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  • #208032

    GringoBahia
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    Just wondering: where you live are there a lot of estrangeiros? It would be interesting to know. Thanks !Big%20smile

  • #208036

    dorapeate
    Member

    Trancoso HERE ………….. Smile

  • #208079

    Gilmour
    Member

    zilch– every time a gringo comes here, they only last for about 3-4 months and then pack and up and move. The real LONG timers here are me and some retired Europeans, but I never see them.
    I’d like to see some. I love walking up to them, speaking in English, and watching their eyes get really big (the Americans, at least). Maybe next time I pop over to the big city I’ll see some.

  • #208089

    Anonymous

    the is one guy from New York (I’m from Boston) in our little city and when we went to Governador Valadares for business we were walking down the street I was telling my Brazilian husband in english that there is an ice cream vendor here. I was asking for a mixed cone in Portuguese when she answered me in english! OMG did my ears deceive me? She was a 17 y.o girl from CT born and raised there to Brazilian parents and just moved back 3 months prior.

  • #208121

    dorapeate
    Member

    Life in Trancoso is wonderful. No Gringos. Only me, the Beach and Gatassssssssssssss Tongue

  • #208200

    Dennis81
    Member

    Many gringoes in Curitiba where i live today! I am from South african but there are many Americans and one other Saffer that i know of!

  • #208715

    Finrudd
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    There’s quite a few where I live in Sao Paulo – mostly Brazilians, and other South Americans but some Americans too. If they don’t understand my Queen’s English, I repeat myself slowly and loudly.

  • #208926

    RBtee
    Member

    I’m the only one in Joao Monlevade. heh.

  • #209019

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=praia gato]

    Life in Trancoso is wonderful. No Gringos. Only me, the Beach and Gatassssssssssssss Tongue

    [/QUOTE]

    That is exactly the attitude that i find here. The gringoes dont want to know any other gringoes, they want to be the only gringoes in town. Confused

    Amsterdam2012-04-30 12:50:33

  • #209023

    kim
    Participant

    [QUOTE=Amsterdam][QUOTE=praia gato]

    Life in Trancoso is wonderful. No Gringos. Only me, the Beach and Gatassssssssssssss Tongue

    [/QUOTE]

    That is exactly the attitude that i find here. The gringoes dont want to know any other gringoes, they want to be the only gringoes in town. Confused
    [/QUOTE]
    Yep I’ll second that, some gringos I’ve met over the years definitely like being the only ones.. the only gringo in the villageLOL
    I find it strange some times because its almost like they want to do things the hard way, instead of sharing information and learning from others who have been and done it, they want to go through the pain of discovering the pitfalls them self’s.
    Oh well each to their own I guess…

    [/QUOTE]Boycie2012-04-30 13:44:08

  • #209024

    Gianni
    Member

    Lol, I suppose there’s a little ‘titanic fever’ going around, “I’m the king of the world” or “i’m on a boat”..

  • #209041

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=Boycie][QUOTE=Amsterdam][QUOTE=praia gato]

    Life in Trancoso is wonderful. No Gringos. Only me, the Beach and Gatassssssssssssss Tongue

    [/QUOTE]

    That is exactly the attitude that i find here. The gringoes dont want to know any other gringoes, they want to be the only gringoes in town. Confused
    [/QUOTE]
    Yep I’ll second that, some gringos I’ve met over the years definitely like being the only ones.. the only gringo in the villageLOL
    I find it strange some times because its almost like they want to do things the hard way, instead of sharing information and learning from others who have been and done it, they want to go through the pain of discovering the pitfalls them self’s.
    Oh well each to their own I guess…
    [/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
    I tried to make afew friends gringo friends when i first came here, there arent many in the region i live, but most were passing through and just chasing skirt and didnt want anyone cramping their style i think..LOL
    But seriously i have found this alot the gringoes that i have met want to be the original gringo its like magnetic poles pushing each other apart.
    i have never been like that other than when i first arrived i tried to spend my time practising portuguese and meeting more Brazilian people also, but i never turned my back on any gringoes.
    Its not only me then that thinks its crazy for us gringoes not to want to hang out together and talk about our experieneces here.
    Phooo!! thank god for that..lol

    Amsterdam2012-04-30 15:57:54

  • #209042

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=Gringodude]Lol, I suppose there’s a little ‘titanic fever’ going around, “I’m the king of the world” or “i’m on a boat”..
    [/QUOTE]

    Go away TROLL!!!Dead
    Ooops, am i feeding him or her..LOL

    Amsterdam2012-04-30 15:30:18

  • #209281

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=finrudd]There’s quite a few where I live in Sao Paulo – mostly Brazilians, and other South Americans but some Americans too. If they don’t understand my Queen’s English, I repeat myself slowly and loudly.
    [/QUOTE]

    Sounds good LOL
  • #209284

    mozcikr
    Member

    I live in the capital so there are tons of gringoes around.

  • #209298

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=Meredith81]I live in the capital so there are tons of gringoes around. [/QUOTE]

    Arrh, but do you speak to them? And what are they all doing here?
    Mainly Tourists i would presume.

