My Day on a Brazilian Farm: Goiás, Brazil (Part III)

One of the most awe-inspiring days of my trip to Brazil earlier this year was the day I spent on a farm. My friend Rodrigo’s family owns a farm in Jaraguá with sheep, cows, chickens and other animals. It has large open fields for the animals, houses for the family and workers, and a dense rainforest with a river running through it. When we arrived at the farm, Rodrigo introduced me to a few of the workers as he gathered supplies: a plastic bag with a net inside, a machete, a beer, water and some miscellaneous items. At this point, … Continue reading My Day on a Brazilian Farm: Goiás, Brazil (Part III)

Discovering Brazil Through Food

I traveled solo in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year and later met up with my friend Rodrigo in a smaller Brazilian town. Throughout our adventures in Brasilia and Goiás, he introduced me to so many foods that I doubt I would have known about on my own. For example, he would pick a fruit off a tree and I would stand there watching in shock. When he clearly didn’t die from eating it, I ate it, too (and also didn’t die)! Some of the new foods I tried are native to Brazil. Others are common elsewhere and eaten the … Continue reading Discovering Brazil Through Food