“Finding my true love” – Brazil

Brazil; Copacabana and Ipanema, tanned oily bodies in the smallest bikinis sipping on a caipirinha or playing football or volleyball. Samba dancers in even shorter costumes, feathers and sparkles. Carnaval and soccer on one side, favelas and crimes on the other. These are the first things that come to our minds when we hear Brazil.Continue reading ““Finding my true love” – Brazil”

Feminist Bloco Mulheres Rodadas 2019

Earlier this year I met some pretty amazing women and they made me think more about feminism. Obviously, when I found out there is a feminist bloco I had to go! As you can find out in Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro 2019, I felt like the Bloco das Mulheres Rodadas deserved its’ own post. […]

Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro 2019

During summer 2017 – 2018 I went for the first time to Brazil. I felt so in love with the country, met amazing people, started surfing and learning Portuguese so I decided to change my return ticket just to stay a little longer. With the German passport, you can stay up to 90 days andContinue reading “Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro 2019”

First 8M march – Rio de Janeiro

Recently I met a few women more active in Feminism which also made me think more about it. So I was so thrilled when one of the girls messaged me asking if I wanted to go to the women’s march in Rio de Janeiro on the international women day. First of all, I think thatContinue reading “First 8M march – Rio de Janeiro”

Tips & tricks, Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

Even though the next Carnaval in Brazil is 9-months away, I decided to resume everything I learned during the Carnaval this year (Find out my experience in Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro 2019) and give a few tips & tricks for your first Carnaval. You booked your flight tickets (I guess you need no helpContinue reading “Tips & tricks, Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro”

3 weeks in Ecuador

In summer 2013 I met Sam during an English exchange in Bournemouth, UK. We ended up becoming best friends, travelling through Europe in the same summer and during 2016 as well, planning to meet again in Ecuador as she is Ecuadorian. Last year the realization of this plan slowly came true, she was supposed toContinue reading “3 weeks in Ecuador”

The struggle of learning a language

Everybody who started learning a language knows how hard it is. All these words you don’t understand, you need to learn the conjugation of the verbs and some are even irregular, add the grammar which sometimes doesn’t seem to make any sense and then there are different accents, lets not even start with slang whichContinue reading “The struggle of learning a language”

Let’s talk food Ecuador

Having a local with you does help to really get to know the country (3 weeks in Ecuador) and especially their local food. Whatever they told me to try, I did try. So here is my journey through the Ecuadorian cuisine. A few hours after my arrival I got to taste a drink called CanelazoContinue reading “Let’s talk food Ecuador”