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Trip Budget: Brazil

Brazil may not be the cheapest country in South America, but on a global scale it's still a pretty cheap place to ...

What I Learned in Two Weeks of Zouk

After fumbling my way through my first zouk class, I was determinedĀ to keep trying. I had two weeks left in Rio, and I ...

Samba at Pedra do Sal

Rio is a city of iconic images- Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana beach, the Carnival parade. But one of the ...

Favela Tour: Cultural Experience or Human Zoo?

The idea of taking a "slum tour" has never sat right with me. On the one hand, it's a way to see a new side to a ...

First Zouk

"I think I'm actually getting this" I thinkĀ in a moment of pride, stepping side to side with my partner and managing ...

Should You Go To Rio For Carnival?

My last visit to Rio de Janeiro was an incredible few weeks of non-stop parties, beaches, beautiful sights, and awesome ...