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Patinho
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10/12/2002
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So... another open question. This time one for AMERICANS. ok.. so I am sure we've all heard the term BrazilNuts when it come to we Americans who are crazy in love with Brazil and her culture. What I am want to know are your stories... Why do you come to this site? What first sparked your interest in all things Brazilian? Basically I am asking the question my freinds have asked me a hundred times.... Why Brazil??


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10/12/2002
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Ok, Patinho. Here's what first drew me to the Brazzil site. My hobby is history. In the study of Brazilian history I have seen a diversity of cultures not seen in other countries of the world. The hundreds of native tribes, and the Iberian peoples who came over to take Brazil and enhance their empire. The concept of the largest river in the world 6 times over as well as the endurance of the Amazon Rain forest which has stood for a hundred times longer than those of N. America. The flora, fauna and even the diversity of insects. At the same time, one cannot get into this in modern times without taking a look at todays cultures. What has become of those native tribes as they melded, or not, with the Iberians? The native tribes provide a plethoria of cultural interest from the Parecís to the Guaykurü to the Tupi. How they lived previous to the onslaught of Iberians, how they fought with and treated with the same, and eventually melded with them. (Some, not all by any means) is an area of great interest to me. Knowing at least some of the history, the actions and concepts of modern times and the shaping of the future are also of interest. I like to watch how people from Brazil today speak of their country.

Ok, I know. This did not address anything such as a good place to eat in Rio, but for now I thought I would toss that in.


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10/12/2002
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Well, I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu about 3 years ago. When I started I NEVER thought about going to Brazil, to visit, or train or whatever. But in the last two years I have looked more and more into going to Brazil and fighting in the Mundial of Jiu-Jitsu. So next year when I'm 17 I'll be in Rio training at Royler Gracies Gracie Humaita Academy....Cant wait to see the beautifull beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana. Cant wait to see the Jesus statue. I wish I could go this year...


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10/12/2002
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I just do. Am originally from UK now in Canada. Huge Football fan (the real Football) and been a fan of Brasil's for over 30 years. Been there a few times could not want for a more beautiful place and people in spite of all their perceived problems it is still the greatest place on earth for me.

God bless Brasil.


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10/13/2002
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I'll give you one guess!


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10/15/2002
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A woman...
I met her on the internet, and I fell in love with her and her country. She is lovely, jealous, fiery, proud, sexy, brown, warm, wild, spiritual, tasty. Both minha namorada and o pais. We will be married and will live outside of Chicago but will visit Bahia often.



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10/15/2002
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a realxing meal in a sidewalk cafe on Ave. Atlantica in Copa.


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10/16/2002
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With the Voluntarios da Paz in 1966 in the backlands of the Sertao of Ceara one very hot day a Caboclo jumped out of the caatinga and started quoting Shakespeare in an Elizabethan accent. the only thing I could reply at the moment was "I'll be goddamned!" that Caboclo opened my eyes and mind to the entire third world and the problems that haunt the entire hemisphere.

And the women, the women...esta e outra coisa!


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10/16/2002
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Well, I can tell you that the reason I read about Brazil, and go to websites about Brazil is basically that I feel a close connection to my home country. I was born there, but left the country when I turned 5 years old. I see the potential of a great country to develop so I constantly read articles,and read as much news as I can about Brazil! OK cool well I have been there several times, and it is the greatest place on earth,like heaven on earth.....


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10/16/2002
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Well, I can tell you that the reason I read about Brazil, and go to websites about Brazil is basically that I feel a close connection to my home country. I was born there, but left the country when I turned 5 years old. I see the potential of a great country to develop so I constantly read articles,and read as much news as I can about Brazil! OK cool well I have been there several times, and it is the greatest place on earth,like heaven on earth.....


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10/16/2002
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I too fell for a Brasilian woman after chatting on the internet. I had the pleasure of traveling to Sao Paulo with her last year and I fell in love with the place. The more I learned about Brasil the more I loved it. I know there are social problems there but I have never been treated better by any group of people in my life. The people and the culture is what makes the place great. I cannot wait to go back.

Johnzinho, where are the Brasilians in the Chicago area?? I live in the city, any suggestions?



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10/22/2002
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I too began my interest of Brazil after chatting with a Brazilian woman on ICQ. She opened my eyes to a beautiful and amazing world. Another attraction I have for Brazil was Pele! I grew up playing soccer (futbol) and to catch glimpses of Brazil's national team playing in the World Cup was fascinating. I have learned to speak and write in Portuguese and I was just about to travel to Sao Paulo on business...but the company went bankrupt..the one with a crooked e..so I am still waiting for my chance to visit Brazil and go to Morumbi stadium and meet all of my friends I have made in Brazil through the internet and work!


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10/22/2002
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I love Brasil because of the food, music, futebol, the girls and the culture of Bahia.
I’m an Australian with parents from Europe and some of my family have been living in Salvador da Bahia, for over 50 years.
I’ve travelled to Brasil three times and absolutely love the place. I suffer from too much “saudade” (yearning) for Brasil. I’m hoping to return back there next year.



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10/25/2002
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What's not to love? My spirit is brazilian. I be
came enthralled at the aroma of bossa nova. Where
is that sound from(A felicidage from Black Orpeus
off the red hot on verve cd in 96)brazil. WOW,so
my interest became intense. I begain to obtain as
much movies and music that I could afford. My love
for her is unwavering and has growned more intense
as the days go by. She has inspired me join a radio station to captivate others as she has me with her sounds. Check it out sometimes WRFG.org
on mondays 1:30p.m to 2:00 Atlanta 89.3 fm



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10/27/2002
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Are there no other women in this forum?

Why do I love Brazil? It really started with a foreign exchange student I had who was so homesick for his country I thought he was going to die in the northern MidWest. He survived, and the more I learned about Brazil, the more I thought I should find out more....

I took three weeks for an immersion class in Portuguese in Maceió and fell in love with the country. I think I have to credit the São João festa in Campina Grande in 2000--Zé Ramalho, Elba Ramalho, Fagner, Gilberto Gil,...the great music of the Northeast, and the friendly people. There's a spirit, a synergy here that I love....

Now I live and work here in the Northeast ...and see problems first hand, but the people, the music (even Brega), the beaches, the capirinhas, the warm, sunny weather, the movies (You must all see Cidade de Deus!), Portuguese (in spite of my frustrations with verb forms!), the people are the main thing.


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10/27/2002
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Jo:

What is the name of the immersion class you took in Maceio? I would like to look into doing something like that. And I am curious if that was your first expericnce with trying to learn Portuguese?

Thanks for your time.

Tchau


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10/28/2002
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It was Fast Forward Institute in Maceió (www.fastforward.com.br)

Yes, except for listening to some tapes in the car and picking up a little vocabulary like the days of the week, it was my first opportunity to learn. I liked the program and Maceió is a beautiful and reasonably safe city. After that I spent some time watching Globo on the DISH Satellite...following a novela and getting used to the sound of the language.

Good luck!


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10/28/2002
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Jo excellent suggestions thank you very much for the information and advice.

Tchau


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10/29/2002
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I was born in New York City and lived there until I was seven years old. I always remember the crowds and crowds of people of all kinds of races and ethnic backgrounds. The Black people like myself, Chinese, Japanese, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Idiains, Whites, Irish, Jews and so many more. I eventually traveled with my parents from the Eastern coast of the United States down to the South and Southwest in Texas. No matter where I lived while I was growing up, no place made more of an impression on me than New York City.
What I loved about New Yok was its utter and total diversity and how that diversity affected the culture of the city.

