Monthly Archives: March 2010

Spanish ≠ Portuguese

Many people hold fast to the myth that Spanish and Portuguese are similar enough to be mutually intelligible. They are both Romance languages (based on Latin) and share many grammatical structures and vocabulary. They are indeed closer to one another … Continue reading

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Global Juke Joint: Croatian Soul

Eddy Meets Yannah. They bad, y’all. And they’re from Zagreb, too! Fly Brother welcomes your views. If this post hit the spot, please comment and/or click.

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Moving to Brazil in 21 Easy Steps

Say, “I’m moving to Brazil, dammit!” Find a friend who has just passed on a teaching job in the Brazilian capital, not your first choice of cities, but only 90 minutes away by air from your first choice of cities. … Continue reading

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Fly Brother Podcast – Season 1, Episode 5: Lady Travel Bloggers and Around the World by Couch

In this episode of the Fly Brother Podcast: Celebrating Women’s History Month with Lady Travel Bloggers CouchSurfing Your Way Around the World Season 1, Episode 5: Lady Travel Bloggers and Around the World by Couch Playlist: “Aquarela do Brasil”/”Nêga do … Continue reading

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A House-Warming in Brasília -or- Why CouchSurfing is the Greatest Thing on Earth

You’re new to a city. You’re like Bo…you’own know Diddly. What do you do? You log onto CouchSurfing.org, that’s what you do. A social networking site that’s actually built around facilitating live-and-in-the-flesh human connection, The CouchSurfing Project puts world travelers … Continue reading

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An Old Rant Revisited

Today, five days into my new life in Brazil, I got pissed for the first time since I arrived. It was at the gym and it involved a cultural and linguistic misunderstanding. As my Portuguese leaves much to be desired, … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Crossing the Amazon by Air

Word. A work of art. Yes, the current local time was indeed 5:34AM. Dawn in Dade County. Fatigue setting in. Uma garotinha…awwwwww. Ole Man River. The Mis’sippi ain’t got nuthin on this. Not exactly ATL. The river runs through it … Continue reading

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