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Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

After having the chance to visit Sao Paulo (see previous entry), I got the travel bug and wanted to again get out of the city. Since we had a full week of vacation after the intensive and SP only took up four of those days, immediately after returning I went to my study center and… Continue reading Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

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A Weekend Guide to Sao Paulo

Way back when in my first few months of Brazil, I had the awesome opportunity to go to the mega city of Sao Paulo for a weekend with my program after my intensive classes were complete. Technically it was "for free" but we all know it was indirectly paid for by my insane tuition fees.… Continue reading A Weekend Guide to Sao Paulo

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Ultimate Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Hey kids! Hope you all are having great weeks, mine's been a bit emotional. My year-long journey in Rio has come to an end and my heart is just a bit confused. But, in light of that, I want to give you my insider knowledge to the city of Rio de Janeiro and how best… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Rio de Janeiro

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Three Day Itinerary in Dreamy Buenos Aires

Hey kids, I hope everything's been good with you all! The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind of events, I am having such a hard time keeping the day and time straight with all the travel I've been doing. What a blessed life I have that I get to be concerned about things… Continue reading Three Day Itinerary in Dreamy Buenos Aires

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How to Daytrip in Colonia, Uruguay

When I was growing up, I always had a large world map on my wall, often with pins in each country I wanted to travel to. While the majority of Latin and South America were pinned, I never had one in Uruguay. To be honest, I just never knew much about the country and thought… Continue reading How to Daytrip in Colonia, Uruguay

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Ilha Grande- A weekend in Paradise

  If you're traveling within Rio and find you need a change of pace for the weekend, Ilha Grande is one of the top-most rated places by both tourists and locals to go visit for some serious relaxation. Crystal clear waters, shallow lagoons, white sand, tropical rainforest, this island is the epitome of an oasis.… Continue reading Ilha Grande- A weekend in Paradise

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Another Patagonia Guide

So, you're thinking about going to Patagonia? Well, you've come to the right place. With the sweeping mountain views, glaciers, and crystal blue lakes, this region offers some of the best natural wonders in the world! Pictures simply will not do it justice, which I learned after taking about ten thousand of them... I continuously… Continue reading Another Patagonia Guide

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Brazilian Favelas and How Foreigners Should Treat Them

So, if you're reading this post you may be thinking "what the heck is a Favela?" Well, if you ever want to or are thinking of soon visiting Rio de Janeiro, favelas are am important part of Brazilian culture to be aware of. First things first, a favela is first and foremost a neighborhood. These are… Continue reading Brazilian Favelas and How Foreigners Should Treat Them

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The Ultimate Three-Day Guide to Bariloche, Argentina

  Hello everyone! It's good to be able to sit down and write again! I was worried I wouldn't  have the opportunity to write until I got home because my computer decided to not work for over a week. Alas, it now has decided it is ready again and has allowed me to actually open… Continue reading The Ultimate Three-Day Guide to Bariloche, Argentina