Projeto Tamar: Saving Sea Turtles along Brazil’s Coast

Today is world turtle day! Hooray for the turtles! In honor of turtles everywhere, I wanted to give a shout out to one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon in Vitoria: Projeto Tamar.… Read More

Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, & Yellow Fever

There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes. A fact I think proves there’s no benevolent deity. This post is a run down of the basic info on the common mosquito born diseases in Brazil: dengue, zika,… Read More

Festa Junina a Brazilian Fall Festival

We were walking the streets of Rio de Janeiro yesterday when my daughter piped up “Hey, it’s Festa Junina!” I shook my head and tolld her Festa Junina was last month. She insisted and pointed… Read More

Brazilian Snack Foods: They nailed it!

There’s so much bad news coming out of Brazil lately. The economy is still in tatters. The president is impeached. The interim president is according to most sources a mysogynist, corrupt pig. (And those are… Read More

Dear Brazil, It’s Portugal’s Fault.

I’m currently obsessed with an idea for a historical fiction novel and have spent the last week devouring books on colonial Brazil. (I know you’re jealous.) It’s been fascinating reading actually because it’s all entirely… Read More

Brazil’s Political Crisis Explained for Non-Brazilians

A week ago, Brazil’s House of Deputies voted 367 to 137 to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. The vote lasted five hours and involved a lot of unnecessary shouting, spitting, and confetti. I’m sure you heard… Read More