October 2012

Travelling Abroad to Brazil: Welcome Advice

With its beautiful, white-sand beaches and colourful carnivals, it’s no mystery why so many people choose Brazil for their holiday abroad. However, going to a completely different country can be a huge culture shock, and if you’re not prepared to deal with the dangers you may encounter, you could find yourself out of pocket, or even worse, personally harmed.

With a little travel advice, you can make the most of your holiday and minimise the risks. Read on for our insider’s safety guide to Brazil.

Crime

Brazil’s crime rate is high, so you should be extra cautious. Slums, called ‘favelas,’ surround all the big Brazilian cities. These shanty towns are deposits for excruciatingly poor and desperate people; unfortunately, due to reduced circumstances, these areas can be dangerous and attract high levels of crime.

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picturesque and breathtaking

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Google Analytics Conference at the Schönbrunn Grounds (and testing full-frame format)

 The leaves around Vienna turned red, brown and yellow and it’s my perfect excuse to be out and about and take photos of nature’s changing colors.  It’s also my first time to test the new camera, so I had double the excuse. ^_^

What perfect spot to take photos of than the Schönbrunn palace and grounds? Well, I had planned to visit anyway because I learned that Google will be conducting a conference, about analytics – what a blogger like me should learn about more. Sad to say, aside from not having a regular nanny to take care of the kids, I can’t really shell out a big amount of money, just like that. Tickets cost for early birds: € 290,- 1 day / € 580,- for both days. (List Price: € 390,- / € 680,-) !!!

So yeah, I went but perennially late me came up to the lobby only to get some information about the day’s event and what could be tomorrow’s. So lame!

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conference hall

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Time Lapse, Vienna’s Horizon

We’ve been spending less hours of sleep lately, thanks to this time lapse project that the hubby initiated. :/

We got a hold of the Canon 5D Mark II — much to his delight. I’ve barely learned how to tinker with the 7D so I’m not so thrilled at beginning to learn a new one. I haven’t tried it that much, perhaps a shot or two but the full-frame format looks promising.

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night sky

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