Rolezinhos Explained – A reflection of inequality in Brazil

A fascinating new phenomenon that has recently emerged in Brazil is the “rolezinho”, which is the literal translation of “walk around”(e.g. vou dar um role) like when we decide to walk around the shopping centre or streets. The fascinating thing about this new trend is that it is a direct reflection of the extreme inequality… Read More Rolezinhos Explained – A reflection of inequality in Brazil

Living in Brazil: Electric showers, toilet litter and other oddities

I was going to write a separate post for each of these cultural-shock-inducing items of everyday Brazilian life, but that would be a little extreme because they are pretty easy to describe. This week, I thought hard about the first things that shocked me when I came to Brazil at the clueless age of 15… Read More Living in Brazil: Electric showers, toilet litter and other oddities