Homesickness wanderlust

BRAZIL vs GERMANY

After living in Brazil for almost 2,5 years it was time to come back to Germany for a bit. It has been a rollercoaster ride of various feelings – both good and bad – but I wouldn’t want to miss any of these. The cultural differences couldn’t have been bigger and I soon came to…

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WEIRD STUFF IN BRAZIL

After 2,5 years living as a Gringa in Brazil I’ve seen some weird stuff I want to share with you. With the help of some friends and the Facebook Group “Worldwide Expats in Brazil” I created a list of some shocking, hilarious, weird and strange stuff that happens in Brazil! Some of that is mostly…

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ILHA GRANDE

ILHA GRANDE – A TINY ISLAND GUIDE

Ilha Grande is a tiny little island south of Rio that doesn’t have any roads nor any big cities. It’s quite the opposite to loud and busy São Paulo and that’s where I wanted to take my friend who visited me from Germany. By the way I’m the crazy smalI one on the right. We’ve known…

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MOVING OUT

MOVING OUT

I’m sitting in my flat. The last time. Will be moving out tomorrow, work for another 1,5 weeks and then wait for my mom to come and travel with me to Ilha Grande and Rio. I’m excited. And sad.  Both at the same time. Feels weird, haha 😀   My flat looks empty and it…

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AYAHUASCA PLANT

FIRST TIME AYAHUASCA

Ayahuasca- the “Vine of Death”, some call it. A traditional spiritual medicine from the Amazonian rainforest used in ceremonies. It is a dark brownish brew with a consistency of cough syrup, that is made out of a vine called “Banisteriopsis caapi”. It is brewed with leaves containing DMT. DMT is a chemical in our bodies…

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PARATY – A FISHERMAN’S TOWN SOUTH OF RIO

Paraty is a tiny city with a cosy harbour in Brazil. The roads are bumpy, the people friendly and once you get there, you will not want to leave again.  Party is an old fisherman’s town and has its own chilled out vibe. Life is slow, stress does not exist and the little islands around…

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SÃO PAULO – THE FUN WEEKEND GUIDE

São Paulo, Brazil’s monster. The financial disctrict of Brazil, Skyscaper wonderland. Incredibly ugly (some say) and incredibly interesting. What can you do in a city that it so big you can easily get lost in? 1. HANG OUT AT IBIRAPUERA PARK!

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IPANEMA BEACH RIO

TO-DO LIST “RIO DE JANEIRO”

Are you heading to Rio de Janeiro and don’t know what to do yet? Here’s a To-Do List of awesome activities you can not miss out on in Rio. Make sure to bring your camera. If you don’t walk around like a blind idiot, Rio is not much more dangerous than other cities in Brazil.…

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PARAGLIDING IN RIO DE JANEIRO

Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro was one of the best experiences I have had so far. You pass mountains and glide though the air and can see birds beneath you. Everything is calm and you enjoy a one of a kind breathtaking view all over Rio. I loved it.

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CASA DO MUNDO

HIDDEN ISLANDS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

Hidden islands in Rio de Janeiro? We all know of the famous sights in Rio, we have heard of the famous Copacabana or Ipanema beach, seen pictures of Christ the Redeemer and probably googled the view of the Sugarloaf mountain. And though all of them are beautiful as fuck, there are also some magical places,…

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VERACIDADE – INVISIBLE HUMANS OF SÃO PAULO

São Paulo – The financial district of Brazil. “It is the most populous and wealthiest city in Brazil. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment” (Wikipedia). Sound pretty nice, huh? But there is another side behind that financial city a lot of people are used to overlook.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE IN BRAZIL

Do you need a job, but don’t have any qualifications? Do you want to get paid a little but actually do not want to work at all? High Five! I guess you have come to the right place! Customer service in Brazil provides all of the above mentioned requirements. All you have to do is…

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