Monthly Archives: May 2013

5 Items for Foreigners from the Feira for Feriado

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As an extension of Tuesday’s post 10 Great Gifts to Bring from Brazil, here are five fun items you can buy at your local feira to bring to family and friends: 1. Make Your Own Bolo de Mandioca At our … Continue reading

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10 Great Gifts to Bring from Brazil

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Many of us foreigners in the city are making, or have already secured, plans to travel to our home countries for the Brazilian winter. But what fun items do we bring for friends and family that will represent the culture … Continue reading

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American Exbrat in São Paulo

Originally posted on born again brazilian:
Definition of EXBRAT:  1. A foreigner living in a “developing” country, spoiled by the conveniences of previous homes 2. An expatriate who refuses to understand the language or culture, but instead spends his/her time…

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Top 5 Reasons Why I Plan to Not be Anywhere Near the World Cup

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The Huffington Post decided to publish an article entitled “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Plan to Be at the 2014 World Cup.” I love Brazil. I love soccer. However, these two loves, the construction or reconstruction of stadiums under … Continue reading

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Boys & Girls, Soccer & Ballet

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In some ways, Brazil is socially progressive. For example, Brazil just recently passed a law dictating that states could not deny registration of marriage for gay couples. Yet, when it comes to children, the country, even its biggest city, is … Continue reading

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10 Things that Might Shock You in São Paulo

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For more lists of 10 and insights into Sao Paulo, see American Exbrat in São Paulo. The term “culture-shock” wasn’t coined for nothing. I know for a fact that there are many things that shock Brazilians when they visit the States. … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish I Had Brought in the Move

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For more lists of 10 and insights into Sao Paulo, see American Exbrat in São Paulo. In July we will have been here for three years. While within the first, there were items I wish we had put in the shipment, … Continue reading

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