Tag: Travel

Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the World

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“Hi, where are you from?” Impossible not to start a dialogue with this question in Jordan. But the most charming were the smiles right after my reply: “I’m from Brazil.” First of all, let’s rewind the tape, to find the reason for this trip. Being an active person, who rarely stays at home, especially during…

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Koh Samet

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Bangkok suffocated me, consumed me, took my strength. I needed to get away from this polluted atmosphere of automobiles and concrete, but for just one weekend, the destination could not be far. Koh Samet appeared as the ideal. An island 200 km from the capital, with its clear and warm waters. After work on Friday…

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Communist Flowers

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The adventure in Thailand just came to its half, and with it the need for a visa extension. After 3 months of good food, hot weather and smiles, I had 2 possibilities: Go to the immigration department, wait around 6 to 7 hours, pay 2,000 baht (around 65 dollars), and get the precious stamp; Cross…

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Cultural Shock

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Cultural shock. Two words. A complicated concept. Shock: violent encounter, with impact or abrupt concussion, between two bodies; a collision. Culture: a set of artistic, social, linguistic and behavioral manifestations of people or civilization Putting together the two words we have a conflict of values, customs and beliefs. What you consider normal and routine, can…

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Thailand, the land of smiles

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Thailand, the land of smiles! A poster with this phrase already alerted me to this fact in some hostel in the past. For the second consecutive year I was going to get rid of the harsh German winter and I could not be happier about it. The arrival in Bangkok was peaceful, although it lasted…

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Packing my life

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A trip, a departure, an arrival, vacations, or a complete change. It doesn’t matter! In any of the above situations, luggage must be packed and subsequently unpacked. What you put into it depends on a number of factors, such as climate and geography. Wind, rain, sun, beach, mountain, forest, snow, heat. Each aspect implies a…

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How I hate to receive guests!

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The year was 2013. Unhappy with the direction my career was taking, I decided to stop complaining and take action. What no one expected or wanted to believe was that this would implicate in a drastic change. From the comfort and convenience of a steady job in Brazil to the bustling Indian streets. Vaccination, visa,…

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Slovenia, the hidden gem of Europe

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Christmas. Apart of my childhood, before my cousin had not yet destroyed the image of Santa Claus from my imaginary, I never gave much importance to that occasion. At least not to the gift exchanges. I must say that I miss the huge meals, the family reunion, the special tv programs, the old routine. When…

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57 hours flying around the world

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For those who do not know me, my name is Guilherme. Born in Curitiba, living in Berlin and awarded the opportunity to study for a semester in South Korea. Before leaving for the more prosperous Korean side, I decided to visit family and friends in Brazil, and from there I would head east. The biggest…

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Easter Bunny

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Once upon a time there was a young red boy who decided to travel the world. He had worked for 11 months in India and because of that time he received a return ticket from his company to his home country, being able to choose the airline and the route. This is how he went…

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