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Blogs: Rio de Janeiro

I Returned

I boarded a plane with an expected 20 combined hours of flight travel. I spent 8 hours in airports, 6 in the Johannesburg bus station fearing for my pockets, 12 in a train to the Mozambique border, 4 in taxis waiting to leave, cross, and arrive in Maputo. I spent the next 3 walking lost around a new city, a new country.

Maputo, Mozambique, Rio de Janeiro, borders, public transportation, cities

Read More Posted By: Brendon 7/25/2010

random Brazilian differences

Often while traveling, I enjoy noting the differences between the way life functions in the country or city I am visiting compared to back home. Here is a collection of various things I've noticed over the past few months in Brasil.

beer, Rio de Janeiro, shopping, Brasil, drugs, weather, food

Read More Posted By: Brendon 7/10/2009

2 weeks and counting

The day go by. It's hard to believe 3 months ago I was moving into this house I will now be leaving in 2 weeks time. Seems like just yesterday, but Carnaval seems like forever ago. I guess that's what happens when you spend the majority of your days working and sleeping and saving.

who, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, where, updates

Read More Posted By: Brendon 6/21/2009

My Carnaval, Not Everyones

The closest thing I can think of to relate what Carnaval (in Portuguese, everywhere else, Carnival) here in Rio de Janeiro was for me like is to go back to my small town semi-roots: "street dance". If you are unfamiliar with the term, "block party" might be more adequate, but I cannot imagine many of these go on these days with all the laws regarding underage drinking, liability litigation, etc.

drinks, beer, party, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, holidays

Read More Posted By: Brendon 4/22/2009