some people that you have things in common with. I only moved to another state and meeting people has been challenging, but not having any problem finding things to do! One of my sisters is fully vaccinated and just came for a visit. Still just doing age 65+ in general population here.

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    1. Lucky you that you were able to see your sister!! I’d give anything to see my sisters right now (we were supposed to meet up in Sicily last June, but that trip was canceled for obvious reasons). Knowing how active you are, I figure it’s only a matter of time before you find that one person you can form a friendship with who will then introduce you to their friends and it will snowball from there. Much like it did for me when I met Susan. I’m still grateful for her friendship and kindness in welcoming me into her social circle and the book club. Hang in there. Sending you loads of hugs.

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  4. Hi Beth,
    So glad you’re meeting new friends to hang with.
    I didn’t realize Portugal had done a back slide with COVID. Good to know things are beginning to improve again.
    Great to read your Blog.
    XO,
    Jeanne

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne. Yeah…the rise in transmission rate, hospitalizations, and deaths were a really unfortunate result of the government responding to the overwhelming desire of the people to be together at Christmas. This is why they aren’t going to let it happen this Easter. The world will collectively sigh when we have this pandemic under control and it can’t come soon enough. I’m pretty sure you’re missing the little family – and they are missing YOU – now that they’ve moved to Colorado. 😦 Sending you loads of love and hugs.

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  5. Beth,
    I hope you & Won and the rest of Portugal soon have access to a COVID-19 vaccine. While the world may be forever changed by this pandemic and we may have to learn to adjust to endemic vs pandemic, we all hope to return to a version of normality. It just goes to show us, we all long for connections, social interaction that no amount of digital technology is a replacement.
    Em paz,
    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie – totally agree. Next week’s blog post is an update on how the vaccine rollout is going here. I think the only thing holding the world back now is the speed at which the vaccines can be manufactured and distributed – most countries have figured out how to get them into people’s arms and are highly incentivized to complete that step so people can get back to work and economies rejuvenated.

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