How I Read Portuguese After Just One Week Of Study

I recently wrote a post outlining my practical hacking Portuguese plan. It really is very practical, because it includes some of the programs and instructional materials I am using. To this point I have been pretty lazy, but still have been picking up some Portuguese. …

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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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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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Accelerating The Search For Liveable Cities

A few weeks ago, the question that really came to me was… how long does it take to know if a city is liveable for you? In other words, how long do you need to spend in a city before you can make a decision …

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How Long Does It Take To Decide If You Would Live In A Place?

Along the lines of what I’ve written recently, I want to think about an open question: How long does it take for you to decide whether you could see yourself living in a city? I see this as a central question for myself through 2012 …

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To See The World Or To Find Something

The other day I was prowling around the interwebs for some info on a certain city I am interested in visiting. Unfortunately, all I really could find in my short search was a bunch of pages written by travelers who blab on about how their …

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Four Caricatures Of Geo-Arbitrage (Or, How Your Travel Lifestyle Can Determine Your Costs)

Geo-arbitrage is the idea that you can earn money in one part of the world and spend it in another. If you do this, often you will find that your dollars (or pounds / euros / francs / krone) go further, and you can afford …

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