Then I heard about Brazil. I had always heard about the Amazon and a city called Rio, but I knew nothing else. I found out that when it came to diversity in cultures,peoples, places and experiences, Brazil far outstrip New York City or LA. I found out to my utter shock that there was a large population of Afro-Brazilians bigger than the US population. I found out that like Black people in the US, the people of African descent in Brazil also played a large role in the cultural and musical development of Brazil. Being a 'Big City' girl, this place called Brazil sounded like a place too good to be true, but it was not. I have read about Brazil and I have visited Rio, and I have come to realize that there are many shortcomings of life in Brazil for many of its citizens, but still after all I have found out I still love Brazil the best. For me there is Brazil and everything else that is not Brazilian.


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10/29/2002
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Khay, I'm curious to know of these shortcomings?



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10/29/2002
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Jo--

I have just returned from a trip to the North East, and I desperately long to return. On this trip i networked a couple of jobs, found a place to stay, and a sponsership for my work visa. I intend to return within the year to live permanently. I am asking for ANY and All advice you could give me about making such a huge change in one's life. What problems have you encountered, etc, etc.... thanks in advance.

Feel free to email me.. Patinho__@hotmail.com


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10/30/2002
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Patinho, please do tell us about your trip to the Nordeste. I always like to hear what others have to say about my "second home".

I'll be there in either Dec., or Jan., and again in May/June.


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My trip to the Nordeste? I guess I will tell you that I am 22 years old. Well.. I was very nervous. It has been 3 years since my last trip and I was eager to try out my newly aquired Portuguese skills. This time the flights seemed shorter and the airports much easier to find my way around them. I arrived in Fortaleza where my freind would meet me (she was in town for The Ceara Music). However, she could not make it at the last second, so I took a bus from there to my final destination, Teresina, PI.
On the first day, we were stopped by the Military Police and my freind's car was taken away due to unpaid tickets. We got the car back in 4 hours, because the "unpaid tickets" were issued by a traffic camera that was supposed to be disabled after midnight, but wasn't.
We did all the normal things, went out to some bars with many freinds.. drank some ice cold Skol and ate several foods that I still cannot remember the name of all of them (all I know is that they were delicious). NOTE: the guy that posted about "rodizio" knows what he is talking about.
I spent some time getting to know my freind's company (she owns a food distributing company) and the city of Teresina.
On Friday we traveled to Parnaiba. Just myself and four girls. (no comment) Once there.. we ate alot of fish and just relaxed on the beach. At night time, I became aquainted with my new best freind... Cachaca Mangueira. I have drank cachaca before... but I was more "ready" for it this time. After a few drinks... a girl in the apartment next to us walked by (I had seen her earlier in the day), I told my freinds to invite her to stay. She went to make a phone call and then returned. It turned out that she was also from Teresina. At first she was shy, but after a few drinks, she was daring me to drink more cachaca with her. All my freinds know that when I am drunk, my Portuguese speaking and listening skills increase by 300%. So there I was with this amazing girl, on a beach in Parnaiba speaking broken Portuguese and doing my best to get a kiss. I will be a gentleman and spare any further details of this situation.
The next night was a repeat of the same situation. On Sunday, we decided to embark upon another journey that none of us had done before. We were on our way to Jericoacoara. Apparently, a little known beach community in Brazil. I had read about this place before... but many of my Brazilian freinds have never heard of it. So we traveled towards Fortaleza through raods that the Devil himself must have built... losing one tire along the way. We stopped in 2 coastal cities in an attempt to rent a bugre, with no luck. So we pressed on to our last chance, the city of Gijoca. A beautiful "colonial" looking town which was the last stop before Jeri. There were many gringos there loading into 4 wheel drive trucks, about to make the same trip we were. We finally found a guy that rented us a bugre and gave us directions. So were were on our way to Paradise. Now there are only 2 ways to get to Jeri... #1) don't go and #2) By 4 wheel drive over a few kilometers of rough terrain and dunes. We finally arrived into this small "fishing" village... recently turned resort and found a nice hotel run by a man from Switzerland. He had come to Jeri about 5 years before and immediately returned to live the rest of his life there. The locals say that if you watch the sunset from the highest dune (next to the beach) that you will never leave. I believe this since most of the businesses in Jeri are run by gringos with red tans. We walked on the beach that night and I had the opportunity to participate in a Capoeira roda. I have not practiced Capoeira in 1 year.. so this was very exhilerating.
That night, while reading a book about WWII I met a man from Germany. (life's ironic) He was staying next door and was one of the coolest people I have ever met. He lived in Germany, but married a Brazilian woman (so he was smart too!)The girls went to bed early, and he and I stayed up late smoking American cigarrettes and drinking Manguiera. The next day we traveled around Jeri seeing the sights and lounging on the beaches. My freind and I tried our hand at wind surfing unsuccessfully. The German guy and his family was there too. he was vomiting due to some bad seafood.
The next day we left. I would recommend that if anyone has the chance... go to Jericoacoara. It is truly the closest we will get to heaven here. Although I did not watch the sunset from the dunes, I could definitely stay there forever. There is a lot of development going on in Jeri, so I recommend that you go before roads are developed and the place becomes a full blown tourist beach resort.
Upon returning to Teresina, we resumed our normal lives. I had the opportunity to teach 2 classes at an english school. We went out a couple of more nights. One night was a guys night out. I am still sworn to secrecy about the details of that night.
On my final night, my freind and I got a tattoo of the Japanese symbol for freindship. We also had a goodbye party in my honor, in which "The Girl from Parnaiba" came. That sounds like a good song title. We drank some more Mangueira. After everyone left... it was just me and my "Brazilian Family". We stayed up late talking and remembering good times... and not so good times and making plans for future good times.
On my final day we went to the airport. Almost everyone I had met came to say good bye. Nearly 20 people.
I love Brazil for many reasons. I have never made freinds so quickly or felt so loved as I did there.
So... I hope I have answered your question. I enjoyed reliving these moments from the past 3 weeks and I hope you enjoy reading them. I left alot of stuff out... like the fight I got into and all the discussions about Lula, but that's another post I guess. I know that some people will take "shots" at me for being so open, but I don't care. Now I am curious about your story. good luck on your trip... and where exactly will you be traveling to??

