I have been dying to write this post for months, but decided to leave it for a while until I was confident enough. in the meantime, I started writing a small book about living in Brazil in case anyone wants to venture into the developing world for a few years. The points in this post… Read More Things you have to get used to when you live in brazil
Netflix needs our help to select the best Brazilian films. Prêmio Netflix is a platform to celebrate and promote independent Brazilian movies. They´ve selected 10 of these incredible stories and need your help to decide which one should be shared with the entire world. Votes must be cast by 03/10/2016. Um prêmio feito para promover… Read More Premio Netflix – Select a winning film
One thing you will have to get used to in Brazil is complaining. Most Brazilian don´t complain because they are afraid or don’t know where to complain. It took me a long time to get over the “crazy gringa” stereotype and find the right places to complain. In most cases, there is no point complaining… Read More Complaining about services in Brazil
When I first arrived in Brazil I did not know a word of Portuguese. As I spoke Spanish, I thought I would understand, but when I watched my first TV programme I almost cried with disappointment. The toughest was learning the nasal sound that comes with the “ão” words. This article brought back all those… Read More 7 Portuguese Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Brazilian) – Babbel.com
(Clique aqui para a versão em português) Dear Brazil, Carnaval is over. The “real” new year is finally beginning. And tomorrow, I will be leaving,… Source: An Open Letter To Brazil – Mark Manson
(Click here for English version) Querido Brasil, O Carnaval acabou. O “ano novo” finalmente vai começar e eu estou te deixando para voltar para o… Source: Uma Carta Aberta ao Brasil – Mark Manson
For those of you who don´t know, today is the Brazilian Independence Day. I don´t know much about politics and presume there is not much to celebrate, but you have to be blind not to see that something tense is going on. Something is shifting. After some massive protesting, Brazilians are slowly learning one thing:… Read More 7th of September Blues
I recently downloaded a new app called HelloTalk to brush up on my Spanish and Italian and was pleasantly surprised (see this article for details). It has some nifty features like talk-to-text, text-to-voice, translation and grammar correction. It´s basically an online community with native teachers, so you can start from scratch. You write your message… Read More Using HelloTalk to learn languages
For those of you who are planning on traveling by bus to see more of Brazil, I really enjoyed the advice provided in Busbud. It´s pretty simple and straight-forward but great for a first-timer. How to Travel Like a Local in Brazil by Bus.
Any article with a title like this one is bound to be interesting! Must read. Why Brazil Is Its Own Worst Enemy | Daniel Wagner.