19 Non-Awkward Ways to Meet People When Traveling Solo on Your Gap Year

Solo travel can be invigorating, enlightening — and terribly lonely. Why not just “be friendly” and “say hi” to new people that you meet? Here’s why: because introducing yourself to a total stranger in a café (or bar, or party, or at a tourist attraction, or on public transport) can feel creepy, anxiety-provoking and awkward[…]

Easter in Florida: That time I was kissed and crucified by a priest

The diversity of Brazil is ubiquitous: myriad of sweet juicy fruits, numberless species in the fertile oceans and influences of cultures and religions from around the world. Through colonization, African religions mixed with European ones, mainly with Christianity, and formed unique religions found only here. Still, Brazil is predominantly Christian with 80 percent of the[…]