Tag Archives: Brazil

Pneus

A Mercedes van filled with 10 Americans and 20 suitcases of our material possessions made its way from the airport in Salvador to the Marazul hotel, a ride lasting about an hour. Class readings and discussions in our Portuguese classes … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Peanut Butter

A little piece of advice I got from students I talked to that studied abroad in Latin America was to bring peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of those little things you use every day in the states that is … Continue reading

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Leaving home, again.

The all too familiar feeling of unsettledness has taken over my emotional state of being for what has seems like an eternity, but in actuality has only been a week. Not excitement or sadness, only unsettledness. Although one may not … Continue reading

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Stamina

Well, it’s 3:43 AM on a Monday and I’m wide-awake. I guess I might as well do something productive. Living in Rio has managed to completely demolish any semblance of a sleeping pattern that survived my first two years of … Continue reading

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Que Calor!

It’s hot.  All the time.  Consequently, I’m starting to understand why everyone is so obsessed with perfecting their bodies here: because any attempt to perfect any other part of you is completely futile.  Straighten your hair? It’ll be curly in … Continue reading

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Potayto Potahto

Well, unfortunately, what I wrote in my last post was not ridiculous. When I first arrived here in Rio, I was pleasantly surprised by how safe I felt.  Yes, driving past the miles and miles of immensely impoverished favelas was … Continue reading

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Leaving Tomorrow!

Wow, this day has snuck up on me: I leave tomorrow.  It seems like last week that I moved into my house on 35th and N to begin my summer courses at Georgetown.  Then, before I knew it, (with a … Continue reading

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Springing forward and falling back

Today when you guys were springing forward, I was forced to fall back to a recurring thought that has been in my mind ever since Tuesday. Only one hour separates me from you, my fellow compatriots! Just one hour! You … Continue reading

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Carnaval in September

Intuition is everything This never rang more true than it did last Saturday. I knew that, regardless of my decision, I was bound to have an enjoyable, and even memorable, Saturday night. Everything was in place. There’s nothing better than … Continue reading

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My thoughts heading into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

~-*~*-~ So I have been trying to think about how I should writing this first post for a while now. As mine will be the first entry, which is only fitting since I believe that I am the first blogger … Continue reading

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