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Brazilian Friends Are Vital

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Ann Aubrey Hanson July 30, 2013 I realize how important it is to have Brazilian friends while living here in Brazil. American friends, or at least English-speaking friends, are vital, of course, but Brazilian friends provide a crucial perspective. I find that I talk to myself a great deal during the day, mostly interior […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Ponta da Piteira Boutique Hotel, Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanJuly 30, 2013Ponta da Piteira wasn&rsquot;t on my visiting list because I didn&rsquot;t know it existed before my trip, but what a treat! A real hidden pousada with only 3 enormous chalet-type suites, all with spectacular views over the lagoons of Ibiraquera and the beach beyond. This is a boutique pousada hotel par […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Caminho do Rei, Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanJuly 8, 2013What an extraodinary treat it was to find the Pousada Caminho do Rei at the end of the dirt track which runs along the ridge of hills above Praia do Rosa. I had looked it up on Google so imagined there might be views but could not have imagined the 180 […]

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The Perils of being a Pedestrian in Rio

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Jack WhibleyJuly 8, 2013Charlie Says (or at least on 1980s UK television he should have) always wait for the Green Man to cross the Road. In Brazil, Charlie would be shot for talking nonsense.Stepping onto a pedestrian crossing in Rio de Janeiro is something of a leap of faith. Bus and car drivers treat […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by gringadmin

July 8, 2013Meet Joseph Low who lives in the USA but travels to Brazil often. Read the following interview in which Joseph 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 am […]

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Brazil: Vila do Patacho, Praia do Patacho, Alagoas

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanJune 18, 2013Expectations are strange things! I knew Vila do Patacho was down the track that leads to the beachfront Pousada Patacho so I had assumed it was set some way back from the beach and that it was just one villa. What I found just blew me away. Not only were there […]

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Running An E-Book Business In Brazil Can Be A Low Tax Solution

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Frank LavarioJune 18, 2013Did you ever dream about living in a tropical country but had no idea how to make enough money over there in order to survive? Are you living in Brazil and don’t know what to do with all your free time? Do you have some expert knowledge that you could write […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by gringadmin

June 18, 2013Meet João Ferreira who is currently living in Brazil. Read the following interview in which João 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.?My name is João. I was born […]

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Brazil: South American Watch Mystery

Posted on May 21st, 2013 by gringadmin

By David BilgoMay 21, 2013The mystery is: what talented South American goldsmith made this fabulous bracelet that Christies insists must be sold with the watch?An elderly American would like to find the missing piece of a romantic story that began in 1948, on an ocean voyage to South America, on the S.S. Uruguay, when the […]

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Brazil: A Beautiful Day in the Hood” – Bless You Beethoven”

Posted on May 21st, 2013 by gringadmin

By Larry LudwigMay 21, 2013A Beautiful Day in the Hood, Thursday Last, Sala São Paulo, Open Rehearsal, Orquestra Sinfnica do Estado de São Paulo (called OSESP for short, as in the São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra).Continuing a most pleasant habit, newly developed this two month visit to São Paulo, Thursday morning found me `bright and […]

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