Eyes On Brazil

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Eyes On Brazil
Eyes On Brazil was initially created to provide an English-speaking audience with translations of news and cultural items from Brazil. I've spent over a decade studying Brazilian culture and almost two years living here.
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  • The Final Post 8 months ago Note: The blog stopped but the Learn Portuguese ebooks (sidebar) are still available, and will continue to be. The Final Post has been viewed many times since I posted it and I feel like I need to say a little bit more…PS – You can still find me on Eyes on Recife, a side-project of […]
  • The Real Fight for Independence 8 months ago On May 8th, 2013, Bahian Independence Day, which falls on July 2nd, was officially recognized by the Senate as a date of national importance in Brazil. The recognition doesn’t mean it will become a national holiday but the date does hold an important place in the hearts of Bahians. While Dom...
  • The Added Benefit of Being Employed 8 months ago There’s a Brazilian ditado (saying) that says, “Vamos em frente que atrás vem gente”, which translates roughly to “if you stay still too long, others will pass you by”. It can perhaps be best applied to the work environment and with Brazil being a country fast approaching 200 million...
  • Give freely, or else 8 months ago My day shift at the hostel in Ipanema had ended and, as usual, I stuck around chatting with the friendly manager and some of the guests. Upon noticing it was already dark out, I said goodbye, then ran a quick errand before heading to the nearest Zona Sul supermarket, kiddie corner to General...
  • Brazilian inventiveness 8 months ago BBC put out an article on a Brazilian man who created a plastic bottle light, aka the Moser Lamp, to be used in low-income family homes. All one needs is a bottle, water, a little bleach and sunlight. I had heard about it before but didn’t know it was a Brazilian who invented it. Pretty […]

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