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
So let me begin by saying, Brazilians like soccer. Or should I say futebol? Regardless of the word, it conveys the same meaning. Brazilians are passionate about their national sport. They each have a team. They throw on their jerseys every weekend. They have endless arguments that have been going on for years between rival … Continue reading Ronaldinho: have you ever heard of him?
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
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