Monthly Archives: December 2012

Originally posted on The Displaced Nation:
The holiday season is here — the perfect time for the Displaced Nation to catch up with the expats and other global voyagers who washed up on our shores in 2012. Remember all those…

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Update: Mayan Calendar Madness

So, the world did not end in catastrophe on December 21, 2012. Nor the day after. And the Brazilian’s called it. My poll, which was just a few respondents shy of a scientific sample, resulted in the following: “I am … Continue reading

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Will the World End on December 21? No One Asked the Brazilians

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In May of this year, a global independent marketing research firm, Ipsos, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, surveyed 16,262 adults in 21 countries on if they believe the world will cease to exist with the end of the Mayan long calendar … Continue reading

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SP Night Market!

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  I’m very excited that tomorrow I’ll finally be able to attend the SP Night market! For those in Sao Paulo, come and check out the unique eating and shopping opportunities that this night market offers (only now it starts … Continue reading

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Venomous Beasties of Brazil

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A friend of mine, Kristin, was kind enough to collect information about what to watch out for in the various environments of Brazil, including your home, if you do not want to get bit by a poisonous creature. Please see … Continue reading

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Metro Adventure

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This week I braved the infamous 25 de Março to do some X-mas shopping. And I took the subway to get there! I’d only been on the subway once before, more than a year ago, with a chaperone. But I … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour

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I’ve had a number of posts about kids birthday parties in Brazil. One of the characteristics I may or may not have mentioned is that some go quite late. Can you imagine a room filled with overtired kids that have … Continue reading

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Originally posted on ramialhames:
After their disappointed results on the second and third quarter of GDP growth results; seems that Mr. Jim O’Neill the Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and the creator of the “BRIC” economic block is disappointed as well. A…

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Brazilian Police

A friend recently posted the following article about the dangers of being a poor, Brazilian police officer: The status of a police officer is very different in Brazil than it is in the U.S. In the States, police officers … Continue reading

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