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A Beginners Guide To Football In Sao Paulo- Part Two

  • 27 Sep, 2012
“What is THIS I’m watching?” my Mum asked this on several occasions when I was growing up. She would ask whilst firmly pressing button number three on the remote control, perhaps hoping it would change what was being broadcast on that channel. “Football? Where’s bloody Coronation Street!?!”  7.30pm means soap opera o’ clock in the… Read More

A Beginners Guide To Football In Sao Paulo- Part One

  • 10 Sep, 2012
I’ve had to split this blog into two posts, because I’ve ended up writing a whole lot more on the subject of football in Sao Paulo than I’d ever thought possible….for me! I can just see my friends back home right now, sat looking at their computer screens and scratching at their heads in confusion.… 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

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
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