Archive for June 2013

#oGiganteAcordou

LEFT: Sir/Madam Politicians, Where is the respect and fair play?
RIGHT: FIFA World Cup = $33 billion
Olympics = $26 billion
Corruption = $50 billion
Minimum wage = 678 Reai$ (per month - just under $305 USD)
And you still think it's about the R$0.20?
I know it's been a while already, but I think it's time for me to weigh in on the protests in Brazil.
If you've been following me for a while, you may know that I lived for a while in São Paulo, one of the first cities where the protests began. The international news only began to pick up what was going on in the last couple of days, but a few of us have been following the movement on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram since the start - and it's been incredible to watch.
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Puerto Rico by iPhone Part II - La Ville



I bring you now photos from our 2 days in San Juan, where I found myself primarily munchin' and explorin' (duh) with a couple new freckles following our days on the sand. I got terribly excited about the Argentinian empanadas, which I generally miss like crazy, and had the BEST CHURROS I HAVE EVER TASTED (NOM!). I also went absolutely batshit over the walls in all the old forts - I can never get enough of cool walls. Our overall impression of San Juan (especially Old San Juan) is that it is quaint, cobblestoned, and colonially Caribbean - perfect for few days of strolling as long as you remember sunscreen!

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Puerto Rico by iPhone Part I - Les Plages



So if you follow me on Instagram, you may have realized that I wasn't actually in NOLA this past week, but in... Puerto Rico! However, as I think I've mentioned before, possibly my least favorite thing about blogging is feeling the need to photo-document everything in my life for the internet, and so while packing the small backpack I took on this trip I made an executive decision to NOT pack the camera. Luckily, Puerto Rico is one of those things that is so photogenic it doesn't even need a camera that takes up half your luggage to look good! And so I present to you the first part of the two-part series Puerto Rico by iPhone, the new way to enjoy your vacation without worrying about how picturesque your pictures are. (Also these iPhone cameras really aren't too shoddy!)

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