I’ve been in Brazil now for over four weeks and I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. The first half of my trip was amazing, but when we hit the three-week halfway point, I resolved to step up my game as far as seeing the sights. Armed with my underused guide book and … Continue reading Tourista


Island Time

We left at dawn. Well, before that actually. Me and five other members of our program decided to take advantage of the recent three day weekend by heading off to Ilha Grande, a beautiful island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. We got up at 4:30 a.m. and clambered into two taxis, bound … Continue reading Island Time

Dois Dias

I landed in Brazil about 39 hours ago, but from sunrise to sunset to sunrise to sunset, I’ve been in this city for two days – "dois dias". On the ride between Galeão International Airport and my homestay in Copacabana, I realized immediately why they call Rio “a cidade maravilhosa” – “the marvelous city.” Boy, … Continue reading Dois Dias