Meu nome é Fateh Singh.
Eu tenho dezoito anos.
Eu venho da Auckland, Nova Zelandia.
Eu realmente curti meu tempo no Brasil.
Eu estou levando memórias para a vida.
Brazil was always an unknown place for me. My knowledge about the country remained limited to the passion for football surrounded by controversy of unsafe streets and dangerous people.
Fast forward 10 days, I no longer hold the same perspective. I am eager to return to Brazil, relive my memories and enjoy my friendships.
Sao Paulo is a unique and lively city, full of beautiful graffiti, colourful buildings, music filled streets, small markets and friendly people. It is an extreme contrast between rich and the poor, high rise buildings and small shacks.
I enjoyed the hospitality of Campus B and was extremely grateful for their support throughout the week. Talita and Gabriel were two amazing characters that became highlights of the trip.
Food, Brazil is a heaven for meat lovers. Despite the growing vegan population, the concept is not popular. Generally, salads are most common but there are a few Middle Eastern restaurants with a range of vegetarian options, my absolute favourite, Quibe de Abóbora.
I absolutely loved the concept of Por Quilo, the canteens offer buffet and charge based on the weight of the plate, the general price for one meal is usually under $10 NZD. I believe this concept could be a success as a lunchbar in NZ.
Another dish I am likely to reproduce is Brigadeiro. Made simply with butter, cocoa powder and condensed milk, the taste is rich and the chocolate balls melt in your mouth.