Tag Archives: American culture

Orlando in January – Little Brazil

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We recently spent a week in Orlando. We went during that time period where the US kids are in school and the Brazil kids are still on holiday. The result being – 80% of the tourist population in Orlando was … Continue reading

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Whole Funny

One thing I believe is unique to America is that we love to make fun of ourselves. (The Brits do too.) I will admit, in the U.S., I was a Whole Foodie, and I miss them terribly. This video captures … Continue reading

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To DRIVE, The Brazilian Perspective

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In response to To Drive or NOT to Drive Instinct is a good way to describe what is required to drive in Brazil. But that instinct actually rests on a strong foundation. From an outsider’s perspective, it may look to … Continue reading

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Working it Out

With my work visa allegedly around the corner, I promised my husband I would look for at least a part-time job (something about me not being able to verbally communicate with other adult humans anymore). However, all I really want … Continue reading

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Lullaby Lunacy

My daughter has a couple Brazilian lullaby and children’s songs CDs that we listen to. So as a Portuguese exercise, I thought I’d translate some of the lyrics so we’d understand what we were singing along with, and maybe pick … Continue reading

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Update: What it Means to be Brazilian – the Only Child

Apparently, it’s totally acceptable to tell someone (me) with only one child that they’d better have another, or they (me) will “ruin it’s life.” They actually use those (English) words. I’ve had mothers at my daughter’s school say it to me. I’ve had total strangers at the airport say it to me. Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why It Rocks To Be A Stranger In A Strange Land

Just to keep this blog from swinging too far to the cynical side, because the truth is I love being here in Brazil (’cause it’s constantly providing me material), I’ve decided to post the reasons why it ROCKS to be a foreigner (specifically an American foreigner). Continue reading

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