7 reasons why you should never date a Brazilian

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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Are you afraid of snakes?

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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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My 5 favorite things to do in Pipa

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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

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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

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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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The best of Rio according to Bruno Elias

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About a month ago I met Bruno Elias, who is an international tour guide from Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. I worked as a bike tour guide in Barcelona in 2011 and was wondering what Bruno’s point of view was on a couple of things referring to cycling through Rio. He has been working as a tour guide for 5 years and started Bike in Rio Tours because he thinks that on a bicycle you have a better perspective of the city you’re visiting. “I saw bike tours happening in all main touristic cities around the world and guessed, why not in Rio? So, for a year and a half Bike in Rio business is running, well, cycling actually!” Bruno says.
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Buggy Uggy in Pipa

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Let’s go for a ride on the beach

This was probably one of the most fun things I did in Pipa, Brazil. Going on a buggy tour!

Some people had already recommended it to me and so now it was my turn to try out this exciting tour. The receptionist of Domus Condominio, the place where I stayed, called the guy from BuggyUggy and it was soon all set for the next day. I asked two friends, a couple from France, to join me so that it would be more fun.

The next day, at about nine a.m., the buggy guide Marcão, was ready to pick me and my friends up for this day full of sun and fun.
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Meeting mother nature at Nascente Azul

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GoPro photo I took partly under water, partly above the water

It is my first day in Bonito and the word floatation is on my agenda. I had never heard about a “nascente”, but apparently it is a Portuguese word meaning a spring or a water source. The Nascente Azul, where I was going to, would mean a blue spring. Floating at a blue spring. Sounds good!
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Let’s do it like they do on the Discovery channel

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Going on a safari to the Pantanal in Brazil might be something you have never considered before since the place is not very well known to us foreigners. Instead of heading to the Amazon where you would normally think of going to I decided to discover the Pantanal which is actually known for its easy-to-spot wildlife due to the open surroundings this swamp has. To make it more obvious why: there are no tremendous amounts of huge trees blocking your view. On a three-day trip I succeeded on seeing a variety of wild animals and my dream of seeing one kind of animal in particular came true. Let me tell you about my visit and you will see why this place is worth your time, money, many photos and which wild animal I so desperately wanted to see!

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Howler monkeys

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