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A Big Brazilian Announcement

As I sit here in the Brasilia Airport eagerly awaiting my flight to the Brazilian wetlands of Pantanal, I’m happy to finally officially announce a very big project. Over the next three months I will be partnering with the National Tourism Board of Brazil to travel across Brazil and document my adventures on their new blog (launching at the end …

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A Brazilian Music Guide from Freaky to Fancy

It’s 4:15AM on a Sunday morning and the party is hitting that pivotal moment; do I have what it takes to rally or is it time to throw in the towel? Fortunately on this particular night, two lovely brunettes and a provocative Brazilian song made that decision for me. While the dance floor was packed with a bountiful supply of …

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A Portuguese Progress Report

Just like in high school, I’m learning to use a lot less tongue and focus more on the movements of my mouth. This is one the major pronunciation differences between Spanish and Portuguese, and I’m starting to pick it up. I still have a heavy Spanish accent and often use Spanish to fill in for Portuguese words I don’t know, but Portuguese …