Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

A Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Buzios

In desperate need of an escape from all the dudes in Rio after the World Cup, a few friends and I headed east to the peninsula paradise they call Buzios. Just a three hour bus ride from Rio, it’s the perfect getaway for Cariocas seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of the big …

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How to Catch a Piranha

After a peaceful arrival into the Pantanal the night before, my first day in the Brazilian wetlands was exactly that, wet. It poured for the better part of the morning and our planned jeep safari and eco-hike turned into a drunken refugee camp. We circled around a shop table with …

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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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Robbed in Rio

99 out of 100 times I look around before I take my phone out in public. 99 out of 100 times I put my back against a wall or object if I have it out for any longer than a quick snap. 99 out of 100 f#¢&ing times I’m aware, …

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Brazil Football: Things to Know About Soccer in Rio de Janeiro

(Click here if you can’t watch this video on your device) Your team is chosen for you as a birthright and from that moment forward you support those “colors” like a badge of honor. In many cases, you actually tattoo that badge of honor to your arm, back or chest …

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