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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

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

Expatsblog Interview

  • 9 May, 2013
Late last year I did an interview for expatsblog.com, a site bringing together blogs throughout the world….and I thought I’d share it with you all.  Andrew is a British guy getting ever closer to being on the wrong side of thirty. A few years ago he spontaneously agreed to a trip to Brazil with his friend…only… Read More

Tips On Clubbing In Sao Paulo

  • 26 Apr, 2013
A couple of months ago I wrote an article for the foreigner website mydestination, on clubbing in Sao Paulo. Mydestination is a great site for tips and advice, on where to go and what to do in the city. Check it out here….mydestination.com/saopaulo Nestled away in Latin America’s largest concrete jungle are some amazing night… Read More

RANDOM POST: Sao Paulo…Where Are Your Card Shops!?!

  • 18 Apr, 2013
I only discovered about a fortnight ago that Brazilians don’t really bother with cards, on the morning of my friend’s wedding. After withdrawing some grubby looking notes from the cash point ready to give her as my gift, I suddenly thought that I should put them into a card….to make myself seem a little classier!… Read More

How Dangerous Is Sao Paulo? Part Two- Life Beyond The Headlines

  • 28 Mar, 2013
Let me start this blog with a confession. I’m not proud of myself for doing it, and perhaps you’re all going to think badly of me after I’ve told you…but last week I read the hell out of The Daily Mail online! After discovering Kelly Brook had gained a tiny bit of weight, and someone from the… Read More
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