A Latin Americanist? What is that?! – When you awkwardly try to answer the dreaded question: And… What is it that you do?! When you’d rather talk about your passions

My passion - I am Latin Americanist

My passions go from traipsing around a favela in Rio in 2004 to living on a semi-inhabited island in the Atlantic ocean in 2010, and trying to convince the Federal Police to let me extend my stay in Brazil (which didn’t quite work out as I had hoped)  in 2013! I love Latin America. I’m obsessed with Brazil. […]

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You are gonna suck, and suck some more – at first. And that’s okay. Let’s do it anyway!

You are gonna suck and suck some more, at first

As a newbie entrepreneur – still green around the gills – scouring the internet for business advice, I sometimes get confused by all the things that you should take into account when starting your own business. Luckily some advice is more helpful than others, and the best online advice I ever got was: You are […]

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All hail Cuban Black-Marketing Tactics – the Fabled Day of the Cooperatives: Cuban Cigars #AloCubano

#AloCubano 2 - Cuban Cigars Black Market

The morning began uneventfully with a hearty Cuban breakfast and some much-needed coffee. Our first official day in Havana, Cuba. Still somewhat flustered by all the cat-calls – Hola Guapa! !Mi Vida! !You are so beautiful!  – and the jetlag from our 13-hour flight, my sister and I set out from our comfy casa particular […]

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#AloCubano – The Many faces of Cuba – Experiencing the Tourist Bubble and How it was still an Experience of a Life Time

The many faces of Cuba

“¡Hola guapa! Hola leche. ¡Mi vida! I love you. Taxi. Taxi. ¡Flaca! Tss. Tss. You are so beautiful. Taxi or boyfriend?!” This is just a collection of the addresses you hear when you are two women travelling through Cuba. Besides the more unisex questions like: “Do you need casa? Gran Ma. Gran Ma. Is this […]

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