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Regional diversity brings different views

Natalie Berg

April 21, 2015

When a Whittie from outside the Northwest tells friends at home that they go to Whitman College, he or she is often met with a confused look. "People think I go to junior college," said junior Emma Altman. "You either get people that have never heard of Whitman or people that have a cousin who goes...

Into the Lençois Maranheses

Erik

June 30, 2014

During Holy Week, I got to explore parts of Maranhão, the colorful state to the west of Piauí. Lençois Maranheses "This better be stupid beautiful," Mike said as we bumped along the road to Lençois Maranheses National Park. The group of American and Brazilian friends I was traveling with had dec...

Crack Open a Cold One

Erik

May 5, 2014

How do you like your beer?  Here's how people in Teresina prefer it: Like a wedding dress  (Como vestido de noiva) Like a concrete worker's leg  (Como canela de pedrero) Like a seal's rear-end  (Como cú de foca) Teresinenses expect their beer to be cold.  So cold, in fact, that i...

North by Northeast

Erik

April 28, 2014

A few weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil. João Pessoa and Olinda were the third and fourth stops. João Pessoa was a bit quiet after Recife, but we were there on a Monday and a Tuesday - as far as I know, not the most exciting days of the week anywhere. D...

The Spirit of Carnaval in Recife

Erik

April 12, 2014

Two weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil.  Recife was the second stop. Recife is famous for its Carnaval celebrations, which are the most culturally rich in Brazil.  Although we weren't there during the Carnaval season, I still felt the open, festive spirit that I...

Let’s Go to the Beach!

Let's Go to the Beach!

Erik

April 12, 2014

Two weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil.  Porto de Galinhas was the first stop. Porto de Galinhas is a small town full of scuba diving and dune buggy outfits, which cater to the tourists who come here for the beautiful beaches. I acted the tourist that I was, and joined my p...

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