Friday, March 16, 2018

plan'n'organize your individual trip to perfection

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I have to remind myself that this blog's focus is travelling, and although this comes along with the extra-niche art - including art trips to exhibitions just around the corner, since my around the corner might be your around the globe -  I sometimes focus too much on art and artsy people. This has to stop, I need to get back to the root of this site: travelling bye:myself.
Especially after my book review on Meike Winnemuth's trip hopefully made your mouth water for more travel.

Don't worry, you don't have to walk this adventurous trail alone - I'll help you to plan and organize your trip safely.
(Photo: © Mimi Green )

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Class of Brazil - 9th Lesson: Foz do Iguaçu and the Games Without Frontiers

I like frontiers. The idea that you can make one big step and you cross from a country with one language to another, totally different one. That you need to look for a currency exchange office. That you might have to sing another anthem under a different flag.

Foz do Iguacu - bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels
I'm not spamming my blog with pictures of myself - but I cannot spare you of me posing in front of one of the 'Wonders of the World'.

No, of course I do not like frontiers protected by high walls, barbed wire, patrolling officers with German shepherds chasing people who try to cross from on side to the other in search of a better life - or even just an outcome.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Class of Brazil - 8th Lesson: Day Trip to Morretes - Planning On Not Planning

One of the goals when I started my blog about a year ago was to teach you guys how to plan a trip to perfection. I even wrote an entire post about it.

Serra Verde Express - Morretes: bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels
I plan and organize and book - not waiting for the surprise waiting for me at the end of the tunnel.

And while often planning and organizing ahead pays - metaphorically and literally - you should be careful not to plan your trip instead of to perfection all the way to death.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Class Of Brazil - 7th Lesson: Curitiba - and the Meaning of Means

As you might have noticed, I'm travelling quite a lot. Obviously - I'm a travel blogger. But I'm also travelling a lot when I'm travelling.

Curitiba - Botanic Garden: bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels
Curitiba's landmark, the greenhouse at the botanic garden - as iconic as the tube shaped bus stations.

Since I'm not driving - I explained in an earlier post why - I'm familiar with public means of transport basically around the world.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Class of Brazil - 6th Lesson: Bonito - Nomen Est Omen

I once read that blue - and particularly sky blue - makes attractive. I guess it doesn't work only for people, but also for places. At least Bonito - which already means pretty, cute, charming - became more idyllic the bluer the sky got.

Bonito: bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels
Just a little taste of Bonito's surroundings.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Class of Brazil - 5th Lesson: I Call Them Like I See Them

The change of cities - a couple of days ago I came from Rio to São Paulo - gave me a new perspective on things. I was thinking a lot: about travelling, about blogging...about travel-blogging. Why do I travel? Why am I blogging? What is my intention? What is your expectation? Are they always compatible? Do they have to be?

Streetart Brazil Sao Paulo: bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels
A son of Brazil - a mural dedicated to Brazil and its youth.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Class of Brazil - 4th Lesson: I am what I am...

...and what I am needs no excuses - the beginning of Gloria Gaynor's evergreen is the perfect intro to this post, which deals with my perspective on the Carnival in Rio, an extremely gay event - gay in every sense of the word.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro: bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels
Bar on the Copacabana beach