Let me begin by telling you an ancient love story from South America… In the distant past, the land around the Iguazú Falls belonged to the Guarani Indians. Every year, the Guarani tribe would sacrifice a beautiful virgin to M’Boi, the Serpent God, who lived in the Iguazu River. These women were bred to be sacrificed, and [...]
The best thing in life is food. I don't know anyone who doesn't love eating, and trying new flavours can be one of the best experiences in life. Sometimes our travels are also defined by the food we try. When I first visited Brazil my dear Granny asked me to write her a letter about [...]
Graffiti street art in Curitiba, Brazil Although for kicks I entered it into google translate which turned it into "all work and no play makes Jack a goofball". Which frankly, has less of the dramatic effect I think Kubrick was aiming for.
When thinking about Brazil, it is usually associated with images of sandy beaches, football glory, and coffee. Much of Brazil's economy was generated from the vast quantity of coffee plantations, and it is the world's largest producer of coffee (a third of all coffee comes from Brazil!) As a quintessentially British lass, however, I am [...]
Olá! I am currently writing this post from Brazil after submitting my final assignments of my degree. If the giant, eye-like tower in the photo above is unfamiliar to you- it is a famous landmark of Curitiba that belongs to MON (Museu Oscar Niemeyer). Niemeyer was a famous Brazilian architect who is said to have designed [...]
I visited Brazil twice last year, for two weeks over the New Year period and then for six whole weeks in Easter. I've experienced family dinners and nights out, attempting NYE on a boat (but felt too sea sick to stay), danced a poor attempt at samba and seen monkeys in the wild. It's a friendly, beautiful country [...]
I am a British girl, who drinks tea, tuts quietly to herself and complains about the weather. My boyfriend of nearly 2 years is Brazilian who drinks coffee, loves the beach, but to break the stereotype he hates football (shocking). Our relationship spreads between two continents, visiting each other's hometowns and slowly learning about one another's [...]
As I have mentioned in a previous blog post ("21 things to achieve before I'm 21 (or at least, be on my way to achieving)" http://wp.me/p4FOMK-3l ), my lovely, caring, soppy and sometimes annoying boyfriend lives in Brazil, whilst I live in grey and rainy Britain. We have been going the distance for nearly a year [...]