Learning a new language while you’re abroad

Learning a new language while you’re abroad

Picture: me working with a Brazilian local who couldn't speak any English in Rio Das Ostras. I've always wanted to learn another language. I usually tend to get motivated when I go overseas and then struggle to communicate with the locals...when this happens, I come back home with this burning desire to learn the language of [...]

Chivalry is not dead (at least in South America)

Chivalry is not dead (at least in South America)

1 March 2019 – just a random thought about Brazil, South America and self-confidence This entry is very personal to me. So enjoy, be gentle and understand I’m opening the doors of my heart to you. I’m allowing my vulnerable enemy to attack and potentially breaking my healing wounds. Judgment is a natural human reaction…but [...]

A three hour walk through the favela of Rocinha (the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro)

A three hour walk through the favela of Rocinha (the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro)

25 January 2019  I'm not a huge fan of going on any tour let alone a walking tour but for some strange reason, I signed up for a walking tour of a favela in Rio de Janeiro I found on the Couchsurfing Hangout App.  You might wonder ~ why would you bother going on a [...]