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Vai Vai Samba Rehearsal

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Last night we went to the Vai Vai Samba School rehearsal for Carnaval. It was great fun to see. But once again, what I had in my head didn’t exactly match up with reality. I guess I though it was … Continue reading

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Carnaval Recap

Carnaval has come and gone (well, I think this morning it is lingering until 12N). I’ve documented my mild carnaval experience in the mountains. But how was the carnaval experience for fellow Brazil bloggers in other areas? Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 49: Carnaval Traffic

For those that don’t know, Carnaval is kind of like Mardi Gras. It is an event with Catholic roots, held forty-six days before Easter. Like Mardi Gras, it’s purpose is to get out all those nasty, sinny needs, like food … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 47: Meat

At the suggestion of Danielle, today I learned how to buy meat. Actually, Danielle suggested learning how to buy fresh meat cut from the butcher. I thought I’d start slow and buy meat from the grocery store (butcher will be … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 35: Bloco Attempt #1

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In order to embrace the Brazilian Carnaval culture, we decided to go to a bloco. A bloco is a kind of street carnival dedicated to Carnaval and there are a number that occur pre-carnaval in Sao Paulo. The idea is … Continue reading

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