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Holidays in USA – Breaking Bad Season Finale

9 Jul

Ramon Bozelli

by Ramon

Breaking Bad - Ramon Bad

The exactly moment when I broke bad

The exact moment when I broke bad

Maintaining my explorer spirit, I stopped by some different places around the city. Albuquerque is surrounded by many trails and when I found out about that, I realised I needed more time to really get to know the city than I’d planned to.

Random trail next to Hank and Marie’s house (from the show)

Random trail next to Hank and Marie’s house (from the show)


I could not visit all the sets of the Breaking Bad show, but the ones I could, were amazing. It is a strange thing that you feel being at the same spot in which a TV show was recorded, especially if this show is one of your favourites. You can check out some of the places I managed to go, here:


Random experience: I had to print a document during my stay in Albuquerque and I went to a FedEx office to do it. They have printers with USB plugs so you can do it all by yourself. After finishing your job, you can also pay at the printer! Yes, it accepts credit card. Crazy Americans!

The city is ace, it is huge considering territory and it has no traffic jam. I was impressed about it. One of my favourite cities in these holidays I’ve spent in the US.

That was my short experience in New Mexico, guys. I hope you enjoyed your reading. See you in the next chapter!


Holidays in USA – Breaking Bad Season 01 Episode 01

19 Jun

Ramon Bozelli

by Ramon

Breaking Bad - Ramon Bad

You have probably heard about Breaking Bad TV series, am I right?

The story about a good man who teaches Chemistry in the high school and realizes his life is regular and boring. To get rid of it, he breaks bad and starts cooking crystal meth with Jesse Pinkman (which by the way loves the word beach) as his partner.

The most part of the show was filmed in Albuquerque – New Mexico (USA) using the city itself as scenarios and not internal studios.

As I really enjoyed Breaking Bad, I had put on itinerary that lovely and warm (at least during the day) capital in the middle of the desert.

The house I stayed for one night (AirBNB really works)

The house I stayed for one night (AirBNB really works)

The only thing I searched about the city before arriving there was a map containing all the places the show was recorded in. In case you are curious about it, here is the link.

I arrived in the city around 1 a.m. after a 6 hours driving from Grand Canyon Park (I am going to tell more on the next posts) so the only thing I could think about was a good bed to sleep.

After a good (not too long though) sleep, I woke up and my first stop was Albuquerque’s Old Town. This neighborhood has been there since Albuquerque city was born in 1706. It has more than 100 shops, restaurants and galleries. Suspended peppers are everywhere in there.

Between the stores corridors

Between the stores corridors

I have met the real Heisenberg. “He” is actually a “she”, and she owns a candy store. In fact, the methamphetamine used in the show is a candy made by miss Debbie Ball, the Candy Landy’s owner.

The real Heisenberg (this was not what I imagined to be honest)

The real Heisenberg (this was not what I imagined to be honest)

The Candy Lady shop sells many kinds of chocolates including sugar free ones, candies, sweets and of course meth. It has a room within it where regular people like me take pictures pretending they are drug dealers.

What about now? Has Ramon bought some candies home?

To be continued…

Brazil through gringo-eyes: Barbarian Breakfast

19 Sep


by Kristof

Greetings, my fellow Bravians! It’s time for another look at how a crazy gringo sees this beautiful country. In this chapter, I’d like to tell you about the trip I took, along with my wife and in-laws, to the interior of Santa-Catarina.

At the time, I hadn’t seen much outside of Florianópolis yet, so I was pretty excited to broaden my horizons. Our first destination was Rancho Queimado, about 80 kilometers from Florianópolis. We set off with the sun shining bright. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. As we left the metropolitan and suburban areas, the landscape started to change. Grey apartment buildings, houses and shops were replaced by rolling hills covered with trees, fields and even the occasional group of cows.

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Rafa’s Adventures Part 2 – Camel Beer

17 Jul

Rafael Demenech

by Rafa

A great experience in my life was when I went to Morocco and visited some places there. I will tell you some amazing, crazy and awesome things about those days there.

Who went on the trip?


Arthur, Murillo and Me of course!

What was the main reason to go there?

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