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My Favourite Day of the Cup So Far

  • 2 Jul, 2014
As the only English person many of my friends and students know over here, I’ve been constantly talking about the English teams performance over the last few weeks…or perhaps I should say our lack of it. “What happened?” and “I am sorry about your team” are things I’ve been hearing A LOT of recently. It… Read More
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A Brazilian Welcome: Being Foreign in São Paulo During The Cup

  • 16 Jun, 2014
Right now there are a whole load of foreigners in São Paulo. Come Thursday there will be even more as English and Uruguayan fans descend onto the city for their second group match. As a Brit, I’m very excited about this game taking place in the city I now call my second home, and also… Read More
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Brazilians: On my hometown of Scarborough!

  • 8 Jun, 2014
With the first game of the World Cup kicking off in São Paulo in just a few days time, this city will be the first to find itself under the glare of the international spotlight. From what I’ve read online, the media has done a good job of stirring up a curiosity about Brazil for those in the… Read More
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Three Ways Brazil Has Changed Me: For Better and Worse

  • 21 May, 2014
I’ve been an ESL teacher in Brazil for the last four years now, and in this time, my students have thrown a number of interesting questions my way. But it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that one asked something that really made me stop and think. Since being asked, the following question has corkscrewed… Read More
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Why Visit São Paulo? Interview With A Tourist!

  • 15 May, 2014
A few months ago, my sister Hannah and brother-in-law Andy came to Brazil for about a week. When I met up with them in Rio, they’d already checked out the Falls de Iguazu, and the last leg of their journey brought them over to São Paulo. I was quite keen to show them around my… Read More
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Top 3 Street Performers on Paulista Avenue – São Paulo

  • 29 Apr, 2014
After revamping my blog, I posted my first ‘review’ on one of São Paulo’s unusual attractions a few weeks ago. I hoped my take on the Bin Laden bar would be of interest to those curious about a side of city life here you’re not likely to find in any guide books. Little did I know… Read More
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The New Blog!

  • 21 Mar, 2014
Welcome to my new blog! I flirted with the idea of changing my blog a while ago, when it dawned on me my observations of Brazilian culture are mostly filtered through my time here in Latin America’s second largest city, Sao Paulo. So I wanted a name that reflected this. I decided on ‘What About Sao… Read More
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Top 10 Finds In Sao Paulo 2013

  • 17 Dec, 2013
A couple of months ago I was scanning through my Twitter feed when I came across a ‘Top 10 Must-Visit in Sao Paulo’ list. It was written by one of those international bloggers who seem to travel all over the world with the sole intention of making top 10 lists of absolutely everything. This was… Read More
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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
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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
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