In this gorgeous and very articulate video, Leonard describes what it’s like to move to a place like Brazil, where you don’t know the language, the culture, or really anybody at all. You’ll misunderstand a lot of conversations. You’ll get homesick. You’ll find yourself eating alone at a table, surrounded by laughing, happy people whom are all quite content in their places.
But then you’ll have one of those breakthrough moments where suddenly you CAN understand the language, or you come to realize you DO have new friends and relationships! And if you’re going to live anywhere in the world, why not make it tropical, warm, unbelievably beautiful Brazil?
“Travel Deeper in Brazil” is one part monologue, one part inspirational travel guide. Feel like exploring the favelas of Rio, or climbing up to shake hands with Christ the Redeemer? This video will definitely inspire you to do it.
Another great way to shorten the immersion time into a new culture is to hire a local guide to take you around. I did so while in Athens, Greece. I hired a guide to take me on a private tour of Athens and before I knew it, we were great buddies. I even got invited to a dinner with all my guide’s friends. So if you’re moving to a foreign place like Brazil, get acquainted on a walking tour of Rio, or a heritage-history tour.