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. After years in the Mediterranean, I now reside in Puerto Rico, writing and working for a startup while dreaming about building my own home.
Latest posts by Adam Lee from July, 2016
Pampulha Ensemble, Precursor to Brasilia, Gets UNESCO World Heritage Status
The Pampulha Ensemble, as well as Brazil's capital Brasília, were designed by the country's late-great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.
A Protection Ritual to ‘Close the Body’ Links Different Religious Traditions in Brazil
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.