Monthly Archives: July 2017


No Order and Little Progress – Why can’t Brazil move forward?

It had been a little over nine years since I had gone back to my native Brazil – almost a decade. Why so long? There was no good reason to do so. Until early 2016, no one in my immediate family lived in Brazil; therefore money and time were spent going somewhere else. Over the

Third World Way of Thinking: Why developing countries don’t develop?

The term 'Third World' was used during the Cold War to refer to countries that were neither aligned with NATO or the Soviet Union. Those countries were referred to as First World and Second World, respectively. The Cold War has since ended, but the terms First and Third World are still thrown around. Today, the

Be a Tourist, not a Traveller

I keep coming across an adage about travelling that says ‘be always a traveller, not a tourist.' I used to think that way, but many years of travel have led me to the conclusion that travellers are tourists and it would be better for everyone if they saw themselves in that way. Let's first look