Tag Archives: Fly Brother Tales

Feliz Na Vida: Sou Vai-Vai

Vai-Vai was my first. In January of 2006, during my first trip to São Paulo, I became washed in the downpour of sound and energy that is the open-air rehearsal of the Vai-Vai Samba School.  I fell in love with … Continue reading

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Reconciling with Rio

Three years ago, shortly after dusk on a crisp July evening, I left the gym and walked with a friend down a cavernous back-street in Copacabana, the gritty, dense, intense, world-famous beachfront neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.  At that time, … Continue reading

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How Flying Standby out of LaGuardia Helped Me Practice My Yiddish

Often, the best way to improve skills in a language different from your own is to utilize them under adverse circumstances. As proven by The Nanny, New York’s true mother tongue is Yiddish, and my 24-hour ordeal to fly from … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Brasília, Part Deux -or- Why I’m Gettin’ A Car With the Paycheck I Just Got

I know the numbers are hard to read, but let’s try and follow along anyway, shall we? Mode of Transport Green Line = Bus Red Line = Foot 1. Spot where the bus dropped me off in the vaguely-named block, … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Brasília -or- Why I’m Gettin’ A Car With My Next Paycheck

Like Florida and California and any other sun-shiney place that boomed in the 50s and 60s, Brasília’s spread way, way out. So an afternoon of running errands without your own private vehicle just might look like this: 12:00pm – You … Continue reading

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Fly Brother Interview on Jay Travels

Atlanta-based fly blogger and brother Jay interviewed me a few weeks ago for his international travel site, Jay Travels. The resulting madness went live this Tuesday, featuring my musings on Greenland, Mickey Ds, and prostitutes. Here’s an excerpt: Have you … Continue reading

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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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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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The Ubiquitous Fly Brother

As the Beatnuts say, “there’s no escaping this:” I’m everywhere, folks. Over the last few months, I’ve been interviewed or asked to submit text and photos to a couple of travel- and culture-related websites either in anticipation of my big … Continue reading

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It’s the Weekeeeeeend, Baby! (Part 1)

So, I was blind-sided by a ridiculous amount of paperwork and test grading over the last couple of weeks, which reduced my reading time to nil (my Google Reader account has hit 1,000 unread posts since I last checked it) … Continue reading

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