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Jardim Paulista

This post is being written almost 1 year later from when the experience happened! Fernando and I did a day of exploring …

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Cris and Vila Madalena

OMG! I had these posts pending to be drafted in my inbox at the end of May 2013. Almost a year later, …

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Favorite Julia Quotes

I mentioned I was reading My Life in France by Julia Child. It is the perfect read for this trip, really. Thanks …

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Pobrecito Lunch

As I mentioned we put ourselves on a $50 USD per day, total for both of us, budget during this trip. We …

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Beach Vendors Observed

Our first day in Brasil, of course we went to the beach. We are staying in the middle of Copacabana in a …

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Packing Result

So what was the result of my attempt at minimalist packing you wonder? I stuck to it and took 1 rolling carry-on, …

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Before Departure

While in Orange, CA the few days before we left, we did mostly errands and hanging out. We got to meet up …

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Time for some Orange

We arrived in Orange on Wednesday. First we stopped in Tustin to run some errands. Fernando decided against the Five Finger Shoes …

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San Diego before we go

We left LA on Saturday, April 13 so that our subletter, Justin could move in. We packed our belongings in trusty old …

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Reading Material

After a lovely visit to the Makinos this weekend, I’ve decided on my reading material for our trip. My thirsty-for-life/college roomie Liz …