Travel

Brasil: Day 5 (Part 3)

March 3, 2010
Since it was our last night out in Rio (or so I thought, stay tuned for that misadventure), we simply had to paint the town red! I had heard from countless people that Lapa was the place to be, thus we hopped on the subway (Rio really does have one...

Brasil: Day 5 (Part 2)

February 28, 2010
I strongly believe that the media is responsible for a lot of misconceptions around the world. They love to dramatize stories, which creates unnecessary fear in many peoples minds. A perfect example of this are the notorious Brasilian favelas. These shanty towns have been labeled as the most dangerous places...

Brasil: Day 5 (Part 1)

February 22, 2010
This was one of those days where I spent countless moments feeling blessed for having discovered the path of exploration. I truly live a life less ordinary! The night before, the Israeli's and I decided to meet at 8AM next to the train station that would take us up to...

Brasil: Day 4

February 19, 2010
Surprisingly, I did not wake up with a nasty hangover, which I would have bet a million dollars would have been the case (I consumed a bottle of champagne and four caipirinhas the previous night, as well as quite possibly some shots of cachaça, but my memory is a bit foggy)....

Andi’s Pick: Casa 32

February 15, 2010
Casa 32: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil First Impression After my flights and tours were booked, the last thing left to decide was where I would stay in Rio. I searched tirelessly to find an affordable place near the beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema, however the cheapest room I could find...