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I'm a social worker from the UK who moved to São Paulo in February 2012. Blogging about the many humbling day-to-day episodes I am experiencing as I attempt to adjust to life here in Brazil. More Info

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The Book Is On The Table

The Book Is On The Table

Six months in São Paulo

October 26, 2012 by andyhpmartin

Well, well, well…it’s been a while since I posted. So let’s have a catch up: here’a little post I prepared, as a way of reviewing my first six months in… Read more…

Categories: Lessons Learnt

A begginer’s guide to cricket in São Paulo. Yes, that’s right, cricket.

August 2, 2012 by andyhpmartin

If you thought that my posts up until now had a very British theme to them then I think this week’s will be the cherry on the cake. That’s because… Read more…

Categories: Lessons Learnt

Brazilian Bureaucracy: Part 2

May 30, 2012 by andyhpmartin

When I originally the post about Brazilian bureaucracy on my own blog it was actually much longer than the one I posted here, but given how many commented on it I… Read more…

Categories: Lessons Learnt

Brazilian Bureaucracy

May 16, 2012 by andyhpmartin

Ok, so in my last post I wrote about the surprise visitor our neighbour received when she left her window open. This time, I’m going to concentrate on something that… Read more…

Categories: Lessons Learnt

What to do when you find a bird of prey in your bed?

May 3, 2012 by andyhpmartin

So, in my first two posts I covered topics including  the weather and public transport. How very British of me. This time I’m going to recount something that happened to… Read more…

Categories: Lessons Learnt

How to catch a bus in São Paulo

March 27, 2012 by andyhpmartin

In my first post I wrote about a couple of the things that I had learnt during my first six weeks of living in São Paulo. These included my thoughts… Read more…

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Six weeks in São Paulo: So far, so good.

March 14, 2012 by andyhpmartin

Last Thursday marked the sixth week since I moved to Brazil and whilst this is my third time in São Paulo it is the first time that I have lived here –… Read more…

Categories: Lessons Learnt