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A foodies guide to... Brazil!

Brazil, Brazil. Famous for its football, amazing beaches and friendly people, however not always so favourably remembered for its food. The first time I came to Brazil I really struggled with the ‘beige’ food on offer – lots of heavy meats and pastries, carbs on carbs on carbs! 991 more words


Reminiscing of Rio

It’s that time of year when my heart aches to be back in my Marvelous City – Rio De Janeiro.

Growing up, I used to count down the weeks until my family could return to our home away from home. 337 more words


Surviving Rio Carnival: A guide to the world's most bonkers street party

Rio Carnival is the week long, city wide street party that has no equal. Carnaval sucks you in, so much so that you’re still not ready to leave even after the Blocos are all packed away, your hangover is 3-days old, and the streets are… 1,086 more words

South America

Just the Beginning?

In the aftermath of a failed economic boom and far-reaching corruption scandals affecting state oil giant Petrobras among other enterprises , a cash-strapped Brazil unable to pay its police officers and guards in some states is losing grip of its streets and penitentiaries. 1,960 more words


Rio Round Two

And it’s back to Rio for round two! We were here for New Years Eve along with the rest of the world – okay, not really but Rio was very busy and therefore we decided to leave and come back later to do the “touristy things.” This time our priority was not to party like New Years but focus on ticking a few things off of the bucket list. 814 more words


That Time I Was Going to Rio, But then Didnt

Summer of 2016 was a beautiful celebration of Black girl magic being awarded medals for their excellence in swimming, gymnastics, tennis, hurdles, shot put, long jump… you name it and Black girls dominated! 211 more words

Personal Truths

Christo Redemptor and the Last Day

This was originally published on my old blog, Rebel Catholic that recorded my adventures doing a nun run in 2013. I’m republishing it here in honour of the third anniversary since I returned home and the beginning of life in the married vocation I am called to.  697 more words

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