A Chris in Brazil

Welcome to a blog of experiences, challenges and personal discoveries in Brazil



Best man & tourist in China | Padrinho e turista na China

Hello folks!

It’s already been a month since I was in China! I didn’t have time to upload the pics from there until now, though, so now! (tradução abaixo)

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Going home after nearly a year! | Voltarei pra casa depois de quase um ano!

Hi folks! Usually, I’m not as excited to travel as I’m right now. And for good reasons, since I left Europe in February and have spent all this time since in Brazil. A lot has changed during this time, with me having finished my first year of my Master’s, moved to another place, having got to know new people, and basically become fluent (with errors) in Portuguese.

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Back in Brazil! | De volta ao Brasil!

Hi all! (tradução abaixo)

I hope you’re having a great start of the year. As some of you may know, I am now officially back in Brazil, after having spent my Christmas holidays/part of my summer holidays in The Netherlands. I intended to write much more when I was there, but due to various things, I didn’t find the time or the energy for this. Continue reading…

A Finn in Rio de Janeiro, on the way home | Um finlandês no Rio, viajando para casa

Hi everybody! I hope you have a good Christmas holiday with whoever or wherever you are! Here comes a select collection of all photos from when I was in Rio, just before returning to The Netherlands. As I already wrote a lot priorly, I’ll keep this post for just photos (do check out captions though!). The photos albums are divided into four sections: Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana and Ipanema, Sugarloaf Mountain, and last day+flight home.

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>35h en route and still alive

Olá todo mundo! Btw, “todo mundo” (“everybody”) literally means “entire world”, so hello world.

As you may have noticed by now I have arrived. In fact, I arrived two days ago already (28th), but I’ve been quite busy catching up with sleep and getting to know my surroundings. Yesterday I toured the enormous UFV campus, saw llamas, and got shouted at by a street artist. But let’s backtrack to my travel adventures!

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En route

So today is finally the day. I’m currently sitting in the airport lounge at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, having just parted with my dad who’s also flying today, but to Ghana. I’m now looking at almost 24h en route, from Amsterdam to Rome with KLM, where I transfer to Alitalia that flies to Rio de Janeiro. Then I have quite a long bus ride ahead to get to Viçosa. And now for some photo spamming:

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