    Amsterdam2012-05-03 14:31:24

  • #209309

    hoganti
    Member

    In BH there are quite a few gringoes, and I sought them out quite a bit when I moved there. But over time I made friends with people I had things in common with rather than people of same nationality or living situation.
    Now, I think it is silly to seek out people based on where they are from rather than your likes/dislikes.

  • #209314

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=hpeak13]In BH there are quite a few gringoes, and I sought them out quite a bit when I moved there. But over time I made friends with people I had things in common with rather than people of same nationality or living situation.
    Now, I think it is silly to seek out people based on where they are from rather than your likes/dislikes.[/QUOTE]

    I dont know if that one was fired at me but you are right of course, i have absolutely zero gringo friends here, basically cus there arent any gringoes around where i live and they dont want someone like me cramping their style as they pass through either. I heard that one of the locals ate one a couple of years ago, but i dont know if thats true, it could be an urban myth.
    But i do base the people i want to hang around with on my likes and dislikes, i dont like gangsters for example.. LOL
    Whos a dirty rat!

    Amsterdam2012-05-03 17:54:10

  • #209316

    Anonymous

    we have lots around here and i tend to hang out with a few of them, but don’t necessarily approach anyone i hear speaking english (or exhibiting any other signs of gringo-ness). in fact quite the opposite.

  • #209319

    hoganti
    Member

    [QUOTE=Amsterdam]
    [QUOTE=hpeak13]In BH there are quite a few gringoes, and I sought them out quite a bit when I moved there. But over time I made friends with people I had things in common with rather than people of same nationality or living situation.
    Now, I think it is silly to seek out people based on where they are from rather than your likes/dislikes.[/QUOTE]

     
     
    I dont know it that one was fired at me but you are right of course, i have absolutely zero gringo friends here, basically cus there arent any gringoes around where i live and they dont want someone like me cramping their style as they pass through either. I heard that one of the locals ate one a couple of years ago, but i dont know if thats true, it could be an urban myth.
     
    But i do base the people i want to hang around with on my likes and dislikes, i dont like gangsters for example.. LOL
     
    Whos a dirty rat!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    [/QUOTE]
    it wasn’t aimed at anyone….just adding my thoughts

  • #209324

    toolio
    Participant

    I’m a Canadian living in Salvador. In more than 10 years here I have met only three other Canadians, all of whom turned out to be among the strangest people I have ever known. I now avoid Canadians like the plague–except in Canada, where that is difficult to do.
    You can empathize, no doubt, because this forum seems to have attracted one Canadian of a similar calibre (or for most of you, caliber). You know who you are. Smile
    I, of course, am one of the good ones. Big%20smile

  • #209325

    GringoBahia
    Member

    HAHAHAHAH toolio, that’s hilarious!
    I have to agree, this board attracts a lot of weirdos.
    Love you guys ! xxxxx
    By the way thanks for all the replies…interesting!

  • #209332

    [QUOTE=TerrificTeri] the is one guy from New York (I’m from Boston) in our little city and when we went to Governador Valadares for business we were walking down the street I was telling my Brazilian husband in english that there is an ice cream vendor here. I was asking for a mixed cone in Portuguese when she answered me in english! OMG did my ears deceive me? She was a 17 y.o girl from CT born and raised there to Brazilian parents and just moved back 3 months prior.[/QUOTE] Whole neighborhoods in Somerville and Everett (and other towns nearby Boston) are/were from Valadares, living side by side the same neighbors as in Brazil, but most have recently moved back, so I’m sure there are lots of recently returned folks now who speak at least a little English. Of course, if you’re from Boston, you’ll know Daniel Nocera’s Ze Brasil e Tiao Mineiro cartoons: “Quantos palavras em ingles voce sabe? Umas 10… Entao voce aprendeu 1 por ano…” or “Eu vou te ensinhar tudo o que sei de ingles. E vai demorar quanto tempo? 5 minutos….”

  • #209337

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=hpeak13]

    it wasn’t aimed at anyone….just adding my thoughts[/QUOTE]

    I try to mix serious things with humor at times, not everyones cup of tea. Wink

    Amsterdam2012-05-03 16:50:05

  • #209339

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=MakingTheMove]HAHAHAHAH toolio, that’s hilarious!
    I have to agree, this board attracts a lot of weirdos.
    Love you guys ! xxxxx
    By the way thanks for all the replies…interesting!
    [/QUOTE]

    Something tells me that the party has only just begun, dont go yet, you forgot to serve the wine LOL
    Weirdos? .. And you havent even got here yet..LOL

    Amsterdam2012-05-03 16:59:30

  • #209374

    GringoBahia
    Member

    Who said I’m not in Brazil????

