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My Life in Rio – 3 Months in 30 Photos

The last 90 days have been an absolute blur. I touched down on January 18th and from that moment forward, Rio de Janeiro has completely sucked me in. On a long bus ride to the airport this week to extend my tourist visa, I had some time to reflect on …

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A Portuguese Progress Report

Just like in high school, I’m learning to use a lot less tongue and focus more on the movements of my mouth. This is one the major pronunciation differences between Spanish and Portuguese, and I’m starting to pick it up. I still have a heavy Spanish accent and often use Spanish …

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How to Extend Your Tourist Visa in Rio

This post isn’t for everyone but for those who are in need of renewing (or extending) their tourist visa here in Rio de Janeiro, I hope this helps. It has been almost 90 days since I arrived in Rio and that means it was time to take a trip to …

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Rio Favorites – Sugarloaf Mountain

A trip to Rio de Janeiro isn’t complete without a visit to the world famous Sugarloaf Mountain. Located in the quiet neighborhood of Urca, this iconic mini-mountain is home to some of the most beautiful views in all of Rio. There are actually two levels, Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) and …

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FIFA 2014 World Cup Update: 65 Days

The dust has finally settled after Carnival in Brazil and now all sights are set on the FIFA World Cup this summer! The buzz here in Rio is an interesting mix of excitement and dread, with a heavy coding of nervous anticipation on all sides. While World Cup sponsors have …

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