The book is on the table

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The book is on the table
The tales and travails of an Englishman in São Paulo.
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  • I am just going outside and may be some time. 6 months ago I am moving back to the UK, permanently, on 22nd August. I go jobless and with no real idea where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing in two months time. In some ways this quite liberating, in others a tad daunting. I am going to keep the blog up and running although I’ll doubt […]
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21:44 PM October 29, 2012

Entertaining, informative and, above all, very funny. A foreigner's perspective and opinions about the almighty city of São Paulo with all its ups and downs. Written proof that the British can moan about everything (and are very good at it).

11:13 AM October 30, 2012

It is interesting to see the opinions of a foreigner living in the city I was born (and that he is gradually learning to love it as much as I do). Great texts!

Leonardo R Carvalho
18:47 PM November 10, 2012

Through many conversations with mr. Martin and with his social worker background, I can assure you that he is very keen on all the many issues that my hometown faces everyday, I'm even go as far to say that someone with an outsider's view and fresh ideas might be helpful as a "vereador" one day... Andy, your next cold Brahma is on me.

Andrew Creelman
18:03 PM December 07, 2012

The funniest blog I have read to date on Sao Paulo so far came in the form of Andy's blog on its bus system. Yet the blog serves to do more than just entertain, it deals aspects of life in Sao Paulo in an insightful that isn't also afraid to be serious or critical when necessary.

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