Tag Archives: Brazil

#82 Watching the Brazilian Presidential election

As I write, the far right candidate for the Brazilian presidency, Jair Bolsonaro, came knicker grippingly close to winning the presidency in the first round. The way the system works in Brazil, if a candidate does not achieve 50% plus … Continue reading

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#80 Celebrating Brazil’s Independence

On September 7th every year, the people of Brazil get a day off. Well, most of them. The buses and metro in Sao Paulo keep running and most of the restaurants and shops seem to be open but I get … Continue reading

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#71 Watching Neymar fall over and Harry Kane score goals

Supporters of the other home nations were very cynical about England’s victory over Tunisia. Even scoring six against might not silence the critics. We will probably have to wait until after the Belgium game on Thursday to find out what … Continue reading

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#70 Watching Brazil at the World Cup

Brazilians get very excited about their football.  So much so that they suspend deliveries during Brazil games. I had to settle for an afternoon appointment this Friday with an Internet provider because Brazil are playing in the morning. Most of … Continue reading

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#69 World Cup Day Three

So what has been happening on, where are we? Day three? It seems the Brazilians are eager to bury the ghosts of their encounter with the Germans four years ago. They have already done that to a certain extent by … Continue reading

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#68 Watching the World Cup

Very much like the Italian football team, I would like to be in Russia but instead I’m stuck at home watching the games on the telly. In Brazil that means getting up at 7am to watch France v Australia.  One … Continue reading

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#35 Forget your charger and other IT related issues

I do most of my writing on my mobile phone, I also have a tablet which I can use if my phone runs out of battery. I write on Google Docs which means I can access my work on any … Continue reading

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