Category Archives: Entrada

Travel Tips: Do’s and Don’ts

There’s so much of the world to see that you’ll never see it all, but to make the most of your worldly journeys, follow these helpful travel tips as a tourist to stay alive and experience the country’s cultures to the fullest.

DON’T Look Like A Tourist

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An artist’s depiction of an annoying tourist in their standard pose

Looking like a tourist is an easy way to be singled out by the locals when traveling abroad, so follow these travel tips to not stick out. While traveling, you want to become a part of your surroundings to get the full experience, rather than sticking out like a sore thumb. This includes wearing a camera strapped around your neck, walking around with a selfie stick, double walking sticks, or anything else that draws attention to you like a sign around your neck proclaiming, “I AM AN AMERICAN! SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT!” Continue reading

6 Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

On this week’s featured episode of Entrada, Roanna visits Rio de Janiero, Brazil. While in Rio, she learns how to make feijoada, one of Brazil’s signature dishes, and visit some of the cities most charming sites. There are a lot of things to do in Rio de Janeiro, so we compiled a list of places to visit and activities to participate in while in the urban paradise. 

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Vibrant Phrases in Every Day Life: Going,Gone Pear-Shaped

“Gone pear-shaped” means events haven’t evolved as planned. In fact, they’ve gone all wrong. Putting a vibrant name on a  horrible situation, the viewer hears this phrase on Agony Uncles when the Uncles discuss the end of a relationship. Also, Paul Bannister uses the analogy to wax poetic the direction of events in Love is a Four Letter Word. Pear could be one of those pesky four letter words! 

This expression’s origins are a debated mystery, even in the countries that use it often (England, Australia and New Zealand). Research, so far, has not yet coined an inventor of this fruitful situation. Surprisingly, this one doesn’t belong to The Bard! 

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14 Spanish Phrases to Know Before You Go!

Embarking on a journey to foreign lands is exciting but, it can also be intimidating. On “Entrada”, Roanna travels through Latin America and explores some of the world’s most beautiful places. If you have been considering a trip to Latin America but have been holding back because of the language barrier, STOP! Don’t limit your horizons!

Stepping outside of your comfort zone can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your lifetime. Sure, it’s nerve wrecking- but so are events like your first day at a new job. Stop thinking about it and just go for it! Learning a few Spanish phrases can help calm your nerves. Here are 14 short and simple phrases that will definitely come in handy. Make sure to play the audio and learn the pronunciation while you’re at it!

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