Today we went to the Botanical Gardens in Rio. It’s a beautiful place to visit, full of interesting plant life and history. It’s especially great for kids and contains a playground in the gardens. Walking along, I spotted a stone … Continue reading
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One factor of Brazilian culture I’ve always found puzzling is the napkin-dispenser paper napkin phenomenon. If you go to a café or a bar or a pizzaeria, you won’t recognize what you pull out of the dispenser. The napkins are … Continue reading
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I’ve arrived at the two-year mark from where my story was set in motion. So I thought I might embark upon the journey of documenting the road, which began in, and eventually led to, Brazil. Continue reading
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If you are squeamish, or if you are a friend of mine that plans to ever share a meal with me in the future (or if you are my mother), stop reading now. I suggest you flip over to the next post. Or perhaps see what’s happening on Facebook. For the following is a hard-core account of preparing for the beach in the Brazil, and some of it, ironically, is not pretty. Continue reading
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Yesterday a friend and I ordered delivery for lunch from a local Italian restaurant. Halfway through my Penne Primavera, I realized that the “cheese” I thought had accompanied it, and I had spread across my noodles, was actually mayonnaise. Bizarre … Continue reading
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…Like watching a herd of buffalo charging across a prairie, you can’t imagine that the beasts will avoid crashing into each other amidst the chaos of the stampede. But somehow instincts kick in and it all works out… Continue reading
…So, to get rid of him, I did my best Invasion of the Body Snatchers alien impersonation. I made an extremely loud, high-pitched, inhuman noise and pointed at him with my mouth open… Continue reading
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