Monthly Archives: May 2012

Day 142: Nhá Benta

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It’s hard to come by a Brazilian who doesn’t sigh with childhood nostalgia at the mention of Nhá Benta. A marshmallow fluff bullet “grande” covered in high quality chocolate, this sweet delight is made by Kopenhagen, a Brazilian candy favorite. … Continue reading

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Day 141: Cunha

Cunha is a city about 3 hours outside of Sao Paulo. It’s known for its ceramics and is located in a lovely spattering of mountain tops. The land surrounding Cunha is breathtaking. The city itself is… somewhat unremarkable. But travelers … Continue reading

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Update: Doce de Abóbora is Delicious

Well, Andrew Francis and Eri were right. A good batch of doce de abóbora is quite delicious. On Day 132, I must of just had a nasty batch of this pumpkin/squash dessert. Because the Hotel Fazenda we stayed at this weekend … Continue reading

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Day 140: Hotel Fazenda Experience!

Saturday, Day 140 of my indulging in all that is Brazil, we spent the entire day of our weekend at the Hotel Fazenda. I think the best way to describe this fabulous experience at Hotel Fazenda São Francisco outside Cunha, … Continue reading

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Day 139: Fazenda!

We are off for a long weekend at a fazenda! A fazenda is a farm turned hotel/resort. It’s mostly focused on family/kid activities and this is our first time going to one. We hope there is some horseback riding and … Continue reading

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Day 138: Yakult

Sure, this macrobiotic milk drink is made in Japan. And apparently it is available in the U.S., though I’d never seen it. But the reason I tried it yesterday, Day 138 of my Brazilian experiment, is because my student told … Continue reading

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Day 137: Online Analysis

Remember those exams I had to take (see The Exams)? Well, not only did they deliver the result to my house, but early on Day 137, I was able to access the results online! Brazilian medical service is so cool! … Continue reading

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