Most people probably know this by now, but if you are wondering what to do in São Paulo or Rio, check out these Time Out Facebook pages (in English). Time Out São Paulo Time Out Rio de Janeiro
If you are coming to Brazil from any first-world/developed country, the first thing you will have to get used to when you finally settle here and start working and living in Brazil is the bureaucracy. If you are from a third-world/developing or emerging country, you are probably used to it. Lots of Brazilians complain about… Read More Living in Brazil: Bureaucracy
In the aftermath of one of the worst and most senseless tragedies in the history of Brazil, I woke up this morning asking myself, “will anything change?” After scanning the latest news and all the thoughts of several journalists and supposed actions to make sure “this never happens again”, and after watching the inspectors suddenly… Read More What now Santa Maria?
Here is the second interview of the series. Enjoy! General Questions 1. Please tell us a little about yourself (name, nationality, occupation, country of residence, etc.) My name is Indra Barrios Lasso, Panamanian who works as a language instructor in two language schools. I teach Spanish and English. However, I worked as a Journalist and… Read More Interview #2– Indra Barrios
Yes, I know the title is pretensions and ambitious, but I actually have some examples to prove my point so bear with me. Brazil is not a great nation for two reasons: Brazilians do not consider it a nation. Brazilians do not consider it their nation. Yes, I also know that Brazilians have to be… Read More Why Brazil is not a great Nation
I just ran across this really interesting blog on food and the author had published a list of 100 food items that everyone should try in Brazil. The idea is to put the items that you have tried in bold and the ones you have not in green (or something like that). I will just… Read More 100 Brazilian food items and dishes you have to try
According to Ibope, 75% of Brazilians can´t write, read and interpret a long text. That means that only 25% of Brazilian can fully understand a long text. (Source: http://noticias.terra.com.br/brasil/noticias/0,,OI659284-EI994,00-Ibope+da+populacao+nao+sabe+ler+direito.html) I don´t know how high this percentage is in other countries, but the lack of reading or discussion on serious subjects is very evident when you… Read More The consequences of bad education
Need some help with your tricky veggies words? Here is a great and simple glossary. This website has other helpful glossaries on a wide range of subjects. English-Portuguese Glossary about Vegetables.
Here is the link to my interview with Internations. Cipriana: Brazil Phenomenon | InterNations.org.
I don´t care what anyone says, the Brazilian police force is the best police force in the whole wide world. Yes, there is corruption, bad cops, killer cops but most of them are incredibly kind, hard-working people who put their lives on the line for almost nothing. The police in Brazil gets almost nothing in… Read More Lessons from Brazil – The police