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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN III: THE VISA NAZI

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  “No soup for you!” – The Soup Nazi, ‘Seinfeld’ To read Part I and II of ‘Catch Me If You Can’, click here. When I first came to the Policia Federal in Lapa to get my Spanish tourist visa extended, I took the wrong combo of trains and buses, arrived at the worst possible […]

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REFLECTING ON 1 YEAR IN SOUTH AMERICA

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Exactly 1 year ago today, I left beautiful Miami for South America, with little more than a backpack, my 3 passports and an open mind. After years of wanting to live overseas, I took the leap and booked a one-way award ticket to Brazil, with the mandatory 2-month layover in Ecuador. I’d always thrived on […]

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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BRAZIL

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“But I know I’m gonna change that tune, when I’m back on top… back on top in June.”- Frank Sinatra   “You are learning what it’s like to be Brazilian”, my student Debora joked earlier today. “This is life here, always up and down, no equilibrium!” Up and down indeed. 2012 didn’t get off to […]

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