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.
Tag: Culture Shock
One of My Toughest Experiences in Brazil So Far
Today I have decided to share with you one of the toughest experience I have had while living here in Brazil.
The Saga of a Cloned Credit Card
Tying to solve the case of my credit card having been cloned, made me figure if there are any helpful institutions in Brazil at all.
How to Adapt to a Foreign Culture?
Adapting is hard. Period. Whatever it is – new school, new diet, new city, new flat mates or family members – it definitely means stepping out of your comfort zone and accepting changes in your life and in your
Back to Personal
During this prolonged absence of mine I found out something important about myself that I definitely need to take into account if I wish to continue to writing this (or any) blog.
Beginner’s Guide: 10 Ways to Keep up with Conversations in Brazil (or Other Latin Cultures)
Here are 10 tips that I have picked about about conversing in cultures that are verbally way more expressive than an average countryman of yours.
7 Thoughts from Estonian Parents’ First Trip to Brazil
I think we were all a little worried at first, how things would carry out. My parents had not been to South America before and Brazil definitely might seem like a dangerous and strange new world to someone coming literally from the other side of the world from a different culture and environment.
Do Brazilians Keep Promises?
One of the important lessons I have learnt so far is how plans and promises are made in Brazil and why they are not always kept.
How to Understand an Estonian?
To align our expectations about this blog, let me start by telling you what we, Estonians are like.