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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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A Brazilian Welcome- My First Football Game

Vasco, Vasco, Vasco… The football song is ringing in my ears from the game tonight and probably won’t be one I soon forget. After a very nice day doing a city tour with my group, it was established that the majority of us would go to a rivalry game of two Rio teams, Vasco and… Continue reading A Brazilian Welcome- My First Football Game

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The Beginning

Whenever I feel anticipation, it always seems to cause this divide between two sides of my spirit. One part of me is like a little girl and wants to sprint forward in excitement. She sees the potential of every situation and craves the adventure. The other part of me, wants to dig my heels firmly… Continue reading The Beginning

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Brazilian Food from an American Perspective

This weekend  was offered the opportunity to practice my tropical plant identification skills by going to a friends family farm in the northeast region of Rio. While being nowhere near my home state of Minnesota, it reminded me lots of my experiences growing up and going to the cabin. The many long summer weekends spent… Continue reading Brazilian Food from an American Perspective