Bye Bye Brazil

The first thing you may think is “What about ‘Hello Brazil'”? Of course, you’d be justified in thinking that since there’s been over two years since my last blog post.

The thing is that after leaving Ukraine I spent a long time working in a certain oil-rich nation. It left me being able to save and change my lifestyle, but unfortunately it had the undesired effect of stifling creativity. That’s now in the past and a lot has happened since then, so let’s run through it.

How and why did I get to Brazil in the first place? It directly connected with my time spent in Ukraine. Whilst I was there I got into yoga and wanted to do a teacher training course on it (I love collecting certificates!) I didn’t really feel it mattered too much where I went, since I was going to spend most of the week in the forest practicing yoga, so I decided to go for Brazil. I arrived almost nine months ago on the 28th of December, 2015.

The first month involved more forest, more insects and less sleep than I thought I’d be getting, but it was a wonderful experience. At this point I didn’t really have much of an idea about what to do after. Sure, I wanted to travel around Brazil and see as much as I could, but money doesn’t grow on trees! For that reason I set myself up as a freelance teacher and translator. The only limitation was a good internet connection (and my patience!)

Over the next few months I spent time living in Florianópolis, Porto Alegre and Salvador, as well as going on many cool adventures. Next stop, Peru, which opens the door to a whole variety 0f adventures of a different nature, which I’ll be sharing next time.

Here’s a video of me describing, in the relevant languages, what took me to Brazil, what I’ve been doing here and what comes next….




I have a clear aim in life - to learn languages and to help others learn as well. I want to share my knowledge and experiences in the hope that others can turn a daunting process of language learning into an enjoyable adventure. I want this blog to be a tool that people can use together for the benefit of learning languages to share their own common experiences. No one is perfect, especially me! For this reason I appreciate any and all comments and criticism to help improve this site (of course, I won't shy away from positive ideas as well). Feel free to write in any language - if I can't speak it, I'll make an effort to reply anyway!

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