Monthly Archives: February 2012

Brazilian Challenge Day 59: MASP

Thanks to the suggestion of Val Marchiori of Mulheres Ricas, to advance my Brazilian transformation I went to Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo. The history of this museum is almost as interesting as the art it holds. The modern structure … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 58: Senhor

Today, to be a bit more Brazilian,  I addressed my acupuncturist as “Senhor.” I did it twice, once on the way in and once on the way out. While I’ve heard it a bunch here, I don’t know if I … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 57: Sao Paulo Pizza

After the controversy Day 55 entry caused (see Pizza Brazil Style), I thought it necessary to visit the other side. So tonight we had Sao Paulo style pizza, complete… complete with olive oil. We ordered the pizza from one of … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 56: Tropa de Elite 2

My husband has been wanting to rent Tropa de Elite 2, or Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, a movie about the drug industry in Rio and corrupt politics. I, on the other hand, am not into violent action movies. However, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on born again brazilian:
Carnaval has come and gone (well, I think this morning it is lingering until 12N). I’ve documented my mild carnaval experience in the mountains. But how was the carnaval experience for fellow Brazil bloggers…

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Brazilian Challenge Day 55: Pizza Brazil Style

Correction: Pizza Brazil Style… except for Sao Paulo. As per Meredith’s suggestion, tonight I indulged in pizza with a dash of ketchup and a smattering of mayo. Apparently, such a dish brings back fond memories for my husband of sitting … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Brazil Weekly:
ECONOMY Slow profit growth is prompting Brazilian commodities companies to slash capital spending plans, making growth in Latin America’s largest economy even more dependent on consumer spending (Reuters). Brazil’s currency fell for the first day…

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