The Foreigner Experience

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Brazilian Men On the Beach….and My Speedo-Phobia!

  • 12 Nov, 2013
Summer is just around the corner, and over the last few weeks the hot weather many associate with Brazil has made a welcome return. Not only does this mean that soon I will be contending with the mosquitoes that find me irresistibly delicious, but I’ll also be making frequent trips to the beach in an… Read More

The Harry Potter Insults

  • 14 Oct, 2013
A couple of years ago I took a trip back to the UK to attend a friend’s wedding. Just as I’d hoped, the day was extremely enjoyable, the weather was great and I particularly enjoyed catching up with friends I hadn’t seen for a while. So the next day after sleeping off the excess of… Read More
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“Are You Single?”

  • 23 Sep, 2013
So I’m fully aware that the type of Brazilian woman I’m about to describe is rare here. In fact, women I’ve met generally don’t behave like this AT ALL, so the fact that one did totally caught me off guard. I’m sure you get this type of woman I’m about to describe all over the world,… Read More

What Brazilians Actually Think of Brits

  • 17 Sep, 2013
I thought it was about time for me to do something a little bit different with this blog post, and instead of giving my interpretation of Brazilian culture, I’ve instead decided to turn the tables and write a post on what Brazilians seem to think about British culture. If you’re British and think you can… Read More

Haircut From Hell – The Sequel

  • 9 Sep, 2013
About a year ago I wrote a blog post about an uncomfortable moment I had at my local barbers shop. Midway through having a haircut, my elderly barber distracted himself by asking me a load of questions (about being German, of all things!), and in doing so accidentally cut my ear open with his scissors.Yea….it… Read More

Awkward Classroom Moment

  • 23 Aug, 2013
I’d always assumed before coming over to Brazil that my most awkward classroom moment would’ve come from the time I was teaching in Japan; where I’d been asked by an elderly group of women to explain what a ‘smear test’ was. Well as I was soon to find out, I was wrong to have written… Read More

Does Brazilian TV’s Obsession with Female Flesh Verge on the Sinister?

  • 30 Jul, 2013
About a month ago I was reading an online interview in which the British TV presenter, Daisy Donovan, reflected on her time in Brazil . She was over here for a documentary series to investigate the weird and wonderful world of the country’s extreme TV shows, and not too far into this interview it became… Read More

Being Outsmarted By My Seven Year Old Brazilian Student!

  • 10 Jul, 2013
A few months ago I was teaching my seven year old student, a young kid with an exceptionally high level of English. So in the middle of an incredibly tense game of Connect 4 I noticed that he’d stopped focusing on the game, and was instead staring directly at me.   “Andrew” he said thoughtfully,… Read More

Expatsblog Interview

  • 9 May, 2013
Late last year I did an interview for expatsblog.com, a site bringing together blogs throughout the world….and I thought I’d share it with you all.  Andrew is a British guy getting ever closer to being on the wrong side of thirty. A few years ago he spontaneously agreed to a trip to Brazil with his friend…only… Read More

Tips On Clubbing In Sao Paulo

  • 26 Apr, 2013
A couple of months ago I wrote an article for the foreigner website mydestination, on clubbing in Sao Paulo. Mydestination is a great site for tips and advice, on where to go and what to do in the city. Check it out here….mydestination.com/saopaulo Nestled away in Latin America’s largest concrete jungle are some amazing night… Read More
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