The Foreigner Experience

How Dangerous Is Sao Paulo? Part Two- Life Beyond The Headlines

  • 28 Mar, 2013
Let me start this blog with a confession. I’m not proud of myself for doing it, and perhaps you’re all going to think badly of me after I’ve told you…but last week I read the hell out of The Daily Mail online! After discovering Kelly Brook had gained a tiny bit of weight, and someone from the… Read More

How Dangerous Is Sao Paulo? Part One: Being Robbed

  • 3 Mar, 2013
A couple of months ago I took a trip to the city of Florianpolis, and while I was there I was quite keen to check out the night life. On the Saturday night I decided to head to a club in the centre of the city, and knowing the club wasn’t too far from a… Read More

Looking Foreign In Sao Paulo

  • 9 Jan, 2013
As the chorus to The Only Girl In The World bounced around the club walls, the pissed up crowd threw their hands up in the air in appreciation. Want you to make me feel, like I’m the only girl in the world Maybe I’m getting old, maybe I hadn’t drank enough, or maybe I need to stop… Read More

Supermarket Shopping In Brazil- My Embarrassing Moment!

  • 21 Aug, 2012
‘I REALLY should have picked up a basket’ I thought to myself, as I looked down at the small mountain of shopping in my arms. ‘If that delicious packet of wafer-thin-ham slips any further, there’s no way I’m going to be able to pick it up. Not without dropping at least half my shopping’.  I’d… Read More

Thoughts on the London 2012/Rio 2016 Olympics, from a Brit in Brazil

  • 7 Aug, 2012
In the UK the build up to the London 2012 Olympics have gone on for years, so it’s strange to think by the end of the week, I will no longer be reading articles on The Sun online in the British media, speculating on things like, will London be ready? Will the games be a success? Can we… Read More

Yep, I’m DEFINITELY Still a Foreigner in Brazil!

  • 24 Jul, 2012
I’ve lived and worked in Brazil for almost two years, and I feel like I am now quite used to the Sao Paulo way of life. For example, I take it as a given that I will need to wait in queues for a really long time, I really appreciate the fantastic nightlife, and also I expect to have… Read More

Going Out For a Beer in Sao Paulo!

  • 9 Jun, 2012
A few weekends ago it was my friend’s birthday, so a group of us went out to celebrate it in a British style pub. It’s only been a few months since I was last in a Landaaaaaaan boozer, yet within the first few minutes of being there and soaking up the (almost) familiar atmosphere, I… Read More

Getting By In Brazil….Without Much Portuguese.

  • 26 Apr, 2012
Just the other day I was thinking about how slack I’ve been in keeping up this blog…so let me sort that out by writing another one. And let me start by telling you about something that happened to me last week. I got a haircut. And yea, bear with me, because it gets a bit… Read More

I’m BACK!!!

  • 13 Mar, 2012
“Andrew, you haven’t scrubbed the oven out in caravan T23 properly….can you go back and do it NOW please. It’s a gold caravan so the guests will be arriving soon!” said my caravan cleaning supervisor. He was 19 and he went by the name of Jam. “Yea, that’s right, call me Jam. Jam as in… Read More

Reverse Culture Shock!

  • 19 Jul, 2011
Well, after about a year and three months living in Brazil, today it’s finally time for me to pack my bags and head home. So for those of you who don’t know my (newest!) life plan yet, here it is….I applied for, got, and accepted a job teaching English in Moscow. I’ve always wanted to… Read More
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