One of my favourite flags ever. This is the flag for the historical state of Pernambuco, the state of Rachel's home city Recife. What a fantastic mix of imagery.
Things I miss about England
2=My family 3=Easter 4=The post 5=Being in the loop 6=What you hear is what you get 7=Safe electrics 8=Cream teas 9=Curry 10=The pub 11=Asparagus, avocado and tea 12=Blu tac 13=Not so many mozzies 14=Pedestrian crossings 15=Readily available tea 16=Fresh milk 17=Not so many computer viruses 18=Cards in the post 19=Duvets 20=Traffic lights 21=Not much gun crime 22=BRA does not exist 23=York Minster 24=Grey Hair 25=Less power cuts 26=Trees 27=Toasters and electric kettles 28=Cycle lanes 29=The police are not bent 30=The Radio 31=Bringing your own bags to the supermarket 32=Singing hymns in English 33=Elections 34=People know how to park (mostly) 35=People know that a little rain won't kill you 36=second-hand bookshops 37=Log fires 38=Match of the Day 39=Bounty Chocolate Bars 40=Spices and Herbs 41=The drive from York to the Lake District 42=Rafi's Spice Box 43=Museums 44=Pint glasses 45=Breakfast 46=fresh mushrooms 47=baked beans 48=celery 49=good quality cereal 50=fresh bread 51=No dubbing on films 52=Sausages 53=Buying things online 54=High-brow Political Satire. 56=Going to Rock gigs 57=English banter 58=Pianos 59=Knowing why you are in trouble 60=Toilets don’t block so easily and you can flush toilet paper 62=Minimal noise pollution 63=Photocopiers 64=People know how to photocopy 66=Carpets 67=Less wildlife 69=Small talk 70=Reading the paper 71=General Administrative Competence 74=BBC News 75=Luxury cars 77=Teletext 78=Can openers and corkscrews 80=Gas from the mains 81=Not needing 3 cold showers a day to stay fresh 83=People are not SO obsessed with Disney 84=Custard 85=Horlicks 87=General Administrative Competence 95=Mince pies and mulled wine 96=Road-Side services 97=Motorways 98=The Hoobs 99=Leather jackets 100=The weather
Things I love about Brazil
2=The beach 3=The Brazilian flag 4=Seafood 5=Sand dunes 6=The weather 7=Portuguese 8=People are not afraid to pray, really pray 9=São João 10=Music 11=Help 12=Grilled Corn on the cob sold by the side of the road 13=Açai 14=Black beans, brown beans and green beans 15=More wildlife 16=Guarana 17=Guga the Turtle 18=The Pernambuco State Flag 19=People know how to throw a party 20=12 bank holidays a year 21=Traffic lights 22=Tiled floors 24=Match day snacks 25=Informal dress codes 28=The national anthem 29=Capirinha 30=Açerola 32=Great Wall Art 34=Open air swimming 35=The way they do Father’s day 37=Orange 38=Parque da cidade. 39=Carne de sol and macaxeira fritters 40=The drive from Natal to Tabitinga 41=Hybrid cars 45=Amusing uses of English 46=Breakfast 47=Tapioca 49=The informal way they do tests 50=The walk home 51=Driving the windows down 52=Driving barefoot 53=Somebody fills up the car, checks the oil and tyres without you having to get out. 54=Cheap labour 55=All year morning sunshine 58=Puddings 59=The Brazilian national team 65=Cheap internal flights 67=Caxaça 68=Football commentators 69=Live music 70=The travelling circus 71=Discovery kids brasil 72=Interesting City Names 73=Hammocks 74=Elections 76=Churrasco 77=The good natured way Brazilians deal with a crisis 78=Picanha 79=Meat 81=Warm evenings 82=Capeoira trousers 83=Kids don't have to use car seats so much. 85=Frozen fruit pulps 86=Turma de Monica 87=Interesting City Names 88=Bolo de rolo 89=Sitting outside on lawn chairs 91=Condominiums 92=Salão de festa 96=Sweets at parties 93=Clothes dry quickly 94=Cats on campus 95=Radio Rede Hallelujah 97=The Outback 98=Baton choclate 99=Soap Operas 100=Umbrella hats