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Brasil, belatedly. Sun beckons, sea invites, sand accommodates.

Already half-a-year has (nearly) elapsed since the magrelinha and I landed on the hot tarmac of Natal airport’s runway. I haven’t written anything yet about my experiences there so, with the guilty conscience of a debtor being 6-months in arrears, I am going to make weekly repayments through this series of blog posts – Brasil, belatedly. 237 more words

Travel

Do you believe in Santa?

“Meu querido Pai Natal”…

São estas palavras que, todos os anos, despertam os sonhos de tantas crianças por todo o Mundo. Desde pequeninos que nos contam a história do senhor gordinho de barbas brancas, vestido de vermelho, que no seu trenó tem a… 643 more words

Desafios

Brasil, belatedly. Tracing itineraries with thousands of footsteps.

Already half-a-year has (nearly) elapsed since the magrelinha and I landed on the hot tarmac of Natal airport’s runway. I haven’t written anything yet about my experiences there so, with the guilty conscience of a debtor being 6-months in arrears, I am going to make weekly repayments through this series of blog posts – Brasil, belatedly. 292 more words

Travel

Next Bus, Please.

I had a friend who once posed this question: “How many hours of your life do you think you spend either waiting for the train/bus and is on the train/bus?” Living and working in NYC for the past 3 years, riding the subway was just something that was a part of my routine. 762 more words

Brazil

During Pregnancy

When I was pregnant people told me everything under the sun. I’m not sure what it is about pregnancy that makes people feel such a strong urge to share. 1,654 more words

Baby

So What Exactly Are You Doing Here?

Working at the university, (Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Norte or UFRN) Andrea and I come across many students who are excited that there are actual native English speakers amongst them. 489 more words