Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to Do a Burrito in São Paulo

When we were kids, my sister and I used our allowance to buy giant chocolate Easter bunnies… from a health food store in the mall. At least that’s what we thought we bought. They  looked like chocolate Easter bunnies. They … Continue reading

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Why “exbrats” in São Paulo need their own book to appreciate life in Brazil’s largest city

Originally posted on The Displaced Nation:
This week’s guest interviewee is Megan Farrell, who like myself is an estrangeiro (foreigner) in São Paulo and married to a Brazilian—although unlike my good British self, Megan is American and also has a…

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Meet author Rosie Whitehouse, who trailed her spouse into a war zone (and enter to win her book!)

Originally posted on The Displaced Nation:
One of the expressions I picked up from living in England for many years is “Keep the home fires burning.” For some reason, that expression, along with the WWI song from which it comes,…

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If You Are Coming to São Paulo… you’ll need a bit of info

When I was doing a semester of grad school in Barcelona, my friend and I would jump on a train last minute on any given evening and wake up in yet another glorious European country ready to be explored (ok, … Continue reading

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Five Brazilian Expletives and How to Use Them

  —- Warning. Explicit material below. — Happy Braziliversary to me! On this special day, I’m going to give a Portuguese lesson… I’ve grown tired of swearing at Brazilians who almost run me over with their car in English. It’s … Continue reading

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Five Uses for the Stadiums After the Games

Now that Brazil has achieved a victory over Spain, there is definitely no canceling the World Cup in this country. But the problem remains… how to maximize use and revenues of the very expensive stadiums once the World Cup (and … Continue reading

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As an expat, is it my place to join another country’s political protest?

Originally posted on The Displaced Nation:
Just after the street protests broke out in Brazil last month, Megan Farrell, an American who lives in São Paulo with her Brazilian spouse, contributed a guest post to the Displaced Nation. Megan was…

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