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Book Excerpt: The Brasilia Machinations

Posted on December 12th, 2012 by gringadmin

By Michael McMullen December 12, 2012 This is an excerpt from The Brasilia Machinations by Michael McMullen. This is Michael&#145s debut novel, highlighting the strangeness of his new city, Braslia. A business manager, photographer and world traveler, he now works as a private English teacher, and like the main character Randy, lives a daily high-speed […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Sagi Iti, Praia do Sagi, Baia Formosa, Rio Grande do Norte

Posted on December 11th, 2012 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowan December 11, 2012 You can’t always tell from the photos but I had a feeling I would love the Pousada Sagi Iti and I was not disappointed. This place is simply beautiful – a small 4 suite pousada just a few steps away from Sagi beach, a place where you get a […]

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Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes

Posted on November 20th, 2012 by gringadmin

November 20, 2012 This week in our continuing Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes series we have an interview with Juliana Barroso. Read on as Juliana tells us about her impressions of foreigners, and gives some helpful advice also. 1. Where are you from in Brazil and what do you do? I am from Belo Horizonte, MG. […]

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Brazilian Citizenship

Posted on November 20th, 2012 by gringadmin

By Joao Luiz Gameleira November 20, 2012 Brazilian naturalization is the process by which foreigners may obtain Brazilian citizenship, provided they meet certain constitutional and legal requirements. It differs from the original form of acquisition of nationality, which stems from a natural fact; birth in Brazilian territory (jus soli) or by descent from a Brazilian […]

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That’s What Friends Are For

Posted on November 20th, 2012 by gringadmin

By Sandra Korstjens November 20, 2012 ‘Boa tarde, we are here to see Flvia.’ The man nods understandingly. ‘Ah, of course. Flvia is not here yet, but I think Igor can help you as well.’ Flvia and Igor of the Federal Police, Elisabeth and Andr from the tax office, Jonathan and Camila from the phone […]

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Meet Up Rio de Janeiro – 16th November

Posted on November 6th, 2012 by gringadmin

Where: Happy Hour @ The Gringo Cafe – IpanemaWhen: Friday, November 16, 2012. 8:00 PMGringo CafeRua Barao da Torre, 240. Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro (map)If you do not see a bunch of Gringos all together – ask a waiter where we are!Come in and join us for drinks and homemade American food.1/2 price Caipirinhas and […]

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Gringo Night at Cervejaria Nacional – Nov 27th

Posted on November 5th, 2012 by gringadmin

So 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 Tuesday, November 27, the cervejaria will hold a special Gringo Night” that welcomes beer-lovers from around the […]

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So Paulo, Brazil – Take 1

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by gringadmin

By Maria A Petit October 30, 2012 There is nothing more exhilarating than experiencing a city for the first time and if you throw in a new language even better. I studied Portuguese many years ago with a Carioca (person from Rio Janeiro) and consider myself relatively fluent. However years without practicing and acquisitions of […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For” – A Brazilian Fairy-Tale Musical Comes to the Rio Stage”

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by gringadmin

By Josmar Lopes October 30, 2012 Over the past few seasons there has been an explosion of films, television series, stage treatments, and animated features exploring the make-believe world of fairy tales – with more still to come. A casual stroll through the neighborhood multiplex will reveal such titles as Mirror, Mirror (with Julia Roberts […]

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Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by gringadmin

October 30, 2012 This week in our continuing Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes series we have an interview with Maria Cristina Skowronski Flynn. Read on as Maria tells us about her impressions of foreigners, and gives some helpful advice also. 1. Where are you from in Brazil and what do you do? I am from Rio […]

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