Tag Archives: rio de janeiro

What You Can Buy on the Beach in Rio

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Did I mention that I drove all the way from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro? I’ll admit, after avoiding this type of task for so long, I’m feeling very empowered. We’ve spend the week back and forth between my … Continue reading

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Beware What You Like & Contest

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The first one to guess which Brazil blogger posted the funny, yet offensive photo I liked wins a copy of my book, American Exbrat in Sáo Paulo (if you already have a copy, I’ll gift it to the person of your choice). FYI – there is a clue in the tags of this post… Continue reading

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Coverage Conspiracy?

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“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22 “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” ― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow It’s curious, the light coverage from … Continue reading

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So What’s the Ask?

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Tonight the protests will be continue. I’m glad to see the momentum has not slowed and I hope it is peaceful. But the big question is – what exactly are we asking for? Yes, we want money channeled toward public … Continue reading

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The Funeral

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Unfortunately, last week I attended my very first funeral in Brazil. A young man in my Brazilian family lost his life in a senseless accident. My heart is broken for his parents, brother and all his aunts, uncles and cousins … 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 173: The Rio

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Lucky for me, my sister’s place in Chicago is near a Brazilian restaurant! Sabor Express offers an array of classic Brazilian cuisine and a variety of “Brazilian style” hot dogs, each designated by a destination. Now, nearly two years in Brazil and … Continue reading

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