The Foreigner Experience

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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
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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
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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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Brazilians: On my hometown of Scarborough!

  • 8 Jun, 2014
With the first game of the World Cup kicking off in São Paulo in just a few days time, this city will be the first to find itself under the glare of the international spotlight. From what I’ve read online, the media has done a good job of stirring up a curiosity about Brazil for those in the… Read More
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Three Ways Brazil Has Changed Me: For Better and Worse

  • 21 May, 2014
I’ve been an ESL teacher in Brazil for the last four years now, and in this time, my students have thrown a number of interesting questions my way. But it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that one asked something that really made me stop and think. Since being asked, the following question has corkscrewed… Read More
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Why Visit São Paulo? Interview With A Tourist!

  • 15 May, 2014
A few months ago, my sister Hannah and brother-in-law Andy came to Brazil for about a week. When I met up with them in Rio, they’d already checked out the Falls de Iguazu, and the last leg of their journey brought them over to São Paulo. I was quite keen to show them around my… Read More
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I’ve Written a Book!

  • 25 Apr, 2014
After over seven months of writing, rewriting old blog posts, deleting everything and then writing again….34,000 words later I have finally finished my book, Trying to Understand Brazilian Culture. This is a personal account of the time I’ve spent here in Brazil, filtered through my experiences of living and working in São Paulo. Here is the blurb:… Read More
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The Speedo Has Landed!

  • 1 Apr, 2014
So this post is a follow up to the post I wrote a few months ago on the subject of being unsure about wearing speedos in Brazil (if you missed it, here it is). After almost four years here, one afternoon I impulsively decided to bite the bullet and buy a pair. I was walking along the… Read More
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The New Blog!

  • 21 Mar, 2014
Welcome to my new blog! I flirted with the idea of changing my blog a while ago, when it dawned on me my observations of Brazilian culture are mostly filtered through my time here in Latin America’s second largest city, Sao Paulo. So I wanted a name that reflected this. I decided on ‘What About Sao… Read More
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