---Patinho


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10/31/2002
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Sounds like a great trip, Patinho. Jeri was neat, but I only spent one night there. I will return. I didn't care much for Fortaleza.

As for my upcoming trip, I just booked flights today, leaving Nov. 22. This time I'm just staying in Natal, with a couple of trips into the interior of R/N (Cidades do Assu e Ipanguacu) to visit friends.

Next summer I will be flying to Rio (been to Brasil 10 times and have never seen Rio)for a couple of days, then plan on using an airpass to see Iguacu falls, Manaus, Belem, Porto Alegra, and as always, a few days in Natal. Might be able to squeeze Boa Vista in also.

Although it's a ways off, I want to spend next New Years in Brasil, probably Rio. (Gotta book tix WAY in advance!)

I know what you mean about people wanting to talk politics when you're traveling. I hate that.


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I'm Originally from Maceio-Al. I love that city! It is just so great! I now live in Boston, MA and am extremely happy! I have a great Job, great Boyfriend and Great life! I do miss Maceio though...
Lu


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Well, lets see..I was born in San Francisco, and because of
my fathers job, our family moved a lot (Texas, Virginia, New
Mexico, then back to California). Traveling is in my blood. I
have since been through Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The
first place was on a business trip with my father in June of
'97, flying into Sao Paulo for 1 day, then off to Rio for 2 days. I
will be honest, I was young, and listened to my fathers advice
("you can easily get mugged, so dont leave the hotel"). I dont
remember much about that trip, so when my brother asked if I
wanted to go with him to Brasil in '99, I accepted (later those
plans fell through). That suggestion got me interested in this
place I had visited, but not experienced. Ever since then,
Brasil has been my drug of choice. I have experienced the
culture through reading books, seeing movies, searching
websites, eating the cuisine, and attempting to speak the best
and most alluring language I have ever heard. Brasil makes
me want to throw away this so called American dream, you
know, go to school, get a job, marry, have 2.5 kids, and live
happily ever after. I believe I would find pleasure in living the
simple life in a small coastal city in Brasil. I have this crazy
idea that I will marry a brasileira (and have 2.5 brasilian kids
and live happily ever after, hehe). My friends dont understand
me, and they all ask why, why Brasil. I will never satisfy their
curiosity, for the simple reason that I will never satisfy my
own. My name is Adam, I live in California and I am 21yrs old.
Tchau


