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Brazil Based Brightonian

Brazil Based Brightonian

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

May 16, 2013 by Luci Castle

I already own too many owl related items. I have no particular affinity to owls, I don’t even really like owls but the story of how I came to own… Read more…

Categories: Brazil, ex pat

They would not be smart enough to pour piss out of their boots, if the instructions were written on the sole.

April 16, 2013 by Luci Castle

One of my more annoying traits is my childlike response to being told what to do. When advised not to do something my immediate response is to do the opposite…. Read more…

Categories: Brazil, ex pat, Sao Paulo, teaching

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

March 18, 2013 by Luci Castle

As my time in Sao Paulo draws nearer to its end I see the city transform before me. The once sinister and confusing cacophony metamorphosed in to friendly bars and… Read more…

Categories: Brazil, ex pat, Sao Paulo

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.

December 18, 2012 by Luci Castle

I have come to embody a very different mentality. Perhaps I presented a version of myself for so long I started to believe in it? Perhaps I was never quite… Read more…

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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

November 30, 2012 by Luci Castle

I have a question, when you ask for the bill across a crowded restaurant what do you do? Do you mine an action to indicate to staff that you have… Read more…

Categories: Brazil, teaching

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.

November 10, 2012 by Luci Castle

For the month of November 2012 I am trying something very new and very difficult for me, commitment. I am not a committed person I am a fly-by-night, faddy, over… Read more…

Categories: Brazil, ex pat, Sao Paulo, teaching

Home is where one starts from

October 24, 2012 by Luci Castle

I made an ignoble exit from my last home. My last look back was at a dirty duvet dangling from the balcony beneath mine, when we had tried (and failed)… Read more…

Categories: Brazil, ex pat, Sao Paulo

Even in the familiar there can be surprise and wonder.

October 14, 2012 by Luci Castle

To get in to my apartment building you need to be buzzed through two electronic gates. In 24-hour attendance at these gates are a series of lovely Porterios, who let… Read more…

The Road less Travelled- The art of getting lost

September 26, 2012 by Luci Castle

I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference Robert Frost I have recently moved to the city of Sao Paulo. This is not a… Read more…

Categories: Brazil, ex pat, Sao Paulo, teaching