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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on December 7th, 2011 by gringadmin

December 7, 2011 Meet Elaine Vieira who moved to Brazil at the start of the year. Read the following interview in which she 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.? […]

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Ask a Brazilian: Men

Posted on November 15th, 2011 by gringadmin

November 15, 2011 This 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’t sure about but perhaps dare not ask someone else. It is meant as a bit of fun and answers should not be construed […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Maris, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro

Posted on November 15th, 2011 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowan November 15, 2011 Pousada Maris is situated right next door to Pousada Vivenda and was built by the same architects so boasts the same beautiful high ceilinged spacious whitewashed bungalows, but this time decorated in owner Stela&#145s impeccable style. The pousada hosts a maximum of 4 people so things are as intimate […]

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Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes

Posted on November 15th, 2011 by gringadmin

November 15, 2011 This week in our continuing Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes series we have an interview with Tatiane Silva. Read on as Tatiane 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&#145m an English teacher and university […]

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The Retaking of Rio’s Favelas: A Victory for All Cariocas

Posted on November 15th, 2011 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowan November 15, 2011 The choppers started coming over Leblon thick and fast at 6am on Sunday 13th November 2011, heralding, as we thought then, the start of the battle to retake the nearby favela (slum) of Rocinha. As it turned out the significance was something much greater: not only Rocinha but also […]

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So Paulo: Graded PTA Thanksgiving Celebration Nov 19th

Posted on November 1st, 2011 by gringadmin

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we would like to invite the community to join us at the annual Graded PTA Thanksgiving Celebration A World of Thanks”, an event open to all within the So Paulo international community. This celebration will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Graded School in Morumbi from […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on October 25th, 2011 by gringadmin

October 25, 2011 Meet Pieter Kommerij who has studied and worked in Brazil on and off for over 20 years. 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 […]

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Understanding Brazil: Holding Hands

Posted on October 25th, 2011 by Ricky Skelton

By Ricky Skelton October 25, 2011 There was a time, perhaps 40, 50 years ago, when a young gentleman would take a young lady out to the cinema and he would walk her home afterwards. His aim for the evening would be to hold her hand on the way back, perhaps not on the first […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Guesthouse Bianca, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro

Posted on October 25th, 2011 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowan October 25, 2011 Guesthouse Bianca came highly recommended by Alcino of Estalagem Alcino, one of our favourite pousadas in Chapada Diamantina, Bahia. So I was anxious to see the place, chat to owner, Guido, and sample one of his wonderful cachaas. (It turns out there is no Bianca after all – it […]

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Ask a Brazilian: Renting

Posted on October 25th, 2011 by gringadmin

October 25, 2011 This 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&#145t sure about but perhaps dare not ask someone else. It is meant as a bit of fun and answers should not be construed […]

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