Brazilian Word of the week: Jangada
The day of the fisherman is celebrated on 29th of June in Brazil. It is also the day of the Saint Pedro – the protector of fishermen and their yield. This day is especially important here at Garça Torta. Historically it was fishermen´s village and still continues to have a fis
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It´s time to eat feijoada in Brazil
It is becoming more dificult to make a prefered and typical Brazilian dish “arroz com feijão” (engl.rice and beans). The price of beans has increased by 33% in average from the beginning of the year. In some supermarkets the price of one kg of beans is equal to 5 kg of ri
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Where does the name Brazil come from?
Everything has its origins. The name of our beloved country “Brazil” is not an exception. Have you ever thought what does it mean or where does it come from? If not, get ready for the surprise: Brazil is probably the only country which name comes from the tree! The name is shorten
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Hofstede Dimensions: What we can learn about Brazilian Culture (part 2)
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm We are continuing to talk about cultural differences between Brazil and other countries. On the previous post we covered Individualism vs Collectivism dimension of Hofstede model a
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Five things you should know about Maceió
If you are thinking about going to Maceió but don´t have time to do a deep internet research, don´t worry! This short guide from our Portuguese teacher Kátia will help you to get an idea about the city. The most beautiful beaches of Brazil are located around Maceió Maceió is at
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Zika virus in Brazil — insider view
It has started last year, when I heard the name Zika for the first time. Suddenly this word appeared in the air and people started to talk about it. Some of my friends got infected. It was even funny in the beginning. The face gets read and a bit swollen, so the person looks like it h
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Volunteering stories: The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST)
The article is written by our volunteer Anna Thiry, student of geography at university of Heidelberg, Germany. Anna volunteered for Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) and participated in various activities of Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Maceió as well as at the “interior&
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Crash Course Brazilian Portuguese
This crash course is designed specially for our students and volunteers coming to GoBrazil. GoBrazil is located at Maceió. The airport here is small and doesn´t have international flights, therefore our students are coming mostly to Recife airport and need to survive without Portugu
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Learning Portuguese for career in Brazil
Finding a job in Brazil is generally difficult for a foreigner, as most employers require the candidate to already have a visa and work permit for Brazil before applying. On top of that, many companies require some Portuguese language skills. As in any other country speaking local lan
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Portuguese word of the month: Amar!
Unlike the rest of the world the Lovers´ day (Dia dos Namorados) in Brazil is on 12 of June. Celebrating this day let us introduce you to a poem “Amar!” (engl. to love) of famous Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca. Love (port. “amor”) is the theme that prevailed
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