Monthly Archives: March 2011

Finding Wonderland

The first time you visit a place, the spirit of adventure manifests itself in every encounter. Each new person you meet, each new taste and smell, each new sight and sound leaves an indelible impression that can be positive or … Continue reading

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The Best Black Expat Films (Not that there are very many, anyway.)

Feeling uninspired these days? Want to travel, but can’t? Eat Pray Love just not looking all that relatable to your demographic? Then check these out on DVD: four of my favorite black expat films, each one detailing an experience that … Continue reading

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Carnival 2011: And the Winners Are…

Vai-Vai in São Paulo and Beija-Flor de Nilópolis in Rio Incidentally, I’ve been with Vai-Vai since jump: And the party’s still not over…the champions’ parade is tonight!

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“Reconheço Meu Valor”

Through all the color and pageantry of seven samba schools competing for the top prize on the first night of São Paulo’s Sambadrome competition, one dark and controversial issue reared its head in the most beautiful and touching ways. The … Continue reading

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Bom Carnaval!

Burl Ives got it wrong; the most wonderful time of the year, in much of the world, is upon us – Carnival. For four, five, six, even seven days leading up to Ash Wednesday, revelers in the Catholic world drop … Continue reading

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