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  • #206738

    brianbel
    Member

    Are you here forever or do you have another move planned?
    As of right now it looks like well be here for about 2 years, but that could well turn into more. We are happy, but I cant see spending a lifetime here (or in any one place, for that matter.)

  • #206742

    We moved about 16 months ago and thought we would be here forever. We sent a container with all of our things. Now we’re thinking about getting out in about a year and a half. Who knows though, if we make it that long we might just decide to stay longer.

  • #206772

    Andrewfroboy
    Participant

    Moved here about 6 months ago, more or less committed to staying 4 more years and then reevaluating depending on job/family situations

  • #206773

    dorapeate
    Member

    Not sure. Every 6 months becomes another re-evaluation. I’m here by choice.

  • #206781

    Gilmour
    Member

    6 years. I can’t leave, but I don’t really want to. But if I start making mega bucks, I will leave to go to a cheaper country and live closer to the beach. But I don’t think the wife would like to move. She’s from here, and has a good life, thanks in part to me.
    My parents live in the US, but I haven’t seen them since I came here, just on skype. I don’t want to go back there because I really have no clue as to what I would do. And I don’t want to get back into the grind of sitting in traffic and having a job that sucks all of the energy out of you.
    spongebob2012-04-14 17:19:47

  • #206790

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    25 to life…

  • #206797

    I already have my ‘resting place’ picked out.

  • #206809

    mastercoop
    Member

    Now that’s what I call a long term plan ;)

  • #206848

    Gilmour
    Member

    [QUOTE=Gringo.Floripa]
    I already have my ‘resting place’ picked out.
    [/QUOTE]
    Credo! Dead

  • #206854

    [QUOTE=spongebob][QUOTE=Gringo.Floripa]
    I already have my ‘resting place’ picked out.
    [/QUOTE]
    Credo! Dead[/QUOTE]
    Well, when you see the “Forest Lawn” type places that exist in Floripa, you’d realize it’s a smart thing to do! Being an island, land for such purposes is quite limited. The largest cemetery is right beside a busy highway.
    I HATE traffic noise… and will never get any ‘rest’, if planted there! LOL
    Thought of cremation, but the way the water pollution problem is headed here, I prefer not to be dumped into esgoto!
    Though I don’t anticipate this plan to implemented for quite sometime to come, after much deliberation, I’ve informed friends and family I want them to take me to a special spot in the serra, prop me up under an araucaria pine, and leave me for the pumas, and other carnivorous mountain critters to dine on! I’d prefer to just become part of the food chain….
    But please don’t make me into meat fillingfor pasteis and coxinhas in the NE!!! Shocked
    Gringo.Floripa2012-04-15 13:05:30

  • #206891

    mozcikr
    Member

    We’ve been here for 10 months and have discussed living in Brasilia for no more than 4 years (so another 3+ years). I don’t really want to return to the US (not at this time), so I guess we’ll just move to another state. Well, I hope so.

  • #206892

    Andrewfroboy
    Participant

    [QUOTE=spongebob]
    And I don’t want to get back into the grind of sitting in traffic and having a job that sucks all of the energy out of you.
    [/QUOTE]
    Guess you don’t live in São Paulo

  • #206893

    Anonymous

    For life…and by the looks of it not much longer.
    To many gf’s gives a headache to death. Twirly2012-04-15 19:15:49

  • #206935

    Gilmour
    Member

    [QUOTE=andrewfroboy] [QUOTE=spongebob]
    And I don’t want to get back into the grind of sitting in traffic and having a job that sucks all of the energy out of you.
    [/QUOTE]
    Guess you don’t live in São Paulo[/QUOTE]
    definitely not! I’m not going to trade a 1 real coin for 2 – 50 centavos coins. I think the largst size city I ever want to live in Brazil is 200k people. If it’s close to the beach, even better!!

  • #206936

    Gianni
    Member

    [QUOTE=spongebob]
    [QUOTE=andrewfroboy] [QUOTE=spongebob]
    And I don’t want to get back into the grind of sitting in traffic and having a job that sucks all of the energy out of you.
    [/QUOTE]
    Guess you don’t live in São Paulo[/QUOTE]definitely not! I’m not going to trade a 1 real coin for 2 – 50 centavos coins. I think the largst size city I ever want to live in Brazil is 200k people. If it’s close to the beach, even better!![/QUOTE]
    Sampa is an amazing city!
    It only sucks if you enjoy he pleasurable life of a chump, aka 0800.

  • #206983

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    [QUOTE=Gringodude]
    Sampa is an amazing city!
    [/QUOTE]
    Only if you have a helicopter or live at night and sleep during the day. Otherwise, it’s just a continuous queue of cars.

  • #206986

    Gianni
    Member

    [QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Gringodude]

    Sampa is an amazing city!

    [/QUOTE]

    Only if you have a helicopter or live at night and sleep during the day. Otherwise, it’s just a continuous queue of cars.[/QUOTE] Taking the metro in SP works best in situations compared to driving, I’ll admit that. I spent most of my time on the exterior section of the city, golfing, not so much traffic leaving the city. However, the important fact is that you can live within reasonable driving distance to your job, there’s no particular core to the city. The apartments are available and the only conflict is if it is feasable to do so.

