Tag Archives: Sao Paulo

Not – so – Awkward Touching

Americans great each other with a hand shake. While hands are touching there is usually about two are three feet of space between participating parties, and once the hands separate some form of small talk or, if you’re unlucky, awkward … Continue reading

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Ghost Town

When I entered the room for the first time where my first class of the week is held at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, I was greeted by the eery silence of a dark, empty classroom. Twenty five minutes … Continue reading

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The Maid’s Closet

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought that just seven days ago I was in a completely different country. São Paulo, or Sampa as the locals call it, is as different from Salvador da Bahia in almost every … Continue reading

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Pneus

A Mercedes van filled with 10 Americans and 20 suitcases of our material possessions made its way from the airport in Salvador to the Marazul hotel, a ride lasting about an hour. Class readings and discussions in our Portuguese classes … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Peanut Butter

A little piece of advice I got from students I talked to that studied abroad in Latin America was to bring peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of those little things you use every day in the states that is … Continue reading

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