I'm a writer and a researcher who has spent the past two decades studying foreign cultures, with a focus on Brazil. Having taught myself a few foreign languages, I put them to practical use by going to live abroad on a budget, contemplating my old life in the New World and my new life in the Old. I now reside in the Mediterranean, writing and working for a startup while dreaming about building my own home in the tropics.
Latest posts by Adam Lee
14 February 2017
"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."
21 August 2016
One forward-thinking Bahia-born journalist hatches an online gift economy project with an important difference — it's exclusively for women.
30 July 2016
The Pampulha Ensemble, as well as Brazil's capital Brasília, were designed by the country's late-great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.
21 July 2016
The "closing of the body" is supposed to ward off evil. Followers of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda as well as some Catholics practice the ritual.
31 May 2016
Expressing opinions about political life is an increasingly dangerous activity in Mozambique. Yet another academic, José Jaime Macuane, has been kidnapped and shot—but thankfully not killed—in the streets of Maputo.
15 March 2016
While some argue that respected authors from Portugal are being axed from the curriculum, others say priority should be given to the literature of Portuguese Africa and Latin America.