Ch-ch-changes

There is a post titled ‘Can We Stop Pretending That Learning a Language Is Easy?’ on the top of my drafts folder. I started typing it after I saw one of those ads, promoting ‘Learn any language in 7 days!’ or whatever it was that time. I might have been home from my trip to … More Ch-ch-changes

3 + 1 best ways to celebrate the Carnaval in Rio

What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Brazil’? The amazing nature, the Amazon, the beaches… and the Carnaval? It’s a spectacle that’s well known around the world, occupying a line of every traveller’s bucket list and dominating the plot of a multitude of non-Brazilian films about Brazil. Even The … More 3 + 1 best ways to celebrate the Carnaval in Rio

Solo – Not Single

The boy on the street looks devastated when I tell him – just as I’ve told a long line of suitors before him – that I can’t kiss him because I have a boyfriend. ‘What, here?’ ‘No, back at home.’ ‘Then it doesn’t count. It’s another continent. What happens in Carnival, stays in Carnival!’ A … More Solo – Not Single

The 3 Mistakes I Made Visiting Sintra, Portugal

  How’s it going? I’m currently hailing from Paraty, two weeks into my travel/exchange life in Brazil, and even though I’m profusely mosquito-bitten, sunburnt and tired, I am happy. It’s a strange feeling, being this happy – while I’m usually not downright miserable anywhere else either, here I find myself to be a lot more … More The 3 Mistakes I Made Visiting Sintra, Portugal