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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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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 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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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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10kMan of the Week: FANE LOZMAN

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Who? I said the same when I came across his name this morning sifting through Zite. But after learning about his current battle with North Bay Village in Miami, I will try my best to ensure his name lives on in infamy, in South Florida and beyond. Fane Lozman, a 50-year-old software developer and University […]

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10kMan Of The Week: KELLY SLATER

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You can do what you want, and make up your own rules. Why be a servant to the law, when you can be it’s master? -Bodhi, “Point Break” Ever since watching “Point Break” for the 1st time 20 years ago (and after each of the 523 viewings since), I’ve dreamed of being a surfer. It’s […]

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN II: 10K DRIFT

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“I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see […]

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

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  In 1971, at the onset of a military dictatorship, my Grandparents and my Father left Uruguay after 18 years of living there in search of a new life in New York. 40 years later, I’ll fly to Uruguay looking to preserve my current life. Brazil allows tourists to stay in the country a total […]

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