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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

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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