Archives, South America

Belo Horizante and Inhotim: Brazilian Gems

Hey kids, This post has unrightfully been put on my back burner, for some reason never drawing on my inspiration even though Inhotim was actually one of my top highlights for my entire year abroad. But, here we are, when inspiration has struck and Belo Horizonte memories linger in my mind. This trip, taken with… Continue reading Belo Horizante and Inhotim: Brazilian Gems

Archives, Culture

5 Films to Help Understand Brazilian Culture

Hey y'all! Hope you're all doing well. I've been very focused the last few weeks on applying to jobs and settling back into home. Not to make you all think I'm pining over Brazil, but I had this film post idea that was a bit out of the box for me, but still exciting so… Continue reading 5 Films to Help Understand Brazilian Culture

Archives, Culture, Pro Tips and Guides

A Guide to Brazilian Carnaval

Ah Carnaval, that magical time of the year that makes Rio one of the top destinations in the world. I've been so excited to return for this special event and experience the energy that sparks throughout the whole city! The "official" start date of carnaval is on the Friday before Lent begins, when the mayor… Continue reading A Guide to Brazilian Carnaval

Archives, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

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

Archives, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

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

Archives, Lifestyle

Living Abroad vs Traveling Abroad, 7 Things I’ve Noticed

For anyone that has traveled, you know that no matter where you go, you are inevitably pushed and changed from the unexpected that comes along with your trip. Even the best of us planners are bound to experience a missed flight or lost bag, and facing cultural shockers such as language barriers or extremely different… Continue reading Living Abroad vs Traveling Abroad, 7 Things I’ve Noticed

Archives, South America

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

Archives, Culture, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

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