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So Paulo: Football Society – 27th October

Posted on October 17th, 2011 by gringadmin

Futebol Society is a night football tournament taking place in So Paulo, from 22h to 05:30h on 27th October. There will be 32 teams of 7 players competing all night. There is more information on the tournament here: www.virada-futebol.com.br

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Posted on October 10th, 2011 by gringadmin

If you have a funny or unusual photo depicting life in Brazil please send it to gringoes@gringoes.com with ‘Photo of the Week’ in the subject line. Ideally we are after photos that are of something a little different, not traditional shots of beaches and sunsets. Please send relatively high resolution images (0.5 Megapixel / 640 x 480 […]

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Ask a Brazilian: Couples and Separate Rooms

Posted on October 2nd, 2011 by gringadmin

October 2, 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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Around Brazil: The Botanical Gardens, Rio de Janeiro

Posted on October 2nd, 2011 by gringadmin

By Steven Nelson October 2, 2011 There are so many places to visit in Rio de Janeiro that the Botanical Gardens often get overlooked, especially by those who don’t have such green fingers. Personally I would recommend it for just about any visitor to the city, and most would find it rewarding. The gardens can […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on October 2nd, 2011 by gringadmin

October 2, 2011 Meet Rich Sallade who has travelled to Brazil and more recently moved here. 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.? […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Casa Cool Beans, Rio de Janeiro

Posted on October 2nd, 2011 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanOctober 2, 2011Casa Cool Beans opened in December 2010 and in less than 6 months rocketed up to the top of Trip Advisor so I was anxious to see what was so good about the place! It wasn&rsquot;t difficult. Starting from the warm reception at the front gate you get the feeling that […]

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Ask a Brazilian: Investments and Lateness

Posted on September 13th, 2011 by gringadmin

September 13, 2011This 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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Understanding Brazil: Statues & Self-Worth

Posted on September 13th, 2011 by Ricky Skelton

By Ricky SkeltonSeptember 13, 2011Another year, another Jesus statue.In November 2010, Poland launched their bid for the Guinness Book of Records with their 33m tall Pomnik Chrystusa Króla, Christ the King. Some people claim that it is the tallest statue of Jesus in the world, others say that the 2m high golden crown that takes […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on September 13th, 2011 by gringadmin

September 13, 2011Meet Robyn and Willem Van Der Merwe who moved to Brazil four years ago. Read the following interview in which they tell us about some of their most memorable experiences and give some useful advice to newcomers.1. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, what do you do etc.?Ok, hi, […]

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Brazil: New Changes to the Investment Visas

Posted on September 13th, 2011 by Jose Santiago

By Jose SantiagoSeptember 13, 2011The new Normative Resolution number 95 amends the Investment Visa Rules as follows: Resolution number 95 of 10th of August 2011, changes the rules for concession and renewal of certain investment visa types.Below are the most important changes: Kind of visa: Permanent visa for administratorsMinimum investment required: R$600,000Person or entity that […]

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