Dr. Neil Turner is a Renaissance Man who has turned his unique talents and skill-set into a master-key that has unlocked far more than most academics and free thinkers can imagine! We dug into his ever-expanding decade-long ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil and, among other things he helped me in my struggle to understand the Racism Vs. Classism debate and debacle that plagues my mind in Brazil. More importantly, he opens up about the other components that fill in his success as a bi-lingual:
The way he breaks down how he explored the country he was interested in is a blueprint for people interested in moving to a new culture! Continue reading
Four stops along the way, from Sao Paulo, Brazil to the Parana River! Open wide->
As a writer, I’ve learned to never start a positive comment with negative words. In Global Insights – The Zen of Travel and BEING in the World, Dr. Monteiro broke the rules of being a so-called “travel writer”, so I feel no shame (a laughable concept anyway) in putting forward my thoughts on her book.
What the book isn’t!
- It’s not a happy-go-lucky, generic coming-of-age book written by someone with no life experience.
- It’s not a book that highlights the highs and avoids talking about the painful, gut-wrenching, and often soul-crushing sacrifices made in order to live the dream.
- It’s not a book to be taken lightly, or easy to put down.
- It’s not even the “part memoir; part motivational/inspirational text; part travelogue; part collection of psychological insights into creativity, motivation, and self-actualization”, it’s billed as. Because this book is far more than the sum total of its profound, yet disparate parts.
My phone nearly exploded with all the pictures I have stored from the events, people, and places I took pictures of here in Sao Paulo!
Starting in on the second half of the year in Sao Paulo has been wonderful! I’ve grown into my new circle here and been out to see lots of new things. Here are a few of the most conversation worthy places I’ve been over the last few weeks! ~>
First quarter 2015 in Brazil has been a whirlwind! I’ve adjusted to the massive public transportation loggerheads and finally figured out how to navigate the city. Wateef unchained! ->