It’s a cold one out there, folks. Blustery, face-stinging cold. It’s starting to be the kind of cold that makes you wonder how human beings survive in places like Minnesota and Norway, where it’s 40 degrees colder, and why, for the love of god, they don’t move elsewhere. (Say it with me now: You don’t … More Travel Video: Warm Up at Arpoador Beach
“Now more than ever do I realize that I shall never be content with a sedentary life, and that I shall always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” – Isabelle Eberhardt Today in New York feels like the first real sign of spring. Just a gorgeous, breezy, sunny day topped with perfect blue … More Thoughts of a Sun-Drenched Elsewhere
We’re currently having a cold front here in Rio: Whereas a week and a half ago it was 42 degrees (that’s a sweltering 107.8 degrees fahrenheit for all you Americans), it’s been around 22 degrees (71 degrees F) and rainy this week. So it’s a good time to reminisce about how summer should be here–although make … More Beach Scenes Part Dois
I recently met a couple who just moved here to Rio, and the girl in the couple asked me: “What is your absolute favorite thing about this city, or your favorite thing to do?” After a moment of hesitation–how can you possibly choose just one??–it occurred to me that I actually do, in fact, have … More Ipanema Beach. Sunday. Be There.
Internet is such a bitch isn’t it? Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Oh wait, opposite. I can only live with it. I’ve discovered this reality in the last week as I’ve been living in an apartment without Internet and it’s been a fucking hassle and a half, having to go to the … More Oh Hello, It’s Been a While
So it turns out despite Brazil being one of the top four fastest growing economies in the world, and ish is almost more expensive there than in the U.S., Internet is one thing Brazil has not yet quite mastered. (Go figure.) So that’s my lame excuse for not having posted while I was on my … More My Love Affair with Brazil: Beach Me (i.e. Eu Amo a Praia)
So Punta del Este, Uruguay was a trip–into a microcosm of really really attractive people with lots of money. But it really was great–lots of relaxing beach bumming, wonderfully friendly people, sharing cervezas and pizza until 7am, making friends while hitchhiking (yup!), and looots of exposed butt cheeks (see below photo, if you haven’t already … More Punta del Este: Land of the Beautiful People