7 reasons why you should never date a Brazilian


What in the world are they feeding people in Brazil? How else is it possible that everyone over there in the land of Carnival is gorgeous? Now let’s focus on those handsome Brazilian hunks and why you should stop meeting their pretty eyes.

Here are 7 reasons why you should never date a Brazilian.
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Bem-Vindo ao Brasil!


Cristiana & Gabriela

About a year ago I met Gabriela, a cheerful Brazilian young lady, who always tries to show people the best of her country with the passion she has. Together with Cristiana she recently started a language center called Bem-Vindo to teach Dutch-speaking people the beautiful Brazilian Portuguese Language. Since I love the fact that two dedicated Brazilian women started building their dream I felt like sharing it with you through an interview.
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A cultural observation: Brazil vs. Argentina


A beautiful road near Bariloche, Argentina

In 2014 I spent quite some time in Latin America and I have fallen in love deeply with each and every country I traveled through. My love for these places grew especially due to all the great cultures I’ve learned about and the warm souls I’ve met, let alone the amazing scenery that passed my sight every single day.

While I was on the road I thought some things, some cultural differences, stood out quite a lot and I decided to write them down from my point of view so that I could share them with you. Today I am giving you my observations on the differences between Brazil and Argentina. It might look like a smack down and I know Brazilians are very touchy about Argentina and Argentina is very touchy about Brazil, but it’s really not. However, I would love to hear your opinions on this topic!
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Photos from 7 months in Latin America


Latin America is enormous and you can easily spend over half a year to explore the surroundings. After I graduated for my tourism degree I wandered around for 7 months, starting in Argentina and finishing in Mexico, and I brought my camera to capture the wonderful views.
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Anecdotes from Brasil


The sound of the ocean with its waves gently touching the beach makes me feel relaxed. It gives me exactly the same feeling as those meditation songs people play for yoga and such.
The great ambiance gets disturbed for a few minutes when three touristy party boats arrive to the bay and turn their dance music up. I soon realize it’s not too bad actually. I like music and the combination of this song and the waves might be really suitable for me.
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How to spend 24 hours in lovely Lima


The Peruvian capital

If you have ever been to Peru the chances are big you’ve been to Lima; Peru’s seaside Capital. Lima is a sparkling city with a beach, plenty of shopping malls, fancy restaurants and also a great historic center.

It’s an interesting city with plenty of amusement and enough attractions for those who have time to add Lima to their itinerary. However, the question remains: where do I need to go to if I only have a couple of hours to spend in Lima ?
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Are you afraid of snakes?


It’s still early in the morning as I get a message from Henrique, saying ‘Tonight I would like to invite you to come watch my show!’. I realize that the Jiboia snake show starts at 7 in the evening, meaning I have an evening program for today. Great! Finally something different than having a beer and just hanging out at the communal area of the hostel. I am quite curious on how this snake show will be.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 4


Time for some more motor riding! Ollantaytambo, I have to say goodbye for now, because more amazing places are on my route! If I can find them, that is.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 3

Getting ready for to ride through the clouds...

Getting ready for the ride through the clouds…

The first and the second day of my Incatrail motor trip have been pretty intense. Today should be the day where I get to drink lots of great coffee during many nice breaks and have amazing weather! And so it will be.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 2


Rise and shine, it is 6am. The first train from Hydroelectrica towards Machupicchu leaves early, so I have to get up on time again. A taxi brings me from the Eco Lodge in Santa Teresa to the train station named Hydroelectrica. Once I’m there, I realize that I could have easily done this by motor after the night I had just experienced! Yet, I still have to buy a train ticket for the Inca train that will bring me to Aguas Calientes within 30 minutes.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 1


It’s sunny, it’s raining, and it’s sunny again. The weather doesn’t seem to steady up here in the mountains of Cusco. Should I take the risk and do the route by motorcycle or not? The popular incatrail is closed (it’s always closed between January and March) so I have options: I can do the Jungle trail or something like it, or make my own tour by renting a motorcycle! Well, that’s definitely a no-brainer. Bye bye hiking for now and hello cruising by motor!

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My 5 favorite things to do in Pipa


There is a place in Brazil, on the North-East side of the country, that you should not skip while visiting this Latin-American pearl named Brazil!

Pipa is a little fisherman’s town, a surfers paradise, a magical place with really all you need for a Brazilian holiday.
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Hostel Review Catarino’s Guesthouse in Brazil


A visit to Bonito in Brazil can get you a pretty high bill, since there are so many nice things to visit and they aren’t the cheapest ones either. However, you can please your bank account by staying at a nice hostel with free breakfast.
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The cave with the mysterious blue lake in Bonito

It's hidden in the forest...

What is hidden over there in the forest?

What could it be, that dark place in the middle of the forest? It seems to be a cave, but it is not just a simple cave. It is the cave of Bonito with a spectacular blue lake. An optical illusion due to the reflection of the sunlight with fossils from the ice age hidden inside and lots of stalactites and stalagmites. I went to see this unique Brazilian treasure with my own blue eyes.

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