Archive for the ‘Status Updates’ Category

A Big Brazilian Announcement

As I sit here in the Brasilia Airport eagerly awaiting my flight to the Brazilian wetlands of Pantanal, I’m happy to finally officially announce a very big project. Over the next three months I will be partnering with the National Tourism Board of Brazil to travel across Brazil and document …

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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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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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9 First Impressions of Living Rio de Janeiro

Two weeks deep and the reality of living in Rio de Janeiro is just starting to set in. I spent my first six days in Brazil at a hostel in the upscale neighborhood of Ipanema, where it felt more like a vacation than the start of a new adventure. It …

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Arriving in Rio de Janeiro

It wasn’t until I crawled over the disheveled Brazilian man a slid down into my window seat that I was able to contemplate the journey ahead. Between all the errands, goodbyes and last minute essentials, I never allow myself time to get too excited before a trip. As the plane …

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