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Sunday, 16 November 2008

The Call of Brazil's Capoeirista

Ch-ch-ching-dong-dong. As soon as the familiar notes start, ears perk up. Ch-ch-ching-dong-dong. Within seconds, eyes start to flick around the room. Ch-ch-ching-dong-dong. Smiling people start to form a circle while clapping and swaying to the beat. Pavlov was right. It doesn’t take much. A bell for a dog, or five steely notes for a capoeirista, and off they go.


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Learning a new language can open you to a new world. In Portuguese, when you ask if someone if they have been to a place before, the direct translation is, “Do you know…?”

After living in Brazil for two years, I feel confidant in saying, “Yes, I know Brazil.”

For me one of the best parts of learning a new language are the slip-ups.

Here are some of my favorites:

Pay Day

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Saturday, 05 July 2008

Travel Photographs: Brazil

Photos by Katie O'Hara

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