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Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Thanks to an invitation by local friends, I had the opportunity to join Sydney’s GLADD (Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists) organization on their safe-sex themed float at this year’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney. The event was completely different from anything I had ever done (including Rio de Janeiro Carnival), so I knew I had to …

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Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Guide

From the dramatic landscapes and beautiful beaches, to the heart pounding dance music and never ending street parties, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most alluring and exciting places I’ve ever experienced. You’ve seen images of Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, but there’s another side to the Marvelous City that’s not to be missed. The lifeblood of Rio is its …

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Istanbul Nightlife Guide

Istanbul is a mega metropolis with a notorious nightlife scene. With literally hundreds of nightly options, from happy hours to after hours, deciding on where to enjoy your Efes and Rakı can be overwhelming. Thanks to the help of local friends, I was able to experience some of the most popular bars and nightclubs while living in Istanbul (as highlighted …

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Travel Deeper – Brazil

Five years of traveling deeper in South America, and it all led me to this… One of the most incredibly difficult and absolutely amazing years of my life – Living and traveling in Brazil. The goal was to live in Rio de Janeiro, travel around the country, participate in Carnaval, and somehow work at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Through …

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Amazon Rainforest Adventures

There are certain places on this planet that seem almost like fiction. Unreachable destinations that you expect to only see in story books and documentaries. The Amazon Rainforest in northern Brazil was one of those places for me. So when I had the opportunity to come to Brazil, I wasn’t going to miss the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. …