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Deborah's Top 5 Things She'll Miss in Rio de Janeiro

Written by Deborah Ives, a volunteer on the Immersion Programme in June/July 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

I love large cities by the sea and, in my humble experience, Rio is the most beautiful one that I have visited (followed closely by Sydney and Cape Town). 647 more words


Laidback and Leaner: Lessons from Rio

Written by Deborah Ives.

I came to Rio for six weeks as part of a volunteer programme to mentor young entrepreneurs, but as I get ready to leave, I am very aware of just how much I have learned during my stay here. 618 more words


Mythical Career Break

So, once bitten by the bug. Its hard to look back.

I created a blog with the same subject title a year back. Deleted my adventures from the blogging world. 241 more words


To reserve or not to reserve: the pros and cons of on the fly travel lodging

Even before we left for this trip people looked at us like we were crazy when we told them we weren’t making any reservations. “We’ll just head to a place and figure out where we’re staying when we get there,” I’d say. 1,373 more words

Summer Holiday

Over the last couple of weeks I have been finding myself increasingly conflicted. Not in a “Should I Stay or Should I Go” way – that ship has well and truly sailed after all. 922 more words

Oh, Canada!

We’ve made it to Canada! Home of the loonie, the toonie, and the Tim Horton donut. Since we have made it a practice to narrowly avert disaster at every turn, it’s only fitting that Canada offered us an opportunity to show our worth. 820 more words

Glacier National Park

I will show you pictures of this place, but know that they are an outline, a shadow.

There are some things that must be seen. 517 more words