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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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Sand Discrimination

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  Yesterday at the beach, instead of sporting my usual Brazilian bikini with cover-up, I wore a tankini.   If you aren’t familiar, a tankini is a two-piece bathing suit with a tank top, complete with padding, and a matching … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 155: Agua de Coconut

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So we ended our Rio weekend in the best way possible – on the beach! And what’s an afternoon on the beach without a fresh drink of agua de coco. On the beaches in Brazil, the guys that rent you … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 64: Cerveja in the Sand

I’m not a huge beer fan. But the Brazilians are right, there is nearly nothing better than a cold beer on a hot day at the beach. The Brazilian beers tend to be lighter with less alcohol, so it is … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 63: Beach Bodies

On day 63 of my Brazilian Challenge, I was so very Brazilian. As per Jennifer’s suggestion, I totally sported a Brazilian bikini on Juquehy beach. And with my weight gain, this is much more brave and Brazilian than I was … Continue reading

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Brazilian Baywatch

Yesterday we got to witness a boy being rescued by helicopter at Leblon Beach in Rio. Then, I guess they figured since they had the net out anyway, why not catch a fish! (it may be hard to see, was … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2010

In the U.S., the only rituals I’ve witnessed on New Year’s Eve have been drinking a lot, slamming champagne at midnight, and calling or texting ex-lovers to leave incomprehensible, drunken messages. In Brazil, the rituals are much more symbolic and hopeful in nature. Continue reading

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