When Reality Overcomes Everything: Living in Brazil
My experience in Florianópolis, Brazil
Living in the smallest country in America: El Salvador and which is catalogued as one of the most dangerous in the world; many times it makes you doubt and makes you think that all places are like that; but I have the conviction that the world is surrounded by good people.
I must accept that I was full of fears and doubts, but these were more than overcome by my crazy desire to know Brazil, a country that has a peculiar charm that made me want to know it (and that I still want to continue knowing).
When selecting where to go in a country as big, diverse and different as Brazil I let the destination take me; I opened an account on worldpackers.com (social network that allows you to exchange your skills for work and food in hostels and hotels around the world). I sent 3 applications to various hostels in Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis. Three different regions within Brazil. I decided that whoever answered me first would be the one chosen...
I didn't know anything about Florianópolis, and I didn't research much about the place, and that was the best decision; I let the beautiful Ilha da Magia surprise me with its charm, with its hidden beaches and its diverse nature; Floripa has given me the best experience of my life for the moment.
Using the power of social networks to work as a volunteer in a hostel in exchange for accommodation was the best decision of the trip, as this allowed me to meet people from all over the world, most of whom I still have contact with and we are still great friends.
I faithfully recommend this platform through which I was able to live the best experience of my life, which I would love to experience again in the near future.
Let the goal be to look back and see memories... not dreams.
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