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A Chris in Brazil

Welcome to a blog of experiences, challenges and personal discoveries in Brazil

A globetrotter’s dilemma: Celebrate or not? | O dilema dos globetrotters: Comemorar ou não?

Hello folks! Happy Walpurgis! (Swedish: Vappen, Finnish: Vappu) (Tradução em baixo)

Today, April 30, and tomorrow, May 1, some of us in Europe celebrate what’s known as Walpurgis! This is one of the four largest celebrations in Finland, and it is particularly celebrated by students (unfortunately, usually with way too much booze). This brings up the question, to celebrate or not to celebrate? Continue reading “A globetrotter’s dilemma: Celebrate or not? | O dilema dos globetrotters: Comemorar ou não?”

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Happy Tiradentes Day!

Hello folks! I recently discovered a date that seems to have been very important in the history of Brazil. Since I recently went to Ouro Preto, I found it fascinating to research some more into this “Tiradentes Day”, as it has strong ties to that colonial city (see more of this from my trip there).

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Me & parents discovering Brazil (a bunch of photos)| Eu e meus pais descobrindo o Brasil (um monte de fotos)

Hello people! I have finally collected all photos, edited them and uploaded them (which takes a lot of time with the slow internet!). These are photos from the 1½ week my parents visited me in Brazil. I had been waiting for this since I moved here in July 2014, so it was absolutely awesome. Continue reading “Me & parents discovering Brazil (a bunch of photos)| Eu e meus pais descobrindo o Brasil (um monte de fotos)”

My crazy, awesome polyglot world. | O meu mundo poliglota bacana e doido.

I’m just going to say it. I don’t even have a Brazilian girlfriend and I’ve managed to learn Portuguese. Alright, so what’s all this sudden excitement about? Well, my parents recently came to Brazil for a week and a half. They suddenly saw a side of me that they have never seen before (and that I had never thought of). Continue reading “My crazy, awesome polyglot world. | O meu mundo poliglota bacana e doido.”

A Chris in Sweden | Um Chris na Suécia

Hi peeps!

Just a little album from my quick trip to Stockholm and Uppsala in Sweden!


Olá galera!

Só compartilhando umas fotos da minha curta viajem para Estocolmo e Uppsala na Suécia!

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Best man & tourist in China | Padrinho e turista na China

Hello folks!

It’s already been a month since I was in China! I didn’t have time to upload the pics from there until now, though, so now! (tradução abaixo)

Continue reading “Best man & tourist in China | Padrinho e turista na China”

A Chris in China | Um Chris na China

Hello peeps all over the world!

It’s been a bit more than three weeks since I left Brazil for holiday. Now I’m 17,000 km away from where I started, after an initial about 9,000 km and 2 weeks in Finland. That is, I’m in China, where I went to attend a good friend’s wedding in Zhengzhou, and touring China a bit since I’m already here. Continue reading “A Chris in China | Um Chris na China”

Happy Merry Newmas from Finland! | Feliz Novo Natalano da Finlândia!

Greetings from a slightly colder place! Unfortunately there isn’t as much snow here as I was hoping for, but at least we got a little after Christmas eve. It’s pretty cold though, although nothing out of the ordinary (about -3 to -10°C). Continue reading “Happy Merry Newmas from Finland! | Feliz Novo Natalano da Finlândia!”

Going home after nearly a year! | Voltarei pra casa depois de quase um ano!

Hi folks! Usually, I’m not as excited to travel as I’m right now. And for good reasons, since I left Europe in February and have spent all this time since in Brazil. A lot has changed during this time, with me having finished my first year of my Master’s, moved to another place, having got to know new people, and basically become fluent (with errors) in Portuguese.

Continue reading “Going home after nearly a year! | Voltarei pra casa depois de quase um ano!”

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