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Help! How Can a Foreigner Make Friends in Brazil?

  • 12 May, 2017
Every so often, I receive emails from non-Brazilian readers of this blog, asking me for advice about life in Brazil. You see, there are often aspects of Brazilian culture that aren’t easy for us foreigners to get our heads around! The process of integrating can often be a bumpy one – as I’ve documented in… Read More
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São Paulo vs. Rio – An Interview with Sarah Brown

  • 3 May, 2017
It’s not easy to compare Sao Paulo and Rio; the two cities have very different personalities, operate at different paces and their residents often have very different ways of life. But which one would be the most interesting place for a foreigner to live in? For this blog post I invited my good friend –… Read More
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My 6 Favourite Places to Grab a Coffee in São Paulo

  • 26 Apr, 2017
Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world, so as you can probably imagine, it is taken very seriously  here! Add into this mix the fact that São Paulo is home to around 12 million people, and you would be correct in assuming that there are some great little coffee joints in the… Read More
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Meet the Locals – Rafa Leick

  • 17 Apr, 2017
Since starting this blog, Meet the Locals has definitely become one of my favourite features. I love having a coffee, beer or cocktail with a São Paulo resident; someone who will be able to offer an alternative perspective of life in this crazy city. I’ve met a really interesting mix of individuals so far, including… Read More
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Want to improve your English? I think I can help!

  • 6 Apr, 2017
Back in 2015 I released the ebook The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English. As an English teacher I’d become accustomed to hearing the same mistakes being made by my Brazilian students, over and over again. So I wanted to do something about this. This is when I decided to write a book that… Read More
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The Most Uncomfortable Part (For Me) about Life in São Paulo

  • 3 Apr, 2017
Late last year I wrote the post, ‘As a foreigner living in Brazil right now, should I be thinking of leaving?’ I did this because: I wanted to give, what I consider to be, an honest reflection of my time here. I felt that I needed to answer why, despite Brazil going through tough times,… Read More
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Four Great Restaurants in São Paulo- That Won’t Break the Bank

  • 14 Mar, 2017
A large number of São Paulo’s residents descend from (amongst other nations) Portugal, Peru, Italy, France, Lebanon, Japan and Spain. So as you would expect, when it comes to restaurants and exceptional cuisine, you really are spoiled for choice here. And this is before you even consider the contributions made by those from the North East… Read More
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Meet the Locals – Lilly Malta Varella

  • 30 Jan, 2017
Just over a year ago I took my first trip to Drosophyla, a very unique bar in the downtown area of São Paulo. As I wrote back in 2015: The bar lies just behind Roosevelt square and the minute I walked inside I was instantly sold. The place is a huge house with plenty of… Read More
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Backpacking Tips For Brazil

  • 5 Jan, 2017
What About São Paulo is my little corner of the internet in which I like to write about all things São Paulo related, where to go, cultural observations and differences. But every now and again I will receive emails from readers curious about navigating Brazil for the first time. As someone who arrived in Brazil… Read More
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