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Sep 24, 6 years ago

Hidden Costs in South America

Hidden Costs in South America

For anyone traveling for the first time in South America, there can be many small, unexpected costs. Here are a few observations and tips from my personal travel experience that I hope you find helpful.
The Small Stuff
The first thing that …

Jul 20, 6 years ago

Differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese

Differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese

Although some folks liken the differences between Brazilian Portuguese (BP) and European Portuguese (EP) to British and American English as an easy and accessible comparison, these two versions of Portuguese are quite distinct. Differences in the spoken language far outweigh …

Jul 7, 6 years ago

How far will your money stretch in South America?

How far will your money stretch in South America?

Of the many considerations to take into account when planning a trip in South America, cost of living is an important variable. Whether you’re backpacking and living on beans and rice or vacationing and living large for a week, knowing …

Jun 2, 6 years ago

Cities Not to Miss in South America

Cities Not to Miss in South America

Cartagena, Colombia
Located on the northern Caribbean coast of Columbia, this city is one of South America’s most visually stunning and romantic cities. Established as a Spanish port, the city was fortified with forts and elaborate walls that still stand. Do …

Sep 19, 9 years ago

Purchasing an Apartment in Rio de Janeiro

Purchasing an Apartment in Rio de Janeiro

You have visited Rio de Janeiro several times and loved every minute. You begin thinking, why not buy an apartment in Rio de Janeiro as an investment, and rent it out as the property value appreciates or eventually use it …

Aug 31, 9 years ago

Working in Rio de Janeiro

Working in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is famous for being the giant of South America. But even a giant had to be a baby someday. The Brazilian economy has been proving to grow more and more independent everyday, but finding good jobs is still a …