3 Tips for Brazilian Portuguese

When people realize I’m foreign, their first response is usually, “Portuguese is really hard to learn, isn’t it?”

I’ve been learning Portuguese for three years now and, if you ask me, it’s no more difficult than any other language. I speak French and Italian fluently, and Portuguese is basically a weird remix of the two. (Also, fun fact: once you learn Portuguese, you understand Spanish.)  Continue reading 3 Tips for Brazilian Portuguese

Crossfit Level 1 Experience

After a few months thinking about when to do our Crossfit Level 1 training, we decided it was time for us to make the investment in our knowledge about this lifestyle that we love so much.

We are lucky to live in a state in Brazil where at least once every two months we have the opportunity to take the test, so this July 14 and 15th, 2018 we went to Gladius Crossfit for our Crossfit Level 1 course.

Continue reading Crossfit Level 1 Experience

Fútbol

It’s a stereotype that Brazilians are obsessed with soccer. Personally, I haven’t been too exposed to the national obsession with fútbol since I happen to be married to one of the few Brazilians who doesn’t really follow soccer. At least, not until the past few weeks.

It’s World Cup time. Continue reading Fútbol

Suitcases

Not long before I was visiting Brazil for the first time, I ran across a video called “Signs You’re Brazilian.” When I pressed play, I expected the usual explanation of different concepts of time and being touchy-feely. There was one last point that was unexpected: packing. Continue reading Suitcases