I always thought I’d be dead by thirty-five. I don’t know where this fixation came from, what triggered it, or why I believed it, but the imagined certainty that I wouldn’t live to see forty defined my 20s and early 30s in a very real way. My friends in university would tell me to stop… Continue reading Thirty-Five
Iguazú Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is the largest waterfall on the planet, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and one of my favourite places on Earth.
To me, São Paulo will always be the perfect mix between Bogotá and New York, with an added Brazilian flair for flavour.
Walking into the small hippie village in Arembepe, located about 30 km north-east of Salvador de Bahia in northern Brazil, feels like going back in time. There are no roads, just sandy paths that get uncomfortably hot under the blazing sun; there's no electricity, so only the stars and the moon light the way at night;… Continue reading Aldeia Hippie de Arembepe
Part of the Tinharé Archipelago in the south of the state of Bahia in northeastern Brasil, the island of Boipeba easily became one of my favourite places in the country.
Salvador de Bahia was founded as Brazil's first capital in 1549 and is currently the country's third largest city; its complex history as one of South America's biggest slave ports and one of the most important bastions of Portuguese colonialism has made it a lively, colorful place with a rich culture and beautiful albeit decaying architecture.
Rio de Janeiro, the Wonderful City founded by the Portuguese in 1565 in Brazil's southern Atlantic coast, offers residents and visitors an eclectic mix of natural and urban environments, cultural events, historical architecture, and of course, samba.
As I sit here, looking out of my second-story window in Santa Marta, Colombia, I think about how it's already March and it's a bit late to be recapping the last year of My Nomadic Life in Brazil. But if you've followed my blog longer than a month, you know this is normal behaviour and… Continue reading Best of 2016 Travels / Lo Mejor de Viajes en 2016
I spent five glorious weeks in Pipa, a small surf town south of Natal, in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.
Maragogi is a municipality in the Alagoas state located about 125 km north of the capital, Maceió, in Brazil's northeastern Atlantic coast.