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São Paulo Companhia de Danca World Premiere of Lock’s The Seasons””

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by gringadmin

By Larry LudwigJune 3, 2014 [Photo by douard Lock of dancers in The Seasons” on São Paulo Companhia de Dana&rsquot;s website]The São Paulo Companhia de Dana continues its rise up the ranks of internationally renowned dance companies. The Companhia (hereafter referred to as the Company or SPCD), under the leadership of Artistic Director Ins Boga, […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by gringadmin

June 3, 2014Meet Bina who moved to Brazil a year ago. Read the following interview in which Gina tells us about some of her most memorable experiences and gives some useful advice to newcomers.1. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, what do you do etc.?My name is Bina. I am from […]

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Brazil: Seguranca

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by gringadmin

By Alastair KinghornMay 13, 2014One of the bugbears of modern society in Britain was the overly paternalistic attitude towards Health and Safety. To my mind, reared as it was on the heaving decks of merchant navy ships in the 1960`s, it has taken away a sense of self-responsibility and replaced it with a labyrinthine network […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by gringadmin

May 13, 2014Meet Mike Jewell who has lived in Brazil over 15 years. Read the following interview in which Mike tells us about some of his most memorable experiences and gives some useful advice to newcomers.1. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, what do you do etc.?I live in Sorocaba, São […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Villa Inglesa, Salvador, Bahia

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanMay 13, 2014What a wonderful way to start a trip to Bahia: the Villa Inglesa. This is a brand new 7 room pousada which doesn’t even have a sign outside the door yet, but it is definitely all there in terms of comfort and only moments away from beach, lighthouse, bars and all […]

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Brazilian Connections

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by gringadmin

By Larry LudwigApril 22, 2014My connection down here starts with an uncle (American) and two aunts (Brazilian) over in Rio de Janeiro, and a cousin (son of the uncle) and his wife (both Brazilians, Carioca&rsquot;s actually, Carioca the term for native-born Rio de Janeirians) and their two children & grandchildren and in-laws who live in […]

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Useful Expressions and Language Knowledge for Brazil – Part 1

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by gringadmin

By Jon LemmensApril 22, 2014The first couple months after I moved to Brazil I could barely understand people when they spoke to me. A conversation would typically involve me explaining that I couldn&rsquot;t speak Portuguese very well and then attempting to ask my question or state my request. I did manage to get a haircut […]

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Brazil: 50 Years Past Part 3

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by gringadmin

By Chip KishelApril 1, 2014A story of a young American boy and his family living in Brazil from 1962 to 1964.School StartsMuch to my dismay, school started in early August, nearly three weeks earlier than in the States. After all I was below the equator and the season in Brazil was late winter, so I […]

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Brazil: Modestia

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by gringadmin

By Alastair KinghornApril 1, 2014You might be excused for thinking that Brazilians have no modesty worth talking about, let alone enough to make up the subject of an interesting article, but there you would display your ignorance of Brazilian etiquette and completely overlook how social contrasts and extremes affect the individual’s attitude towards appropriate behaviour.Carnival […]

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The American Society of São Paulo Gala – May 9, 2014

Posted on March 11th, 2014 by gringadmin

March 11, 2014Get out your dancing shoes, fancy dresses, tuxedos, party jewels and gather your friends to make plans for the 2014 American Society GALA fundraiser on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Buffet Colonial in Moema. Once a year, we invite all our members and friends to join us in this elegant event. You […]

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