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Exclusive Letters from Brazil

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Pen pals are a childhood memory for most of us. The habit of writing a letter to an old friend or to a complete stranger abroad is apparently making its comeback. A young Portuguese living in Brazil, Patrícia Cardoso, and her project Cartas de Sapana have joined the trend

* Movies: Monty python live (mostly)

* Music: Trigga by Trey Songz

* Wine: the Austrian Montecassino

* Books: The sleepwalker’s guide to dancing by Mira Jacob

* Food: keep calm and drink your riesling

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