Brazilian Cultural Observations

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Me vs The Brazilian With Good Education

  • 11 Sep, 2014
About six months ago I was at a party called Green Sunset, a monthly event held on the grounds of the Museum of Image and Sound (Check out my review of it here). I’d been quite a few times already, but this time around I was surprised to see how busy it was. It was… Read More
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Why do some Brazilians think British food is shit?

  • 25 Aug, 2014
If you’re British and reading this, you might be surprised to learn that over in Brazil our cuisine is considered….well, a bit of a joke. I know right, I couldn’t believe it either! I remember the exact moment I found this out, it was about a year into my stay in São Paulo. One Saturday… Read More
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Dating Brazilians: 4 Things You Should Know

  • 6 Jul, 2014
If you’re a foreigner seriously looking for a future Brazilian partner, there are a few things you might want to know about dating Brazilians BEFORE you meet one! A few weeks ago I asked some of my foreign friends for some of their stories on the subject, and with their permission, I’ve rewritten some of… Read More
england

My Favourite Day of the Cup So Far

  • 2 Jul, 2014
As the only English person many of my friends and students know over here, I’ve been constantly talking about the English teams performance over the last few weeks…or perhaps I should say our lack of it. “What happened?” and “I am sorry about your team” are things I’ve been hearing A LOT of recently. It… Read More
prince

“Book Excerpt: Brazilians just want your extra time and your….”

  • 26 Jun, 2014
Last month I fulfilled a childhood dream of mine by releasing a book. This means I’ve now joined the ranks of Geri Halliwell, Thelma from Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Kerry Katona as people who’ve published a memoir! What a group of people to be amongst! Almost as soon as Trying to Understand Brazilian Culture was… Read More
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What it’s Like to Watch World Cup Games on the Streets of São Paulo

  • 19 Jun, 2014
“There was a lot of controversy about the opening ceremony on social media last night. What did you make of it?” Asked the BBC York presenter interviewing me live on the radio. It was the morning after the first Brazil game, and I’d not really been up very long. If I’m being honest, I was… Read More
britt

A Brazilian Welcome: Being Foreign in São Paulo During The Cup

  • 16 Jun, 2014
Right now there are a whole load of foreigners in São Paulo. Come Thursday there will be even more as English and Uruguayan fans descend onto the city for their second group match. As a Brit, I’m very excited about this game taking place in the city I now call my second home, and also… Read More
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The Brazilians Who Reflect Their Country

  • 3 Jun, 2014
A few weeks ago I decided to do something a little different in my English classes. I selected pictures of the ten Brazilians I felt were best known outside of Brazil, and then I asked my students to choose the five that they thought reflected their country. I was surprised with some of the responses; so… Read More
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