Is Brazil Expensive? (My Findings From The Southern Region)

One of the primary things I was curious about before I decided to go on this blitz through southern Brazil was the cost of living in the country. Rumor had it that Brazil was ridiculously expensive. Some articles I read recommended a budget of $100 …

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7 Questions People Ask Me About Colombia

It’s amazing that for the, oh, 10 people that read this blog, I’ve been getting a good amount of email. Below are some of the most frequent questions I get asked about Colombia: 1. I am thinking about going to Colombia or to country X, …

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How To Live In Florianopolis Brazil For Less Than $30 A Day

Today I am going to show you how Brazil can be affordable. This comes from what I’ve actually been doing for several days this past week. So this is tried-and-true, boots-on-the-ground verified. However, I do admit that this kind of thing requires significant lifestyle adjustments… …

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Brazil: First Impressions

1) The people of Brazil seem to be of all shapes, sizes, and colors. There is no one ‘Brazil’ body type. It’s like anyone could be Brazilian. 2) Although there is no one ‘Brazil’ body type, the good looking girls in the club definitely have …

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The Brazil Blitz – Southern Edition (Or, My Plan To Find Liveable Cities)

The more I travel– perhaps, the more I age– the more I become clear on my priorities. Over the past year, I’ve realized I am not traveling just to travel. I am not that interested in traveling just seeing the sites of a city… I …

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My Practical Hacking Portuguese Plan

So, you perhaps you’ve read I’m headed to Brazil soon. Very soon. In fact, when you read this I will already be there. I need to learn Portuguese fast. I don’t have time for dilly-dally, clicking pictures, or time-consuming, low-yield efforts at learning the language. …

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Brazil Can’t Wait

Here’s a big secret: I’ve been dreaming about going to Brazil off and on for the past 3 years. I can’t wait any longer. I’m going to Brazil. Why now? Going to Brazil has been one of my main desires ever since I had the …

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Review Of SpanishPod101.com: Very Useful Once Beyond Beginner’s Level

I’ve written on a few language learning resources I’ve found helpful in the process of learning Spanish, including Pimsleur and Livemocha. In addition, I haven’t written about the piles of resources I’ve found unhelpful, but rather why certain methodologies in general don’t seem to work …

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Goodbye Asunción

So… I’ve left Asunción Paraguay. I lasted 7 days. Here’s some of why: hot, mosquitoes, lack of easy / intuitive apartment finding, lack of inspiration… heat, mosquitoes… We just didn’t gel well, Asunción and me. It’s probably my fault. I mean, I’m pretty picky. I …

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Asunción: First Impressions

The city of Asunción is rather interesting. First, it’s not that well known in the travel-blog sphere of things, but Asunción the largest city in Paraguay… as far as I can tell, the only one with the attractions of big city life, i.e. restaurants, clubs …

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