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.
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.
Brazil is all about flexibility, which is why living here has taught me valuable lessons on how to bend but not break.
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