How to ask people “where they’re from” – The Brazilian way is the best way! :)

“Where are you from?” is a question that people ask each other all the time. When I’m on the road, I reply that “I’m from New York.” Now, when I am talking to Europeans and some less racially diverse Latin American countries, sometimes things get a little weird. The person would say awkwardly, “Oh. But I mean […]

Can I get a kiss?

Brazilians love to kiss, especially during carnaval, where anything goes! The following is a collection of pick-up lines I’ve heard from guys trying to win a kiss: “Have you kissed a Brazilian guy yet?” “…But have you kissed a 2-meter tall Brazilian guy?” “I’m doing a research on what drinks girls drink … I’m doing a […]

Buenos Aires: Chinese Supermarkets and Buffets

When I was in the South of Brazil, couple of people asked me if I’m Argentinian. Argentinians, by the way, are known for looking “European”, having blond hair, tall physique, etc. That’s because many of them have Italian, German, or Spanish descent; there are pretty much no indigenous or African people in Buenos Aires. Therefore, […]