Category: Brazil

Brazil: Part 4

I personally believe there is a big difference between being a tourist and being a traveler. When I go to different places, I try my best to be the latter. (Disclaimer: I don’t think there is anything wrong with being a tourist, it just isn’t really my thing.) When I travel, I like to try […]

Brazil: Part 3

I’m a huge history buff. Huge. That’s why when I was given the opportunity to go to Paraty, a colonial city four hours from Rio de Janeiro, I jumped at the chance. This sleepy little city was founded by the Portuguese in the 1600s, and a lot of the architecture and history reveals its old, […]

Brazil: Part 2

The best thing about my experience in Brazil is that everyone is so warm and friendly. Everyone I’ve met has been nothing but excited to help me (a lot) with my Portuguese, talk to me in English when my Portuguese fails (after the first word) and show me their home. And what a truly spectacular […]