We were reversing down the winding road of the favela Vidigal in a mini-van packed with locals. Even the motos couldn’t fit through the 2-inch gap between us and the other van driver who decided to pass us when we finally found a spot to pull into on the side of the road. The van … More The Journey to the Top of Vidigal
São Paulo is not the type of city where you immediately feel its charm. Often described as a “concrete jungle,” and “a grey city,” its is no surprise that when I mentioned I was moving to São Paulo, the usual comment was, “what a shame that you can’t live in Rio!” São Paulo is … More Beyond the Grey Concrete Skyline of São Paulo
I have to admit, I am a huge food snob. Most people who know me have heard me complain at some point about food. I especially get riled up when a meal doesn’t come with veggies, is void of seasoning, and there is no hot sauce to be found. When I first got to … More Tips on How to Eat Your Way Through São Paulo
This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to the recently renovated and reopened Immigration Museum in São Paulo. The informative and moving museum is in a beautiful building with an outdoor garden full of statues and fountains. But you would have never known it on the journey arriving there… My friend and I … More Adventures and Observations at the Immigration Museum of São Paulo
Brazil does not fit into most of the “Latin American” stereotypes. From the culture, to the cuisine, to the language, being in Brazil will be a very new experience for any Latin America lover who has traveled through the Andes, Central America and the other Southern Cone countries. To help out those first time travelers … More Tips to Navigate Portunhol, Spanglish, and Portinglês.
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