Down To Business: Uni Life in Rio

It's been a rather dreary week here in Rio De Janeiro.  As October approaches bringing spring along with it, we experience the inevitable inconvenience and to some, surprise, that is our equivalent of 'April Showers'.  Thankfully, for those of us not so used to the humidity and heat, it's given us somewhat of a break from … Continue reading Down To Business: Uni Life in Rio

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Linguistic Steps and Paralympic Wonders Part 2

So I feel as if I've almost been neglecting this subject somewhat since my arrival in South America .  For the most part, I am here to learn and improve my linguistic skills of Portuguese; something which absolutely terrified me prior to stepping foot in Brazil.  With regards to Bolivia, I'm not as scared.  I … Continue reading Linguistic Steps and Paralympic Wonders Part 2

A Sense of Normality and Paralympic Wonders

It's rather hard to believe, but it's now hit me that I've finally reached a pivotal point. This morning, I was going through the motions of my day, popping to the supermarket before my Spanish lesson and printing off an assignment in between lunch and leaving campus for the day, and it really hit me: … Continue reading A Sense of Normality and Paralympic Wonders

Settling Down: A Guide to Living in a Supposed Paradise

As the fourth week begins, I feel myself becoming acquainted with this beautiful city in the heart of Brazil.  The streets have become second nature, the people seem just a little less intimidating, and yes - I've managed to master the public transport system.  But one must remember that these things are what remind me that … Continue reading Settling Down: A Guide to Living in a Supposed Paradise