Category Archives: Brazil

Return to the continent

Panas, Playas, Porros y Politicas en la Republica Petrolifera de Venezuela The essence of adventure is in the spirit. Crossing into the northern Brazilian state of Roraima marks the finishing point of my month long trip through Venezuela, a country … Continue reading

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The Political in the Personal

Political in the Personal Obama’s Visit to Brazil 2011   I understand and support the importance of the personal in the political, as was the political instrument for feminist, gay and indigenous rights movements.  Yet I feel critical when considering … Continue reading

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Lembranças: Brasil de carona

Lembranças: Brasil de carona 2007-2008 Porque… Meu caminho é ida sem volta. A estrada me leva até sempre.. I am confronting some difficulties deciding my plans for a third visit back to Brazil. These dilemmas are the same visa and money … Continue reading

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São Paulo

Urban re-Emergence. São Paulo. ‘Dirty’, ‘Crowded’, ‘Violent’, ‘Slum ridden’,’Third World’, ‘Chaotic’, ‘Disorganised’ are just some of the frequent negative descriptions that seem to feature in most foreign media articles about South America’s largest metropolis. The effect of this no doubt … Continue reading

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Uma Saudade do Ritmo Carioca

Rough Guide                      to a Ride in Rio Getting around Rio de Janeiro is nothing of a simple matter. Taxis, Buses, Pedestrians, Motorbikes all whiz hastily through this cities tight, crowded thoroughfares. Add into the mix: an abundance of street … Continue reading

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