The Core of MioMaio

MioMaio and more… MioMaio original started from my own personal website When I arrived in South America and started writing about my life here, I created MijnJas. I noticed that there were many questions about Uruguay … Read More


Kissed by the Sun and Chilled by the Ocean  People from all over the world enjoy Florianopolis. Through the mountains, different beaches and the green forests, I found it an impressive place and spend some time … Read More

To Pick a Dress

Brazilian Cheer  Brazilians love vibrant colors, I see people here wearing happy clothes and smiles everywhere. I think that is because there’s so much sunshine here. … And sunshine make us happy, right? When I travel … Read More

Street Artists

Artist Nomads  While traveling, I of course meet many other travelers.  I see that many of them live from selling jewelry which they make as they go. And very often they display most unusual creations, which … Read More

Sunday Market in Montevideo

Feria de Tristan Narvaja Every Sunday in Montevideo, Uruguay, one of South America’s largest flea markets opens early in the morning. It seems like everything is traded and sold there. Vintage stuff – cool antiquities, live music, … Read More

Freedom Beads

The Cheer of Palm Trees  Palm trees have this wonderful cheer about them, which seems to always make one happy, right? They’re so exotic with their majestic trunks and strong branches crowning their top. I always … Read More

The Guarani Woman

Sky Blue Turquoise    Turquoise is my favorite color. It reminds me of summer fun at the beach. For me it is those happy colors that make me smile. I love stones of all different sorts … Read More