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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

Top 5 Mistakes Brazilians Make When Speaking English.

  • 6 Jul, 2012
Learning a new language is hard work. Really hard. One thing is certain though; EVERY student studying English will make mistakes from time to time. I’ve been teaching English in Brazil for about two years now, and in this time I’ve obviously corrected a number of these mistakes, some of them more amusing than others.… Read More

The Landlord From Hell!

  • 25 Jun, 2012
Every so often in life you meet someone so bizarre, so random, that you can’t quite explain them to other people….without sounding like you are making them up. I’d like to introduce you to one of these people right now….my landlord! So this guy is really skinny, really old, and he has a high pitched… 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

Ubatuba New Year

  • 21 Jun, 2011
One thing I hadn’t thought about as I was leaving Brazil, was how cold it could get over here. And why would I!?! I guess on each rare occasion Brazil is on the news back home, the news crews don’t tend to film Brazilians wearing jumpers or jackets in winter. Perhaps I had naively imagined tropical… Read More

Shopping

  • 26 May, 2011
I am really enjoying living in Brazil, and am quite surprised at how quickly my time here has gone…over a year already! Although the language is still a challenge for me, I feel like I have adapted quite well to the Brazilian culture. However, there is just one thing I have difficulties getting used to…..the supermarkets!… Read More

CARNIVAL!

  • 28 Mar, 2011
Me at Christ the Redeemer Earlier this month before carnival started, two of my best mates from my hometown, McMinn and Darb, came over to see me in Brazil. Before making our way over to Rio for the carnival, we spent a few days chilling in Sao Paulo. And I need to take this opportunity to… Read More
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