19 Feb10 A Taste of Carnival

Posted in Culture, Dance, Food, Music, Nightlife from Florianopólis, Brazil by

We were given our first taste of Carnival and Brazilian culture in Florianópolis, a large island connected to mainland Brazil. Downtown Florianopolis is full of colourful colonial buildings and lush piazzas. During Carnival, parades fill the street. We unknowingly stumbled upon one of these typical ‘Carnival blocks’. All of a sudden a large truck began blasting […] (Read More)

02 Feb10 Argentina Recap

Posted in Art, Culture, Food, Nightlife, Uncategorized from Buenos aires, argentina by Calina

We haven’t written on the blog in awhile but I think that’s probably because we’ve developed a routine and we’re doing less of the “tourist” stuff. Nonetheless, we have had some cool experiences that are worth quick recaps before we head on to our next destination: Uruguay! We visited the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes […] (Read More)

22 Jan10 Le Bar

Posted in Language, Music, Nightlife from Le Bar, Buenos Aires by

Below is an assignment Calina and I wrote for our Spanish class. Scroll down to read a rough translation in English. Anoche, fuimos a un concierto a ‘Le Bar’ un club del centro de Buenos Aires. Encontramos el evento en la pagina web de “Whats Up Buenos Aires“, un blog en inglés que cubre todo […] (Read More)