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Hope for humanity – Pepe Mujica´s Speech at UNASUR

Here is another translation by a wonderful speech by Mujica. Enjoy and live well. Dream good dreams, and fight for them. Dear compatriots, presidents, gentlemen, foreign affairs ministers, colleagues of these years of vicissitudes, I have to thank you infinitely.I am a rough kind of peasant and the only merit I have is being a […]

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Tropic Thunder – A Fabulous Ethnic Popup Restaurant Experience in Montevideo

I have heard many visitors to Montevideo complain about the scarcity of ethnic food in our lovely city. Once in a while, however, we are pleasantly surprised by exotic food of the highest level. More often than not, Tropic Thunder´s popup restaurant experience is involved. I first met chef Pablo Cordoba as an exquisite cinematographer. […]

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A Taste of the Exotic – Top 3 Places for Portuguese Food in Macau

Macau has always captured my imagination for its rich traditions and unique qualities. Once a Portuguese colony, it is today a special administrative region of China, just like Hong Kong. Thanks to its colonial past, it offers some fabulous Portuguese cuisine, which has earned several well-deserved Michelin stars. Macau is, however, more famous for its […]

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Telling South Africa´s Stories Through Film

A rendez-vous with producer Elias Ribeiro of Urucu Media in Rio de Janeiro   Elias Ribeiro was born in Brazil. With awards and selections from several of the world´s top film markets and funds, he is arguably the absolute star of Africa´s independent cinema today. His South Africa-based company Urucu Media is committed to finding […]

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Casapueblo – A perfect blend of Art, Nature, and Architecture

Few artists have had the chance to create their own living museums, their perfect havens. Carlos Páez Vilaró is one of them. A disciple of the likes of Picasso and Torres García, Páez Vilaró created Casapueblo, a dreamlike affair that combines a hotel, an artist´s workshop, and an art gallery. I once had a romantic […]

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Rio de Janeiro, the center of the Universe

Before I returned to Rio de Janeiro after last Christmas, the idea of the city I had in my mind was a mix of images of Corcovado, Jobim and Vinicius melodies, and a story about my friend Ana and one of her girlfriends ending up in the wrong side of town, in their car, in […]

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The state of water in America and the true price of a glass of Fiji

Earlier this year, I saw a documentary about Chevron´s fracking exploits in the US and Poland. The film was presented by its director, who was hiding in a cave at the moment. Chevron was not very happy with the documentary, and his life was in danger. What I saw in the film included people getting […]

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10 essential free tools for Travel Bloggers

I started making a living by writing about travel quite by chance. Having discovered a new career that combined two of my greatest passions, namely, traveling and writing, I embraced it and don’t think I’ll ever stop. Over the years, I have used many different tools encountered online or recommended by other bloggers. These are […]

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Packing my bags for the Spring

When I spend too long without getting on a plane, I can get rather restless. This Fall, I found the cure, I am traveling towards the Northern Spring. Although the place I´m going is not precisely tropical, more like a mild winter except for the summertime, year-round, I am so excited to see some of […]

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