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Ask a Brazilian: Battisti and American Hispanics

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by gringadmin

August 23, 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’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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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Chez les Rois, Manaus, Amazonas

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanAugust 23, 2011Pousada Chez les Rois was a wonderful find – an oasis of calm in one of the best areas of the city, half an hour from the airport, 4kms from the centre of Manaus and easy walking distance from shops, restaurants, gyms and even a spa. The 10 bedrooms here are […]

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Brazil: Smashing Bricks

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by Simon Thompson

By Stephen ThompsonAugust 23, 2011The BRIC concept has always seemed contrived to me, and now that I visited all five BRIC countries, I can base my refutation on personal evidence. True, I only spent one day in India, but how much do these economists know about Brazil, Russia, India and China? The BRIC acronym calls […]

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Around Brazil: The Rio de Janeiro Marathon

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by gringadmin

By Steve NelsonAugust 23, 2011The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is a great way to see a great city. It includes parts that some visitors may never otherwise visit, and the marathon route certainly takes in roads of the city that would be suicide for a pedestrian on any other day.The marathon begins in the far […]

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Calling all Ex-pats for New Fantasy Football League in São Paulo

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by gringadmin

By Bob MoserAugust 23, 2011For American ex-pats who still ache on Sunday afternoons for our brand of football, I&rsquot;m offering the best remedy possible while living in São Paulo: A local Ex-pats Fantasy Football League.I&rsquot;ve been a fantasy football fanatic since my early teens, and long for the camaraderie that stems from weekly competition with […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by gringadmin

August 23, 2011Meet Michael Smyth who moved to Brazil ten years ago. 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.?My name is Michael Smyth. I […]

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Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by gringadmin

August 23, 2011This week in our continuing Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes series we have an interview with Regina Scharf. Read on as Regina 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 a Paulista – born and raised in […]

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Brazil: 10 Years After

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 by Simon Thompson

By Stephen ThompsonAugust 2, 2011It was 10 years ago that I moved to live in Brazil. I had several reasons for wanting to give it a try apart from curiosity; I was trying to recover from an annoying injury and my doctor said that warmer weather might help. I also thought that I might get […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 by gringadmin

August 2, 2011Meet Danielle Carner who recently moved to Brazil. 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.?My name is Danielle Carner. I am a […]

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Understanding Brazil: Mosquitoes Part II

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 by Ricky Skelton

By Ricky SkeltonAugust 2, 2011Back to this one again.If prevention is better than cure, I find that often in Brazil, cure isn’t considered either. Instead, a resigned shrug of the shoulders and another repetition of ‘O que a gente pode fazer?’. The answer across many of Brazil’s problems is ‘Quite a lot more actually, and […]

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