So long, farewell…

Hello lovely readers! (If you’re still out there.) I know it’s been ages since I’ve written anything here, so I wanted to say an official goodbye to this blog, since it is now being retired. I’ve loved sharing my first experiences in Brazil with you here, but now that I’ve been here for more than three years (I know! Time flies!), I think it’s time for something different. I’ve got a brand new project that’s in the works and it should be up and running soon. I’ll make sure to drop the link here once it’s all set.

Thanks again for taking this journey with me. It wouldn’t have been the same without you!

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Jardim Botânico de São Paulo

I’m going to let these pictures of São Paulo’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico de São Paulo) speak for themselves. They’ll say much more than I ever could about what a wonderful place it is.

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We Bought a Zoo!

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Okay, so not really. But we did go to one! We finally made our way over to the São Paulo Zoo (Fundação Parque Zoológico de São Paulo, to be exact) and, I must say, it’s a great place for any and every animal lover. Another place that fans of our four-legged (or no-legged) friends will love: the São Paulo Aquarium (or Aquário de São Paulo). So enjoy the pictures! (There’s no need to write paragraphs and paragraphs for this one.)

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A different perspective of São Paulo, illustrations, and a look back at film, before the talkies

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I don’t think I’ve had a chance to write much about art in São Paulo yet, so now just happens to be the perfect opportunity. With a sunny (and well deserved) holiday this past Wednesday, we headed over to the Pinacoteca, a beautiful building in the heart of São Paulo that plays host to the city’s contemporary art museum. Continue reading

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A long overdue post about Florianopolis

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As the title says, this post is very much long overdue, but I still wanted to tell you all a bit about my first trip out of São Paulo state! At the beginning of July we ventured out to Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, which is two states south of São Paulo, so about an hour flight away. Continue reading

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Sleeping with the monkeys

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Since the first time I told people I was moving to Brazil, they’ve been asking me whether or not I’d be seeing any monkeys. “Only in the zoo,” was what I’d tell them, since I was going to live in São Bernardo do Campo, a city of a million, just outside of São Paulo city, which has about 11 million. Continue reading

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Three beaches and two (very different) musicians

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I haven’t posted in so long, and now I have loads of things to report! First of all, I got to explore the beaches of São Paulo state. First we went to Mongaguá, a small town on the south coast, then to Santos, which is slightly less south, and then to Camburi, situated on the north coast of São Paulo, in the direction of Rio de Janeiro. All three were beautiful, which soft white sand and perfect waves for surfing, if you’re so inclined, and all three had something special to offer.  Continue reading

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