I’ve been watching both The Handmaid’s Tale (thank god I came back to the US just in time to catch the new season) and 3% simultaneously. When I watched the first season of 3%, I was still relatively new to Brazil and, while I enjoyed it, took it in more as a general dystopian series that happened to be in another language. Continue reading The Handmaid’s 3%
This post is also known as “why I love the verb ficar.” Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?
I can’t believe two weeks has already gone by so quickly. I feel like I was just picking Gustavo up at the airport, showing him his first glimpse of (dirty) snow after a particularly brutal end to the NJ winter. Continue reading New Jersey, Round 2
The first time I went to the United States – back when I was 18, in Orlando to visit Disney – I was posed with a very interesting question from a store employee.
Is everyone in Brazil rich or something? I always see lots you guys here and always buying so much.
After my longest stay in Brazil yet, I left for the United States at the beginning of March. By January, it’s safe to say I was pretty much standing at our door waiting for the days to go by, luggage in hand. One more delayed package, one extra “surprise” tax, one more person acting like my accent makes my Portuguese utterly unintelligible, one more night of traçantes and I would’ve just started swimming across the Atlantic. Continue reading One Month Back
In the last year, both Erica and I had just entered the world of Crossfit when the 2017 Crossfit Open started. For Erica, her first WOD ever was 17.5, For me, I wasn’t looking to compete at the time, though looking back I wish I had. Continue reading Our first Crossfit Open
While I’ve been thrilled to enjoy life’s little luxuries in the United States, there’s been a few elements of Brazilian culture that I do miss. Continue reading The Brazilian Lining
With me being back in the United States, we’re back to being in a long distance relationship for the next few months. In some ways, it makes things easier — when I’m in the US, I have all of the comforts of home, time with my family, and access to the best city in the world: New York. Continue reading 5,000 Miles
After almost five straight months of being in Rio, I arrived back in New Jersey this past weekend.
I was ready. Continue reading It snowed!
I’ve implied before (and will do so again) that in the US we don’t really know much about Brazil except that it exists. Maybe they speak Spanish, and the capital is possibly Buenos Aires. There’s a big statue of Christ down there, but it’s pretty dangerous. Right? Continue reading Random Facts You Don’t Know About Brazil… Until You’re In Brazil