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A Foreigner Trying To Understand Brazilian Memes

  • 27 Jan, 2016
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Brazil’s viral celebrity, Inês Brasil, in which I attempted to explain this intriguing sub celebrity to other non-Brazilians. I noted that in the last few years she has become an internet powerhouse in Brazil, yet I wasn’t 100% sure why. So I posted, hoping that someone could help… Read More
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A Foreigner Trying to Understand Brazil’s Viral Celebrity: Inês Brasil

  • 14 Jan, 2016
Walk past the many newsstands on São Paulo’s Avenida Paulista right now and you will see Dilma’s face splashed across the front cover of The Economist. ‘Brazil’s Fall’ is the headline, accompanied by a rather unflattering picture of the defeated-looking president. Within the pages of the most recent publication you will find forecasts of doom… Read More
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Top 10 Finds of 2015

  • 21 Dec, 2015
Back in 2013, I was scanning through my Twitter feed when I came across a ‘Top 10 Must-Visit in São 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 about absolutely everything. This was the first… Read More
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The Night Candi Staton Made Me Feel Old

  • 19 Nov, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, my friends and I went to a street party in the centre of São Paulo. I didn’t know too much about this party before arriving, but I was instantly sold on the idea of going when my friends suggested it. Why? Well, I’m a big fan of street events in… Read More
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A Foreigners Guide To Brazilian TV Presenters

  • 6 Nov, 2015
For a foreigner with access to a TV over here, the world of Brazilian TV can seem like a minefield of the bizarre. So what I’m going to do with this post is give a tongue-in-cheek rundown of the five presenters I consider to be the most, erm, interesting. Starting with: Ana Maria Braga I… Read More
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My Trip To A Brazilian Dentist

  • 9 Oct, 2015
I kept telling myself it wouldn’t be a problem, that my tooth was just being a bit sensitive and it would eventually sort itself out. Despite the fact I was now wincing in pain every time I ate a KitKat chunky, I tried to convince myself that this would pass. Looking back now, I guess… Read More
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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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Brazilians: On British Teeth – Part One

  • 18 Sep, 2015
Back in the day when I was an obnoxious teenager with a face full of spots and a pretty big collection of Euro-dance CDs  (“What is Love? Baby don’t hurt me!”), I remember watching an episode of the Simpsons. In this particular episode Ralph had gone to the dentist, but because he hadn’t been brushing his… Read More
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Trying To Understand Brazilian Timing – Part 2

  • 28 Aug, 2015
A couple of months ago, myself and forty friends went to the countryside of São Paulo to a place called Igarata. We’d hired out an incredibly beautiful mansion for the weekend (I know, right? Beijo no ombro!), were we spent two days drinking, eating and doing plenty of catching up. Because there was a DJ… Read More
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