When people find out that I teach English and live in Brazil, they always want to know one thing: How do you do it? My answer every time is usually a variation of explaining how I got started, how I find clients, how I maintain relationships, and how I manage to have so much free time to travel (and party) in between lessons. And then magic of Brazil’s legends takes over their minds: The longest beach […]
So I’ve been in Brazil for quite a bit and I realize that while I’ve been experiencing a lot, I haven’t been sharing it. At least, not useful bits. It’s not really my style to write about myself just experiencing stuff, so I only have a few of those types of posts (i.e.: açaí experience, siriguela love, or cashew nut from hell). I found that I more enjoy helping people how to do the things they want to do or […]
Boas festas! Happy holidays! Let’s get f*****d up! Let’s responsibly enjoy drinks with heavy alcohol contents responsibly! And what’s on the menu today? The caipirinha! The caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil and tantalizes the taste buds with sugar, lemon and cachaça, the super strong sugar cane liquor found here. You haven’t lived until you’ve found yourself on your butt from a few hours at a barzinho with friends! In fact, it was the drink of […]
A song that was very popular when I arrived in Brazil (and I can’t believe I didn’t blog about it) is called Ziriguidum. When I asked what it meant, no one give me a definitive answer. Years passed and I completely forgot about the song until this morning. Turning to my good friend Google… Ziriguidum, pronounced Zee-Ree-Ghee-Doom, is a Brazilian Portuguese word that classically defined, expresses the sounds of drums and other percussive instruments. Decidedly […]
Before I proceeded to stay at home reading well into the night, I decided to see what Boa Viagem had to offer when I wasn’t merely on duty. I ventured out a little farther than my usual haunt to discover more places. This is the infamous “blue church” of Boa Viagem.