Tag Archives: Brazil

Ten Reasons to Love São Paulo – plus one

Most foreigners have an image of Brazil which includes the beaches of Rio, thick forest of the Amazon, or the Carnivals of Salvador. But Brazil´s 3.3. million mi² makes it nearly the size of the United States and big enough … Continue reading

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Brazil: Where I Became Who I Wasn´t Time and Time Again

When I arrived in Brazil in 2009 I had a very difficult time finding an expat network. The only platform in Brazil that I knew which had any real reach back then was the now-defunct Orkut, and it mostly catered … Continue reading

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How to Be an Entitled Expat in Brazil in 5 Easy Steps

Nothing irks me more than entitled expats in Brazil. These are the expats that live in their lovely little bubble of love and joy while wasting little time demeaning any other expat that does not see Brazil exactly as they … Continue reading

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Culture vs Bad Behavior: An Expat in Brazil Wonders Where The Line is Drawn

CULTURE (Dictionary.com) noun 1. the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action 2. the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and … Continue reading

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Brazilian Social Justice Warriors Strike Again -the story of a white girl and her turban.

A young white girl wearing a turban is at the station. Like many other people, she is minding her business and going about her day. Suddenly she is met with hostile stares and is then confronted by a group of … Continue reading

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Aguá Branca Park – A Small São Paulo Park With Big Character

About five years ago I had to go to Perdizes, a neighborhood on the west side of São Paulo, for the first time. I found the area charming, so when I was finished my business there I decided to have a … Continue reading

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Taco Bell Brasil – A Quick Review

Update November 2016: I discovered that they had soft tacos and the soft tacos are great. Also, the waiting time is considerably shorter. Although I still am not a fan of the hot sauce in a mini container that they offer, … Continue reading

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