Tag Archives: Brazil

It could be Heaven or Hell de Janeiro

So Oh Rio de Janeiro! you’ve changed. And it doesn’t look like that superficial makeover is impressing anyone (although I did like the boob job on the metro signs). Hate to mention it but whatever saving on the bus price … Continue reading

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The Africa Factor

    The conclusion of my first semester back at university in Melbourne has been an interesting personal and social experience. It always strikes me how the years at university have been in many ways a drawn out and personally … Continue reading

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Amazon dreaming

    Abysszon.   Someday in March, Somewhere in Nature, Somehow in Awe.       Arrival into the Amazon; the earth’s largest forest, its metaphorical lungs, its largest and greatest point of diversity. Its people; those that make a … Continue reading

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The Political in the Personal

Political in the Personal Obama’s Visit to Brazil 2011   I understand and support the importance of the personal in the political, as was the political instrument for feminist, gay and indigenous rights movements.  Yet I feel critical when considering … Continue reading

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Lembranças: Brasil de carona

Lembranças: Brasil de carona 2007-2008 Porque… Meu caminho é ida sem volta. A estrada me leva até sempre.. I am confronting some difficulties deciding my plans for a third visit back to Brazil. These dilemmas are the same visa and money … Continue reading

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A Moment in Time

Tomorrow is my birthday, a reminder of the day I was born of which marked the kick-off date that would be the a significant time-marker for my life. We all mark time differently in our lives. For everyone, time in … Continue reading

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São Paulo

Urban re-Emergence. São Paulo. ‘Dirty’, ‘Crowded’, ‘Violent’, ‘Slum ridden’,’Third World’, ‘Chaotic’, ‘Disorganised’ are just some of the frequent negative descriptions that seem to feature in most foreign media articles about South America’s largest metropolis. The effect of this no doubt … Continue reading

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