A Few Thoughts on São Paulo

When I tell people that I’m going to Brazil they tend to get pretty excited. In the popular imagination Brazil seems to conjure up images of beautiful people enjoying beautiful sunshine on beautiful beaches. “So, you’re going to Rio?”, they ask. Well, actually, no. I’m going to São Paulo. São Paulo, which tends to be…

How to Make the Most of Work Trips Abroad

I typically think two things when my employers advise me that I’m being sent on a business trip abroad, each in rapid succession. My first thought: “Yes! I’m going travelling!” My second: “Wait. I have to work.” Over time, I’ve discovered some ways to balance the work side of a work trip while still enjoying the travel side. Do…