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be your own brazilian bartender

be your own brazilian bartender

It’s cold outside. Despite what Mr. Groundhog said about spring being in the air, it seems that winter continues to grip Washington, DC with its cold, cruel fingers. Been absolutely frigid lately. The kind of cold that presses against your head until even your brain feels frost-bitten. I was outside on a tour all day yesterday, … Continue reading

6 things to know before traveling to brazil

6 things to know before traveling to brazil

After my recent 2.5 months in Brazil, I can now proudly say that it is my FAVORITE country of those I’ve visited thus far — a title I don’t easily dole out, especially considering my love affair with Italy. However, Brazil isn’t always easy. It’s not like traveling through Europe where people generally speak English, … Continue reading

a brief and unapologetic explanation

a brief and unapologetic explanation

As you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t written in a while. Not for lack of material; lots of things worth writing about have happened: Christmas on the idyllic island of Morro de Sao Paolo New Years in the rugged, hippy village of Itacare My first moto taxi ride Rafting in the Atlantic … Continue reading

carnatal like carnaval

carnatal like carnaval

December 8, 2012 Hello again good people. Hope all is well in the northern hemisphere. Down here we are in the midst of Carnatal — Natal’s out-of-season version of Carnaval, or the Brazilian Mardi Gras as most Americans know it. Carnatal is the biggest out-of-season Carnaval in Brazil. Beaches are crowded and the hostel is … Continue reading

praia da pipa

praia da pipa

Today, I am pleased to introduce you to Pipa: Home to two of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, Pipa is a small town about an hour and a half south of Natal. It originated as a little fishing and surfing village, but has evolved significantly over the years as the tourist industry … Continue reading

tabatinga: the best hidden beach in natal

tabatinga: the best hidden beach in natal

December 1, 2012 Hello friends. Or shall I say Oi!, the Brazilian version of Hey! The boy next door is teaching us Portuguese, so expect a smattering of obnoxious language tricks in the future. Webster like the dictionary, as he calls himself, instructs us one hour a day in exchange for helping him with English … Continue reading

music festivals and mexican food

music festivals and mexican food

November 24, 2012 I’ve made a resolution to start blogging more. Mia and I have been on a bit of a travel blog kick. Well, I’ve been on a travel blog kick, Mia’s been on a food blog kick. But really, potato potato. Anyway, one of the foodies she follows is an American chef living … Continue reading