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Strange Brazilian custom: going under the table

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I have talked about how my husband finds it a little annoying that I offer him everything I am eating, and sometimes “force feed” him stuff he doesn’t even wanted to eat. 234 more words


Reverse Culture Shock

Author: H.E. Rybol

Language: English

Summary: Feeling like a collection of loose puzzle pieces? This book of adapted blog posts will help you feel like beautiful patchwork, strong seams and all! 72 more words

How-to Guides

5 things I might have known about Estonia, but they still surprised me

So 6,5 months of living in Tallinn nearly passed. It was faster than I expected. I still think that 6,5 months are more than enough to verify some stereotypes about Estonia and Estonians that I could hear before, but I was not sure how true is that. 673 more words

Living Abroad

Wedding traditions in America v.s. in Brazil

Last night I went to the wedding of one of my husband’s friends from college. Even though I am with my husband for over three years now, I had never met the groom before the wedding night. 250 more words


Cultural shock

On March 3rd, I was interviewed for a video about the immigration and cultural shock that le CAFi is producing. I had about an hour to prepare and to put my thoughts together in order to answer three big questions: 1) what challenges / difficulties did you have when you first arrived in Canada? 1,476 more words


6 common habits among Brazilians

It is very normal to have different habits from your significant other, specially if you come for different cultures. In this post I am going to list some of the habits a lot of Brazilians have and what my husband thinks about it. 386 more words


The Truth will make you fret

My title is from the Terry Pratchett fantasy novel THE TRUTH.  In that novel a typesetter makes the mistake of placing a “T” rather than an “E” at the end of that last word.  774 more words