Missing My Other Home: Fortaleza, Brazil

For those who closely know me, they also known that I am half Bahraini and half Brazilian (my mother's side). As a result, I am quite fluent in Portuguese (the language in Brazil is NOT Brazilian…) thanks to my mother (the speaking part) and kids comics I used to buy by the tons in Brazil when I was a kid (the reading and writing part). Since half my family is in Brazil, I visit my mother's hometown of Fortaleza (in the state of Ceara) every year, mostly during the summer months of June through late August.…