andyhpmartin

active 3 weeks, 3 days ago • from Lima, Peru
Transpontine in São Paulo. Interested in social work, migration, travel & South America. http://thebookisonthetable.me

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South America

SOUTH AMERICA I'M A BRIT WHO HAS LIVED IN SÃO PAULO FOR NEARLY A YEAR. I HAVE ALSO TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AROUND SOUTH AMERICA.

São Paulo, Brazil

SOUTH AMERICA I'M A BRIT WHO HAS LIVED IN SÃO PAULO FOR NEARLY A YEAR. I HAVE ALSO TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AROUND SOUTH AMERICA.

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  • Sonja Hartemink posted a shout 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    @andyhpmartin Thank you for accepting my invite! Regards from Sunny Spain :-) Sonja

  • Katka Lapelosová posted a shout 10 months ago

    @andyhpmartin Hi Andy! You seem like a really interesting person for sure! Looking forward to your posts!

  • Nicola Lazzari posted a shout 1 year, 3 months ago

    @andyhpmartin – Thanks for the add Andy, hope all is grand in SP.
    You noted you worked in the UK with migrants and refugees, I am a former-IOMer and some of my best mates were in the London office.
    Got two good friends from my time in London actually working in SP at the moment, let me know if you want to network. Enjoy

  • paulinesmolders posted a shout 1 year, 4 months ago

    @andyhpmartin thanks for the add! Funny to see you live in São Paulo, will be visiting the city next month :)


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Basic Information

Age:32
Originally From:London, United Kingdom
Currently Living In:São Paulo, Brazil
About Me:

Between 2005 and 2012 I worked with refugees and other migrants as a social worker in the UK. All of the people I met and worked with were in the UK for different reasons and it was always fascinating, and often very sad, to hear them talk about
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Between 2005 and 2012 I worked with refugees and other migrants as a social worker in the UK. All of the people I met and worked with were in the UK for different reasons and it was always fascinating, and often very sad, to hear them talk about their lives.

However, it was also just as fun listening to what they thought about the UK, as well their accounts of how they were trying to adjust to life in a strange country whose way of life they were unaccustomed to and whose language they barely, for the most part, spoke upon arrival.

It was a fantastic job but unfortunately it was cut and so in February 2012, with my wife (who is Brazilian) needing to complete her degree back home, we decided to move to São Paulo.

Alas, I became a migrant myself and seeing as I had enjoyed listening to other people’s accounts of adjusting to life in a distant land, I thought it might be amusing (mainly for others) to write a blog about my own experiences of going through that process myself.

http://thebookisonthetable.me

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Gender:Male
If you must know, I'm:Happily Married