“Hey man, how’s Brazil been treating you so far?” “Pretty good. I’ve met a lot of cool people and am learning a lot about the culture,” came the reply with a mild dose of hesitation. I prodded him further by saying, “You don’t sound too enthusiastic about that.” “Well, things are fine now. It’s just that […]
How to Get a SIM Card For Your iPhone in Rio de Janeiro
Once upon a time, getting an iPhone set up with 3G coverage in Brazil was an ordeal that instilled dread into the hearts of short term travelers in Brazil. The process was complicated and highly variable. A satisfactory outcome could not be guaranteed. First you’d have to walk into various cell phone providers and ask them what plans they offered. […]
What is Rio de Janeiro whispering?
“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama We have a lot to learn from the places we inhabit. Cities are the greatest of teachers. Sometimes they whisper, sometimes they shout; all we have to do is listen. During my […]
É Nois! The Next Generation of Brazilian Gringos
I’m sitting in JFK International, watching the rain beat down on the on the runway. I’m sick of the rain. Just days after historic floods devastated my home state of South Carolina; here I am again, watching rain out of a window. No matter, I think to myself, the forecast for Rio is 95 and […]