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

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