Rushing to Brazil: Documents Required

Passport and Ticket
Docs Ok!

There seems to be something about me and rushed trips to Brazil that causes a chaotic mess and almost heart attacks.

Back in February 2013, I bought a ticket to Brazil on a whim in order to surprise my then-future wife. It was a decision made in haste and out of excitement. I remember the feeling of my heart sinking when I told her that I was going to be there the next night, which caused her to ask, “WOW, how’d you get a visa so quickly?!”

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Korean Food

I’m not going to write a long post, I just want to say that I love Korean food and have already had so much good food in just a couple of days. 

Iced Coffee – Korean Style Jajangmyeon

Bar side dishes

Spicy chicken pizza Potato pizza

BreakfastGimbap 

A raw fish “salad”breakfast 

Breakfast buffetPork cutletCold noodle soup

Getting Out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil!

My title is a double entendre, because I bought my plane ticket to leave this wonderful Amazonian city and head back north, to the frigid Michigan winter, and I also took a trip outside of Manaus. A little trip to serve as the cherry on top of this extended stay.

Manaus

For those who don’t know, Manaus is like an island to itself, in northern Brazil. There aren’t any major cities in Brazil that can be driven to. You have to take a boat or a plane. The only exception of driving to a big city is the highway that runs north from Manaus and goes 2000+ kilometers, all the way to Caracas, Venezuela. Continue reading Getting Out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil!