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I’ve Written a Book!

  • 25 Apr, 2014
After over seven months of writing, rewriting old blog posts, deleting everything and then writing again….34,000 words later I have finally finished my book, Trying to Understand Brazilian Culture. This is a personal account of the time I’ve spent here in Brazil, filtered through my experiences of living and working in São Paulo. Here is the blurb:… Read More
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The Most Bizarre/Offensive Bar In Brazil?

  • 16 Apr, 2014
In less than 60 days the World Cup will kick off here in São Paulo. For those who don’t have tickets to the opening game, an official place has been designated in Anhangabau for people to gather and watch the action from a big screen. If you are unfamiliar with the Anhangabau neighbourhood, it’s a pretty… Read More
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The Speedo Has Landed!

  • 1 Apr, 2014
So this post is a follow up to the post I wrote a few months ago on the subject of being unsure about wearing speedos in Brazil (if you missed it, here it is). After almost four years here, one afternoon I impulsively decided to bite the bullet and buy a pair. I was walking along the… Read More
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Japanese Culture vs Brazilian Culture: The Similarities

  • 26 Mar, 2014
“Oh, you lived in Japan before coming to Brazil?” asked a student in response to me telling her I lived in Japan before coming over to Brazil. Then, without really allowing her first question to dry she fired another at me, “Brazilian culture is just so different to Japanese culture, isn’t it?” I nodded and confirmed… 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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Encounters In Rio….Of The British Kind!

  • 27 Jan, 2014
At the end of December last year I took a trip over to Rio, where I spent Christmas day with some friends relaxing on Ipanema beach. With each visit to this beach I find myself in awe of its beauty, and on this day this was further enhanced by a spectacular sunset.  As the sun… Read More
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Three Things That Brazilians Can (Probably) Do Better Than You

  • 9 Jan, 2014
For my first post of 2014 I’ve decided to write a tongue-in-cheek account of very subtle things Brazilians excel at in comparison to us Brits. Let me know what you think!    #1 Queuing   “I know what you will say about Brazil when you get back to England” joked my Brazilian friend last year. “People will ask… 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 Women On The Beach: Sexy and They Know It?

  • 9 Dec, 2013
Last year my Brazilian friends and I took a trip to the beach with one of my friends from back home in tow. After an hour or so of sun bathing in the heat, she told me that she was going to take a dip in the sea to cool off. As soon as she’d walked… 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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