A meal is not complete without rice and those delicious carioca beans. In every new town you arrive in, you look for the street food stall that sells the best tapioca with cheese and guava marmalade.
Brazil’s most popular dance is no longer a mystery for you. Forró is definitely easier than samba, equally fun, and allows you to blend in more easily on those nights out.
Every place you go to has at least five cachoeiras in its surroundings, and almost every second day you get to bathe in one.
You still love caipirinha, but after the first two weeks you’ve stopped drinking it because 1. it’s too expensive, and more importantly 2. you’ve learned that Brazilians prefer beer.
In your home country you’d still be wearing a T-shirt. Now that you’re in Brazil though, you put on your fleece.
You display all symptoms of addiction to this delicious frozen fruit paste. You have it for dinner every night. You know to go to Tacacá do Norte bar to get the best açaí in Rio. You’re seriously considering importing it to your home country after you get back.
Yes, you’re aware that Brazil is not the safest country on the planet. But it’s not the most dangerous one either so there’s no point in being paranoid, otherwise you won’t enjoy a minute of your stay. You just leave your valuables at home and watch your surroundings.
One of the most annoying things about Brazil are those shoulder-high turnstiles that they have in city buses, which make taking urban public transport with a big backpack on a challenging task, to say the least. After lots of practice and embarrassing episodes, you’ve mastered the art, and can get past that baffle gate without attracting the stares of everybody else on the bus.
You now delight yourself with cupuaçú, umbú, cajá, and mangaba juice. As for apples and pears, you’ve forgotten they even exist.
Brazilian swimsuits are not exactly famous for covering your body. At first, this made you feel seriously embarrassed, but you’ve gradually grown accustomed to the sensation. As tiny as it may be, that bikini does cover the essentials, and on a crowded beach it won’t make you stand out.
At first you were amazed by all those beaches, but Brazil is a lot more than Florianopolis, Ilha Grande, Itacare, or Jericoacoara. When you want to swap your flip-flops for hiking boots, you head to Chapada Diamantina, Chapada dos Veadeiros, or the inland state of Minas Gerais .
And you have them included in your travel budget.