Melissa S. Creary

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Sao Paulo’s Street Art (Originally Posted: June 22, 2013)

Sampa has a pretty vibrant street art scene as evidenced by this link: http://www.unurth.com/filter/Sao-Paolo I’ll be adding all the ones I come across when I have my phone/camera here. None of the ones I’ve seen so far are even catalogued…

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Settling In Sao Paulo (Originally Posted: June 15, 2013)

I just arrived to Sao Paulo and it’s not like Rio, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Brasilia… Some compare it to NYC, but I haven’t picked up on that vibe just yet. I’m here to learn more about Brazilian history, take…

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Son Of A Biscuit! (Originally Posted: May 6, 2013)

Guess who’s moving to Brazil for a year? This girl.   As per usual, I’ll be chronicling my international antics here. I’ll be in São Paulo June and July for language training and research purposes. Then back to the States…

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Escola (Originally Posted: August 13, 2012)

Here are some pics from the school…        

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Un-Educated (Originally Posted: August 8, 2012)

The story of race and Brazil is a long and complex one.  Not unlike the story found in the US.  What makes it especially complex is that Brazilians find their stance on race to be superior to that in the…

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Dor (Originally Posted: July 28, 2012)

living with sickle cell disease, i think in prevention mode everyday. how can i prevent the most pain today? i have a baseline. what i can deal with and what i don’t even notice. this is my everyday. but above…

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It’s A Small World After All… (Originally Posted: July 24, 2012)

I am living in a friend of a friend’s house here all because I sent an email inquiring about a meeting.  Who knew the person who works on all the things I’m interested in would offer me a place to…

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Lost And Found (Originally Posted: July 17, 2012)

I got lost again today.  It’s to be expected.  I’ve only been here a few days after all.  When I was in Belgium, Jennifer and I got lost so much.  All the time.  And I got frustrated.  Sometimes because when…

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Briefly Being Bahian (Originally Posted: July 15, 2012)

I am in Salvador, Bahia for six weeks to participate in more intensive language training and conduct some preliminary research.  In the 36 hours I’ve been here, I’ve navigated the route between school and home, had my first guarana, ingested…

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Sunsets (Originally Posted: July 31, 2011)

My friend the world traveler Ashlie told me in Greece, “You seen one sunset, you’ve seen them all” as she fell asleep on the loveliest of ones in Santorini.  I dunno… I think I disagree Ash.

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