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Guilherme is a Brazilian freelance travel writer. He is the Co-Founder of the Slow Spirit Blog, where he writes about a minimalist, sustainable travel lifestyle.

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Marriott Traveler

When Two Cariocas Reconnect They Head for Rio's Hills

I was pleasantly surprised when I felt the cold air filling up my lungs even on a hot summer’s day in Rio de Janeiro. The strong and sweet Brazilian arabica coffee helped me through my state of torpor at 4:30 a.m. The dark sky was clear and soon Vitor would be picking me up for our day of activities.

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matadornetwork

5 Ways To Master Minimalist Packing

I USUALLY TRAVEL with an 8kg backpack — including my laptop. I don’t remember the last time I checked my backpack in. And I obviously never pay for it. Consequently, I never have to wait for it on the baggage carousel — those 10 minutes waiting might make you miss the one-per-hour airport shuttle.

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The Huffington Post

Female Travelers’ Safety Is Also Men’s Responsibility

Every time I read another article about tips for solo female travelers, I get a warm feeling inside. I know that our friends, sisters, mothers and partners have a new source of information. It’s easy to think that women’s safety is their problem. It isn’t. We, men, have to be as engaged as they are to tackle this issue.

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lifehack.org

4 Insightful Tips to Control Your Spending Habits

Are you in debt? Are you always struggling to save money for the things you really want? Well, you’re not alone, many people all over the world are facing the same issues right now. No matter how hard they try, it’s never enough.

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Thought Catalog

What It’s Like Being The Son Of A Feminist

I learned from a very young age how precious women are. I was told to care for them and treat them with the utmost respect, not because they were weak, but because we are equals. I was told to neve…...

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travioor.com

5 of the Best Beaches in Rio to Bask in the Brazil Sun

It’s impossible to think about Rio de Janeiro without visualising the semi-naked bodies, the parties and even more so - the mesmerising beaches. With an average of 280 days of sunshine each year, it’s easy to understand the love Cariocas (Rio’s locals) have for the sand and sea.

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matadornetwork

FEMALE TRAVELERS’ SAFETY IS ALSO MEN’S RESPONSIBILITY

EVERY TIME I READ ANOTHER ARTICLE ABOUT TIPS FOR SOLO FEMALE TRAVELERS, I get a warm feeling inside. I know that our friends, sisters, mothers and partners have a new source of information. It’s easy to think that women’s safety is their problem. It isn’t. We, men, have to be as engaged as they are to tackle this issue.

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slowspirit.com

Hammocks Swaying In The Amazon - Slow Spirit

It took me some time to get to sleep the night before, but it didn’t take long to realise we had chosen the wrong hammocks. Yes, they were new and beautiful; the fancy red and green weave definitely caught our eyes — we were perhaps too quick in deciding to buy it. Unfortunately we didn’t know better.

You cannot get comfortable in your hammock from beauty alone, they need to be wide so you can stretch your legs without falling — ours weren’t. So, after moving about incessantly from side to side I finally found a half decent position and fell asleep.

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gettingbalance.com

4 Alternatives to Paying for Accommodation | Getting Balance | Finding Happiness and Wellbeing

4 Alternative ideas for accommodation that can save you money!...

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goworldtravel.com

Kumbh Mela: Religion, the Ganges and Robbery

From the car window, I could see the sea of white tents as we slowly approached Haridwar in Northern India. The sheer amount of people was proof that Kumbh Mela was indeed one of the largest gatherings in the world – 100 million souls.

Amazingly, I still had some personal space, a big difference from when I was in Brazil during Carnival, where for several moments I felt like I had a conjoined twin attached to me. I wondered if Haridwar would be so full of life if it hadn’t been hosting such a big event.

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The Good Men Project

4 Tips for Men to Help Women be Safer While Traveling

Every time I read another article about tips for solo female travelers, I get a warm feeling inside. I know that our friends, sisters, mothers and partners have a new source of information. It’s easy to think that women’s safety is their problem. It isn’t. We, men, have to be as engaged as they are to tackle this issue.

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travelversed.co

5 Things I Miss About South East Asia

It doesn’t matter if you travel for a weekend, a week, or a month: when you come back you’re going to be hit by the post-travel blues, especially if you had an amazing time. In my case, after six months in SE Asia, I’m struggling a bit with England’s cold...

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smartling.com

An Education in Slang: From Brazilian TTK to Cockney Slang | Smartling

As a professional translator, I have always used movies as a means to improve my vocabulary, to teach expressions to my students or as interesting personal translation projects. Movies help you get acquainted with the pronunciation of foreign languages and also discover unknown colloquialisms; film is a very powerful tool.

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slowspirit.com

Why We Should Work Less

I wake up everyday and decide what I’m going to do, I create a daily to-do list and go through my tasks. Sometimes I decide the night before, sometimes the previous week. Sometimes I wake up and feel like doing nothing! What do I like about this? I decide my own schedule and when I should work more or less.

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slowspirit.com

Yangon – The English Teacher on The Circular Train - Slow Spirit

I woke up and, for a split second, could not recognise where I was. I always feel exhilarated when this happens, because it means I’m visiting a new place. As soon as I left the air-conditioned room, Yangon reminded me once again that the sticky heat was not going away.