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Brazilians: On British Teeth – Part Two

  • 25 Sep, 2015
When I told my friends I was writing a post on what Brazilians thought of British teeth, I asked a few of them for their opinions. Whilst some were pretty non-plus about the state of our (not so) pearly whites (you can read those comments here), others were absolute bastards and delighted in telling me… Read More
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Trying To Understand Brazilian Timing- Part One

  • 8 Jul, 2015
This week I wrote a guest post, focusing on some of the things I’ve learnt about teaching ESL in the five years I’ve been living in São Paulo (I’ll add this to the blog’s Facebook page when it’s published). Not long after hitting that send button I began to reflect on other aspects of life in… Read More
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“Book Excerpt: Brazilians just want your extra time and your….”

  • 26 Jun, 2014
Last month I fulfilled a childhood dream of mine by releasing a book. This means I’ve now joined the ranks of Geri Halliwell, Thelma from Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Kerry Katona as people who’ve published a memoir! What a group of people to be amongst! Almost as soon as Trying to Understand Brazilian Culture was… Read More
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Three Things That Brazilians Can (Probably) Do Better Than You

  • 9 Jan, 2014
For my first post of 2014 I’ve decided to write a tongue-in-cheek account of very subtle things Brazilians excel at in comparison to us Brits. Let me know what you think!    #1 Queuing   “I know what you will say about Brazil when you get back to England” joked my Brazilian friend last year. “People will ask… 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

Why Go On A Favela Tour in Rio?

  • 2 Nov, 2012
Before going to Rio last month, I’d told some of my students that I intended to go on a favela tour whilst I was there. Each of them bar none groaned after I’d said this, “oooooh, Andrew, this is such a tourist thing to do”. They would then continue by arguing the following against going… Read More
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