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The Brazilian Invasion? The Wandering Spiders and Globalisation

We’re sure, like us, you’ve noticed that there’s been a suspicious increase in the number of newspaper articles about spiders of late. Sarah Jones takes a look at the bigger picture behind the invasion of those wandering eight legged beasts. 830 more words


Brasil: O país do futebol, mas não somente dele, Part 1

Brazil: is it still the land of football it once seemed? In the first article of a three part series, our Spanish Language Editor Jasini Hobbs… 734 more words


My hatred for Ronaldo stays on the pitch

I’ve never liked Cristiano Ronaldo.  I think he is arrogant, obnoxious, and with the exception of how he played for a few matches prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, very overrated. 298 more words


Azulejo is a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. There are some exquisite examples of these on the exterior of houses and other buildings in Lisbon. 11 more words


Quiz (exame)

Before we continue with the new lesson today, I would like you to do the following quiz. Come on, it is a piece of cake! 165 more words

Portuguese 101

Hortus Malabaricus, a book that continues to inspire many artists

When I raise the subject ‘History of Fort Kochi’, why is that I hear these two words repeatedly? What is Hortus Malabaricus?

In the 17th century, the Dutch came to Cochin for trade purposes but eventually became its rulers. 572 more words