Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Road to Bahia: The Road

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São Mateus was a welcome resting point. While the city doesn’t have much, it does have this ruin of an ancient Jesuit church right in the middle of it. I couldn’t find much information about it, but there was a decent … Continue reading

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The Road to Bahia: Vitória

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Second stop on our road trip to Bahia was the city of Vitória in Espírito Santo. We arrived in the evening and the military police were stationed everywhere. I was actually too nervous to take a picture after learning more … Continue reading

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An American writer in Brazil is transformed from “exbrat” to politically awakened expat

Originally posted on The Displaced Nation:
Well, the best-laid plans of mice and men—and international creatives—often go astray. Today, instead of Andy Martin interviewing Megan Farrell about her excellent book, American Exbrat in São Paulo: Advice, Stories, Tips and Tricks…

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So who is this Dilma person?

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Whoo hoo! Female presidents! Whoo hoo, yeeerrrr…. I admit. What I knew about the leader of my new home country was definitely not enough. Dilma Vana Rousseff, president of Brazil, has stood in support of the Brazilian protesters. Because, of … Continue reading

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Road to Bahia: Petropolis

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First stop on the road to Bahia was Petropolis. This city, which was once the royal summer residence, has a number of museums that will give you insight to the times when Brazil was a kingdom. The best of them … Continue reading

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The Road to Bahia

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We are taking a break from the city life of São Paulo, and maybe the protesting, and headed to the state of Bahia. Driving. Yes today, we – myself, my husband, a five-year-old and a maltese – are loading up … Continue reading

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Cancel the Cup?

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The following is a great article from Fox News (I never thought I would say that). It addresses an interesting question – should the World Cup in Brazil be cancelled? Why force Brazil to host World Cup? Does anyone really … Continue reading

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