A Chris in Brazil

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


June 2015

Birthday away from home | Aniversário longe de casa

Hello folks! (tradução abaixo)

So, today I woke up with over 100 notifications on Facebook (thanks everyone!). Apparently this day isn’t quite like the other. Some say it’s my birthday, some say I was brought here by aliens…….. alright, only I said that. Aaaaanyway, since this is my first birthday in Brazil and also, in over 20 years, my first birthday away from “home”, whatever that may be, it feels a bit different. Continue reading…

Happy midsummer! | Feliz pleno verão!

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Happy midsummer (Swedish: Midsommar; Finnish: Juhannus)! Today is midsummer in Finland and Europe. Although, midsummer (summer solstice) isn’t celebrated everywhere, it is an important part of our culture particularly in the Nordic countries. Continue reading…

This day one year ago | Este dia um ano atrás

Hello peoples of the world! (tradução abaixo)

Today is a special day. Or, well, only special for me. Today marks one year since I officially was bound for this brave, new part of the world. It’s the day I got accepted into UFV, the university I’ve been studying at since August last year. The amazing and weird part is how quickly the time has gone. I remember the last time I moved to a new country (Finland-Netherlands, in 2001), time seemed to go pretty slowly the first few years, but I’m not sure if that’s because I was younger. I did also move back to Finland in 2006 for a couple of years for military (civil) service, but that didn’t pass nearly as quickly either. So either I’m having lots of fun or I really am getting old!

Continue reading “This day one year ago | Este dia um ano atrás”

Happy Brazilian Valentine’s Day! | Feliz Dia dos Namorados!

Hello folks!

Yes, today is valentine’s day here in Brazil! It’s kind of odd with it being on a different time than everyone else (I guess). Although, as you may know, I have no valentine, so I’ll just take the day as we do in Finland -we have Friends’ Day (Vändag) instead of valentine’s day! So Happy Friends’ Day! Continue reading…

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