Brazil through an Australian's eyes
September 18, 2016
Social media was certainly made for Brazilians, and by some as well.
There is no shame in a selfie in this country and privacy settings are often left to a minimum.
All is on display here which is a lot like Brazilian culture, and being social media, well, you can imagine here it's pretty damn soc...
September 15, 2016
Walking through a Rio de Janeiro favela I was told by my resident guide that the order from the most senior gangsters is to not lay a hand on visitors.
She said I could navigate the Cantagalo favela’s steep maze of pathways, streets and stairs safely with a Brazilian or even alone, something...
September 12, 2016
You can practically feel the sun and samba beats bursting out of Brazilians mouths.
Yet when the coolest and sexiest accents in the world are spoken about you hear of the Irish, French, Italians or us Aussies.
Even one of the many Spanish-speaking countries will usually be tossed up.
September 9, 2016
The question wasn't why would I come to Rio it was why wouldn't I?
Here I was, a stereotypical monolingual English-speaking dude. I had no understanding of the struggles and memory-searing moments which come from ditching the comforts of home to enter the unknown.
So late last year I found myself...