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12/03/2002
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Dan , do you know many people in that situation? Are you ethnically Brazilian or were you just born in Brazil? I also left Brazil as a child but there doesn’t seem to be many Brazilians in that situation, or Brazilians of second and third generation living abroad, certainly not when and where I grew up. Most Brazilians my parents or I meet are abroad only for a period of time, some have kids and all but they usually return, most are abroad for studies or practical work. Migration is increasing I know and there is a second generation emerging, but they are still too young for the most part. Unlike Orientals, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Mexicans, Indians, Irish, Arab, Jewish etc… Brazilians don’t seem to put down roots anywhere. Are there any reasons for that?

Little Adam, you have some ambitious plans, believe-me if you go to Brazil you will certainly be mugged for them hehehe.



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12/03/2002
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Why do I love Br?
Sluts, sluts, sluts and relatively cheap.


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(Little) Down to Earth,

This is a nice thread...I hope you can respect its nature.
Yes, I am ambitious..there is a saying in acting, "there are
no small parts, only small actors." In relation, I mean to say
that something is important only if you make it so. Learning
about different cultures is very important to me. What
about you, I think you are the only one who hasnt posted
your story, you said a little, but what is the rest?


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12/04/2002
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i dont know how i have became instrested in brazil. probably from just seeing beautiful dark skinned women dancing and having a good time on tv.

i have always been intrested in the african culture in brazil and south/central america. learing about slavery in brazil and the quilombo. finding out about the confederates of brazil and so on. just studying the whole african presence of the african experience in the americas. did i mention beautiful women?




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Adam, I am also always interested in different cultures it’s almost like an obsession to me hehehe. I think that it is to do with the fact that I left Brazil when I was 8, and went to French Canada. While I was growing up there wasn’t many Brazilians around apart from the odd friends my parents would meet but whom were never there to stay only for a few years. So I was kind of brought up away from my culture until I was around 16 and Quebec became more popular for Brazilians. Even then most Brazilians weren’t there to stay, the majority were there to get a PHD or degree in some thing or another. Some had kids but unless they were very little they did not integrate much, they kind of hanged out together in this “Brazilian only” group even at school. I tried to make friends with some of them but I was like a fish out of water, I did not know much about the stuff they liked, the inner jokes, the musical tastes and most of the things I did were basically “shocking” or “weird” to them even if it was your average teenage stuff like going to an overnight “party”, dying your hair, having your nose pierced or god-forbid sleeping at friends’s who were “boys”.

Some of the young Brazilians were intimidated by my “gringo” friends, either for being too open about everything they did or simply by their weird clothes or lifestyles. Overall what I found out is that I had more in common with Canadians or simply foreigners who were brought up abroad. But there was still something missing, I wanted to find people like me from the same country as I was. Most Brazilians I meet about had this puritan view about everything; even if you are 18-25 parents are still heavily involved in your life. To the point of knowing everything, who you date, where you go, what do you wear, what do you eat etc… There was this girl who asked me everytime I did something different "Do you parents know about this?".

So you can just about imagine how much people talked when they meet this 16-year-old Brazilian with an attitude. If you do stuff even if it’s smoking a cigarette you better off keeping quiet about it in front of Brazilians specially if you are under 21. Sex before marriage is like totally taboo subject even if parents are okay to see their 11 year olds daughters having boyfriends, dressed in raunchy outfits or wearing g-strings at the beach. Anyway, luckily I meet my partner later in life who was in an even worse situation than I was. He was only part Brazilian and had never set foot in Brazil nor spoke the language. So we kind of found that missing piece of the puzzle and I even ended up moving countries. But that’s another story. Anyways, times have moved on now and Brazil is now opening itself to the rest of the world, you now meet a lot of Brazilians who are just normal and do not live in this secluded wannabe puritan society. Brazilian women are more or less free to do as they please now without the constant surveillance from their parents/brothers or uncles. You now see Brazilians in the international music industry; TV and things Brazilians are quite “in” at the moment. My younger brothers were luckier than I was, as teenagers they had friends who were “integrated” Brazilians who had their identity but who were no longer intimidated by foreigners’s lifestyle and nowadays weed or tobacco is no longer synonym of “heroine” to Brazilians LOL.

