A 24-hour Adventure (ft. Rio & Madrid) - When you're having a beer on the Copacabana in Rio one day, and Tapas in Madrid for lunch the next, you know you're really making the most of your flight connections!
Florianópolis Favourites: The Big List - I can't believe I have to say this but... today is the day that I leave Florianópolis; the end of my year abroad. Overcome by my passion for this place, I've created five different articles in the past 48 hours. So, here's a guide to all of my recent Floripa related content (the things that I will miss the most)
Lagoa da Conceição: The Perfect Place to Run (in Photos) - I used to hate running... and what converted me? The beautiful area of Lagoa! Here's some photos of the perfect running routes that I will miss so much.
Florianópolis and it’s Colourful Street Art: in Photos - A little collection of photos that show just a small piece of Floripa's thriving and vibrant street art culture...
My Experiences with ‘Stereotypical’ Brazilian People - The cutest bunch of friends, the nicest graffiti you've ever seen, and dogs in little jumpers. My experiences with the kindness of the Brazilian people...
The Ilha da Magia and it’s Stunning Sky (in Photos) - If you appreciate the wonders of a stunning sunset or some fascinating clouds, and you would like to take a few minutes off from the stresses of daily life, then I invite you to take a relaxing scroll through my favourite photos of the Floripa sky.
Top Brazilian Foodie Favourites - I've tried my share of weird and wonderful food and drinks while on my year abroad in South America, here's a run down of my favourites; the one's I will truly miss eating/drinking once I return to England.
The Florianópolis 42 Beach Challenge: Part 2 - After 5 months on this magical island, I have successfully managed to visit 50% of it's beautiful beaches. In the second part of my 42 Beach Challenge, I describe the unique experiences of beaches 11-21, as well as selecting and naming my Final Top 5 Favourites.
Brazil’s Little Germany: A Visit to Blumenau & Pomerode - Who would've thought that, without ever leaving the South of Brazil, I could escape to Germany for a weekend...
Reflections on Revisiting Montevideo & Breaking Out of Comfort Zones. - Year Abroad Epiphany #387856707145084: To break out of your comfort zone is to expand your comfort zone. A lesson I've enjoyed learning.
Como é aprender a Lingua Brasileira de Sinais como estrangeira - Como se a vida não fosse suficientemente difícil já com a aprendizagem de Espanhol e Português, agora eu comecei um curso da Língua Brasileira de Sinais! Estudar esta língua é um desafio de maneiras que eu nunca poderia imaginar, mas é também uma experiência fascinante e gratificante ...
Living in Brazil: the Good, the Bad, and the Inbetween - As it would in any place, life in Brazil has it's ups and downs. Some aspects are great, and some are frustrating. And some things, such as food that is mouth-wateringly good, but so damn cheap that it's addictive, kind of make me feel torn...
What it’s like to Study Sign Language in a Foreign Country - As if life wasn't difficult enough already with learning Spanish and Portuguese, I've only gone and started a course in Brazilian Sign Language! Studying it is challenging in ways I could never imagine, but it is also a uniquely fascinating experience...
The Florianópolis 42 Beach Challenge: Part 1 - One Island, Two Girls, and 42 Beaches. The quest to visit them all begins now...
A Harsh Reality Check - Murder isn't something you expect or want to happen a few feet away from you while you're on the beach enjoying your year abroad. Sorry for such a serious and depressing post, but we've just had quite a harsh reality check.
Exploring South America 4: Curitiba and Florianópolis - Curitiba: including a bus tour of the city, Hansel & Gretel trails, Sugarcane juice, Botanical Gardens. Plus, introducing Florianópolis, its amazing beaches, Brazilian cooking, and some chocolate pizzas!
Exploring South America 3: Bonito - Our third week of adventures comes from Bonito; the heart of Brazil's ecotourism industry. Including; prehistoric grottos, bright blue lakes, snorkelling with fish in clear, freshwater coral reefs, land-locked beaches, more cocktails, a flood-scare, and travelling the river's rapids on a rubber ring!
Exploring South America 2: Iguazu Falls! - This weeks adventures including; arriving in Brazil, the beautiful Iguazú falls, boat trips, cool birds, coconut water, Caipirinhas, and yet more power-cuts!
Exploring South America 1: Montevideo and Buenos Aires - Our adventures so far including; Montevideo, Buenos Aires, lots of Japanese Gardens, big trees, nice food, and an unfortunate power-cut...
Year Abroad Adventures: Goodbye, Uruguay. - My semester in Uruguay is already over.. Where did four months go!? I'm so excited to go home but it has to be said that there are some people I truly will miss like crazy.
Year Abroad Adventures: Top 5 Things I Miss from Home - Having recently posted an article about the Top 5 things I've Grown to Love in Uruguay, I thought it was only appropriate to also make a post about the Top 5 things that I'm currently missing the most from back home. Because, don't get me wrong, I'm having a fantastic time, but there are a few little things that would make it even better...
Year Abroad Adventures: Top 5 Things I’ve Grown to Love in Uruguay - I have now been living here for just over two months, which I can't quite believe as the time has just flown by! But during my time in Uruguay it seems I've grown quite fond of these five things...
Year Abroad Adventures: 10 Updates from my First Month in Uruguay - I have now been living here in Uruguay for exactly one month and I can certainly say that my year abroad so far has been an experience like no other! Here are ten updates from the first month of many, such as things I have learnt by being a foreign exchange student, my experience with culture shock, and my observations of the Uruguayan culture...