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Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes

Posted on March 12th, 2013 by gringadmin

March 12, 2013This week in our continuing Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes series we have an interview with Kledson Pires. Read on as Kledson tells us about his impressions of foreigners, and gives some helpful advice also.1. Where are you from in Brazil and what do you do?Born and raised in São Paulo. I have studied […]

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Around Brazil: Elevado do Joa, Rio de Janeiro

Posted on March 12th, 2013 by Ricky Skelton

By Ricky SkeltonMarch 12, 2013This is the Elevado do Jo in Rio de Janeiro, host city for the 2013 Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The highway was built in 1971 to link Ipanema and São Conrado Beaches with Barra da Tijuca and Recreio, districts where many Olympic events will […]

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Gringo Night at Cervejaria Nacional – March 27th

Posted on March 12th, 2013 by gringadmin

São Paulo’s only micro-brewery produces 5000 liters of beer per month and serves its five home-brewed varieties in three environments: the brewery on the first floor, the bar on the second, and the restaurant on the third. On Wednesday, March 27, the cervejaria will hold a special Gringo Night” that welcomes beer-lovers from around the […]

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Ask a Brazilian: Yawning

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by gringadmin

February 20, 2013This is our regular column called Ask a Brazilian”, the idea being that you can quite literally ask a question of a Brazilian – for those issues you aren&rsquot;t sure about but perhaps dare not ask someone else. It is meant as a bit of fun and answers should not be construed as […]

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Hang Gliding in Rio

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Shaun CummingFebruary 20, 2013 São Conrado is a small beach neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, just 15 minutes away by car from Ipanema. To its immediate north lies Rocinha, Latin America&rsquot;s largest favela community. To its south, the amazing and bizarre double highway road, Elevado do Joa. Overhead fly vast numbers of hang gliders […]

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São Paulo, Brazil – Take 7 Carnaval-5 minutes in heaven

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by Maria Petit

By Maria A Petit February 20, 2013 TGIF (American slang for Thank God its Friday) was lingering in the air last Friday as it symbolized the beginning of ‘Carnaval’. Although most people had already left early from work to their ‘Carnaval’ destinations, mostly to the north or Rio de Janeiro. For those running away from […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by gringadmin

January 20, 2013Meet Ryan Griffin who moved to Brazil recently. Read the following interview in which he 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 from originally the state of Maine […]

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Great Things To Do In Brazil: Jaguar Hunting

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Steve NelsonFebruary 20, 2013The largest and most beautiful big cat in The Americas is of course the jaguar. They used to roam all over the tropical areas of the two continents but are now mostly confined to the few remaining lowland wilderness areas, especially the Amazon and the Pantanal, both of which are mostly […]

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Opera Wonderful: Porgy” Down South São Paulo, Brasil Way”

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Larry LudwigJanaury 29, 2013Sala São Paulo, Brazil&rsquot;s premiere venue of symphonic music, made musical magic yesterday afternoon (Saturday, December 15, 2012). São Paulo&rsquot;s Orquestra Sinfnica do Estado de São Paulo (the São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra) concluded its 2012 season with an invigorating, captivating presentation of the best” of “Porgy and Bess”. One might say […]

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São Paulo, Brazil – Take 5 Dating in Brazil

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Maria A PetitJanuary 29, 2013It’s amazing how despite the increased cultural sensitivity one acquires from living abroad, extensive travel and the acquisition of international friends it’s an endless educational process. When it comes to dating in Brazil, it’s no exception here are a few things I’ve learned: (Disclaimer: the content below is based on […]

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