Nevertheless, this is my boring story LOL, but it kind of explains my fascination with Brazil. I did not get to visit often because I was so busy and my family out there is quite weird they haven’t really kept in touch apart for 1 cousin. When you visit them they are all lovely and hospitable but as soon as you go it’s like you’re dead mate! LOL But what fascinates me about Brazil is not the boring middle class but the people, the history, the Indian population, the food, the music etc… When I go there next time I want to mix with the people and go to quaint villages, local carnavals and stuff.



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12/05/2002
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Sorry, but you only meet brazilians nerds...hehehehehhe

Brazilians have a better relationship with the parents than canandians, americans or any non-latin country.

Brazilians teens are not puritan, here they drink, smoke, got to parties (here the parties start at 11pm and finish after 5am).

I live in US only 1 month, but I know a lot of people who lived more time, and they all say that young people there cant do nothing at night.








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Compared to the Brazilian night life? no.. we can't


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“Diego : Brazilians have a better relationship with the parents than canandians, americans or any non-latin country.”

Can you please give me some statistic or some fact file to prove this?

I don’t think that you’ve read carefully, as I said in my message times have changed and this is what my younger brothers have found out.

You have also lived in the US where we know to have quite a few places with puritan (right wing) mentality. Why do you think that Bush has been put in power?

And I’m not talking about staying out late; I’m talking about tolerance and prohibition. Most Brazilians parents are still very uncomfortable (actually horrified by the idea) with their children, especially their daughters to be sexually active before marriage or smoke marijuana. We are not talking Rio or Sao Paulo here; we are speaking of your average Brazilian town. In many places in Brazil it is still common for a girl to go out taking a cousin or a brother as a chaperon who would keep an eye on her. And that was the case even if the brother in question was younger. I have read/heard of cases where a 14-year-old boy would actually beat his 21-year-old sister if she were being to “flirty” in public. What you do is also very different from what is accepted, many families keep dark secrets for years, as it was the case in the old Victorian days. Brazil is also very uncomfortable with homosexuality even if a large portion of the population is practicing or non-officially bisexual. It is the world champion in murdering homosexuals. But as I said what you do is different from what you say and only now thanks to Brazilian’s internationalisation we are seeing quite a few changes, so much so that one young Brazilian man told me once that he liked the girls abroad because in our days Brazilian girls are no longer cast out of society for being promiscuous or being single mothers and sex in Brazil is getting far too easy. In our days you don’t even need to promise the world to a woman/man to get what you want.



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12/06/2002
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I dont need statistics, its all about the culture, you should learn more about latin culture if you want to learn about Brazil.

And there is an article in Brazzil about the brazilian youth.

Do you know in small towns its easier to have sex with young girls?I think you dont know a lot about Brazil.

Why the canadian way is the right one? Or the foreing way? Internalization is good?

Brazilians must folow the others way of life?

Ok, so if we need to be more open with sex canadians should be more sociable...

Why parents should be comfortable with marijuana? In canada you dont have the drug traffic problem that we have here, my stopped to buy marijuana because they were giving money to the trafficants.

And Brazil is not only Rio and SP...

When you talk about Brazil it seems that the country dont have contrasts, its all the same thing...

Gays? Go to Iraq, China, India, Chile, Russia and others countries..they must be really happy there...

São Paulo parade is one of the biggest in the world.

And do you know why parents are always asking where we go here and when we r going to comeback? Because we never know if we will come back ALIVE!






