a clash of civilizations

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strike a pose

One of the first things I noticed about Brasil was that the people in Minas Gerias had very little inhibitions, sort of the complete opposite of the United States, especially in the midwest.  For example in the USA we stand five feet apart when talking, while in Brasil people seem to be practically hugging eachother.  Another thing is that the people in Brasil do not get embarrassed to easily, which would do the united states a lot of favors if we adopted, politcally the Vietnam or Iraq wars may never have happened or became so prolonged.  For example when people would ask Lyndon Johnson why he won't pull out of Vietnam we would show reporters his testicles.

  The point being is that of the deadly sins people have, Brasil does not have much pride.  It does have lots of other things wrong, such as sloth or lust, but those are other stories.

So my favourite thing in Brasil was the culture of drinking, eating, and dancing.  Basically you get a bottle of beer, and pour it into little cups and drink it, and your glass is never empty.  My personal favourite were the gigantic bottles of cervasa skol.  Another thing is that everyone danced, and yea most people sucked at it, the point being a persons dance skills is subjective. 

The final thing is the art in Brasil, and that everyone seemed to love being a work of art, whether to be a subject of a photo or painting, pose nude, or join a band.  Its a good thing, right? 

 

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strike a pose
strike a pose
very artistic right?
very artistic right?
robert and his band
robert and his band
drinking skol!
drinking skol!
japanese-brazilian style art
japanese-brazilian style art
random girl dancing
random girl dancing
paloma showing off her headband
paloma showing off her headband
everyone kisses in brazil
everyone kisses in brazil
the jane fonda look
the jane fonda look
drinking beer out of little glasses
drinking beer out of little glasses
palama and her brother
palama and her brother
early morning drinking in ouro pre…
early morning drinking in ouro pr…
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