I want to be a digital nomad. How do I get started?

Mojito and laptop

Imagine if going to work tomorrow was as simple as turning your laptop on and getting started?

Ok, so you’ve decided the digital nomad lifestyle is for you. What comes next? Christian Taylor shares insights to help you work out what you’re good at, and how you can get started finding your first few freelance clients.

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Part 2: Getting a Cohabitation and Permanent Visa in Brazil

Two guys holding hands on the beach

Have you found love with a Brazilian? Here’s how to stay in Brazil with them without getting married.

Interested in getting a cohabitation and permanent visa in Brazil? Here’s Bernardo’s second installment in his step-by-step guide to getting a Cohabitation and Permanent Visa in Brazil. If you missed part 1, here it is [Read more…]

Moving to Brazil: My first month

Tourist moment: Pão de açúcar, Rio de Janeiro

The second post in his series on Moving to Brazil, Christian Taylor reflects on lessons he’s learned so far from his first month in the country.


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How to make friends in Brazil (and everywhere else)

Lindsay Muller at Quiz Night, Floripa

Lindsay (second from left) and some of her new found friends at the Black Swan Pub in Lagoa da Conceição, Florianópolis

When moving to a new place, some people find it easier to make friends than others. This guest post from Lindsay Muller is full of helpful tips to help you start building that all important social network. It’s written specifically about Florianópolis, Brazil, but most of these points can be applied to any new country or city.  [Read more…]

How to get a Cohabitation and Permanent Visa in Brazil: a step-by-step guide

Couple holding hands in Brazil

Could you be Brazil’s next união estável? Photo by Marina Aguiar (Flickr Creative Commons)

In love with a Brazilian? Thinking about moving to Brazil to be with them, but you’re not ready for marriage? Read on! Here’s a guest post by our reader Bernardo, who has just been through the process himself! When you’re done, read part 2 [Read more…]

I want to be a digital nomad. How do I get started?

Mojito and laptop

Imagine if going to work tomorrow was as simple as turning your laptop on and getting started?

Ok, so you’ve decided the digital nomad lifestyle is for you. What comes next? Christian Taylor shares insights to help you work out what you’re good at, and how you can get started finding your first few freelance clients.

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Digital Nomad In Brazil series: Everything you need to know

Guy working on beach laptop

Thank god it’s Monday! How does this compare to your current workplace?

A lot of people who move to Brazil turn to teaching English to get by. But in this digital age, there are many other opportunities to take advantage of – like becoming a digital nomad. But what does that mean? What skills do you need? And how do you get started? In this series, Christian Taylor will share all the must-have tips, tricks and advice to help you kick things off.


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Moving to Brazil: there will never be a perfect time. The perfect time is now.

Christian Taylor in Brazil

Clichéd gringo shot: a trip to Rocinha

For years I’ve wanted to move to Brazil, but life has always been in the way – until now. 

My name is Christian Taylor and I’ve finally set my moving date – over the coming months I’ll be blogging about my experiences as I make the leap to the sunny shores of Florianópolis in Santa Catarina to start my new Brazilian life. 

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CONFESSION: Why I’ve Been in Hiding and How This “DIAMOND” Discovery Will Transform Your Life

Behind doorsAbout a year ago, I decided to make a drastic decision that would alter the course of my life forever…

…and as it appears, yours too.

It was the end of 2013 and I was diligently spending 30-40 hours per week creating content and helping people on this site… and what happened next changed everything…

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Boost your Portuguese vocabulary in 3 steps

Hey folks, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here and with good reason…

Things have taken off for me in a way that I never imagined possible: I’ve now grown to have the second largest online English school in Brazil!  Though in the meantime, this blog has continued in my heart.

It is neither forgotten nor abandoned, and therefore when a friend of mine named James asked if he could put some content up… I naturally hoped on it: the opportunity to get new stuff up and help a buddy out is a win-win!

Without further ado, here is a post from James from Semantica:

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