Friday, November 13, 2009

Finally !

How long does it take to adapt to another country ?
One year ? Ten years ? A whole life ?
After reading this post I realized I have a thick skin as a foreigner.
I plan to have my own B&B in Brazil when I retire - lately I have been considering maybe before that. Let's see how the job market will be next year. I hope to get a very nice job in 2010!
Just like everyone in the Brazilian press and my old colleagues, I am still TOO critical about Brazil. Its disgusting politicians, the huge social differences, some aspects of the culture, the violence of big cities. I just love the people though. Food, sparkling weather, open spaces, easy relations. Freedom, freedom.

Curious about The Economist ? The whole article is here.
In Portuguese you can read Paulo Moreira Leite's amazing post here.
Or Ms. Buchala's post here.

2 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

Wow Anita, thanks for opening our eyes to other parts of this world. Sometimes I get a little naive to others issues as I have it so good where I am, so thanks and don't let go of your dreams and hopes for your B&B. Simone xx

Ann Moeller said...

My opinion is that we have to wait and see...Although I have no plans to live in Brazil again, I would love to see the country to "take off" as said and be respected worldwide(starting with the Brazilian politicians and people in power) as a potency that everybody knows that it is.
Brazil the new USA? Even better I believe (we've got oil, lots of it,hehe). If people learn once and for all to respect each other and the land they step on, we can do it!!