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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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Summer in Berlin

Two nights ago, I had a dream about Siegessäule, the magnificent monument made famous by Wim Wenders` Himmel über Berlin (Wings of desire) and Bono´s music clip for one of the song´s in the sequel´s soundtrack. The only difference between this and the previous times this icon has captured my imagination is that this time […]

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Traveling with my own portable wireless – TEP device Review

I´m sitting at a Starbucks in San Francisco before a reading on Mission street. I came in because I needed to check the exact address of the place of the reading online. For the third time during my trip (Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco), I got my drink/food, sat down, opened my […]

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Planning a Visit to Serengeti National Park – The Ultimate Safari Adventure

Serengeti National Park is a kind of holy grail for all African safari enthusiasts. The park´s open plains are home to a fantastical array of wild species, from friendly zebra to imposing predators like leopards and lions. This is probably the greatest place in the world to witness wildlife in all its majesty and intensity. […]

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