How to understand a Brazilian? – Part 2

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.

How to understand a Brazilian? – Part 1

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.

Confessions from a Home Office

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.

The Secret to Enjoying Life in São Paulo

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.

Two Countries to Call Home

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.

The Big Paradox of Rio de Janeiro

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.

A Whole Lot of Adopted Love

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.