Here are the lines from a student's assignment:
'-You just do not know anything about the Brazilian carnival! This is very interesting.
-But Brazil is not my cup of tea, but in general I do not care where to spend my holiday, the main thing for it to be quiet.'
I think that the expression 'it is not my cup of tea' sounds awkward in this context.
I would use this expression talking about my interest in some subjects, e.g. 'Math is not my cup of tea',
but I am not sure when speaking about my interest in a country.
What is your opinion?
Thank you in advance.
I don't like it. To say that you need to have experience with it. Maybe a flight attendant, or someone who knows lots of countries well could say this.
"Brazil wouldn't be my cup of tea" sounds OK.
More importantly, it's a run on sentence. The last clause should be separate. And the two 'buts' are not good writing.
Sounds okay grammatically, but he clearly doesn't understand Brazil. :)