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I’m baaaacccck!

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Well, ok. I was back last week. But settling in, social engagements, and two days with the flu (or food poisoning from one of the previously mentioned social engagements – not sure, symptoms are the same) kept me away from … Continue reading

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Highway Service

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On the way back from Rio we almost ran out of gas. We were on the highway and our tank was low (i.e. on reserve) so at the tollbooth we asked the attendant how far the nearest station was. She … Continue reading

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To DRIVE, The Brazilian Perspective

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In response to To Drive or NOT to Drive Instinct is a good way to describe what is required to drive in Brazil. But that instinct actually rests on a strong foundation. From an outsider’s perspective, it may look to … Continue reading

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Rio or Bus…t

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Always looking for the next adventure, it was my idea to take the bus from Sao Paulo to Rio. After all, I had spent part of my honeymoon riding in the back of a truck through the mountains of Peru. … Continue reading

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Going the Distance

As I plotted the path to my Portuguese class this morning (yes, it is really happening) on Google Maps, my suspicions regarding the absurdity of Sao Paulo’s street system was confirmed. Of course, when you live in a city with … Continue reading

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Taxi Tactics

I got really tired of wondering if I was being driven around aimlessly in taxis in order to jack up the fare. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against taxi drivers. However, in every population, you have good eggs … Continue reading

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To Drive or NOT To Drive

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…Like watching a herd of buffalo charging across a prairie, you can’t imagine that the beasts will avoid crashing into each other amidst the chaos of the stampede. But somehow instincts kick in and it all works out… Continue reading

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