• Life in Brazil

    Tudo bueno with learning Portuguese?

    So you don’t speak Spanish or Portuguese? Great, then you probably didn’t notice that something is wrong with the title of this blog. When I decided to move to Brazil for an internship I knew that I had to start…

  • Brazil

    History lessons in Igarassu & Itamaracá

    Did you know you can find Dutch roots in the North of Brazil? Apparently, before the Portuguese arrived, the Dutch exerted quite some influence in the North-East of Brazil. My ancestors have touched quite some historical sites around here. I…

  • Colombia

    Why you should not skip the Pacific Coast

    Holidays in Colombia. For many this involves a trip to idyllic white beaches with a bright blue sea surrounded by palm trees and a visit to the colourful city of Cartagena. If you have the time you might plan some…

  • Colombia

    Almost a desert – a visit to Tatacoa

    Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in South America when it comes to nature. But still, I did not expect something like the surrealistic landscape of the Tatacoa desert. In Tatacoa you encounter an out of this world…

  • Brazil

    5 x vegetarian & vegan food in Pipa

    It is not much of a surprise that it is hard to find restaurants in Brazil that offer vegetarian and/or vegan meals. Even in the backpacker-friendly village of Pipa in North-East Brazil I had trouble discovering vegetarian and vegan friendly…

  • Argentina

    Roadtrip Argentina: Salta – Humahuaca

    The highlight of my trip to Argentina is without a doubt a roadtrip around the Puna in the North. The dreamy landscapes in the Puna are composed of rainbow coloured mountains and arid landscapes covered in giant cacti. The region…

  • Life in Brazil

    13 x first impressions Brazil

    Life is different in Brazil. Every day is a little adventure and not a day goes by without learning something new. This is my first ‘official’ visit to Brazil (I only visited the waterfalls of Iguazu) and it is the…

  • Travel tips

    5 x tips stray dogs in tourist destinations

    Where the hell is that flyer from the health administration? Slightly panicked I desperately roam through my backpack looking for my travel papers and a clean pair of pants. A shock of pain shoots through my calf. My travel companion…