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Golf Competition

Posted on April 24th, 2002 by gringadmin

The annual Quaich golf competition, which traditionally matches the Scots against the Sassanachs (the English), will this year be played between the St. Andrew Societies of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The competition will be held at the International Golf Clube dos 500 in Guaratinguet, followed by a Ceilidh dinner dance in the hotel […]

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Trianon Park

Posted on April 8th, 2002 by gringadmin

One of São Paulo&rsquot;s oldest and perhaps most charming parks, the Siqueira Campos, better known as Trianon, celebrates is 110 anniversary this month. The park, located right on Paulista in front of the Masp museum, is particularly special as it is all that remains of the original vegetations which covered the region before the megalopolis […]

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Samba Show

Posted on March 28th, 2002 by gringadmin

In partnership with GP Brazil and Buffet Colonial, www.gringoes.com is organizing a Brazilian Samba Night on Mar. 29 (to coincide with the Formula 1 weekend in São Paulo). The evening will include a full buffet with a large variety of typical and delicious Brazilian food, a Carnival type band, dancing mulatas, capoeira show, Frevo etc. […]

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Samba Show

Posted on March 25th, 2002 by gringadmin

In partnership with GP Brazil and Buffet Colonial, www.gringoes.com is organizing a Brazilian Samba Night on Mar. 29 (to coincide with the Formula 1 weekend in São Paulo). The evening will include a full buffet with a large variety of typical and delicious Brazilian food, a Carnival type band, dancing mulatas, capoeira show, Frevo etc. […]

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Living Memory

Posted on March 21st, 2002 by gringadmin

Adilson was three years old when he joined the workforce of volunteers building the community center. Wearing his giant hip high Wellingtons, and a grin that stretched from ear to ear, he seemed to be everywhere on the building site. Sometimes carrying sand to the cement mixer. Sometimes stacking up bricks for the bricklayers. And […]

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Parties – A Brazilian way of life

Posted on March 20th, 2002 by gringadmin

Parties are essential in Brazil. They’re not an add-on, something that happens on birthdays and weddings, they are the basic building block of society.My Brazilian wife Jaqueline told me that in her office they had a party last month just because someone had bought a refrigerator, the logic being that a refrigerator keeps things cold, […]

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Love At First Sight

Posted on March 20th, 2002 by gringadmin

In the summer of 2000 I left for the now customary backpacking trip throughout Europe. Having had an absolutely terrible time in Paris I quickly took off for Barcelona where my story all begins. On the ten-hour train ride it takes to get to Barcelona from Paris I met some very nice and sincere people. […]

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A Brazilian marriage

Posted on March 20th, 2002 by gringadmin

Hard to know where to start. I don&rsquot;t know where it will finish. I&rsquot;m due to get married in 2 hours. I&rsquot;m not sure where, or by whom. All I know is to whom and why.I&rsquot;m not allowed to say anywhere, in any language, but the real reason for getting married now, rather than at […]

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ATM Restrictions

Posted on March 8th, 2002 by gringadmin

Brazil&rsquot;s Banking Association Febraban has decided to maintain the current restricted operating hours, of 6am to 10pm, for São Paulo&rsquot;s ATMs. The city&rsquot;s ATMs were expected to return to a normal 24hr. schedule on Mar. 11, following the end of the country&rsquot;s energy rationing program last week. Febraban decided, however, that in light of the […]

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Dengue Risk Rises in Rio

Posted on February 21st, 2002 by gringadmin

A dengue fever epidemic in Rio has left more than 10,000 people infected, with symptoms of severe pain, fever, headaches and nausea, and in its most extreme form, causing internal hemorrhaging, has claimed 11 lives this year.Last week one thousand troops were deployed, along with 2,000 volunteers, in a citywide effort to stamp out the […]

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