Those of you that have experienced living abroad, does it not feel very exciting and liberating at first? However, this is just the first stage of rush of emotions and thoughts you will experience. You see, adapting in another country is in fact pretty much like a relationship.
While the first part of this post about how to understand a Brazilian focused on describing some more general attitudes or aspects, this post will try to unravel a few peculiarities that come up in social situations and behaviors.
As many as there are fish in the sea, there are different types of Brazilians. Brazil is a huge melting pot of cultures, races, beliefs and lifestyles. Therefore, if you have not lived in Brazil at least for a while, never think you will be easily able to pinpoint a Brazilian in a crowd just by the way they look or act.
I will never forget the worst date that I have ever had. It happened here in Brazil and it served as a lesson to remember that it is up to me to position myself and make sure my limits and I are respected.
There are still many people that have never tried it yet tend to think that working from home office is slacking off and others that say they could never do it themselves, as they would be too attracted to the fridge or the television.
In my experience, none of that is true. Here is a list of the good, the bad and the neutral I have experienced when working from a home office so far.
Today I have decided to share with you one of the toughest experience I have had while living here in Brazil.
Whether moving to a big city as a newcomer or returning to the concrete jungle after vacations, the contrast between the relaxing settings you might have been experiencing before and the reality of the mega city can be challenging.
After weeks full of celebrations in Estonia, I am back in Brazil and wondering more than ever about the marvelous ways life rolls out in front of us.
While I do believe that some people have the natural ability to make sense of language systems more easily than others, there are a number of things that everyone can do and attitudes they should take to make their language learning process more efficient and much more enjoyable.
Rio de Janeiro or Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City), as the locals call it, might be one of the most naturally beautiful cities you will ever see. Nevertheless, everything in life that seems too good to be true usually is.
Today, exactly one year ago Amora came to our life. We adopted her from the house of a Crazy Animal Lady that had accumulated 150 animals in her modest home.
Brazil is all about flexibility, which is why living here has taught me valuable lessons on how to bend but not break.