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

70 Pictures to Make you Fall in Love with Portugal

Let me start by saying that Portugal is awesome! Old cities with streets covered in slippery cobblestones, painstakingly steep hills sneaking up to palaces and castles, the bluest January sea… I thought that in two weeks I would have enough time to go through all of Portugal, and even though I have been able to cover … More 70 Pictures to Make you Fall in Love with Portugal