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6 Common Mistakes Foreigners Make Trying to Speak Portuguese in Brazil

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer June 17, 2015 When travelling to foreign countries, it is always worth making an effort to learn and speak a few words of the native language. When doing so, it is impossible to avoid making mistakes, which are part of the learning process. That being said, there is nothing stopping […]

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Brazil: 10 Hiking Trails for Nature Lovers in the State of So Paulo – Part 1

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer June 17, 2015 The state of So Paulo has a lot more to offer than being the largest city in South America. Its countryside is teeming with opportunities for outdoor lovers to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Forest, which extends along the Atlantic coast of Brazil all […]

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Understanding Brazil: Cloning

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Ricky Skelton May 12, 2015 I was travelling in one of Brazils tourist towns a while ago and withdrawing stupid amounts of cash every day to cope with it all. Back in the Big City later, I couldnt get any money out. Naturally wondering if Id spent all my money (or the banks overdraught […]

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Brazil: Gersons Law

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Ed Catchpole May 12, 2015 Brazil’s intelligentsia has often considered the question “who are Brazilians?” This was an important issue in the 1920s when the character of “Macunama”, an anti hero who had absolutely no moral fiber was created by Brazilian writer, Mrio de Andrade. Macunamaappeared at exactly the time that a new definition […]

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Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by gringadmin

May 12, 2015 This week in our continuing Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes series we have an interview with Denise S. Read on as Denise 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 was born in the south […]

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Great Things To Do In Brazil: Hike The Dois Irmaos Trail

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Steve Nelson April 15, 2015 Rio de Janeiro has many trails that take you to the peaks of mountains in and around the city. One of the more interesting of them is the hike to the top of Irmao Maior, the bigger brother of the Dois Irmaos peaks that dominate Leblon and Ipanema Beaches, […]

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Brazil: Foz do Iguacu – Out of This World

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Jeremy Clark April 15, 2015 This past November I headed back to Brazil for my vacation, this was my eighth trip there. Since I was young, I have always been interested in aircraft, I must have built every plastic model not to mention a remote controlled plane which took me a year to build. […]

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Brazil: A Capixaba Carnaval

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Shaun Alexander March 16, 2015 “Where are you going for Carnaval?” Or, in other words, where are you travelling for Carnaval – that’s the most common question among Capixabas in the weeks leading up to Carnaval. Traditionally, people from Vitoria leave the city during the holidays, either to go to beaches within Esprito Santo […]

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Brazil: Opening a Business in Rio is Not For Wimps or Dummies

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Julia Michaels March 16, 2015 The first step taken on a path from Santa Barbara, California, to Rua Baro da Torre in Ipanema was when Sam Flowers was a mere ten-year-old, begging his mother to let him learn how to decorate cakes. That led to a B.S. degree in hotel administration at Cornell University, […]

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Brazil: Beyond Pregnancy

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by gringadmin

By B. Michael Rubin Feburary 18, 2015 I recently had a medical exam called an echografia in Brazil. Im not sure of the English term for it, but by way of visualization, it resembled a pregnant womans ultrasound test. Step One: The anorexic diet plan. I am required to maintain total abstinence from all food […]

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