    Traffic aside, there is plenty to engage your cultural interests, unless you’re a hermit…

  • #206989

    monzon
    Member

    [QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Gringodude]
    Sampa is an amazing city!
    [/QUOTE]
    Only if you have a helicopter or live at night and sleep during the day. Otherwise, it’s just a continuous queue of cars.[/QUOTE]
    But Paulistas are very proud of this sh*thole.

  • #207211

    KSaudades
    Member

    [QUOTE=richsa05][QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Gringodude]
    Sampa is an amazing city!
    [/QUOTE]
    Only if you have a helicopter or live at night and sleep during the day. Otherwise, it’s just a continuous queue of cars.[/QUOTE]
    But Paulistas are very proud of this sh*thole.
    [/QUOTE]

    I went to Buenos Aires this weekend and before I left my Paulistano colleagues told me how awful it would be, and how all the cars are old, and how I have to be careful about the crime, and how all the Argentinians are rude and secretely dream to be Brazilian.
    I’ve been back in Sampa for two days and would do anything to go back to BA.
  • #207216

    Anonymous

    [QUOTE=Dave]
    [QUOTE=richsa05]
    [QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Gringodude]
    Sampa is an amazing city!
    [/QUOTE]
    Only if you have a helicopter or live at night and sleep during the day. Otherwise, it’s just a continuous queue of cars.[/QUOTE]But Paulistas are very proud of this sh*thole.[/QUOTE]

     
    I went to Buenos Aires this weekend and before I left my Paulistano colleagues told me how awful it would be, and how all the cars are old, and how I have to be careful about the crime, and how all the Argentinians are rude and secretely dream to be Brazilian.
     
    I’ve been back in Sampa for two days and would do anything to go back to BA.

    [/QUOTE]
    pahahahaha

  • #207236

    KSaudades
    Member

    [QUOTE=frank4000] [QUOTE=Dave]
    [QUOTE=richsa05]
    [QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Gringodude]
    Sampa is an amazing city!
    [/QUOTE]
    Only if you have a helicopter or live at night and sleep during the day. Otherwise, it’s just a continuous queue of cars.[/QUOTE]But Paulistas are very proud of this sh*thole.[/QUOTE]

     
    I went to Buenos Aires this weekend and before I left my Paulistano colleagues told me how awful it would be, and how all the cars are old, and how I have to be careful about the crime, and how all the Argentinians are rude and secretely dream to be Brazilian.
     
    I’ve been back in Sampa for two days and would do anything to go back to BA.

    [/QUOTE]
    lol the argentinians generally are. What did you think of them?[/QUOTE]
    They have funny haircuts

  • #207243

    GringoBahia
    Member

    Is cara0910 a troll or does he just really, really hate Brasil? I’ve seen hardly one post that doesn’t degrade Brazil.
    I say troll.

  • #207246

    mozcikr
    Member

    [QUOTE=Dave] [QUOTE=frank4000] [QUOTE=Dave]
    [QUOTE=richsa05]
    [QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Gringodude]
    Sampa is an amazing city!
    [/QUOTE]
    Only if you have a helicopter or live at night and sleep during the day. Otherwise, it’s just a continuous queue of cars.[/QUOTE]But Paulistas are very proud of this sh*thole.[/QUOTE]

     
    I went to Buenos Aires this weekend and before I left my Paulistano colleagues told me how awful it would be, and how all the cars are old, and how I have to be careful about the crime, and how all the Argentinians are rude and secretely dream to be Brazilian.
     
    I’ve been back in Sampa for two days and would do anything to go back to BA.

    [/QUOTE]
    lol the argentinians generally are. What did you think of them?[/QUOTE]
    They have funny haircuts[/QUOTE]
    Yes they do. But they live in a fabulous city with delicious food. AND they’d never want to be Brazilian.

  • #207294

    dorapeate
    Member

    [QUOTE=MakingTheMove]Is cara0910 a troll or does he just really, really hate Brasil? I’ve seen hardly one post that doesn’t degrade Brazil.

    I say troll.
    [/QUOTE] I say you are the troll.

  • #207297

    agri2001
    Participant

    Buenos Aires…Now if they can figure out a way to rid the country of the Argentines it might be worth living there

  • #207298

    Gianni
    Member

    [QUOTE=praia gato][QUOTE=MakingTheMove]Is cara0910 a troll or does he just really, really hate Brasil? I’ve seen hardly one post that doesn’t degrade Brazil.

    I say troll.
    [/QUOTE] I say you are the troll. [/QUOTE]

    You two (cara and beach cat) seem to share the same demeanor: Negative, hating, trolls….

    Grow up!

  • #207301

    Anonymous

    [QUOTE=Gringodude] [QUOTE=praia gato][QUOTE=MakingTheMove]Is cara0910 a troll or does he just really, really hate Brasil? I’ve seen hardly one post that doesn’t degrade Brazil. I say troll. [/QUOTE]

     

     

    I say you are the troll.

