14 May 2013 ~ 5 Comments

THIS Is Where The Most Beautiful Girls In Brazil Are…

When I went through Brazil, I would often meet Brazilians who wanted to talk to me about their women. I told them about my plans of romping through southern Brazil, and when I would mention the various cities, they would proffer their opinions. – Me: “I’m going to Porto Alegre.” Brazilian A: Oh, that’s where [...]

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07 April 2013 ~ 8 Comments

10 Things You Should Know Before You Move To South America

Here are some things to help you prepare… 1. People on the ground are your best resource. When I first went to Colombia, the number one thing I did right was to have contact with somebody on the ground. I was admittedly a bit nervous when I first went to Bogotá. After all, I was [...]

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20 January 2013 ~ 18 Comments

Why I’m Beginning To Re-Think South America For Nomadic Entrepreneurs

I’ve traveled a bit through South America the past two years, but am re-considering it in light of a few general realizations. 1. Internet is too slow / unreliable for serious internet entrepreneurs. The last time I was in the USA, I went to a co-working space where the internet was 6.0 Mbps download / [...]

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14 January 2013 ~ 7 Comments

The Incredible Power Of A Reference Point (Or, Why I Only Spent A Week In Chile)

A little while ago, I posted some quick notes on Chile, after staying there only about 7-10 days. What sometimes occurs after I publish a post like this was that a few people claimed I was making snap-judgements, and moving way too fast through countries in order to make a proper evaluation of the country. [...]

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01 October 2012 ~ 14 Comments

My Brazil Blitz (Southern Edition) Review: 7 Cities In One Post

Why hello there, you’ve just come across a massive post covering my recent trip to Brazil. Instead of creating 3 posts for each city like a good travel blogger, I’ve written my longest post ever, more than 6500 words. It’s all just for you, my dear reader… and you don’t have to bear a single [...]

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19 August 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Brazilian Nightlife. Whoa.

If you follow along on Facebook, there I posted a photo of Lapa, a section of Rio de Jainero that is famous for it’s Friday night party.  Admittedly, I didn’t take this photo, but I just as well could have. That’s what it looks like on a Friday night down near Lapa’s famous arches. Now, [...]

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22 July 2012 ~ 8 Comments

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 per day. Others told me that São Paulo and Rio [...]

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11 July 2012 ~ 7 Comments

I Hate Hostels. I Love Hostels.

These past few weeks I found myself back in hostels for the first time in awhile. I hate hostels. When I walk in the front door carrying my suitcase, I have to navigate narrow walking spaces and doorways, side-stepping to people can get by, and doing nothing less than leg presses as I walk up [...]

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