Ok, there are THOUSANDS of things you have to try in Brazil before you can even start to form an opinion, and one of them is CACAO, or COCOA in English. No, it´s not the cocoa powder you imagined when I first mentioned the word. I´m talking about cocoa, the fruit, where the beans come… Read More Things you have to try in Brazil – Cocoa Milkshake
After looking for years, I finally managed to buy a piece of land in Brazil. As I was the buyer, I decided to find the place first and then look for someone to help me with the paperwork. Of course, I live here and don´t have to worry about the “foreigner” part of the paperwork… Read More Buying property in Brazil: The Easy Way
Just read this really interesting article on the pinhão, or pine nut, very popular in southern Brazil. Weird Vegetables: Pinhão Save
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
I decided to catch up on my Brazilian films and started off with this highly recommended video, Dancing with the Devil, a documentary on the drug war in Rio de Janeiro. There are lots of similar videos out there, but this one is slightly different because it shows the lives and stories of the member… Read More Film Review – Dancing with the Devil (Documentary)
I really, really recommend this fascinating article by Marcos Carvalho in ESPN FC World Cup Stories published on the Medium website. He manages to summarize just about everything that happened and is happening in Brazil and concludes with something I always insist on: we, Brazilians, must also assume the responsibility of the state our country… Read More Recommended Article – The World Cup Matters, but Brazil is the last place in the world that should host it.
The other day I watched (for the first and last time) the Brazilian version of The Biggest Loser, that reality show where overweight people literally kill themselves to lose weight and are asked to leave the show if they don´t lose enough of it. The Brazilian version of this show is really interesting because it… Read More Review: The Biggest Loser – Brazilian Version
An article I read the other day: Voices of Brazil, the models facing prejudice at home, from the Guardian, really bothered me and I just felt I had to write something about it, being black and all. First of all, the author accuses Brazil of choosing a white couple to represent the country in the… Read More Review: Prejudice? Really?
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