  • #209403

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=MakingTheMove]Who said I’m not in Brazil????[/QUOTE]

    I thought you were making the move, you’ll have to edit that now then to
    Made the Move Wink
    I thought your location read, the United States the other day, i might be wrong though, why dont you put location Brasil, just an observation Smile
    Unless you are nomadic that is LOL
    Wink

    Amsterdam2012-05-04 08:02:41

  • #209405

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    [QUOTE=Amsterdam] I thought you were making the move, you’ll have to edit that now then to

    Made the Move
    [/QUOTE]
    Nah….
    It now refers to making the move back…
  • #209406

    Liliqtozin
    Member

    [QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Amsterdam] I thought you were making the move, you’ll have to edit that now then to

    Made the Move
    [/QUOTE]
    Nah….
    It now refers to making the move back…[/QUOTE]
    Ha HA ha HA …
  • #209446

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Amsterdam] I thought you were making the move, you’ll have to edit that now then to

    Made the Move
    [/QUOTE]
    Nah….
    It now refers to making the move back…[/QUOTE]
    Oh, so hes leaving? What another one, leaving us, its cant be so?

    Amsterdam2012-05-04 20:21:26

  • #209447

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=jacare][QUOTE=sven] [QUOTE=Amsterdam] I thought you were making the move, you’ll have to edit that now then to

    Made the Move
    [/QUOTE]
    Nah….
    It now refers to making the move back…[/QUOTE]
    Ha HA ha HA …
    [/QUOTE]
    ..hahaLOL

    Amsterdam2012-05-04 20:17:40

  • #209458

    GringoBahia
    Member

    Nope! I’m here to stay! Not going anywhere!

  • #209461

    Pedro
    Member

    [QUOTE=MakingTheMove]Nope! I’m here to stay! Not going anywhere! [/QUOTE]

    Omg! Now i am really confused. Confused
    Wink
  • #209473

    Anonymous

    ^^Not to be confused you are.
    Now he is making the move on da lovely brazzer sheilas.
    A nick like that is always applicable.

  • #209503

    Kevinferno
    Member

    Mayby he was referring to just mayby making the move down the rua!

  • #211261

    StudyIntl
    Member

    The real LONG timers here are me and some retired Europeans, but I never see them….
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  • #211268

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    Many have said they where here to stay……
    2 to 4 years later they where gone…

  • #211301

    Gianni
    Member

    were*
    were*

  • #211302

    hoganti
    Member

    language lessons from gd…irony

  • #211307

    Gianni
    Member

    Friends helping friends, not irony!

  • #211317

    Kevinferno
    Member

    [QUOTE=sven] Many have said they where here to stay……
    2 to 4 years later they where gone…[/QUOTE]
    Give me a couple years and I’ll be back. Bet the bank on it!

  • #211338

    GringoBahia
    Member

    Where did you go?? Are you really in Malaysia?Shocked

  • #211407

    Kevinferno
    Member

    Yes. Why would I pretend to be in Malaysia?

  • #211598

    Kevinferno
    Member

    Read my signature. That’s the clue.

  • #211778

    brianbel
    Member

    I havent been able to locate any other expats in my area, although Im sure they must be around. Quite a few short term business people, but no other grinoes seems to live here. No small wonder, Vitorias kind of a dump

  • #216437

    cantak
    Member

    Rio das Ostras RJ couple of gringoes around here but more gringoes in Buzios and Macae. Haven’t spoken to one here than one time a Chinese asked me if I was an estringero, like she was Brazilian lol or she never seen a black estringero. I was buying th. Best joint to see gringoe if thats your other target is going to the Polciia Federal you see them doing visa extensions and toher things we like to do. Yeah the Receita Federal is another good joint for gringoe sighting.

  • #221262

    adorasmith
    Member

    [QUOTE=MakingTheMove] Just wondering: where you live are there a lot of estrangeiros? It would be interesting to know. Thanks !Big%20smile
    [/QUOTE]
    NOPE! Just one dude in Snow Valley (who I haven’t met, yet) and then the Floripa Clan a few hours down the mtn.
    Best thing is nobody even knows we’re from the EUA unless they strike up a conversation and then our accents eventually betray us.
    On second thought, we would be the only ones if you didn’t count the “white shirts” walking around w their napsacks and little black name tags.

  • #221303

    Anonymous

    Great fun to lean out the window and yell “Hey Elder!! How bout them Bears/Pats/Bucs/etc” and watch their jaws drop open as you drive off.
    Once they came door to door (two women) and the one woman had a weird accent, i was working in the garden in front, and i said in English- “where the heck are you from?” She almost cried. She was from Pittsburgh, had come “on mission” expecting tropical goodness and was freezing her &%&s off in Curitiba. Poor kiddo.

  • #221323

    celso
    Member

    There is a fairly large bunch of Gringoes on the Island of Itaparica. Some live year round. French, Germans, Spanyards, Aussies, Swiss, British, the rare American.

  • #221420

    Gilmour
    Member

    Frank, it’s not like you’re missing out on anything! Conversing in English or Portuguese, it’s all the same for me now. Plus, making friends with most gringos is a waste of time since the overwhelming majority will have left Brazil is 2-3 years time.

  • #22152

    amandal22
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