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Costs of living in Rio

On May 11, 2011 By

Many people have asked me about the cost of living in Rio de Janeiro. There are so many variables that go into the equation that it is really hard to peg down exact numbers, but i’d like to at least give you some idea of what my costs were. Remember that this is my experience […]

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Gunshots in the streets of Rio

On April 20, 2011 By

What’s even better than seeing those maniac bus drivers crash into parked cars here? If you’re thinking “gunfire in the street a few feet away from you”, you guessed correct! I’ll get to that in a little bit, but I just want to do a quick recap of my “tourist” week here in Rio.

I […]

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I’m still alive!

On April 11, 2011 By

I finally saw it happen. It’s like a sick twisted desire that had to be fulfilled, and I almost feel bad for even writing this, but yesterday on my way to have lunch I saw a bus get into an accident. It blows my mind to think that they don’t more often, and a friend […]

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Quick update.. and a small win

On March 22, 2011 By

In an effort to make more posts to my blog, I’m going to try to make small updates here and there that aren’t the size of a college term paper. I’m going to be ramping up a big project as I mentioned for grad school so I want to make sure I’m splitting time and […]

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Where have you been?

On March 17, 2011 By

I spend a lot of time writing about training on this blog, and as of late the culture and nuances of Brazil as well. Part of the reason I started this website was to write and keep track of my training and adventures, but the other part was to get some thoughts out of my […]

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Carnaval

On March 9, 2011 By

I like to consider myself well traveled. I’m not on par with some people I know, but I’ve definitely been around. I’ve been to four continents, quite a few countries, and countless cities. I think I’ve partied in most every city I’ve been in. I’ve never quite been to a festival like Carnaval though.

I’ve […]

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Where to begin?

On March 2, 2011 By

That’s what I keep asking myself. Where to begin? I’ve only been here three days, and I feel like I have enough for a novel. That’s a good thing, considering I’m writing a book, but I don’t know how I’ll fit it all in. I guess that’s another good thing, since I’ll have a ton […]

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My last post from (North) America

On February 24, 2011 By

If long, drawn out philosophical writing that makes little sense and jumps around like the person writing it forgot his adderall bores you, stop reading now. Please check back later this week though and I’ll have pictures of me getting choked, beaches, and hot women. Ok, that’s out of the way.

So I’m sitting here […]

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Visa Guide

On February 21, 2011 By

I have this bad habit of taking things down to the wire. For this trip, my housing was up in the air for a little bit because everything was booked. Once it opened up, I had about two weeks to get everything in motion. I had no problem booking tickets and getting my accommodations taken […]

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The time is here.

On February 14, 2011 By

I think everyone goes through phases in their life where they really reflect on what they are doing. Everyone has dreams. Not everyone gets to pursue them. Life really does get in the way. I feel more blessed right now than I ever have in my life, because I finally get to pursue my dream. […]

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