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    February 10, 2010


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    If most clothes are bought at home and not the in Brazil, does that make people not blend in well?


    if you are not Brazilian shaped, buying clothes in Brazil is tough, plus good quality is really expensive. I was surprized to seeing baking soda. Is baking soda from abroad that much different than what they sell here? In Rio now I have noticed that most of the food stuffs I used to buy are now available (just really expensive). I still by kitchen appliances and gadgets, but find that I now limit foodstuffs to stuff I use more regulaly (peanut butter, Mexican and other hard to find spices).


    You said in one of your posts the Favela Rocinha is the biggest slum in Latin America. That's a wrong information. Of course Rocinha is the most known, but the biggest of the american continent is in the city Caracas, Venezuela. The Favela Petare has between 360.000 and 600.000, while Rocinha has 120.000.

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    amodeus - yes! Good point!

    Corinne - I don't think it's that the baking soda is different, just that you can't seem to find it in a quantity bigger than about a half a cup - I'm used to buying boxes of the stuff and using it for lots of things around the house.

    Julia - Thank you for the clarification! That is a very common misconception as I have read that "fact" a ton of places.

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