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 [...]

2 January 2019: Goodbye Rio de Janeiro, hello Rio Das Ostras. My first BlaBlaCar (hitch-hiking) experience in Brazil

2 January 2019: Goodbye Rio de Janeiro, hello Rio Das Ostras. My first BlaBlaCar (hitch-hiking) experience in Brazil

I'm currently waiting at some random petrol station for my driver which I found via a hitch hiking app. He's running late... In fact, I don't even know if he's coming. I wish I had someone with me because I need to go to the toilet but I don't trust anyone to look after my [...]

10 January 2019 – Working abroad with a language barrier ~ part of the fun or part of my frustration?

10 January 2019 – Working abroad with a language barrier ~ part of the fun or part of my frustration?

For the past week, I’ve been volunteering in Rio Das Ostras (in Brazil) at possibly the most unique hostel I’ve ever been in. The hostel feels more like a holiday house or mini-mansion. They have more luxurious private rooms than dorm rooms and it attracts families rather than solo travelers. I guess the most different [...]

Getting ready and preparing to travel to Brazil (well mainly Rio De Janeiro)

Getting ready and preparing to travel to Brazil (well mainly Rio De Janeiro)

Whenever you go into a new country with drastically different cultures, laws and customs, culture shock isn't the only thing which will hit you. You'll be faced with a swarm of confusion on how to act, how to get from A to B, how not to get ripped off, how to stay safe, how to [...]