Archives, Culture, South America

A Year After Rio

Wow, isn't that a scary title?  A whole year since my time in Rio ended! It's honestly felt like a blink. This year has brought so many different surprises I've barely been able to keep my head on straight! Since last April, I have either moved locations or moved jobs every three months up until… Continue reading A Year After Rio

Archives, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

Unmissable Locations in Argentina

People often ask me what my favorite place I've traveled to has been, and although it's a loaded question, I most often gravitate toward Argentina. Taking multiple passes through the country, I've been seen the many forms of Argentina from North to South in both city and country. Not only are the cities beautiful and… Continue reading Unmissable Locations in Argentina

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Attending a Foreign University

Hello everyone! It's me again giving you insight into my crazy life I lived in South America... One of the biggest influencers of the entire study abroad journey was, obviously, where I studied. I am a student, first and foremost, and so my classes not only dictated what I learned, but how and where I… Continue reading Attending a Foreign University

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How Study Abroad Challenged and Changed Me

Study abroad. The event that seems so commonplace in the context of college, but ends up being so influential in the scheme of an individual's life. So many people I know use study programs in school to go abroad for the very first time. They find themselves in Europe for four months, galavanting around each… Continue reading How Study Abroad Challenged and Changed Me

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Brazilian Body Image

I hope as you were scrolling down to this post you noticed the beautiful women in this picture above and you thought; "Damn, they're both so gorgeous and that's such a good picture" That's what I thought when I took it at least. I have always thought that as women, we are our own biggest… Continue reading Brazilian Body Image

Archives, Lifestyle, Pro Tips and Guides

How To Take Your First Solo Trip

Solo travel can be daunting, especially if you're a lady. Well, most especially if you're a young lady who's appearances tend to stick out and who's language learning ability is not strong. That's me. I'm the first one to admit that solo travel can seem big and scary, but once you have some preparation under… Continue reading How To Take Your First Solo Trip

Archives, Culture, Europe

Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

I've recently been obsessing over this new movie, Posthumous, where an American journalist uncovers a story about an artist in Berlin. The first time I saw it, I knew it would be one of those movies that would stick with me for a long time, not because of it's remarkable cinematography, or even it's riveting… Continue reading Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

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Cultural Notes from an American Perspective

If you've seen literally anything from my blog, you know that I have been traveling around quite a bit lately. As I travel to corners of the world, its inevitable to pick up on cultural differences in each place, but I've also been challenged to think of the differences from a particularly American perspective. I… Continue reading Cultural Notes from an American Perspective

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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

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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