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GETTING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE (AND KEEPING UP WITH THE BRITOS)

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  “If we would’ve told you everything, you probably wouldn’t have done it. But I knew you wouldn’t crap your pants. Pee your pants maybe, but not crap.”  -Mateus, moments after reaching our 2nd campsite en route to Teresópolis “You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside of your comfort zone” -Percy […]

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SHARING BEER AND HAPPINESS IN BRAZIL

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Knee-deep in the Ecuador leg of my three-week holiday vaca, I felt a void on many nights when out with family and friends, both new and old. But It wasn’t until my uncle broke out his Johnnie Walker stash to lift our Christmas spirits, both literally and figuratively, that it hit me – I missed […]

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THE HELLISH ROUTE TO MORRO DE SÃO PAULO

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  “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea   THE DAY you find yourself in Salvador, you’ll be too close to avoid the gravitational pull of the island paradise known as Morro […]

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9 REASONS YOU SHOULD LOVE SÃO PAULO

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“O que você esta fazendo em São Paulo?” -Just about everyone Brazilian who’s ever met me “What the hell are you doing here?” Not a week goes by where I’m not asked this once. If you’re an expat, you’ve probably got your elevator pitch response memorized at this point. If you dream of being one, […]

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10 THINGS TO DO IN SÃO PAULO WHEN YOU’RE DEPORTED

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  “Have a list. Come up with a list of what’s important to you. The 10 most important things to you. Write ‘em down. No one can satisfy all 10. It’s impossible. If you can satisfy 5 or 6, you’re nearly there. You’re on your way kid, to your own perfect world.” -Jimmy The Saint, […]

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PANAMA CITY’S DWINDLING DIABLOS ROJOS

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“Mi barrio ya no existe.” – Carlito Brigante, ‘Carlito’s Way’ You don’t need to be an MIT grad to appreciate the intricacies of the man-made wonder that is the Panama Canal. I’ll spare you the Wiki-able details involved in each ship’s crossing. Suffice to say that what stood out the most, in my beer-aided opinion, […]

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THE CHIVITO: URUGUAY’S UNTOLD LOVE STORY

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“The apex of the sandwich-making arts? Uruguay. The mighty Chivito. Pretty much my philosophy encapsulated in sandwich form.” -Anthony Bourdain, “No Reservations” Some of my favorite meals while traveling have been, maybe not so surprisingly, sandwiches. The Baguette on Rue Mouffetard in Paris’ Quartier Latin. The Po’ Boy in New Orleans’ French Quarter. ‘The Beast’, formerly […]

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