Playing Charades

Well, we arrived safely and on time to Salvador, Brazil a few days ago and became immediately aware of the non-transferrability of our Spanish skills in this Portuguese-speaking country. More surprisingly, almost none of the Brazilians we’ve met speak any English at all, leading to an interesting night of exploring the city without proper directions […]


Acronyms. If you’re flying in South America you can’t avoid them. Just look: TAM, GOL, TRIP, TACA, LAN. All names of airlines that operate in South America. I can’t even keep track of them anymore. All I know is that I just booked two Brazilian airpasses on GOL airlines through BROL, the online travel agency […]