Monthly Archives: November 2012

Is this your babá?

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I’m starting this series because I’m tired of witnessing what I feel is nanny negligence and not knowing what to do. Is it appropriate if I tell your babá to get off the damn phone when she is crossing this … Continue reading

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Hands Thai’d

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So after nearly two and a half years, we finally found some delicious Thai food delivery in Sao Paulo. I mean really delicious. Better than any of the Thai places we’ve been to in this city, and we’ve tried out … Continue reading

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Jabuticaba trees

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This weekend we went to stay with friends at a working fazenda. Aside from a great time, I also experienced my first jabuticaba tree sighting. The fruit of Brazil is usually rather weird for foreigners. I’ll admit, us Americans like … Continue reading

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Hanging in Serra Negra

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Serra Negra, nicknamed “the city of health” because of its amazing spring water, is a great destination for a weekend escape from Sao Paulo. It sits in the state of Sao Paulo near Campinas and is just a couple hours … Continue reading

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What to Expect for Your Foreign Thanksgiving

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Yes, I’ve been running on a holiday theme here. But since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I thought it might be helpful for those of you who are considering a move to Sao Paulo to know what you are in for from … Continue reading

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How Serious is Sao Paulo about Santa?

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Pretty darn, I might say. Yesterday, my daughter and I wandered into the Higienopolis mall – a.k.a. Shopping Patio  Higienopolis. Past the Holiday Houses lining the entrance, we could see a tree in the distance looming in the center of … Continue reading

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Shorts

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While the weather in Sao Paulo has cooled down for the time being, I promised to investigate a fashion issue that is rather perplexing. Shorts. Why don’t Brazilian women wear shorts? Or perhaps it is just the women of Sao … Continue reading

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