Reflections on a Semester in Brazil

Here I am, back home, safe and sound and enjoying the holidays with friends and family aplenty.  In the last few weeks I spent in Porto Alegre, I could not wait to get back home to Florida.  To the warmth of a fireplace.  To the travels that would soon take place with family on a … Continue reading Reflections on a Semester in Brazil

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Exploring the “Interior” – Travels within Rio Grande do Sul

As some of you may already know, I am spending my semester abroad in what might be characterized as "far southern Brazil".  Thousands of kilometers away exist the white sands beaches of the Northeast coast, the world-renowned skyline of Rio, and the depths of the Amazon rain forest.  The Brazil I am experiencing is nothing … Continue reading Exploring the “Interior” – Travels within Rio Grande do Sul

“Tudo tranquilo”: Learning to live the Brasilian lifestyle

Some might say that starting your first blog 5 weeks late is a bit unprofessional, lazy, or even pathetic.  After all, I did apply to be able to write this blog, and share my experiences with all of you out there interested enough to read it.  So yeah, I'm real slow.  So what?  "Tudo tranquilo" … Continue reading “Tudo tranquilo”: Learning to live the Brasilian lifestyle