Posts Tagged 'Living in Brazil'

Leave our national holidays alone

Last week I was talking to someone in London about holidays and so on, and the subject of Brazilian national holidays came into the conversation. In 2011, we had 16 holidays in total, including four days that are applicable only

Joe the bin tipper

People living in the city of São Paulo spend more with their pets than with food for themselves, according to official statistics released earlier this year. The same research, published by Fipe, the Brazilian Economic Research Institute Foundation, also suggests


One of the things that I have always found very strange since returning to Brazil is police and private security staff carrying guns around. Having lived for such at long time in the UK, where not even the police uses