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Trancoso Night

Trancoso Night and Dreaming of Brazil

I’ve been missing Brazil lately and then while searching the public domain for a Brazil image came across this photo called Trancoso Night, in that moment I was inspired me to make this post because it’s one place I was not able to see yet and the best way I can remember to go back, […]

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Garota_de_ipanema - The Girl from Ipanema

The Girl from Ipanema

Brazil enjoys the largest recording industry outside of the United States, so the number of brilliant artists and the wide variety of genres (most people have never heard of), is truly staggering. The first time I’d ever hear this beautiful language was by vinyl record, as my father had a huge jazz collection, and even […]

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Lions Gate Bridge - Born under a lucky star

Born under a Lucky Star

I was born under a lucky star, or so my Dear Old Mom tells me. She was born of Irish immigrants to Canada, who taught her to always look on the bright side of life, with a good dose of chin-up and carry-on when things didn’t go as planned. She and my Dad taught me […]

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Escape artist, Panama

Escape Artist Extraordinaire

Without a doubt, the oldest and most well-recognized brand in the “Expat” niche is Escape Artist (see: EscapeArtist.com). I moved to South America in 2004, prior to that I lived in South Florida and Miami for 12 years, from where my career took me all over the Bahamas, Central America and the Caribbean. Back in […]

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the Big Pineapple

The Big Pineapple

Have you ever wondered, what was the best of the best city in the world, for night life? Wonder no-more, I’m going to tell you. I will admit, that Barcelona, Perth in Western Australia¬†rocks and Hong Kong is cool but after 12 years living in Miami I set the bar very high, and having lived […]

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Aaron on Big Rock Brazil - Pedra Grande and Body by design

Big Rock Brazil

Pedra Grande is actually the name of this magical place I discovered about 100km from Sao Paulo. Big Rock Brazil was a brand idea for creating a mountain bike resort on a private property in Pedra Grande. Btw: (by the way) Pedra translates to English as stone or rock and grande is large or big, […]

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Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil is proof God wants us happy

I didn’t invent that slogan but I think that Ben Franklin would agree. Brazil is perfection, in it’s natural state. Comparing to Canada the distances are as vast but due to the climate and geography, much of the countryside is lush and verdant green. Brazil is the last greatest country left on earth (in my […]

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Wild Orchid Brazil

Wild Orchid Brazil

  Happy Birthday Canada! We stand on guard for thee…. here in Brazil (that is).¬† I will always love Canada but prefer living in Brazil. Silicon Palms is now working on something unique that I’d like to share with you. Over a year ago, I was presented with an opportunity to design a resilient community […]

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Brazil for Offshore IT Outsource

I recently returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil after 6 months in North America, if there were an economic downturn in the rest of the world, they forgot to mention it to Brasileiro’s. This country is drunk with economic excess, even the street vendors are upgrading equipment and spending more money than ever to build-up their […]

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Burle Marx

Burle Marx

My good friends from Miami own and operate a successful landscape business, they impressed upon me the beauty of landscape as an “art-form”, and then introduced me to the work of a Brazilian legend. Burle Marx, as he’s known, was the greatest thing to ever happen to plants in Brazil. He’s internationally known as one […]

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