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Who is THAT Brazilian in the Katy Perry Lyric Video?

  • 6 Jul, 2017
This week Katy Perry dropped the lyric video for her latest hit, Swish Swish. The clip stars a rather eccentric woman who dances along to the track, whilst making a lot of interesting facial expressions. This woman might have gone largely unknown outside of Brazil for decades, but she is actually an instantly recognisable household… Read More
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Eight Great Places to Take Selfies in São Paulo

  • 27 Jun, 2017
If you have opened this blog post asking, “Oh Andrew” What is this shit you are writing?” Well…I get it! The word ‘selfie’ has become somewhat synonymous with vain celebrities who feed off likes and filters, right? Taking about taking selfies in 2017 isn’t the coolest thing to be doing, I know. But having said… Read More
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Help! How Can a Foreigner Make Friends in Brazil?

  • 12 May, 2017
Every so often, I receive emails from non-Brazilian readers of this blog, asking me for advice about life in Brazil. You see, there are often aspects of Brazilian culture that aren’t easy for us foreigners to get our heads around! The process of integrating can often be a bumpy one – as I’ve documented in… Read More
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São Paulo vs. Rio – An Interview with Sarah Brown

  • 3 May, 2017
It’s not easy to compare Sao Paulo and Rio; the two cities have very different personalities, operate at different paces and their residents often have very different ways of life. But which one would be the most interesting place for a foreigner to live in? For this blog post I invited my good friend –… Read More
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My 6 Favourite Places to Grab a Coffee in São Paulo

  • 26 Apr, 2017
Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world, so as you can probably imagine, it is taken very seriously  here! Add into this mix the fact that São Paulo is home to around 12 million people, and you would be correct in assuming that there are some great little coffee joints in the… Read More
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Meet the Locals – Rafa Leick

  • 17 Apr, 2017
Since starting this blog, Meet the Locals has definitely become one of my favourite features. I love having a coffee, beer or cocktail with a São Paulo resident; someone who will be able to offer an alternative perspective of life in this crazy city. I’ve met a really interesting mix of individuals so far, including… Read More
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Want to improve your English? I think I can help!

  • 6 Apr, 2017
Back in 2015 I released the ebook The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English. As an English teacher I’d become accustomed to hearing the same mistakes being made by my Brazilian students, over and over again. So I wanted to do something about this. This is when I decided to write a book that… Read More
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The Most Uncomfortable Part (For Me) about Life in São Paulo

  • 3 Apr, 2017
Late last year I wrote the post, ‘As a foreigner living in Brazil right now, should I be thinking of leaving?’ I did this because: I wanted to give, what I consider to be, an honest reflection of my time here. I felt that I needed to answer why, despite Brazil going through tough times,… Read More
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Four Great Restaurants in São Paulo- That Won’t Break the Bank

  • 14 Mar, 2017
A large number of São Paulo’s residents descend from (amongst other nations) Portugal, Peru, Italy, France, Lebanon, Japan and Spain. So as you would expect, when it comes to restaurants and exceptional cuisine, you really are spoiled for choice here. And this is before you even consider the contributions made by those from the North East… Read More
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