At 55 years old, passionate and in search of a more vibrant life, Heidi Diesel her digit job as national sales executives to travel the world in search of her utopianism.
Heidi rented her house, packed her personal belongings, and went to the airport with one hand.
She plans to travel for 10 years to find out where she wants to be and what she wants to do.
“In the end, if I was 65 and had to go back to work, that was fine – but this time I wanted to do fun things,” says Heidi.
She’s divorced – her two kids are growing up and living on their own, so the time was right.
Heidi toured Asia and Australia for the first time, returning to the US in 2019, which should be a quick stop as he resumed his Far East tour. But she caught the new virus in an alternative to the wind of a chosen area.
“I always dreamed of following the Silk Road, but I decided it was not the best time, so for Europe.”
There, he found himself in the midst of times as Kovid was attacked in February 2020.
Haiti’s plan to travel the world failed. She went to bed with some friends in a small village on the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland, waiting in ambush until circumstances change. But every month she asked not even for a visa guarantee – something that was guaranteed.
“I thought I would be sent home on the next flight,” he says. “It was emotionally exhausting. At that point, it will secure a place for me to settle.”
Her search took her Portugal.
I had never set foot in Portugal and only knew the two who had gone so far. But on his five-year path to citizenship, he found the country very attractive.
Heidi went to the United States to complete the D7 visa application (issued to those who intend to retire in Portugal or who want to live on their own income) through the Portuguese Embassy. However, however, at the time of fingerprinting, the FBI received all the new D7 candidates needed for the application.
Disappointed, Heidi examined other types of visas still on display in Portugal. She found something that might work: a student visa. He furiously attacked Google and discovered the desire to read Portuguese 28 times a week. coimbatore. She quickly applied, envied her documents, and received approval two weeks later.
Heidi returned to Portugal with four heavy suitcases. When she had trouble picking them up on the package carousel, something serious fell on her leg – breaking her big toe.
The Portuguese asked: “Where are your bags?” He said and went down. “We’ll take care of you!” And “Let’s get the airport nurse!”
The nurse took him to the hospital in a taxi. The driver took care of all her luggage and rushed her to the emergency room. There, a doctor and two specialists treat her wounds. Within an hour she was in and out, and KP was patiently waiting.
Without passenger insurance, Heidi will be surprised when her final bill was €100 (about $115…less than she would have spent in the US). Heidi says follow-up visits to the United States would have been profitable for him, at just €18 ($21) each.
“I’ve never had an injury healed so quickly,” says Heidi. “It’s amazing what happens when you get the right medical treatment.”
KP went to a pharmacy to fill all of their prescriptions, and went to a grocery store before loading all of their prescriptions, and went to a grocery store before loading all of their electronic prescriptions. Haiti feared the cost, as it had invested more than three hours. But the man asked, “Is it €50 right?”
“I still cry thinking about it,” says Heidi. “I thought, God… I’m in the right country! The level of destruction was absolutely overwhelming.
And like it or not, Haiti seems to have found the right place to live. A place where people still care, and the community supports and helps each other. For a while she felt that something was missing in America.
On the one hand, he jokes that Heidi now spends $33 a month on health insurance she buys from her bank — banks and grocery stores sell insurance in Portugal — “less than the cost of returning home to a bad meal.”
When his Coimbato classes were designed to learn Haiti online, he explored many things. That’s when she found out cinder Fell in love.
With a cool and cloudy microclimate, Cindra is very different from most of Portugal. But Haiti likes and wants to avoid too much heat or cold.
He says there are only about seven foreigners living there and he wants to integrate with the locals, which also applies to him. Cindra offers small town living, a short train ride from the big city. Also, as a single woman, Heidi feels completely safe there.
Heidi rented a 970-square-meter, two-bedroom apartment in a 250-year-old building for €800 ($905) a month. Apps like electricity, water and Wi-Fi cost around 150 per month.
Heidi returned to the United States in May 2021 to reapply for her D7 residency visa. Within two months, Haiti had sold her home in Seattle and removed most of her belongings.
When your son came home to his dog. Now she and Bailey are in Cindra – I hope. In two years, he can apply for another three years, after which he can apply for full citizenship – if he passes the language and history exam.
“Everything I was looking for was found here in Portugal”, says Heidi. “I’m finally home!”