Melissa S. Creary

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Hi. Hello. How are you. (Originally Posted: July 31, 2011)

My name is Melissa, and yes I can afford to eat at the same restaurant as you. Boa Noite. Advertisements

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Capoeira Em Salvador (Originally Posted: July 29, 2011)

Tonight I met up with a virtual friend who I had been introduced to a few months ago (via facebook/email) by another friend who insisted we meet due to our similar interests in health in Brazil.  Ugo will be in…

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New Spot in Salvador (Originally Posted: July 28, 2011)

  I am renting a spacious condo in Barra, Salvador-a few minutes from the beach.  There are lots of food options and it seems safe enough.  I visit the historic center ths weekend and hopefully get in good beach time. …

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Having A Moment (Originally Posted: July 22, 2011)

You know how sometimes you get confirmation that you are where you are supposed to be? I’m having one of these moments. I have had a (relatively) rough Spring. God always shakes things up when you think you know how…

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“Black Like Me” (Originally Posted: July 19, 2011)

I am reposting an archived blog from Fly Brother that gets to exactly what I’ve been feeling in only 2 weeks in Brazil. It has been fascinating observing and being observed. I still haven’t broken down the “Here, you’re as black as…

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Kindness of Strangers (Originally Posted: July 18, 2011)

On Saturday (after my epic Friday night-6:30AM folks!) I made plans with new friends I met that night and a classmate to go back to the scene of the crime (lapa) in the daytime for some proper pictures-then onto Santa Theresa (a neighborhood by…

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Samba Speaks To My Soul (Originally Posted: July 8, 2011)

According to Wikipedia: Lapa is a neighbourhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It is located in the centre of Rio and is famous for its historical monuments and nightlife. The neighbourhood is home to the Arcos da Lapa,…

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First Taste of Music (Originally Posted: July 7, 2011)

I thought of my friend and classmate Andy Ditzler when I went to a talk today after class.  I had no idea what was being said, but there was lovely bossa nova music involved.  He’s coming to Rio this week…

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“Sometimes No Means Yes” (Originally Posted: July 6, 2011)

…this is what the program coordinator said today in orientation-directed to the women only.  “Brazilian girls know how to do this well and to stop things before they get out of hand.  In our culture it is a game and…

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PUC (Originally Posted: July 6, 2011)

So here I am.  In Brazil to learn some Portuguese…only the first step in what will surely require more time with the language and more time in Brazil (how convenient!).  I took a placement test today…HA!  Written and Oral.  I…

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