From Brazil to Belgium to Spain and finally, London

It has been a crazy three weeks where I have been through 4 countries, 10 cities, 5 nights without sleep, and being detained by the London airport security.  I’m on a roll now on being detained by foreign officials for erroneous purposes so the new “detained abroad” series will be coming soon to WanderingTrader.

I have officially moved from beloved home in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and have now settled into one of the financial capitals of the world (insert British accent) London!

I’ll be talking more about my experience here in London and how London doesn’t feel like London anymore.

London Underground

London Underground Sign

There are tons of things to share on the site like my amazing experience traveling throughout the entire northern coast of Brazil and my experience living in the country, the very unique trip to the Flanders Festival in Belgium that opened up my eyes to a unique country in Europe, and my beloved Barcelona which I never got the chance to love like I wanted to.

I will be in London for nearly two months and I have been on the apartment hunt for a nice furnished place that doesn’t cost a fortune.  Unfortunately, there are no apartments in London that have the description “doesn’t cost a fortune”.

And I thought Rio De Janeiro was expensive.

I am getting ready to embark on a new journey in India and I have just finished all my paperwork for my visa to try and see the entire country. I know that it will be no easy feat, I plan on being based in Mumbai from anywhere between 4 months to a year based on how long it takes me to see everything.

Another thing I will need to consider will be the visa constraints, India has some of the most difficult visa procedures I experienced so far.

The processing time for the visa to India will take a minimum of 10-15 since I am not a UK resident.  In the meantime, I am working furiously on projects to provide even better day trading education to members of my training program at The Day Trading Academy.

I also have two expos to attend, one for day trading & the other for travel, while I am here in London.  I will also be hosting a day trading retreat (an investment seminar if you will) at the Ritz.  See the amazing picture of the room we rented below courtesy of the Ritz hotel’s website.

One of the things that I am definitely excited to see is the economic and investment landscape in India. I have read an endless amount of articles about how the country is in a very bad shape economically and want to see if for my own eyes.

I plan on going for touristic purposes to see the entire country by starting off in Mumbai.  Since I have already made my first investment in Brazil I would love have the opportunity in India but that may be harder than I originally thought.

India is one of the unique countries around the world that has everything that a tourist could ask for in terms of culture.  I’ll focus my efforts on seeing the country from a touristic standpoint and then look for the investing overseas opportunities later.

Next year I will also have to attend a few conferences so I will need to enter and leave India as I take care of business outside the country.  One of things that most people don’t know is that if you have a tourist visa in India you are not allowed to enter the country until you have been away for 2 months!

This would give me the opportunity to finish seeing South America as I only have Ecuador left in terms of countries and a few obscure locations like Southern Chile and small parts of Brazil to discover.

It’s going to be hectic but nobody ever said that traveling around the world was easy, I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge.


  1. Well, you are certainly in a great city to prepare for your trip to India! London has a large indian culture. Many indians have settled there, and given us some amazing indian restaurants. Of course nothing will truly prepare you for the unique indian culture that awaits you. I am envious!

  2. India is definitely a fascinating country, and I’m sure you’ll have a great time there. I stayed in Fraser Suites New Delhi when i was there the last time. Was expecting it to be a hotel but it turned out to be a serviced apartment. Anyway, I had to make several trips in and out of india too so my company actually got me onto a business multi transit visa so I think that should be your best bet.

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