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Me V’s The Brazilian Mama

  • 14 Aug, 2013
A couple of months ago I went for a night out in Sorocaba; the eighth biggest city in the state of Sao Paulo, and also the place my friend Carlos’ calls home. It was put on my radar a couple of years ago when someone drunkenly visited the city’s zoo, and thought it was a… 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

What Is A Brazilian Butt?

  • 15 Jul, 2013
In the summer of last year I took a trip to the island of Florianopolis. On the third night in, just as the hostel bar was about to close, someone suggested heading over to the local nightclub. Being one too many caipirinhas into the evening by this point, everyone from the hostel naturally thought that… 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

Tom Jobim V’s Frank Sinatra

  • 2 Jul, 2013
A few months ago my friend invited me to a free concert in the city, put on to celebrate the music of the late Brazilian singer Tom Jobim.  Jobim was the guy who composed Garota de Ipanema (known in many English speaking countries as The Girl from Ipanema), which is the second most recorded song… Read More

Sao Paulo Protests- Confusion From Within

  • 22 Jun, 2013
“The protests were never about the political parties” said one of my students yesterday. “Yet now there are members of these parties out on the streets alongside the protesters. You can see they’re trying to manipulate the direction these demonstrations are going in. And I don’t like it. A representative of the #changebrazil generation? And… Read More

Seven Days In Sao Paulo- Diary of a Foreigner

  • 20 Jun, 2013
As many of you will probably be aware, something BIG is going down in Brazil right now. There are so many great blogs, articles and videos already out there that explain the situation (including the informative yet powerful video I’ve added underneath). So what I want to do with this blog post is to give… Read More

Beauty and the Brazilian

  • 11 Jun, 2013
“So how are you finding living in Brazil?” asked a friend I hadn’t seen for a while when I was last visiting the UK. As I began to reel off one of my stimulating standard responses, “the fruit there is so cheap and as for the weather…” I was quickly cut off.   “Nice, tell… Read More

Expatsblog Interview

  • 9 May, 2013
Late last year I did an interview for, 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

What Do Brazilian Women Actually Look Like?

  • 2 May, 2013
A few weeks ago I blogged about the stereotypes commonly surrounding crime in Brazil; and in keeping with the theme of Brazilian stereotypes, I plan to spend the next few blog posts focusing on another of Brazil’s enigmas…its women. (Takes a deep breath, cracks knuckles and stretches) Right, let’s do this!My inspiration for wanting to write about… Read More
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