Brazil

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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

Encounter With An Angry Brazilian Football Fan

  • 29 Oct, 2013
On the 16th December 2012 Corinthians beat Chelsea in the Club World Cup Final. It was a great game….or so I was told. You see, with the game kicking off on in Brazil on a Sunday morning at about 7am, there was absolutely no chance I was ever going to get up to watch it!… 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

What Do Brits Sound Like To Brazilians?

  • 3 Oct, 2013
Last summer I was a few beers into a street party when one of my friends introduced me to a girl she knew. She’d done this in English so naturally I didn’t think twice about continuing the conversation in the same language. However as I started talking over the music I noticed she was shaking… 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

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

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
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