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Trying to Understand Panelaço Protests

  • 23 Mar, 2016
I remember exactly where I was the first time heard a panelaço taking place in São Paulo. I was in my apartment watching TV and eating some spicy Doritos on the evening of International Women’s day, 2015. Then I heard some strange noises coming from outside my window. The neighbourhood I was living in was… Read More
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The Brazilians Who Reflect Their Country

  • 3 Jun, 2014
A few weeks ago I decided to do something a little different in my English classes. I selected pictures of the ten Brazilians I felt were best known outside of Brazil, and then I asked my students to choose the five that they thought reflected their country. I was surprised with some of the responses; so… 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
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