I've noticed through out the years that many, many expats will gravitate towards people of the same or similar nationality. There's nothing wrong with it, except that some expats will ONLY hang out with people with the same culture as theirs. Look, I have Brazilian friends all over the place, when I lived in DC, when I lived in London, but my opinion is that, you're having this opportunity to live in this other country, another culture, so make the most of it. Enjoy, learn, and discover.
Veteran's Day Parade
On that note, today we went to the Veteran's Day parade. It was fun, so very different from where I come from (we are not a country with a "parade culture" in Brazil). Phoenix isn't a big city, so, it's all very relaxed compared to bigger cities. We sat on the road, there weren't hundreds of people squeezing you, people participating in the parade would come out and give out stuff. It was fun.
Every country has their own customs, and since you are living there, it's just fair that you get to know what they are all about, you never know, you might end up loving it!
Some pics from today...
It was all very touching. To imagine that so many young people have lost their lives defending a country. A country that I chose to be part of, a country that I call mine as well.