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12/06/2002
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Maan Buckley might be annoying but he's certainly right about some people here!

Diego you seem to have a massive chip on your shoulder mate, I’m talking about my experience with Brazilians & Brazil, not about your mother. Get over it!

[ "Diego says: I dont need statistics, its all about the culture, you should learn more about latin culture if you want to learn about Brazil.” ]

This is not an answer, it’s just sulking! I could dismiss all your posts on the same grounds. Don’t be childish; it would be like me saying, “If you don’t agree with me than you’re stupid, booohooo!”

[ “Diego: Why the canadian way is the right one? Or the foreing way? Internalization is good?
Brazilians must folow the others way of life?” ]

Are you blind or what??? I’m not talking about RIGHT or WRONG buffoon; I’m talking about “with whom did I have the most in common whilst growing up”. I will pass on your “out of place” comment about Canadians and sex and having sex with “young girls” in Brazil. Mannn you truly need to re-read my post.

[ “Diego: Why parents should be comfortable with marijuana? In canada you dont have the drug traffic problem that we have here, my stopped to buy marijuana because they were giving money to the trafficants.” ]

No problem with marijuana traffic? Oh boy, you’re the one who needs to know more about Canada. Have you heard of Canadian supergrass? The problems they were having GM weed? Did you know that only when I was growing up already 70% of teenagers tried at some point in their lives in Quebec? If they were not giving money to trafficants who did they buy it from? Their Grannies?

[ “Diego: When you talk about Brazil it seems that the country dont have contrasts, its all the same thing...” ]

I’ve totally lost the plot there, no contrasts in Brazil? Where does this come from? Bloody hell! If any country should win a prize for contrasts it has to be Brazil with its 25 million Brazilians living in abject poverty.

[ “Diego: Gays? Go to Iraq, China, India, Chile, Russia and others countries..they must be really happy there...” ]

Oh dear, he’s off again. What’s this got to do with Iraq, China, Chile etc…? Again it’s like saying, it’s ok to have starving, abused children in Brazil because they’ve got them in Africa. Duuuuhhhhh

[ “Diego: São Paulo parade is one of the biggest in the world.” ]

As I said Brazil is not only Rio and Sao Paulo. You need to travel more…

[ “Diego: And do you know why parents are always asking where we go here and when we r going to comeback? Because we never know if we will come back ALIVE!” ]

The way you put is very different from the “Where have you been? Oh god what are the people going say? What a scandal”. Some parents take their “family’s honour” so seriously that I’ve heard a Brazilian granny say about her grand-daughter once: I’d rather cry for my grand-daughter dead than alive. And as for coming back alive in Quebec it’s true that it is such a dangerous place…who knows? It is true that Brazilian teenagers might get chased around by a snowman or get hit by a bus.

Get rid of your chip m8, and maybe some sense might come out of your posts. So far you haven’t taught me anything I don’t know. Your reaction is totally predictable, that of one who’s sense of logic has been baffled by paranoia.



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this is fasinating. down to earth get's in a fights no matter which thread..................



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Isn't it cute?


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12/20/2002
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Well a few people have to maintain the old topics alive and not be afraid of “enlightening” a few minds.

I am sure that even my sworn enemies appreciate that.

Brazilian you should try sticking to 1 pseudonym sometime and you will see that people will get to know you as well.



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Brasil is my favorite country without a doubt. I went two years ago for three and a half months to Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Florianopolis. One of the main reasons I came to Brasil was to surf so I especially enjoyed Floripa! I am just finishing University and am planning a longer trip to Brasil. My location here is Victoria, Canada. Can someone tell me where some good surfing is in the Northeast. Also I was wondering where the best weed in Brasil is!


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LOVE TO FUCK THEM BIG JUICY ASSES...
AND I LOVE BRAZIL BECAUSE THE GIRLS LOVE CUM ALL OVER THIER FACE AND THEY LIKE TO SWALLOW!!

THATS WHY I LOVE BRAZIL


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Thanks for that enlightening comment, Brent..or Vargas


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