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Reality Check: Life in Brazil Through the Eyes of a Foreigner

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I really wanted to capture what daily life is like for a foreigner based in Brazil. What is different about this enormous nation compared to living in many other places or even back in the UK? What is important to know before you make the decision to move here?

No HP Sauce, Endless Red Tape: Would You Want to Live in Brazil?

Mark Hillary | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

Every foreign person living far from home has some reason to miss home, but for someone to sit and write a list of 66 - yes 66 - reasons he hates being in Brazil leaves me feeling rather incredulous. This is surely a hatred bordering on obsession?

How Will You Be Watching the Rio Olympic Games in 2016?

Mark Hillary | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

I believe it is likely that a majority of fans will be consuming the Rio Olympic coverage on their phones. If you remember how the BBC Olympic app worked, allowing sports fans to select news about their team only or even a particular athlete - now overlay this with the ability to get a live feed from all sports all the time and that is probably what normal will look like in 2016.

Why Do Brits Hate the London Olympic Games?

Mark Hillary | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

What is it about being British? We go and invent all the best sports in the world and then give great sportsmen like Andy Murray a hard time about whether he is more Scottish or more British - or ever going to win at Wimbledon.

London 2012: One Hundred Days To Go

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

It is exactly one hundred days until the opening ceremony of the London Olympic games when, under Danny Boyle's direction, thousands of British volunteers will show the world that the UK can match anything China did four years ago.

I Was Not Born in Belfast, But That's What My Brazil ID Card Says...

Mark Hillary | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I am a Londoner, but I live and work in São Paulo in Brazil. This week I collected my Brazilian permanent ID card. It's taken months of bureaucracy and many visits to the policia federal in Lapa to get this far.

What Has Happened to Argentine Dignity?

Peter Martindale | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The Argentine people should have the intelligence and dignity to drop all claims to the Falklands and so to benefit from improved relations and trade, or for ever be complaining about the state of their own country and what might have been.

UK Technology Firms Need the Samba Beat of Brazil for Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Tthe reasons for any foreign ICT organisation to enter Brazil are compelling. Brazil is presently the seventh largest market in the world, with $165.7bn spent on ICT in 2010, and expected to become the fourth largest before long. The domestic market for IT is the eighth largest in the world, and only $2.4bn of IT services were exported.

When the Thin Blue Line Just Wants a Cold Beer

Mark Hillary | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

No modern police service can refuse to engage in dialogue with the citizens they are there to protect and Facebook is just a relatively recent way for the police to talk to the public. If they choose to start deleting intelligent questions that question their policies and behaviour then they may as well forget about counting on the public - the people who pay their salaries - for support.