366 day Brazilian Challenge!

A year and a half into my Brazilian adventure and I’m still obviously, overwhelmingly, desperately all-American. My original objectives had been discarded as I was consistently distracted by daily existence. So this year, I’m setting some goals, putting forth a challenge. Every day for the next 366 days (leap year) I’m going to do something Brazilian!

So in addition to the normal nonsense, I’ll be recording my daily process in becoming just a little bit Brazilian.

Today, day 1, I celebrated the new year by throwing flowers into the ocean as an offering to Iemanjá, the mother of all the gods in the nearly native Umbanda religion of Brazil.

As a bonus, I ate churrasco. Not just your standard, everyday churrasco. But the “throw the cow right on the grill” type of churrasco from the south of Brazil.

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Feliz ano novo!

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34 Responses to 366 day Brazilian Challenge!

  1. Thanks! Hope I can keep up.

  2. Danielle says:

    good start! Good luck!

  3. Alex says:

    So when are you buying your fio dental? Not the kind for your teeth either.

  4. Sarah says:

    Great idea! I’ve got the churrasco taken care of, but haven’t yet thrown flowers into the ocean…maybe I should join your challenge! Feliz Ano Novo!

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  6. Susan Greeneye says:

    365 day challenges are tough to stick to! This one sounds like a good one to me though. I’m keeping up with it daily. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Best of luck to you! 🙂

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  28. Josh says:

    This is a really cool challenge that you started. Going for 230 something days was really impressive. I think that every foreigner who moves to Brazil should embrace something similar to this in order to better understand the culture that they have adopted. Bravo

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