    [/QUOTE]

    You two (cara and beach cat) seem to share the same demeanor: Negative, hating, trolls….Grow up! ¬†

    [/QUOTE]
    I’m sitting here crying because YOU told me to grow up.

  • #207302

    Gianni
    Member

    “It’s my party, I’ll cry if I want to”?
    Is this your reaction to the constant spotlight of negativity you flashlight onto Brazil via the ‘inquisition of nonesense’. Who do you think you are and moreover, what do you strive to accomplish? I forfit to the idea of anything relevant because you have failed to produce that idea. Except the conviction of your own satisfaction which serves no one.

    This is Brazil, it will not change, seemingly similar to your attitude and crusade..

    Censored*Troll be gone!*

  • #207304

    Gilmour
    Member

    Gringodude, you’d probably be pi$$ed off too if you came to Brasil wearing the rosy-coloured Brazil goggles, only to have all of your Brasil-fantasies come crashing down. And alas, you return to the “Land of the Free”, embittered. According to him, he has a nice job lined up back in his homeland so all the best to him.

  • #207305

    Gianni
    Member

    Spongebum, he has had or initiated the notion of having a ‘nice job’ two accounts prior to his present alias. If it were so that he were to be in the position of something positive, it would show. However, he still seems to press on hopelessly favoring to complain and investigate and drag everyone else down with him. Well, not I! I say farewell and begone!

  • #207308

    Anonymous

    [QUOTE=Gringodude] Spongebum, he has had or initiated the notion of having a ‘nice job’ two accounts prior to his present alias. If it were so that he were to be in the position of something positive, it would show. However, he still seems to press on hopelessly favoring to complain and investigate and drag everyone else down with him. Well, not I! I say farewell and begone! [/QUOTE]
    I have never posted under another account.
    Furthermore, I am quite happy with my present situation. I post my honest opinions on this board as I still deal with Brazilians on a daily basis and maintain my perm. residency status for various personal and business reasons.

  • #207309

    Anonymous

    [QUOTE=spongebob] Gringodude, you’d probably be pi$$ed off too if you came to Brasil wearing the rosy-coloured Brazil goggles, only to have all of your Brasil-fantasies come crashing down. And alas, you return to the “Land of the Free”, embittered. According to him, he has a nice job lined up back in his homeland so all the best to him.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks buddy! Well said. They weren’t fantasies, I came with an open heart and open eyes, but I didn’t feel the experience was a positive one for many, many reasons.
    Warm regards

  • #207335

    Gilmour
    Member

    spongbum.. haha.. you sound a little jaded as well. But funny trick with the name though. Smile

  • #207342

    Finrudd
    Participant

    I am here for the long haul I suppose.
    I like the Argies – I work with at 4 here in SP, and actually find that I have more in common with them culturally than I do with most Brazilians. I also like their reasonably priced wines, cheap shaving foam, Gillette razors and steaks. I am less keen on the crazy woman who runs the place at the moment, but these things pass.

  • #211497

    Anonymous

    [QUOTE=Meredith81] [QUOTE=Dave] [QUOTE=frank4000] [QUOTE=Dave]
    [QUOTE=richsa05]
    [QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Gringodude]
    Sampa is an amazing city!
    [/QUOTE]
    Only if you have a helicopter or live at night and sleep during the day. Otherwise, it’s just a continuous queue of cars.[/QUOTE]But Paulistas are very proud of this sh*thole.[/QUOTE]

     
    I went to Buenos Aires this weekend and before I left my Paulistano colleagues told me how awful it would be, and how all the cars are old, and how I have to be careful about the crime, and how all the Argentinians are rude and secretely dream to be Brazilian.
     
    I’ve been back in Sampa for two days and would do anything to go back to BA.

    [/QUOTE]
    lol the argentinians generally are. What did you think of them?[/QUOTE]
    They have funny haircuts[/QUOTE]
    Yes they do. But they live in a fabulous city with delicious food. AND they’d never want to be Brazilian.[/QUOTE]
    Truth. I have never met an Argentine who wanted to be Brazilian
    I’m not sure many of them even want to be Argentine, lol
    My aunt married an Argentine who never stopped telling you his family was actually British, and how he was raised in British schools, and speaks spanish with a british accent…but he’ll admit to having some Italian family
    He would drive up to Rio once a year, and torment my Brazilian grandad who was a real patriota, telling him Argentina is the only first world country in Latin Amemerica, that Argentina has no impoverished minorities, that portuguese is only spanish badly spoken…
    and so on, lol
    Met a few Argentines up in Westport CT, and they would have gotten along well with my uncle, lol
    That said, BA is a beautiful city, lively with good restaurants and most importantly (and ironically if you’re my age) much more affordable than Brazil
    Go figure, right? As my mother would say: “não há como um dia atras do outro”
    digiwench2012-05-26 11:02:43

  • #211501

    Gianni
    Member

    [QUOTE=frank4000] lol. Argentines always trying to be someone else[/QUOTE]
    Thus, the cara/expt is from wisconsin in argentina?

  • #22035

    brianbel
    Member

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