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Trying To Understand Brazilian Culture: Memoir of a Brit in São Paulo [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Creelman
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It’s a truth acknowledged by pretty much every seventeen-year-old guy with an Internet connection: Brazil is one of the sexiest countries on the planet. When looking at pictures of the country online you can expect to see samba dancing goddesses, ridiculously tropical beaches and, of course, the infamous Carnival celebrations. But if you’ve ever wondered what life is like beyond these images, this is the book for you. Penned by award-winning British blogger Andrew Creelman, this memoir will give you an intimate insight into the reality of Brazilian culture.

After arriving in the country on a bit of a whim, Andrew has spent the last four years in São Paulo attempting to understand Brazilians and their culture. Within the book, some incredibly highbrow questions are explored. Does Brazil really resemble one giant, dangerous game of Grand Theft Auto? What’s it like to live in a football-mad country? Are ALL Brazilian women beautiful? What is it like to teach over here? And perhaps the most important question of all is addressed within these pages: why, oh why, do Brazilians wear so little on the beach!?!

Contents of the book include:

Chapter One − How I Ended Up In Brazil
Chapter Two − Settling In
Chapter Three − Teaching Brazilians
Chapter Four − Going Out In São Paulo
Chapter Five − Music
Chapter Six – Five Things About Brazilians I Didn’t Expect To Discover In My First Six Months
Chapter Seven − Brazilian Women
Chapter Eight – Crime
Chapter Nine − Football
Chapter Ten − Brazilian Beach Culture
Chapter Eleven − Being British In Brazil
Chapter Twelve – Conclusion
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Reviews: Mark Hilary
This is a short, easy to read introduction to life in Brazil. Andrew has not written this as a tourist guide, it's more like a memoir of how he settled into living life in Brazil - what worked, what was unusual, and what could be a complete disaster. He has a friendly style that keeps you turning the pages. If you are a foreigner living in Brazil then it's worth reading just to see what you identify with too, if you are thinking of taking the plunge and moving to Brazil then take a look too. It's not a detailed how-to guide - he is not telling you how to get a visa or pay your taxes, this is entirely personal observations on the cultural difficulties a Brit can have when settling into Brazil and being in that position myself I can identify with much of his book!

Chris Wright
One of the best ways to get a feel for a country is to look through the eyes of someone who's gone through the hard cultural landing of just arriving and is now living out all the cool reasons for coming. And Brazil has many. Brazil seduces and has a vibe that most countries would love to rent for the weekend. Andy helps you see it,experience it, laugh at it all and feel it. As a fellow Brit i appreciate his sharpness and humour to pin point the unusual and the fascinating. Better than a tour guide Andy is your Sao Paulo contact - your man who knows what makes Rio's big ugly sister show her bad cool side. Well recommended!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 994 KB
  • Print Length: 115 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Andrew Creelman; 1 edition (2 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K39VXY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #380,129 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to life in Brazil 19 May 2014
This is a short, easy to read introduction to life in Brazil. Andrew has not written this as a tourist guide, it's more like a memoir of how he settled into living life in Brazil - what worked, what was unusual, and what could be a complete disaster. He has a friendly style that keeps you turning the pages. If you are a foreigner living in Brazil then it's worth reading just to see what you identify with too, if you are thinking of taking the plunge and moving to Brazil then take a look too. It's not a detailed how-to guide - he is not telling you how to get a visa or pay your taxes, this is entirely personal observations on the cultural difficulties a Brit can have when settling into Brazil and being in that position myself I can identify with much of his book!
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One of the best ways to get a feel for a country is to look through the eyes of someone who's gone through the hard cultural landing of just arriving and is now living out all the cool reasons for coming. And Brazil has many. Brazil seduces and has a vibe that most countries would love to rent for the weekend. Andy helps you see it,experience it, laugh at it all and feel it. As a fellow Brit i appreciate his sharpness and humour to pin point the unusual and the fascinating. Better than a tour guide Andy is your Sao Paulo contact - your man who knows what makes Rio's big ugly sister show her bad cool side. Well recommended!
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Fun book. Borrowed it for free and ended buying it for another read. Highly recommended if you have any interest in visiting Brazil. Well done!
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