Teaching Engish in Brazil – WATCH

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Brazil / Recife Guide
teach english in brazil, rio, sao paulo, recife

When people find out that I teach English and live in Brazil, they always want to know one thing: How do you do it?

My answer every time is usually a variation of explaining how I got started, how I find clients, how I maintain relationships, and how I manage to have so much free time to travel (and party) in between lessons.

And then magic of Brazil’s legends takes over their minds: The longest beach in the world, the friendliest people, the legendary parties of Carnaval and São João that break global records for outdoor festivals… And I can see it in their eyes–they’re hungry for more information and resources!

So I figured that since I’m kind of experienced in this field and I have the time, I may as well help out where I can! This is the first of a few videos I’m making on the topic! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up, comment with questions, and subscribe!

Sage Guide to Brazil Vlog Series

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Brazil / Recife Guide

So I’ve been in Brazil for quite a bit and I realize that while I’ve been experiencing a lot, I haven’t been sharing it. At least, not useful bits.

It’s not really my style to write about myself just experiencing stuff, so I only have a few of those types of posts (i.e.: açaí experience, siriguela love, or cashew nut from hell). I found that I more enjoy helping people how to do the things they want to do or give them the knowledge they want Read More

Red Wine Facial Mask

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Personal & Style


You night be wondering why I look like a low budget Children’s party clown…. More than usual. Actually, it’s a facial mask meant to do good things for your skin like moisturize, hydrate and tighten. Soaked in grape/wine-scented serum, you leave it on for about 20 minutes and enjoy the aroma while doing something. I chose to meditate. Here’s what the package looks like:


And now that the mask is off, I’ve taken a pic #nofilter and I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo but mah skin feels soft and hydrated and moisturized. Like it was supposed to? Yes.


I’d say “I woke up like this”, but I pretty much just admitted I didn’t. Still feeling myself 🙂

I’ve used this mask in the past and honestly, it always felt good afterward but I don’t remember it ever really having lasting effects. I also hadn’t used it daily so that MAAAAY have had something to do with it.

At any rate, 2016 is the year we’re gonna pay attention to our skin and hair and other stuff if we haven’t been, amirite?

Happy and safe New Year!

How to Make Caipirinha

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Brazil / Travel

Boas festas! Happy holidays!

Let’s get f*****d up! Let’s responsibly enjoy drinks with heavy alcohol contents responsibly! And what’s on the menu today? The caipirinha!

The caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil and tantalizes the taste buds with sugar, lemon and cachaça, the super strong sugar cane liquor found here. You haven’t lived until you’ve found yourself on your butt from a few hours at a barzinho with friends! In fact, it was the drink of choice for the inter-cultural dialogue I had with my friend about a queer label I had been curious about. It’ll have you on your ass after a few if your bartender is heavy-handed.

And if you’re your own bartender…

How to make caipirinha

  1. Gather lime, ice, sugar, and cachaça (sugar cane liquor) [OR vodka].
  2. Cut half a lime (or more, depending on your taste) into wedges and then pour two tablespoons (more/less again, depending) onto them. Crush and mix them together.
  3. Add ice cubes to the mixture and pour in the liquor.
  4. Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
  5. Enjoy.

If the directions are a little vague, there’s always the video!

Happy holidays! Be safe and drink responsibly!